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Mr. Richard Augustus Loring

Obituary for Mr. Richard Augustus Loring

July 6, 1932 - May 29, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 85

Obituary

Richard Augustus Loring, at the age of 85, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 29th in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born to Augustus and Mary Loring on July 6, 1932 in Brockton, MA. In 1952, while attending Boston University, Richard was drafted and enlisted in United States Air Force. In 1954, he would marry the love of his life, Ruthie Loring, celebrating the gift of marriage for 63 years of unconditional love. In 1962, during his military career, Richard was sent to Christmas Island to participate in nuclear testing "Operation Dominic." He would go on to receive two Bronze Star Medals for Meritorious Service in the Vietnam War. After 27 years, Richard retired as a SMSgt. Richard graduated from Southwest Texas State University, where he received his Bachelors of Applied Arts & Science in 1981. Richard dedicated 18 years at Leon Valley Elementary School as an ISS Instructional Assistant, always giving his heart and soul to the children of the school. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church for 40 years, where he was very active in many organizations. Richard will be best remembered by giving "so much to so many." He had a joyful loving spirit and always put God & family first. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandson, Scott Thomas. Richard is survived by his loving wife; daughter, Mary Koteras and her husband Rick; sons, Rick and his wife Eleanor, and Tom Loring; grandchildren, Vallon Koteras, Jud Thomas (Raeanna), Trent Thomas (Caitlin); and great-grandchildren, Paisley Mary Koteras, Charlie & George Thomas, Jake & Anna Stuart Thomas.

VISITATION
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
4:30PM-6:30PM
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL

ROSARY
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
6:30PM
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL

MASS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018
10:00AM
ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
4603 MANITOU DR.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78228

Interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors.

Family would be happy to receive flowers or memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Senior Ministry in his name.

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PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH
2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 – (210) 495-8221

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