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Samuel Chilton Maverick

Obituary for Samuel Chilton Maverick

December 30, 1939 - September 1, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78

Gentle smile, caring words, loving heart and steadfast Faith


Samuel Chilton Maverick, known to all as Chilton, with his gentle smile, caring words, loving heart and steadfast Faith, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was born on December 30, 1939 in San Antonio to Sam Schwartzberg and Elizabeth Vienna Maverick. A fifth generation San Antonian, Mr. Maverick was the great, great grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick, signer of the Articles of Texas Independence in 1836.

He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1957. At age 17, Chilton and his doubles partner placed second in the annual National Badminton Tournament held in Delaware.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame where he began a lifelong devotion to Our Lady of Notre Dame and supporter of everything "Irish".

Immediately upon graduation from UND, in 1961, Mr. Maverick was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Medical Field Service Corp. After his service in the Army, Mr. Maverick returned to San Antonio to work with the Texas Pharmacal Company. Soon after, Chilton met his beloved wife of 52 years, Harriette Rice, also a 5th generation Texan. Attending St. Mary's Law school at night, he received a Doctor of Juris Prudence degree in Law in 1969.

Mr. Maverick began and ended his Law career as a solo practitioner and retired in 2008. Along the way, he was a member of the San Antonio's Bar Association, a member and President of the Catholic Lawyers Association, President of the Alamo Heights Little League, President of the Notre Dame Club of San Antonio, President of the Village at Lincoln Heights HOA and the River Inn HOA in Hunt, Texas. Chilton was a member of the downtown Rotary, the Olmos Park Kiwanis Club, the Governor's Club, the Conopus Club, Oak Hills Country Club and San Antonio Country Club. He volunteered in many areas but especially loved Indian Princesses, Indian Guides, coaching his children on many sports teams, supporting AHISD and the University of Notre Dame Baseball tournaments, St. Jude Ranch, and volunteering at many of the original Fiesta events such as NIOSA and the Battle of Flowers. The Village at Incarnate Word Retirement Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church were especially close to his heart. Chilton had a lifelong virtue of attending daily Mass and daily communion.

After 45 years, he retired from practicing law. In retirement, Chilton enjoyed spending time in the Texas Hill Country, swimming, snorkeling, reading, playing in several hard fought weekly tennis games, hosting football and basketball watching parties for his family and walking his dog, Meagan. Opportunities to travel with Harriette and, often, their children and grandchildren were a particularly beloved tradition. He enjoyed many trips with the Abbott Sailing Society where he connected with his far flung friends.

He looked forward to the Friday 50-50 Club and hosting old BBFF dinners. He loved life and laughter, exploration and adventure. He always had a smile on his face and wanted to help others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Vienna.

He is survived by his wife, Harriette, and their children, Heather Maverick Rubsamen and her husband, Rollins; Kenneth Maverick and his wife Amy; Brian Maverick and his wife Stefanie and the 6 grandchildren of whom he was so proud: Brandon, Colton, Lauren, Brady, Colt, and Quinn, brother and sister in law, Greg and Janet Rice, nephews Sean and Spencer and family, cousins Lisa Sahin and family and Vienna Emamjomam and family.

Special thanks to Rosa Maria, Kathy and Matt.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, 102 Lorenz Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

7:00 P.M.

11:00 A.M.

Interment will be private. Father Kevin Shanahan and Father Bill Collins will be officiating.

Pallbearers are Robert Barron, Peter Herff, Gilard Kargl, Jess Mayfield, Joseph Miller, Gregory Rice, Rollins Rubsamen, Jr., and Charles Schmidt. Honorary Pall Bearers are Michael Dolbrowolski, Paul Hill, Drake Leddy, Jean Mauze, Frank McNamara, Robert Raney, Richard Riley and Craig Spence.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, or "The Legacy Fund" at The Village at Incarnate Word Retirement Center.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, or "The Legacy Fund" at The Village at Incarnate Word Retirement Center.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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