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Peter C. Anton, Sr.

May 11, 1925 - August 17, 2019

The precious soul of Peter C. Anton, Sr., 94 yrs. young, known to all as "Pete", left its worldly body on August 17, 2019, to be received in the loving and waiting arms of our Eternal Father and Lord, Jesus Christ. They say that "legends never die" and rightly so with this one. His story will be told over and over for generations to come for having touched so many people with love and humility. ...
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John w. Evans, Jr.

June 9, 1940 - August 15, 2019

John W. Evans, Jr., age 79, passed away on Aug. 15 in San Antonio. John was born in Marion, Indiana to John W. and Anne Evans. John is survived by wife Ellen; sister, Elizabeth (Bob) Kuyper; five AFS exchange children and numerous nieces and nephews. John attended Union College in Kentucky and Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Tennessee. He was a Home Missionary for the United...
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Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer

September 7, 1927 - August 14, 2019

Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer died peacefully and with grace at her home on August 14, 2019. She was born September 7, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Fred McCoy and Olivia (Olive) Holm Sholders. Pat graduated Paseo High School in 1945 as a National Merit Scholar, attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, as a Younker Scholar, and graduated from the University of New Mexico...
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Joseph Mathew Garza

April 16, 1998 - August 12, 2019

Joseph Mathew Garza, 21, born on April 16, 1998 in San Antonio, TX. On August 12, 2019, Joseph took his last breath alongside his loving family in the comfort of his home. Joseph, while being an incredibly strong person, was unable to overcome his fight with a genetic illness. Joseph grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 2017. Joseph was a very deep thinker, had a...
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Donald H. Ewers

May 10, 1948 - August 12, 2019

Donald H. Ewers, (Sp 5, US Army Ret) 71, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and children on Monday, August 12, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. A Saint Louis native, Donald was born to Robert and Martha Ewers on May 10, 1948. As he would often say, "The military brought me to San Antonio and I never left." He was a medic and served at Ft. Sam Houston until his retirement...
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Jane Bowles

January 22, 1950 - August 11, 2019

Jane Lee Bowles died on August 11. Surrounded by her family, she breathed her last breath while being wonderfully ministered to by the ICU staff of St Luke's Baptist. Jane Lee was born at The Nix Memorial in San Antonio. She was the daughter of Joseph Augustus Bowles and Edna Conrad Bowles. Jane Lee received her early schooling at St. Cecilia's School, Janie then went to Incarnate Word High...
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Haidee Elizabeth Gerhardt Winter

December 22, 1935 - August 11, 2019

Haidee Elizabeth Gerhardt Winter was born on December 22, 1935, in San Antonio and lived almost all of her 83 years in this city. She died August 11, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Haidee's parents were Haidee Mae Williams Gerhardt and Judge Raymond Gerhardt. In 1960, Haidee married Charles Davidson Winter, Jr., at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio. They moved to McAllen where they...
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Jim Cullum, Jr.

September 20, 1941 - August 11, 2019

Jazz Legend Jim Cullum Dies By James Cullum Jim Cullum, Jr. said it with music. The jazz legend, who exemplified the artistic spirit and energy of San Antonio for nearly 60 years, died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Cullum was 77 years old. Cullum played alongside greats such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Joe Venuti, Pete Fountain, Lionel Hampton, Jack...
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James Francis Cashin

June 8, 1941 - August 8, 2019

Msgr. James F. Cashin, died Aug. 8th, at the Padua Place residence for retired priests in San Antonio. He was 78. He was born in Cork City, Ireland, on June 8, 1941, one of six children born to Colum and Mona Cashin. He received his primary, secondary, and seminary education in Ireland, and was ordained there on June 12, 1965. His oldest brother, John, was also a priest of the Archdiocese of San...
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Carrie "Catherine" Rubin

February 2, 1932 - August 7, 2019

Catherine Rubin, age 87, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Catherine was born in San Antonio, Texas at Beach Pavilion at Brook Army Medical Center on February 6, 1932 to T/Sgt. Edward H. and Carrie G. (nee Ingle) Pawlowski, She attended and was a proud 1949 graduate of Luther Burbank High School, was elected Miss Blue Bonnet, and received her Bachelor's degree in...
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Katherine Hymel

October 5, 1925 - August 5, 2019

Katherine Hymel passed away peacefully on August 5, 2019. She was born in San Antonio on October 5, 1925. Katherine graduated from St. Mary's High School and Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio with a Master's degree in Dietary Science. She was named a member of Who's Who among American women and was class president at Our Lady of the Lake College. In her professional career, she both...
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Mary Clementine Ellison "Bunny" Becker

August 27, 1940 - August 5, 2019

Mary Clementine Ellison "Bunny" Becker was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on August 27, 1940, to Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Ellison. Her childhood and high school years were spent in Texarkana, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in speech pathology. In her sophomore year, she was elected president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. In her senior year, she met Richard Becker...
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Teague Gray "Bucky" Harris, Jr., USAF (Ret)

August 17, 1919 - August 4, 2019

Teague Gray Harris, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, quietly passed away on Sunday, August 4th, at the age of 99, just 13 days shy of his 100th birthday. Teague was born to Cleo Ward Harris and Teague Gray Harris, Sr. on August 17, 1919 in Gray Court, South Carolina. He graduated from Furman University in 1940, was a proud graduate and loyal...
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Josephine Castillo

March 29, 1934 - August 4, 2019

Josephine Castillo, age 85, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Born on March 29, 1934, in San Antonio to parents, Martin Garza and Julia Luna. She was preceded in death by her sons Russell and Michael. Josephine Castillo is survived by her husband Benjamin Castillo, her daughters Sandra Rangel, Debra J. Castillo, Veronica Castillo, Vanessa Lawson (Chris), her two sons...
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Gloria V. Perry

March 10, 1936 - August 3, 2019

Gloria V. Perry of San Antonio Texas passed onto eternal rest surrounded by family on Saturday August 03, 2019; she was 83 years young. Born in San Antonio Texas; she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, took local college courses, and worked hard to better herself with the loving support of her family and self-determination. She was fiercely independent and always active. She...
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Florence Lucille Tribley

November 17, 1922 - August 3, 2019

Florence Lucille Tribley, age 96 of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 3, 2019. Florence was born November 17, 1922 in Princeville Illinois to William and Mollie Perdelwitz. She loved to spend time with her family, playing cards with her friends, dancing, and traveling. After her children were grown, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Illinois and then as a realtor in New...
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Judy F. Shisk

August 2, 2019

Judy Flo Cresswell Shisk passed away at home on Friday, August 2, 2019, from pneumonia, nine days short of her 83rd birthday, but WOW, what a birthday celebration as she was welcomed into Heaven. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Flossie O'Bryant Cresswell and Oliver D. Cresswell and by her brother O. Donald Cresswell. Judy is survived by sister-in-law Carol Cresswell, niece...
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William F. McBrearty, Jr.

June 4, 1926 - August 2, 2019

William F. "Bill" McBrearty, Jr., age 93, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Born in San Antonio on June 4, 1926, he attended Catholic schools through high school and then St. Mary's University, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. He married his childhood sweetheart, Virginia "Ginny" Garner, on July 24, 1945, and they raised six children and enjoyed many...
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Sam L. Kelley

July 29, 1934 - August 2, 2019

Sam Kelley passed away peacefully on August 2, 2019. Sam was born on July 29, 1934, in Alvarado, Texas, the son of Sam and Annie Bill Kelley, and had one younger sister, Louise Kelley Pollard. Sam was a graduate of Alvarado High School, North Texas State College, and The University of Texas School of Law. Shortly after graduating from law school, Sam married Mary Kate Wendler, on November 15,...
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Frizell "Fritz" Chattman

April 26, 1933 - August 2, 2019

Frizell "Fritz" Chattman, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on August 2, 2019. He was born on April 26, 1933 to Taylor and Lula Mosley Chattman. He's survived by his devoted wife, Geraldine Chattman of 53 years. He leaves to cherish his memory four daughters, six grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He looks forward to Jehovah's promise at...
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Morton Greenberg

June 28, 1924 - August 2, 2019

Morton Greenberg passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on June 28, 1924, to parents, Harry and Dorothy Greenberg. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Morty attended St. John's University School of Pharmacy and upon graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. ...
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Raymond "Copper" Aguillon

April 3, 1932 - August 1, 2019

Raymond Aguillon, born April 3, 1932 in San Antonio, TX, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2019 at the age of 87. Raymond Aguillon, "Copper" was a long-time employee of the San Antonio Country Club working there for 57 years prior to his retirement in 2005. He was an avid golfer and a member of various golf associations in San Antonio. His primary passion was playing golf for the Pan American...
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Ingeborg B. Garcia

April 21, 1931 - August 1, 2019

Ingeborg B. Garcia, age 88, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on April 21, 1931 to her parents, Alfred and Agnes Baese in Berlin, Germany. She met her husband Colonel Roberto R. Garcia during the occupation of Berlin after World War II. He was serving in the U.S. Army and she was working on the military base. They fell in love, married and she moved to...
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Toribio Julio Saucedo

June 1, 1945 - July 31, 2019

Mr. Toribio J. Saucedo, age 74, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Toribio was born in Laredo, TX on June 1, 1945. He graduated from St. Augustine Parochial School in 1963. He proceeded to attend the University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude with a degree in Accounting in 1967. He began his career with Peat Marwick & Co in Houston, Texas. ...
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Lucille Marion Dutcher

December 29, 1926 - July 28, 2019

Lucille Dutcher passed away in her home peacefully on July 28, 2019. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who always put family first. Each and every one who was involved in her life knew she was one-of-a-kind. She could always brighten up the room with her beautiful smile enchanting hazel eyes and charming personality. God almighty broke the mold with Lucille. She...
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Melinda "Melly" Cedillo

October 27, 1954 - July 25, 2019

Melinda was born on October 27, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas. The only daughter of Sarah Marie Reed and the late Peter Nathan Reed, she was affectionately known by her family as Melly, Nindy, Nindis, Eli, Kid and Hon, and by her husband as "Güera." Always studious, Melinda attended schools in the San Antonio Independent School District and was a 1972 graduate of Jefferson High School where she...
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William M. "Tommie" Thompson

November 5, 1918 - July 25, 2019

William M. "Tommie" Thompson Lt. Col. USAF Retired, age 100, passed away on July 25, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on November 5, 1918, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Sarah Delilah Seaton Thompson and Marvin Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 64 years Martha R. Thompson, his brother J.L. Thompson and his second wife, Mary Ann Holick Thompson. He graduated from...
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Charlotte S. Wade

February 16, 1927 - July 24, 2019

CHARLOTTE S. WADE FEBRUARY 16, 1927 - JULY 24, 2019 Heaven just received a beautiful angel, Charlotte Wade. Our sweet, kind, gracious Mother passed away Wednesday, July 24 at the age of 92. She has now rejoined our Dad, Les Wade, after his passing 23 years ago. Mother was born to Emma Zarsky Smaystrla and Henry V. Smaystrla in West, Texas then raised in Woodsboro, Texas. Her family was...
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Lawrence E. Leissner

March 8, 1951 - July 23, 2019

Lawrence (Larry) Leissner, age 68, passed away on July 23, 2019 in San Antonio. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Edgar L. and Harriet Upshaw Leissner, he attended elementary school in Ft. Worth and graduated from Colorado Academy in Denver. He studied at University of Arizona at Tucson for two years before earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from San Francisco Art Institute. ...
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Katherine "Kate" Holcombe Leigh

August 28, 1943 - July 23, 2019

Katherine "Kate" Holcombe Leigh, 75, was called home by her Heavenly Father on July 23, 2019. Kate was born August 28, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas, to Egbert Wells Holcombe and Marjory Riley Holcombe. She was a lifelong resident of the Southside and a proud graduate of Highlands High School. Kate married James "Skip" Robert Leigh, the love of her life, on January 29, 1966. They enjoyed 44...
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Marjorie Eighme Branham

November 21, 1930 - July 22, 2019

Marjorie Branham, age 88, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1930, in Tingley, Iowa, to parents, Rex and Dorothy Petersohn Eighme. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Debra Thornton; son, Timothy Dimmitt; sisters, Vivian Killian and Kay Bolton; brother, Fran Eighme; and step-children, Helen, Nancy, and Kenneth. A private Memorial will take place at...
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Donald Wayne (Donnie) Harmon

June 29, 1960 - July 21, 2019

Donald (Donnie) Wayne Harmon, 59, of San Antonio was born on June 29, 1960 in Shreveport, La. He passed away Sunday July 21, 2019 after a lengthy illness with his family by his side. He attended Wossman High School, Monroe, Louisiana and McKinney Job Corps. He was a proud veteran, serving in the USMC from 1980-1986. The majority of his time in the military was spent in the Philippines. He is...
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Alan Bernard Davis

August 6, 1952 - July 20, 2019

Alan Bernard Davis was born to Willie Ruth and Eugene Davis in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, August 6th, 1952. He spent most of his life in San Antonio, Texas, where he passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was the second oldest of his six other siblings; Eugenia, Monica, Russell, Callie, Mitchell & Mary. Shortly after graduating from Brackenridge High School, Alan valiantly served our...
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Susan Farrimond

May 2, 1942 - July 20, 2019

Susan Redwine Farrimond May 2, 1942- July 20, 2019 Susan Redwine Farrimond, a 4th generation native Texan born in El Campo, died of a pulmonary embolism on July 20, 2019, at the age of 77. Susan spent the first half of her childhood in Smithville, then in 1958 moved to San Antonio with her parents, Cathryn and Carver Moore. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where she was a head...
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William "Bill" J. Wolf

February 2, 1928 - July 19, 2019

William "Bill" J. Wolf, born February 2, 1928, in West, TX, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at age 91. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Hilbig Wolf and his siblings Martin, Evelyn (Mueller), Vernon, James, Jerry and Alex. Bill is survived by his sisters Imelda Matjeka and Bernardine Wolf, his nieces Joy Burgar, Debbie Pruett, Celeste Rabel, Jeanette Hamilton, Tanna Perrin...
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Phyllis Barnett

May 11, 1930 - July 19, 2019

Phyllis Barnett passed away peacefully on July 19, 2019. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who tended to the needs of all her family. All who knew her enjoyed her fun spirit and infectious laugh. She was a kind and generous person, making all who entered her home feel comfortable, cared for, and loved. She frequently offered them delicious meals and her homemade...
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Peter Conover Hains IV

August 8, 1929 - July 19, 2019

Born into a decorated military family on August 8, 1929, in Junction City, Kansas, Peter followed in the footsteps of his father and other men in their family line by attending the United States Military Academy (West Point). Upon his graduation in 1952, Peter began a military career that would span 27 years and take him all around the world. Serving his country faithfully, Peter received the...
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Anselmo Garza, Jr.

December 30, 1948 - July 18, 2019

Anselmo Garza, Jr., age 70, went to be with the Lord on, Thursday, July 18, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX to parents, Anselmo and Trinidad Garza. He graduated from Fox Tech High School and joined the Army at the age of 17. Anselmo went on two consecutive tours in Vietnam. After several jobs in the public service, Anselmo got a career in the Army and retired. He...
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Floyd Wilmer Baker, M.D.

May 25, 1927 - July 18, 2019

Major General Floyd Wilmer Baker, M.D., died on 18 July 2019 at the age of 92. He was a physician who retired from the Army Medical Corps in 1986 after 41 years of military service, which included 34 years of active duty during three wartime periods ‒ WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The early days of Baker's boyhood were spent on a farm in Colorado, which gave him a chance to learn that hard work...
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Rodolfo O. Orta,, Jr.

November 9, 1957 - July 17, 2019

Rodolfo O. Orta, Jr., age 61, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in San Antonio. Professionally Rudy served the public as an Attorney for over 37 years. He was a proud graduate of Wheatley High School, St. Mary's University and The University of Texas' School of Law. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, survivalist, and all-around outdoors man. While he held all these things close to...
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Mary Jane Leung Meyers

February 27, 1926 - July 15, 2019

Mary Jane Leung Meyers, was called home by our Lord on Monday, July 15, 2019. She was born on February 27, 1926 in San Antonio, TX to Sing Lee Leung and Maria Jesus Carrillo Leung. Mary Jane is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Rodolfo (Rudy) Meyers, her children: Veronica (Gilbert Perez), Judith (Roy Pedroza), Gerard (Dora Mercado), Joseph Paul Leung (Irene Rodriguez), Patricia Ann...
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Donnell D. Morris

January 2, 1928 - July 14, 2019

Donnell D. Morris, age 91, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in San Antonio. On February 20, 1946, he enlisted in the Army in Alexandria, LA and served for 21 years as a Military Policeman in various overseas assignments. Donnell retired at Fort Sam Houston honorably with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Keith, and infant daughter, Adine. ...
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Billye Jeanne Files

April 7, 1924 - July 14, 2019

Billye Jeanne Files, age 95, died on July 14, 2019. She was married to the late Odis Files who was a hero member of "the greatest generation" who landed on the Normandy beaches on D Day plus 1 as a part of the allied forces. Billye Jeanne had a remarkably successful career which she loved as a professional banker with the National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio from which she retired after...
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John Phillip Nelson, USAF COL (RET.)

September 26, 1949 - July 13, 2019

John Phillip Nelson passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in San Antonio at age 69. John was born on September 26, 1949 to parents Billy and Wanda Nelson in Franklinton, Louisiana. He grew up there and was a fixture in local high school athletics. John was a proud graduate of Louisiana State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He...
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Maria Concepcion Ramirez

September 17, 1933 - July 12, 2019

Maria Concepcion "Concha" Ramirez, age 85, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by her husband and four children along with another thirteen family members. Concha was the fourth child born to Santiaguita Herrera and Carlos B. Lopez on September 17, 1933 in Del Rio, Texas. She met her husband Aurelio at a dance in San Angelo while attending Shannon Nursing...
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John "Triple" Albert Bitter III

October 9, 1937 - July 11, 2019

John Albert Bitter, III "Triple" a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2019, while at his summer home in Whitehall, Michigan. Triple is survived by his wife, Kay McKee Bitter; daughter, Tracy Bitter Pressly and her husband, Tom, of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Amy Bitter Scheiber and her husband, Bruce, of Castroville, TX; step-son,...
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Katherine Green

March 30, 1932 - July 11, 2019

Katherine Green, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019. She was born in San Antonio to Stavroula Saratsi Prattes and Athanasios Arthur Prattes on March 30, 1932. Katherine was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Jefferson High school in 1950 and then went on to work for many years in the oil and gas business. She then met the love of her life, Tom Green and they were...
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Phillips Clarke Huck

July 31, 1927 - July 10, 2019

Phillips Clarke Huck, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 31, 1927 in Washington, D.C., lived for a short time in Miami, FL, but moved with his parents as a young boy to San Antonio where he spent the majority of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Laurie Meriwether Huck and Cornelia Clarke Huck and his brother Laurie M. Huck, Jr...
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Robert Lee Senter

December 6, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Robert Lee Senter, age 89, passed away on Sunday, July 7th in San Antonio. He was born on December 6th, 1929 to his parents, William and Gertrude Senter in Erwin, Tennessee. Robert (Bob) graduated from Unicoi County High school in Erwin, TN in 1948, while in high school he played varsity basketball and baseball. He graduated from East Tennessee State College (now University) in 1952 with a...
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Kathleen Belmares

August 25, 1958 - July 6, 2019

Kathleen M Belmares was called to be with our lord on Saturday July 6, 2019. She was born on August 25,1958. She is survived by her parents, Jimmie and Alice Belmares, brother Ronald and Sandra Belmares. Nephews Jacob R. and Matthew J. Belmares. She is also survived by long time companion Ernie Garcia. In addition to numerous family and friends. She was a graduate of Providence High school and...
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Elizabeth J. Flanagan

April 18, 1926 - July 4, 2019

Elizabeth J. Flanagan, age 93, entered eternal life on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born and grew up in Oneida, New York, and moved to San Antonio in 1945. She was a graduate of St. Mary's University and was a lifelong educator. She taught high school English in Oneida and, for many years, at Marshall High School in San Antonio. She was fluent in French, and in the...
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Doris A. Eichholz Maloukis

June 24, 1925 - July 3, 2019

Doris A. Eichholz Maloukis, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born on a farm in Comfort, Texas to parents Emma Toepfer Eichholz and Max Eichholz. She moved to San Antonio in 1947 and worked at the National Bank of Commerce. She later married her childhood friend when he returned from the Korean War. Her husband of 65 years, Command Sgt. Major Themis J Maloukis, US Marines ...
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Florence Saltarelli

July 21, 1927 - July 2, 2019

Florence Saltarelli was a beloved daughter, cherished wife, devoted mother, good friend, inspirational teacher, and tremendous musician. She enjoyed storytelling and this obituary shares some of her favorite stories--there is history in each one. She was born Florence Joyce Marini in Houston, Texas in the summer of 1927, and grew up in the time of the great economic depression in America....
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Margarita G. Flores

October 17, 1926 - July 2, 2019

On Tuesday, the second of July, 2019, the world lost a most loving, nurturing, and spirited woman. Margarita Gomez Flores was embraced by the Lord while surrounded by her family and friends. She was a strong, intellectual, and beautiful woman throughout. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Raymond Sr., 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great...
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Stephen A. Speights

November 18, 1945 - July 1, 2019

Stephen Speights passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Anne C. Macintosh. He is survived by two sisters, Jan Furtick and her husband, Steve and their children and grandchildren; Lisa Ingram and her husband, Fred. He is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons, Lara Cawthon and her husband, Joe and their three children and one grandchild; Lesley...
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James Quirk

June 27, 2019

James Patrick Quirk May 8, 1939 - June 27, 2019 James Patrick Quirk passed away on June 27, 2019. He was known as Pat to all who knew him. Pat was the son of William Henry Quirk Jr. and Nora Lee LeBlanc. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he was one of four children including Mary Lee Rourke, William Henry Quirk, III and J. Michael Quirk. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended...
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Carol G. McGinnis

January 15, 1929 - June 26, 2019

Carol G. McGinnis, age 90, passed away in San Antonio, TX June 26, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1929 in Oklahoma City, OK to Dillon Emory Grubb and Jessie Kirk Wainwright Grubb. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Roy E. McGinnis; and her son, Bryan Stuart McGinnis. She is survived by her sons, Ronald E. McGinnis, Dana F. McGinnis and Kirk McGinnis; grandchildren...
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Charlene Dell Tingle

November 11, 1932 - June 26, 2019

Charlene Dell McBeth Tingle of San Antonio, Texas passed from this life peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was born on November 11, 1932 to parents, Clyde A. McBeth and Mellie Tomerlin McBeth of Utopia, Texas. She was delivered by and named after her grandfather, Dr. Charles A. McBeth. While attending Draughn's Business School in San Antonio, she met the man she would marry, Jay P...
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Juan P. Zamarripa

December 12, 1935 - June 25, 2019

Juan Pastrano Zamarripa, SFC US Army Retired, age 83, passed away on June 25, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Maxwell, Texas on December 12, 1935 to Bartolo and Catalina Zamarripa. He served his country for 22 years. While serving as a battalion medic in Vietnam he distinguished himself through heroic actions and received the Silver Star and Bronze Star awards. After an honorable...
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Louis L. Delgado

December 6, 1952 - June 24, 2019

Louis L. Delgado, age 66, entered into rest on June 24, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 6, 1952 to his parents, Louis Delgado and Rosenda Trevino. Louis was a retired San Antonio Firefighter, member of the St. Luke's Knights of Columbus, Men's Club and the Guadalupanos. He also volunteered at the San Antonio Fire Museum. He was preceded in death by, his mother, Rosenda G....
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Alfred Martinez

August 9, 1948 - June 24, 2019

Alfred R. Martinez went to his heavenly mansion to meet Jesus on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Elmendorf, TX. Alfred was born on August 9, 1948 in San Antonio where he grew up until he graduated from Edgewood High School. After high school he joined the Army and served as a Combat Engineer during the Vietnam War. Alfred explored welding as a trade in high school and eventually turned it into a career...
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Victor Coll Stevens

March 24, 1914 - June 24, 2019

Victor "Steve" Coll Stevens, a loving and honorable gentleman in the truest sense, passed away on Monday, June 24 at the age of 105. He was born on March 24, 1914 in Oak Cliff, Texas to Richard and Ida Stevens. Steve, as he was called most of his adult life, married the love of his life, Mary Marguerite Ridley of Dallas in 1933. At the time of Marguerite's death, they had been married 70 years...
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Petra (Patsy) Puente Garcia

June 7, 1933 - June 24, 2019

On Monday, June 24, 2019 Petra (Patsy) Puente Garcia entered eternal rest with her Lord and Savior. Patsy was born on June 7, 1933 and was 86 years old. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ beginning from her early childhood to the last day of her life. Patsy was married to her beloved husband Simon Flores Garcia for 61 years, and was blessed with 7 daughters and 2 sons. Patsy enjoyed...
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Nat Jefferson

October 16, 1920 - June 24, 2019

Nat Jefferson, aged 98 2/3, died peacefully in the early hours of June 24, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, TX. He was surrounded by loving family members. He was born October 16, 1920, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was the third of four children of Eva and Joseph Jefferson. He is survived by his three unique children: Charles, a life-long resident of San Antonio; David and daughter-in-law...
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Joan Weart

December 31, 1928 - June 23, 2019

Joan Weart passed away on June 23, 2019 at the age of 90 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in the Panama Canal Zone to David and Katherine Dunne. Her father was in the Army Corps of Engineers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Douglas Spoor Weart; her son, Douglas David Weart, and her sister Katherine Gail Maca. She is survived by three children and their spouses...
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Erin Bowman

September 5, 1948 - June 23, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Erin Gardner Bowman announces that she passed away peacefully on Sunday, the twenty third of June, 2019. When she died, she was surrounded by her family. Erin was born September 5, 1948 in her family's first home in Carrizo Springs, TX. Erin and her five sisters grew up in Carrizo Springs, TX. She was the oldest daughter. Erin is predeceased by her...
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Arthur Welch Richardson, MD

November 24, 1926 - June 22, 2019

Arthur Welch Richardson, MD, of San Antonio, Texas passed away surrounded by family. He was a kind, gentle and caring man who loved his family, friends and patients. Arthur felt his greatest blessings were his wife, children, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Arthur was born to Arthur and Irene Richardson in Alliance, Nebraska. He had a very happy childhood and was adored by his aunts, uncles...
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Eduardo Pena, Jr.

June 27, 1935 - June 22, 2019

Eduardo Peña, Jr. age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Peña grew up in Laredo where he was born. He was the first in his family to go to college, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Ada Reyna Peña, and they moved to Washington, DC where Peña received his law degree from the Columbus...
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Nell Johnson

June 21, 2019

Nell Frances Johnson was born in Waco, Texas on August 9th just after the start of the Great Depression. As the fifth child of Sam and Willie, the cards were stacked against her. Her blood type was RH incompatible with her mother's, yet in spite of this, she was born without complications—a fighter from the very beginning. And though she entered the world at a bleak time for most Americans,...
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David Grant

January 8, 1949 - June 21, 2019

Dr. Grant was born to Drs. Harold and June Grant in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended Harvard University for his undergraduate and then medical school at Yale where he graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in 1974. He completed his residency and board certification in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in 1977. David joined his father's practice at...
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Natalia (Natalie) S. Olvera

December 30, 1937 - June 20, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Natalia (Natalie) S. Olvera entered eternal rest with our Lord and Savior. Natalie was born on December 30, 1937 in Floresville, Texas, she was 81 years old. Natalie was married to her beloved husband Miguel (Juan) Olvera for 44 years. Natalie is preceded by her mother Juanita Mendoza and her father, Juan Antonio Mendoza. She is survived by her 5 children, (3...
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William "Goldie" Goldfein

November 26, 1931 - June 19, 2019

Retired Air Force Colonel William "Goldie" Goldfein, passed away peacefully on 19 June 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 87. The world has lost a true American patriot who loved his family, friends, and his country. He never lost his fighting spirit or his sense of humor. An esteemed pilot and career officer in the US Air Force, Goldie loved his military life. Above all though, he loved...
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Elliot Chesler

February 16, 1932 - June 19, 2019

Chesler, Elliot, M.D. (Rand.) F.R.C.P. (Edin.) F.A.C.C. Age 87, Born February 16, 1932, in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. Died June 19, 2019, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. Dr. Chesler earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, followed by a residency at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. He became the youngest...
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Dorothea Helmke

November 21, 1917 - June 19, 2019

Dorothea Helmke, age 101, passed away on June 19, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 21, 1917 in Cameron, Texas to D.J. and Christine Kubecka. Dorothea was a graduate of Cameron High School. She worked for the U.S. Government in Washington D.C. and later in San Antonio, TX until after the time of her marriage to Alonzo W. Helmke on April 2, 1956. Dorothea was active in...
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Alfred c. Perez

September 26, 1931 - June 18, 2019

Alfred C. Perez, Jr. age 88 passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Al joined the National Guard in 1948 and then U.S. Air Force as a Load Master with the 433rd Team. Al loved sports and participating in softball, basketball and later won many medals in the Senior Olympics. He is survived by sons, David M. Perez and Timothy Perez; sister, Esther Ramirez; five grandchildren and two great...
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Herminia Casanova

February 8, 1927 - June 18, 2019

Herminia Luna Casanova, age 92, passed away on June 18, 2019, in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, twelve siblings, and her devoted husband, of 67 years, David Charles Casanova. Herminia Casanova is survived by her four loving daughters: Darlene Alarcon (husband, Edward), Marla Casanova, Carla de la Fuente (husband, Michael), and Denise Casanova, and by her loving...
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Paul Jones Samaniego

July 30, 1937 - June 18, 2019

Paul Jones Samaniego, age 81, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2019 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hipolito and Grace Jones Samaniego; brothers, Guadalupe Samaniego and Patrick Samaniego; and sister, Dolores Kaznowski. Paul leaves behind his loving family and friends. ROSARY FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 10:00 A.M. OUR LADY OF SORROWS CATHOLIC CHURCH MASS FRIDAY, JUNE...
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Fred Woodley

August 3, 1926 - June 15, 2019

Fred Woodley died June 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1926 in San Antonio, the oldest son of Thomas MacCommon Woodley and Jane Reily Woodley, a pioneer ranching family in the Sabinal-Uvalde area. He married Joan Weilbacher on February 14, 1982 in San Antonio. His early years were spent in Sabinal. A graduate of Texas Military Institute in 1944, he subsequently enlisted...
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Sadie A. Ennis

January 20, 1937 - June 14, 2019

Sadie A. Ennis, age 82, passed away on June 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Sadie was born in San Antonio to parents Morgan Andrew Dennis and Mabel Allene Thompson. She graduated from Harlandale High School in 1955. Sadie was a very devoted wife and mother to her husband and two sons. She was a self-taught cook and baker. Her specialty was baking cakes and donating them to various organizations....
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Olivia G. Morin

August 22, 1937 - June 13, 2019

Olivia G. Morin, age 81, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was born on August 22, 1937, in San Antonio, to parents, Felix and Jesusa Benavides Gonzales. Olivia was an amazing mother who loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and accepted people for who they were. Her positive outlook and wicked sense of humor will...
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Erminia M. Servin

June 15, 1921 - June 13, 2019

Erminia M. Servin, age 97, passed away on Thursday June 13, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 15, 1921 in Melvin, Texas to Lazaro and Pilar Martinez. Erminia was preceded in death by, husband, Moses Servin, daughter, Adelma Wilkins, brothers, Reyes Martinez, Jesus Martinez and Manuel Martinez. She is survived by son-in-law, Jacob Wilkins, and granddaughter, Diana Russo, great...
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Joseph Gomes Carinhas

April 7, 1936 - June 12, 2019

Joe Carinhas was a storyteller, lover of good food, proponent of fresh air, harasser of waiters, jazz aficionado, and fan of good jokes (especially the ones he told). He was generous, stubborn, loving, trying at times, prone to debate, direct, but when all is said and done, he was a good man. He loved his wife, his family and his dogs and they loved him. Joe passed away on Wednesday, June 12,...
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Billy Joe Gaines

December 10, 1939 - June 12, 2019

Billy Joe Gaines went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 12, 2019, at the age of 79. He was born in Gainesville, Texas, on December 10, 1939. Billy was the son of Billie Louise Gordon and A.C. Gaines. Billy graduated, as the salutatorian, from Gainesville's Booker T. Washington High School, in 1958. Shortly afterward, he attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Upon the...
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Idalia S. Rocha

February 28, 1926 - June 11, 2019

Idalia Rocha, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2019. As a lifelong member of Saint John Berchman's Catholic Church, Idalia was a devout Catholic. She attended Mass, received the Sacraments, and prayed the Rosary regularly. She was devoted to her family and considered her children and grandchildren her most important job. Her favorite pastimes were sewing and all types of arts and...
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Catherine Atkins

October 29, 1925 - June 11, 2019

Catherine Atkins, age 93 of San Antonio TX passed away on June 11, 2019. She was born to the late George H. and Etta Kempf on October 29, 1925. From an early age, Catherine would be called Tootsie by all her family members. Catherine attended school in Devine, TX and graduated from Devine High School in 1943. She grew up with 5 sisters and 2 brothers. On Saturdays, Etta woke her daughters up...
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Shirley Anne Harris Barker

March 19, 1921 - June 10, 2019

Shirley Barker passed away on June 10, 2019 at the age of 98. She had lived in San Antonio, Texas since 2008. Born on March 19, 1921 to Minnie Klaff Harris and Archie J. Harris in Norfolk, Virginia, Shirley grew up with her younger sister, Betty. After graduating from Maury High School, Shirley attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She moved to Washington, D. C. in 1942 to take...
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Enrique Escalera

April 11, 1935 - June 8, 2019

Enrique Escalera, age 84, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family in San Antonio. He was born on April 11, 1935 in San Antonio, to parents, Antonio and Victoria Lopez. Enrique proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and afterwards, worked in Civil Service at Kelly AFB for 33 years. He then owned his own Air Conditioning...
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Marilyn Byrd

February 5, 1931 - June 7, 2019

Marilyn Byrd, age 88, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, in San Antonio. Born in Scott City, Missouri Marilyn met her husband, Clyde, in Math class at Southeast Missouri State University where she was the only female in the class. They moved to Texas where Clyde attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU. After graduation, the couple moved to San Antonio, where Clyde took his first...
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Ruth Eilene Butler Sullivan

July 8, 1931 - June 7, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Eilene Butler Sullivan of San Antonio, Texas. Ruth Eilene passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 7, 2019. Born on July 8, 1931 to Ruth Eilene Lynch and Vincent Butler, Sr. in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ruth Eilene grew up in her beloved Jersey City with her brothers, Dr. Vincent P. Butler, Jr. and James David (JD...
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Yuri Sheykhet

September 7, 1933 - June 7, 2019

Yuri Sheykhet, who was known for his love of classical music and especially for violin, his quirky sense of humor and intellectual curiosity, died on June 7th 2019 age of 85 in San Antonio due to complications from heart disease. Yuri was born in 1933 in Moscow, Soviet Union into the family of professional musicians, his father was the conductor of a jazz band in Moscow. The deprivations and...
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Elizabeth Adele Hans

June 6, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Hans June 5th, 1927 - June 6th, 2019 Betty Hans, age 92, passed away on Thursday, June 6th in San Antonio. She was born to Josiah Seth and Anna Lange Stafford in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1948 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She married Lawrence, the love of her life, on January 27th, 1957. Her high...
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George J. Ames

July 28, 1940 - June 6, 2019

George Johnston Ames passed on Thursday, June 6th, 2019. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was an extraordinary storyteller and gracious host, always welcoming people into his home and life. He looked on the bright side, came to have fun, rarely missed a party, and spread this positive joie de vivre to the people around him. He influenced the many...
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Rebecca Ann Ibarra

June 25, 1953 - June 4, 2019

Rebecca Ann Ibarra, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in San Antonio. Becky was born on June 25, 1953 to parents Frank and Ann Pantuso. Becky graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio and attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. Becky assumed many roles and responsibilities throughout her life, as an airlines customer service representative, travel...
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Justin Paiz

June 20, 1984 - June 4, 2019

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to his parents, Desi and Kathy on June 20,1984. From a young age, Justin has always been on the move and never wanting to miss an adventure, planned or otherwise. Sports have always been a big part of his life, from playing baseball and football to golf and softball, playing the occasional round or game with his dad. He always loved his Yankees and Rams. He wasn't...
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Benito C. Ortega

July 15, 1949 - June 2, 2019

Our husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother in law and friend, Benito C. Ortega, age 69, died on Sunday, June 2, 2019 with his family at his bedside. Benito was born in Devine, Texas, but was raised in San Antonio, Texas, by wonderful parents Benito A. Ortega and Eloisa C. Ortega. Benito served in the USAF and was a 38-year veteran of AT&T. He is Preceded in death by his parents...
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Nicky C. Kolodzie

March 15, 1932 - June 2, 2019

Nicky C. Kolodzie, age 87, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 15, 1932 in Falls City, Texas to Nick and Lena (Swierc) Kolodzie. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Stanley, Lawrence, and Ronald; brothers-in-law Leroy Daniels, Bobby Dolch, Richard DeMunbrun, and Dellas Gibson. Nicky is survived by his beloved wife...
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Darla J. Millsap

November 12, 1930 - June 1, 2019

Darla Jean Millsap departed this life peacefully to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 88. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Darla was born in Durant, Oklahoma where she graduated from Durant High School and later worked for Southwestern Bell for 10 years as a telephone operator. Darla was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for over sixty years where she...
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Alex Molina Arevalo

January 11, 1929 - June 1, 2019

Alex Molina Arévalo was 90 years old when he was called home to join his beautiful wife and Our Heavenly Father on June 1, 2019. He passed in happiness and peace surrounded by family in San Antonio, Texas. Alex was also born in San Antonio, Texas to Juan and Hipolita Arévalo at their family home on Delgado Street during a cold January day in 1929. He was the youngest of their 7 children. ...
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Genelda Nunn Vail

January 2, 1923 - May 31, 2019

Genelda Nunn Vail was born in San Antonio, Texas, on January 2, 1923, to Lena B. Mumme and Thomas J. Nunn. She entered eternal rest at the age of 96. Married to Colonel Robert E. Vail on October 30, 1943, thus beginning a life as a devoted Army wife and mother. Their travels would take them to Guam, Japan, Germany, Anchorage, Alaska and postings across the country. She enjoyed participating in...
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Christopher S. Monestier

May 13, 1930 - May 30, 2019

Christopher S. Monestier went to be with the Lord after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all that knew him. Born and raised in San Antonio with a strong Catholic upbringing, he was a proud 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1951 graduate of St. Mary's University. He proudly served in the Army as a...
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