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James L. "Jim" Hayne

July 14, 1933 - July 31, 2020

JAMES L. "JIM" HAYNE July 14, 1933 – July 31, 2020 James L. "Jim" Hayne; husband, father, grandfather, businessman, community leader, philanthropist, political champion, professional Dixieland jazz musician, Air Force veteran, hunter, fisherman and speaker of parts of at least eight languages, died on July 31, 2020 at age 87. Jim, also known as Papa Jim, PJ, PupJudge, Lord Jim, Jimbo and...
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Estelle Lieberman Kaufman

April 12, 1928 - July 29, 2020

Estelle (Prissy) Kaufman passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 92. She radiated a rare outer and inner beauty with a deep personal faith. Her legacy will be remembered as the most giving and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother; as well as a beloved aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, and friend. She maintained a unique, individual relationship with each of...
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Dr. Dale Allen Wood

February 4, 1943 - July 28, 2020

Dr. Dale Allen Wood of San Antonio passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Dale was a man of highest character consistently demonstrating integrity, thoughtfulness, humility, and his faith in God. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather affectionately known as "Papa". A physician in San Antonio for 43 years, he was dedicated to each of his patients and worked tirelessly for their...
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James Franklin Chapman

October 23, 1920 - July 27, 2020

James Franklin Chapman passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He died three months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the son of Eloise and Noah Chapman of Anderson, Missouri. He was born on October 23, 1920. Judge Chapman graduated from the University of Missouri, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in June, 1943. He entered the United States Navy in 1942, and was...
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James Willard Harper

June 28, 1919 - July 26, 2020

James Willard Harper, 101, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020. Jim was born in San Antonio, the son of Frederick Harper and Lisette Bruns Harper. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1941 and was stationed in Ireland, England and Germany during the war. In England, he met and married his beloved wife of 61 years, Marjorie Michaelis, an American serving in the Red Cross. He remained in...
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Gloria Gonzalez

January 13, 1943 - July 24, 2020

Gloria Garza Gonzalez passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 at the age of 77. She was born to Perfecto Garza and Minerva Gonzales in San Antonio, Texas. After graduation from Brackenridge High School, she was an Air Force civil service employee. Gloria loved spending time with family and friends. She loved the Cowboys and the Spurs, as well as traveling. She loved the Lord God and...
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James "Jim" William Pettinos, Jr.

February 2, 1927 - July 24, 2020

James "Jim" William Pettinos Jr. was born in Verona, New Jersey on Feb 2, 1927 to James W Pettinos and Franziska Sommer Pettinos. Raised in San Antonio, he called Texas home until his passing on July 24, 2020. Enlisting in the Navy at age 17, Jim served as a radio man on 6 different ships in the Pacific during WWII. He was in Tokyo Bay in 1945 when the Peace treaty with Japan was signed. Later...
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Gloria L. Hazel

March 21, 1925 - July 24, 2020

Gloria L. Hazel, age 95, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at The Mission, Blue Skies of Texas, in San Antonio. She was born in Longview, TX on March 21, 1925. Married March 12, 1943, she then traveled the world as the wife of a career USAF pilot before settling back in Texas in her later years. She and John H. Hazel celebrated 55 years of marriage before his death in 1998. Managing...
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Eloise M. Dietzmann

March 17, 1922 - July 23, 2020

Eloise McCoy Dietzmann was born March 17, 1922 and was with God in heaven July 23, 2020 at the age of 98. To all who knew her, she was the epitome of graciousness, joy, unconditional love and had a close relationship with God throughout her life. She enjoyed the family gatherings, trips to Ruidoso, New Mexico and Canyon Lake. She was very competitive, loved games and playing cards. Eloise...
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Alfredo Ojeda Torres

July 23, 1960 - July 22, 2020

Alfredo‎ Ojeda‎ Torres,‎ 59‎ years‎ old,‎ born‎ on‎ July‎ 23,1960,‎ to‎ Father,‎ Mr.‎ José‎ Ojeda‎ Olivares‎ (deceased),‎ &‎ Mother,‎ Mrs.‎ Felipa‎ Torres‎ Barbosa‎ (Finada)(deceased),‎ he‎ is‎ survived‎ by‎ his‎ loving,‎ Wife‎ Mrs.‎ Magda‎ Ruth‎ Hernández‎ Rodríguez,‎ Survived‎ by‎ sons,‎ Alfredo‎ Ojeda‎...
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Lucretia (Lucy) Elizabeth Williams Nerio

May 24, 1952 - July 22, 2020

Lucretia (Lucy) Elizabeth Williams Nerio passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 22, 2020 after an extended illness. She was born in Denton, Texas on May 24, 1952, the youngest of three children of academic parents, Elgin Williams, an economics professor, and Colleen Ingram Williams, a professor of social work policy at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1980 she...
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Neill Bailey Walsdorf, Sr.

April 9, 1937 - July 22, 2020

Neill Bailey Walsdorf, Sr., age 83 of San Antonio and Applehead Island, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020. He was born April 9, 1937, the son of Dorothy and Harold Walsdorf. He graduated from the University of Texas Austin in 1959 and married his high school sweetheart , Beverly Butler. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary July 8, 2020. Neill loved and lived life to its...
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Earl Falk, Jr.

June 12, 1946 - July 21, 2020

Earl Falk Jr. passed peacefully from this world into the next on Tuesday, 21 July with his loving wife of 28 years, Colleen, beside him. Earl was born at Camp Lejeune US Navy Hospital, NC, to US Marine Corps fighter pilot Earl Falk and his wife, Naomi. He attended high school in Carrington, ND, and joined the US Air Force shortly after graduation in July 1964. He attended United States Air...
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Eddie Sanchez

September 30, 1957 - July 21, 2020

Eduardo "Eddie" R. Sanchez was received by our Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 62. Eddie was a man of God and enjoyed serving his church community and anyone who asked. He loved spending time talking, listening to music and dancing with his family and friends. His greatest joys were his children and granddaughter. He truly loved all of his family. Eddie...
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Bernice J. Balderas

August 6, 1934 - July 20, 2020

Bernice J. Balderas went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at age of 85. She passed away peacefully due to natural causes. Bernice was born to Ralph James and Maria Isabel Sanchez on August 6, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas (Bergs Mill). She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Efrain R. Balderas. She is survived by her children, Yolanda Garza and husband Ruben, Diana...
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Joanne Warner

August 22, 1930 - July 20, 2020

Joanne Warner, age 89 of San Antonio, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Lt Col. (Ret) Max O. Warner. Joanne is survived by her children: Jayne Ashberger (Bill), Col. (Ret) Rick Warner (Vicki), and Lt. Col (Ret) Mark Warner (Chris); grandchildren: Kelly Ashberger, Sara Warner (Tyler Buglewicz), Deborah Warner, Lauren Warner ...
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John C. Carrillo

May 23, 1923 - July 19, 2020

Lt. Col., Retired John C. "Jack" Carrillo passed away on Sunday, 19 July 2020 at the age of 97. He was born on 29 May 1923 in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by both his father and mother. His first wife of over 30 years, Shirley A. Carrillo, and his second wife of over 32 years, Carmen A. Carrillo. He started his military career in the Army Air Corp in 1942 and finished his military service...
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Ernesto G. Hernandez

November 7, 1928 - July 18, 2020

Ernesto G. Hernandez, born November 7, 1928, and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the age of 91. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Victoria Rosas Hernandez and great-granddaughter, Jaslynn Faith Hernandez. He is survived by his sons and daughter and their spouses, Daniel and Emma Hernandez, Ernest and Joy Hernandez, Jimmy Hernandez, Steve and Yolanda Hernandez;...
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Lenora Peace Brown

August 26, 1933 - July 18, 2020

Lenora Peace Brown passed away July 18, 2020 at her son and daughter-in-law's home with her family and caretakers surrounding. She was 86 years old, born August 26, 1933 in Paris, Texas to Dalton and Aline Peace. Lenora graduated from the University of Texas and shortly afterwards married Walter F. Brown, her husband of 59 years, who passed away on the same day, July 18, six years earlier. A...
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Mary Jeanne Haggard Carinhas

May 15, 1940 - July 17, 2020

Mary Jeanne Carinhas was a kind, vibrant, loving and generous woman; the kind of person who would do anything for those in her life. She loved deeply and with great care. She cherished her family and friends and made everyone she spent time with feel special, effortlessly endearing herself to everyone she met. She never met a stranger. She was a woman of style and grace who loved to laugh and had...
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Jose Oliver Riojas

January 26, 1982 - July 17, 2020

Dr. Jose Oliver Riojas, age 38, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Chicago, IL. Jose was born on January 26, 1982 in Eagle Pass, TX to Dr. Jose Riojas, Jr. OD and Irasema Del Rio Riojas. Jose attended Eagle Pass High School and was part of the graduating class of 2000. From there, he went on to UTSA where he would graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. He then taught for...
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Melissa Marie Reyes

August 11, 1985 - July 17, 2020

Melissa Reyes, age 34, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 in San Antonio. Melissa is survived by Mother, Rose Reyes; Father, Frank Mendiola; sisters, Clarissa Reyes and Vanessa Reyes; sons, Elijah Davila and Josiah Leal The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Porter Loring Mortuary. GRAVESIDE SERVICE WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020 11:30 ...
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Norman Wulfsohn

July 18, 1926 - July 16, 2020

We mourn the loss of Dr. Norman Wulfsohn. After suffering a stroke, he passed away peacefully the following day on Thursday, July 16, two days before his 94th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley Blecher Wulfsohn. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Bruce Blecher, sister-in-law, Elaine Wulfsohn; daughters Vicki Wulfsohn and Janine Wulfsohn (Lee Rubin); and...
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Raul G. Galindo

February 27, 1939 - July 13, 2020

Raul Galindo went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the age of 81. Raul was born on February 27, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. Raul is preceded in death by his parents Raul Flores Galindo Sr. and Juanita Gutierrez Galindo, brothers Jesse and Emilio; sisters Margaret Valdez and Gloria Alfaro. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou; children Maria Elena Otero (Joseph), Michelle Rocha ...
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Aurora Jordan

October 29, 1944 - July 12, 2020

Aurora (Dora) Jordan, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 75. Aurora was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 29, 1944 to Amalia and Guadalupe Diaz. Aurora was the happiest person when it came time for her annual family Christmas dinner at her house, surrounded by her loving family. She...
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Norma V. Busse, US ARMY (Ret)

January 19, 1927 - July 12, 2020

Norma V. Busse, J.D., a native of San Francisco, California, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. She was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and was a member of an old German family with roots back to Westphalia and Prussia. Lt. Colonel Busse had a varied military career, beginning with her enlistment in the US Army in May 1950, after graduation from the University of...
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Gerard Nicolas

April 9, 1926 - July 11, 2020

Mr. Gerard Nicolas died peacefully at home on July 11, 2020 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 94. Mr. Nicolas is survived by his children Linda Francoeur of Lauderhill, FL; Edwin Nicolas, of Jerusalem, Israel; Patrick Nicolas of Bellmore, NY, and Mario Nicolas of San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 58 years, Bernadette Nicolas. Mr. Nicolas was born on April 4,...
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Adeline Viola "Vi" Weber Wagenfehr

October 1, 1936 - July 11, 2020

After a brief illness, our beloved mom, grandmother, and loving wife, Adeline Viola "Vi" Wagenfehr, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020. She was born to wonderful parents, Arthur and Adeline Weber of Fredericksburg TX. As a child, she grew up on a farm, attended a one-classroom country school, played sports, and in 1955 she graduated from Fredericksburg High School. Vi...
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Richard R. Martinez

February 12, 1933 - July 11, 2020

Richard R. Martinez, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was born in Sabinal, Texas, on February 12, 1933, to his loving parents, Blas Martinez and Cecilia (Rodriguez) Martinez. He was the 5th of 9 children, including Emilio Martinez, Rosa Martinez (Rose Ripley), Blas Martinez Jr., Gabriel Martinez, Esperanza Martinez (Hope Zepeda), Angelita Martinez (Angie...
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Barbara Sue Pettinos

August 23, 1936 - July 11, 2020

Barbara Sue Baker, Webster, Pettinos was born August 23, 1936, to W.O. and Julia Baker in Floydada, Texas. She graduated from Floydada High School in 1954 and moved to Lubbock to attend Business College. In 1957, she met and married Donald R. Webster, and together they had three daughters. In 1975, the Websters moved to San Antonio, where Sue pursued a career with North East School District in...
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Wilson White McKinney

February 22, 1942 - July 10, 2020

WILSON WHITE MCKINNEY February 22, 1942 – July 10, 2020 Wilson McKinney was born in Mexico City, D.F. to Rev. Richmond & Mary Wilson McKinney on February 22, 1942 and proceeded to serve the United States Army for 26 years as an intelligence Officer in Washington and Vietnam, Army Reserve, and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He worked as a Journalist in 1970 and won awards in '71 and '73 in...
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William "Bill" H. Goodenough

May 3, 1960 - July 10, 2020

William "Bill" Henry Goodenough, 60. Born in San Antonio, Texas on May 3, 1960 passed away at his home in San Antonio on July 10, 2020. He was the friend, dad and husband many of us can only hope to have in our lives. The two things that might come to mind when you think of him are Corvettes and trucking. He enjoyed working on his '77 and enjoyed even more when it worked. He'd take his bride,...
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Abel C. Salinas

October 24, 1964 - July 10, 2020

Beloved husband, son, uncle, and friend, Abel C. Salinas, 55, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 10, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Abel was born on October 24, 1964 and raised in San Antonio by his loving parents Gilbert and Rose Marie Salinas. Abel graduated from Luther Burbank High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Southwest Texas State. After graduation, he...
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Lupita Barnes

October 9, 1922 - July 10, 2020

Lupita Magnon Barnes passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by her family. She was born on October 9, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas to Maria Trinidad Rodriguez and Antonio Magnon. It has been said in the musical Hamilton, that "a legacy is planting seeds in a garden that you will never get to see". The goal is not to live forever but to create something that will....
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Alfred "Al" John Rodriguez

July 19, 1957 - July 10, 2020

On Friday, July 10th, 2020, Alfred "Al" John Rodriguez, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and nephew, passed away at age of 62. Alfred was born on July 19, 1957 in San Antonio, TX to Joe and Lucinda (Saldana) Rodriguez. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Trinity University with a computer science major. Alfred was an intelligent and inquisitive young boy growing up,...
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Alicia "Licha" Vasquez Guzman

October 11, 1941 - July 9, 2020

Alice "Licha" Vasquez Guzman, 78, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was born on October 11, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Evaristo Vasquez, Sr. and Tomasa Flores Vasquez, where she lived the majority of her life. Alice was a beautiful soul and a wonderful human being. She worked for various schools throughout the Edgewood Independent School District for more than 30 years and...
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Rudy Palacios, Sr.

September 26, 1945 - July 8, 2020

Rudy R. Palacios, 74, passed away on July 8, 2020. Rudy was born in San Antonio, TX to Julian and Maria Palacios on September 26, 1945. Rudy is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Andrew Villarreal, Minerva P. Berlanga, Richard Palacios; Sister-in-Law, Isbael Palacios; Brother-in-Law, Rudy Tijerina. Rudy is survived by his wife of 51 years, Josie C. Palacios and his son, Rudy R. Palacios...
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Sally D. Morehouse

February 26, 1939 - July 8, 2020

Sally D. Morehouse, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at her home in San Antonio, TX. Born on February 26, 1939 in Omaha, NE to parents Gale and Margaret Davis, she was raised in Omaha where she attended school including Brownell Talbot. She eventually left her hometown to attend Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. and a Master's in Education. She was married in Omaha on...
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Adelita "Della" Manrique

January 4, 1945 - July 8, 2020

Adelita "Della" F. Manrique, loving wife and mother of four children entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 75. Della was born January 4, 1945 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Della is preceded in death by her parents Roland Fillmore and Adelita Hernandez and by her beloved dogs, Bobo, Scruffy, Mojo & Chico, and Lucky. She is survived by her husband,...
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James Edward Flanagan, Jr.

November 29, 1944 - July 8, 2020

Jim went to be with the Lord July 8 ,2020. Jesus was his Savior and he loved to sing and listen to Gospel music and read the Bible. He loved Pastor John Hagee's preaching and was a member of Cornerstone Church. His wife Dorothea (Dottie) was the love of his life for 45 years. He died peacefully at home under her loving care. His greatest accomplishment was being blessed with a devoted family;...
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Lynne Marie Lachman Penner

August 29, 1948 - July 8, 2020

Lynne Marie Lachman Penner, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Margery Schavrien and Melvin Lachman. Lynne is survived by her son, Matt Penner and his wife, Stacy; her daughter, Melanie Penner Weinberg and her husband, Andrew Weinberg; grandchildren, Angel Lopez, Sammy Penner, Ellie and Paige Weinberg; sister,...
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Leo Rose

March 11, 1921 - July 8, 2020

Leo Rose - WW2 Veteran, Community Leader, Sports Maven, Adored Patriarch, Son, Brother, Husband, Father and San Antonio Legend passed away peacefully at home on July 8th, 2020 at 99 years of age. An icon of the Greatest Generation, Leo was born in Minneapolis in 1921 and moved to San Antonio in 1929 with his mother, stepfather and brothers Julius and Bernie. Widowed again in 1935, Mama Rose...
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Jeanne Dezaro

November 3, 1956 - July 7, 2020

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Jeanne Canestaro Dezaro, passed away quietly of kidney failure in her home at age 63, surrounded by family. Jeanne was a constant source of love, resiliency, wisdom, and humor—both subtle and mischievous—for all who knew her. She will be remembered as a thoughtful wife, sister, and aunt, and as a dedicated teacher and imaginative artist. Born on November 3, 1956...
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Eric M. Levi

May 20, 1927 - July 7, 2020

Eric Max Levi, 93, passed away in his San Antonio, Texas home on July 7, 2020. Eric was predeceased by Madelaine, his wife of 59 years. Born on May 20, 1927 in Felsberg, Germany to Theodor and Sidonie Levi, the family immigrated to New York in 1937. He served in the U.S. army as a translator at the end of the second world war. After graduating from City College of New York with a degree in...
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Carlos M. Caballero

January 14, 1965 - July 6, 2020

Carlos M. Caballero was called home to join the angels of God on the morning of July 6, 2020. Carlos was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 14, 1965 to Eloisa Sanchez and Carlos A. Caballero. Carlos spent most of his of life in Austin, Texas. He relocated to San Antonio, Texas about ten years ago. Shortly after relocating to San Antonio, he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage that left him...
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Betty Cearley

May 20, 1928 - July 6, 2020

Betty passed away peacefully with her loving husband of 72 years by her side. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. There will be no public gathering at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Her family will have a virtual graveside service at 1:30 PM on Monday, July 20, 2020. You may safely view the service from...
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Helen Gonzales

July 23, 1930 - July 6, 2020

Helen Gonzales, age 89, passed away on Monday, July 6th in San Antonio, Texas. Helen attended San Antonio Baptist School of Nursing where she graduated in 1951 as a Registered Nurse and worked as an RN until her retirement. She is survived by Daughters Nina Gonzales, Yolanda Smith, Grace Gonzales; Son, Jim Gonzales; Granddaughter Mercedes G. and her husband Rishi G; as well as two Grandsons. ...
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Addie M. Thomas Bell

October 10, 1933 - July 4, 2020

Addie M. Thomas Bell, age 86, passed away in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Born on October 3, 1933, in Victoria, TX, to parents, Mose and Nealie Ann Thomas. Addie was a sweet woman, and was known for her beautiful smile. She cared deeply for her family as she raised most of her nieces and nephews as her own children. Addie will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was...
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Maria Martinez

July 4, 2020

Maria De Jesus Martinez, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. She was a virtuous woman who joyfully dedicated her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Maria lived a Christian life, prayed daily, and led by example. She was faithful, compassionate, comforting, nurturing, welcoming, and so very loving with her family and all who came to know her. ...
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Freddie James Garza

January 17, 1985 - July 4, 2020

Freddie James Garza, age 35, passed away on July 4, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by, his sister, Cindy Garza; and niece, Angelica Monique Garza. Freddie is survived by his parents, George and Della Garza; Grandmother, Martha Garza; Sisters, Jeanette and (Santiago) Gonzalez and Gigi Garza and (Fransisco) Urbina; brother, George Jr. and (Brandie) Garza; god-daughter, Jaelyn...
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Manuela Farias

September 10, 1946 - July 4, 2020

Manuela Farias, age, 73, beloved wife and mother went peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on September 10, 1946, in San Antonio, to parents, Roque Trevino and Maria E. Garcia. She was preceded in death by, her parents and her infant brother. Manuela was a generous and loving woman and will be dearly remembered for the love and compassion she had...
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Robert Henry Kolb

September 3, 1932 - July 4, 2020

Robert "Bob" Kolb was born on September 3, 1932, in Accident, Maryland to Elmer Louis Kolb and Marie Dorothy (Harman) Kolb. he departed this life on July 4, 2020 to join his wife, Mary Alene Kolb, and other loved ones that had gone before him. He made the world a better place for 87 years. Bob left Accident, Maryland in 1949 to begin his Air Force career in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly...
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Gilbert Noriega

August 6, 1942 - July 4, 2020

Gilbert Noriega, age 77, entered into rest on July 4, 2020. Gilbert was born on August 6, 1942, to Manuel Santos Noriega (father) and Maria de Jesus Martinez (mother). He is survived by his wife, Rose Noriega; brother, Manuel Noriega (Alice); four daughters, Elva Garcia (Gene), Diana Vandiver (Patrick), Margaret Coughlin (Andrew), and Loretta Noriega; and grandchildren Hannah Nikole Pruske,...
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Antonia N. Rodriguez

February 13, 1931 - July 3, 2020

Our cherished Mommy, Antonia N. (Pereida) Rodriguez, age 89, also known as 'Cata' by her Nieto kin, entered into an eternal rest on a Friday evening, July 3, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. She was born on a rainy Friday evening, February 13, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas, to Gregorio Nieto (d.1938) and Guadalupe Nieto de Navarro (d. 1995). Antonia often and generously sacrificed her...
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Michael Costas Lysandrou

July 2, 2020

Michael Lysandrou, 82, died on July 2, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his family. He lived a full life rooted mostly in Texas, but had strong roots planted in his birthplace on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Mike is survived by his two daughters, Angie Kocurek and Phaedra Rogers; sister Niki Stutzman and brother-in-law Jim Stutzman; sons-in-law Carl Kocurek and...
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Frances Fotini Chamberlain

February 15, 1947 - July 2, 2020

Frances Fotini Chamberlain, age 73, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boulder, Colorado, at the home of lifelong family friend and honorary sister, Sally Lasater, and under the care of Trail Winds Hospice. Always one to make an entrance, she was born February 15, 1947, during the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, LA. Frances is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Ramiro Garza

May 9, 1932 - July 1, 2020

Ramiro Garza, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in San Antonio. Born on May 9, 1932 in Hebbronville, Texas, to parents, Juan B. Garza and Beatriz Guerra. He was a Sargent in the Marines and he had two degrees, one for Electric Engineer from the University of Texas and a Masters in System Management from the University of California. he also had a small aircraft pilot license and we...
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Henri D. Kahn

December 2, 1935 - July 1, 2020

Henri D. Kahn, "The Insurance Man", age 84, passed away peacefully in his home on July 1, 2020. His wife, Jo-Ann, was by his side. Henri was born in December of 1935, and grew up in Laredo, Texas. He attended St. Joseph's Academy and later joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17. He spent many years living in San Antonio, Texas. In 1987, he returned to live in Laredo along with his wife, Jo...
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Thomas E. Green, Jr.

September 9, 1929 - July 1, 2020

Thomas E Green Jr., 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Prattes Green and his brother Paul M. Green. He was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to Jessie MacDonald and Thomas E. Green Sr. on September 9, 1929. The Green Family moved to San Antonio in 1940 when Tom was 11 years old. Tom graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1947 where he...
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Julia Fuentes Roel

May 2, 1932 - June 30, 2020

Julia Fuentes Roel, age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 30th 2020. Julia had not been ill or suffered any sicknesses, she was simply called home by the Lord. Julia was born to Alfredo Fuentes and Julia Rodriguez Fuentes on May 2, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas. She was a graduate of Lanier High School where she always. prided herself in being part of their Blue Jackets Pep Squad....
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Joseph Paul Hightower, Jr.

March 24, 1926 - June 30, 2020

Joseph Paul Hightower, Jr., age 94, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in San Antonio. He was born on March 24, 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas to Geneva Wilcox and Joseph Paul Hightower. Sr. As a fourth generation Texan, he was proud to be a descendant of some of the earliest Texas pioneer families on both his mother and father's sides. A lifelong San Antonio resident, he...
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Herlinda V. Valenzuela

October 15, 1944 - June 29, 2020

Herlinda V. Valenzuela, age 75 of San Antonio, Texas was called to heaven on June 29, 2020. She was born on October 15, 1944 to Antonio S. Varela and Rosa G. Varela in Rosenberg, Texas. Herlinda enjoyed arts and crafts, but especially enjoyed baking. She received her Baking Certificates from The Wilton School of Cake Decorating in Chicago, IL. To most of her close friends and family she was...
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Cesario Garcia

February 25, 1951 - June 29, 2020

Cesario Garcia, age 69, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, in San Antonio, TX. Born on February 25, 1951, in Mexico to parents, Vicente Garcia Mendoza and Severiana Perez Delabra. He grew up in Moctezuma, San Luis Potosi, Mexico where and played youth baseball. Cesario moved to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico as a teen where began working so that he could assist his parents financially....
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Gisela Henny Fields

January 7, 1940 - June 28, 2020

Gisela Henny Fields (neé Schmid), longtime resident of San Antonio, crossed the threshold from this life to the next to be with her Heavenly Father on June 28th, 2020 while at home with her beloved husband of 46 years, Colonel Robert (Bob) Ernest Fields. Gisela was born January 7, 1940 in Mannheim, Germany and is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Henny Schmid, brothers Guenther and...
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Randy E. Barela & Julie M. Barela

June 27, 2020

Randy and Julie Barela passed away June 27, 2020 in Sweetwater Texas. Julie was born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo, Colorado, the eldest child of John K. Graham, LTC, USA (Ret) and E. Marlene (Koonce) Graham. Randy was born December 07, 1965 also in Pueblo to Maria Barbergene Nieves and Edward Ray Barela, both deceased. He is proceeded in death by his daughter Amanda Barela. Randy attended Central High...
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Marion A. (Al) Olson, Jr

September 11, 1946 - June 26, 2020

Marion A. (Al) Olson, Jr. passed away at his home on Friday, June 26, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Always a true gentleman, Al was passionate about helping others and finding enjoyment while making a difference in the world. He was a man of high character, consistently demonstrating integrity, trustworthiness, thoughtfulness, humility, and loyalty. He valued his family and...
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Arlene Marie Schirmer

June 3, 1944 - June 25, 2020

Arlene Marie Schliesing Schirmer, age 76, of San Antonio, died on Saturday, June 25, 2020.Born in Santa Rosa Hospital, June 3, 1944 to Weldon P. Schliesing and Marie E. Schliesing. She graduated from St. Gerard Catholic High School, May 1962. Arlene studied art while still in elementary and high school under the late well-known artist, author, and Witti Museum art curator, Cecilia Steinfeldt. She...
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Patricia Mengedoht Ball

October 4, 1935 - June 24, 2020

Patricia (Patty) Mengedoht Ball, beloved wife of Major General Thomas P. "Pre" Ball, Jr. MD, USAF Retired, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend rejoined her family in heaven on June 24, 2020. Patty was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of Lanville Henry Mengedoht and Claudia Vincent Mengedoht. She was the youngest of their 5 daughters and 2...
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Mary Lee Collinson Thorsby

July 12, 1928 - June 23, 2020

Mary Lee Collinson Thorsby was called to heaven on June 23, and has joined her husband George William (Bill) Thorsby in their family burial grounds at All Hallows Church outside Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Thorsby was born July 12, 1928, and reared in Edgewater. She grew up on what was known as Collierby-Brewer's Chance Upheld Farm, where her father sold tobacco, fruits and vegetables and her mother...
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Consuelo Benito Lee

May 6, 1933 - June 23, 2020

Consuelo Benito Lee, age 87, went to be with our Lord on June 23, 2020 in Austin, TX. Consuelo was born on May 6, 1933 in Ortigosa de Pestaño, a province of Segovia, Spain to Venancio Benito Yangüas and Benita Muñoz Pedrazuela. In 1958, at a beautiful chapel in Madrid, Spain, she married the love of her life, Albert, then relocated to San Antonio, TX. She had an incredible bond with her...
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Linda Elizabeth Dilliplane

March 17, 1957 - June 22, 2020

Linda Elizabeth Dilliplane, age 63, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 in San Antonio. Linda was born in Austin, Texas on March 17, 1957 to Rudolph and Emma Gonzales. She retired from the General Services Administration as a Contracting Officer after 35 years of faithful government service. She was a 1974 graduate of Jefferson High School. She received her Bachelor's degree from Park...
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Ladelle D. Jones

April 9, 1924 - June 22, 2020

Ladelle D. Jones, age 96, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on April 9, 1924, in Floydada, TX, to parents, John Turner Hopper and Annie Bell Sparks. Ladelle attended Texas Tech University and graduated from San Antonio College with a degree in Nursing. She and Robert loved to travel, after his retirement from the Air Force. She was stationed with the Coast...
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Henry Rodriguez

January 1, 1930 - June 21, 2020

Henry Rodriguez loved challenge, adventure and people. Often they were one and the same. In the fall of 1949, at the age of 19, he spotted a striking Lasso on the city bus, a petite member of the Jefferson High School pep squad. Henry moved to a seat behind her and tried to get her attention. She ignored him. He tried again and failed. Enchanted by her voice and beauty, he watched her closely and...
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John F. Friedland

February 19, 1934 - June 20, 2020

John F. Friedland of San Antonio, Texas died peacefully on June 20, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on February 19, 1934 to Barbara and Diepold Friedland of Brookline, Massachusetts; his sister Louise was born July 4, 1939. Growing up in the shadow of Fenway Park, he spent many hours there, riding his bicycle to and from the Paak (there's no R in Boston), and developed a lifelong enjoyment of...
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Patricia Peterson Bristol

April 3, 1929 - June 19, 2020

PATRICIA PETERSON BRISTOL April 3, 1929 – June 19, 2020 Patricia " Pat " Bristol passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at home surrounded by her daughter and niece as well as her longtime caregivers. She was born April 3rd, 1929, in Rockford, Illinois. Pat met the love of her life, George, while attending the University of Illinois, and moved to San Antonio after their wedding. They celebrated...
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Nela Kay Amerine

March 4, 1961 - June 18, 2020

Nela Kay (Takacs) Amerine, beloved wife, mother and dear friend passed away on June 18, 2020 at the age of 59, in San Antonio, Texas due to complications from esophageal cancer. Nela was born March 4, 1961, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a former resident of Wickliffe, Ohio and graduated from Wickliffe High School 1979. She graduated from Texas Lutheran College in 1983 with a Bachelor of...
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Velia Cardenas

May 22, 1927 - June 18, 2020

Velia Cardenas of San Antonio left us to go to her Heavenly Home on June 18, 2020. Velia passed away at the age of 93 in her home surrounded by loved ones both young and old. As the daughter of an immigrant, Velia was born in San Antonio, Texas to Fidel and Matilde Cardenas on May 22, 1927. She was the third of nine children and was born in the time of The Great Depression. Velia attended...
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Louise A. Rabenaldt

February 18, 1926 - June 18, 2020

Louise A. Rabenaldt, age 94, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Floresville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Elo F. Rabenaldt and her four sisters. Louise is survived by son, Harold W. Rabenaldt (Angelika); son, Roy D. Rabenaldt (Lisa); grandchildren, Denise Hammes, Logan Rabenaldt, Dominik Rabenaldt (Lisa) and Brent Rabenaldt; four great grandchildren and...
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Henrietta (Etta) Kosub

February 15, 1944 - June 17, 2020

Henrietta (Etta) Kosub passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 17, 2020. Born in San Antonio on February 15, 1944 to Lorine (Herbst) and Earl Streeter. She was one of four girls in the Streeter household. Etta married Raymond Kosub in October,1965. They had two children, Kevin and Lori. They were a loving couple and remained devoted to each for almost 55...
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Pearl Nadler Gossen

April 4, 1929 - June 16, 2020

Pearl Nadler Gossen died peacefully at her home on June 16, 2020, in San Antonio, 91 years young. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, to Fannie and Solomon "Joe" Nadler, she was the youngest of 5 siblings. When her mother passed away, she came to San Antonio to live with her sister, Toby Nadler Gossen, and married her "one and only" Jake Gossen in 1948. "Honey," as she was known to her grandchildren...
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Frank R. Escalera, Jr.

December 4, 1941 - June 15, 2020

Frank R. Escalera, Jr., age 78, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 in San Antonio. He was born on December 4, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Beatrice Escalera. He was a graduate of Burbank high school. He served our country in the U. S. Navy and was proudly a "Plank Owner" (first crew) on the USS KITTY HAWK. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Beatrice Escalera; and...
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Adam Flores Boffa

November 21, 1974 - June 13, 2020

Louis Adam Boffa passed on from this world on June 13, 2020 at the age of 45. He was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from The Winston School. Throughout his teens and young adult years Adam enjoyed working for Alamo Music Center, the family business his beloved grandfather Alfredo Flores Sr. founded in 1929 as well as for The San Antonio Symphony. Adam received a bachelor's degree in...
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Cornel Sarosdy

August 1, 1922 - June 12, 2020

Cornel Sarosdy died peacefully at the age of 97 on June 12, 2020. Mr. Sarosdy was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 1, 1922, to Louis J. and Margaret N. Sarosdy. In 1930, when he was eight years old, his mother took him and his two brothers to her native country of Hungary for a year and he attended public school there in the third grade; as a result, he spoke fluent Hungarian. Mr. Sarosdy received...
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Myra Lea Hilgenfeld

March 12, 1926 - June 10, 2020

Myra Lea Hilgenfeld – "Leasie" to friends and "Mama" to family – was born March 12, 1926, in Bluegrove, Texas (outside Wichita Falls). Oh, did she love her Clay County upbringing. There she met the high school sweetheart love-of-her-life, Bob, who went to the Lord too soon (after their 58 years of marriage), but who now has welcomed his Leasie to paradise. If you've seen them jitterbug, you...
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Henry Bartell Zachry

August 21, 1933 - June 10, 2020

Henry Bartell Zachry, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after a long battle with MSA. A man of great thoughtfulness and sincerity, Bartell valued family and community, honesty and humility. He believed in the goodness of people and considered it both a duty and a privilege to serve others, from his family to his employees to his fellow citizens. Born in Laredo, Texas, on August 21...
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Fred Earl Bennett, Jr. , (USAF - Ret)

February 23, 1943 - June 9, 2020

Fred Earl Bennett, Jr., age 77, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home in Poteet, Texas. Fred was born on February 23, 1943 to Mable Lynn and Fred Earl Bennett, Sr. in Greenville, Texas. Captain Bennett proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 23 years before retiring on February 1, 1989. During his military time, he served meritoriously in the Vietnam War having...
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Jesse Louis Mena

May 5, 1947 - June 9, 2020

Jesse Louis Mena, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in San Antonio. Jesse was born in Post, Texas to Jose Mena and Luisa Nerios Mena. He served proudly and with distinction in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1970, including a tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968 as a Marine helicopter crew chief. He braved the warfare of Vietnam in the Battle of Khe Sanh assisting wounded...
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Glenna Graham McCord

September 16, 1926 - June 9, 2020

Glenna Graham McCord, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. William T. Graham on September 16, 1926 in Dallas, Texas. Glenna was preceded in death by, her son, John, McCord, and her dear friend, Clara Lynch, who she has been laid to rest next to in Sunset Memorial Park. She is survived by her sons, David and Paul McCord, and her sister, Mary Clack. ...
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Barbara G. Keyser

August 26, 1932 - June 8, 2020

Barbara G. Keyser passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 while surrounded by her family after a short illness. Barbara was a beautiful, intelligent woman with an endless passion for her husband, children, and grandchildren. She and her husband of four decades, Dr. Herbert Keyser, were world travelers and spent every summer in their home in Chautauqua, New York enjoying abundant art, generous...
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Daniel S. Valverde

June 12, 1951 - June 7, 2020

Daniel S. Valverde went to be with our Lord on June 7, 2020, just a few days before his 69th birthday. Daniel (Danny to his friends and family) was born on June 12, 1951 on the Southside of San Antonio. He was always a proud Southsider. He was destined to do great things. After graduation from Burbank High School, he joined the United State Marine Corps. He wore his uniform with honor, while...
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Theresa R. Hernandez

November 23, 1927 - June 6, 2020

Theresa R. Hernandez, age 92, of San Antonio, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Hernandez. Survived by her sons, Andrew D. Hernandez and Robert L. Hernandez (Corie); daughter, Rebecca I, Figueroa; sister, Mary R. Castillo; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday,...
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Helen Del Castillo Davila

March 22, 1927 - June 6, 2020

Helen Del Castillo Davila age 93 went to be with our Lord Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her home in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born March 22, 1927 in Port Arthur, Texas to Margarito Del Castillo and Josefina Franco Del Castillo. Helen was the youngest of 13 children. She attended GW Brackenridge High School and was a member of the Purple Jackets Pep Squad. After World War...
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Mary McClendon Fletcher

November 29, 1925 - June 5, 2020

Mary McClendon Fletcher was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on November 29, 1925. She passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at her home in Lakeway, Texas on June 5, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Marvin H. Fletcher, Sr., parents Brodie and Vallee McClendon, brothers, Brodie Jack McClendon and W. C. McClendon, sister Jean Lewis, and granddaughter Courtney Lynn...
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Amy Richmond Wortham

December 20, 1948 - June 5, 2020

Amy Richmond Wortham, age 71, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on June 5, 2020, at her home. She was born on December 20, 1948, in Mebane, North Carolina. After graduating high school in North Carolina, she completed degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Amy met her husband of 40 years, William George Wortham, while working at the University of Colorado School of Medicine....
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Robert (Bob) Giles

March 12, 1940 - June 4, 2020

Robert (Bob) Giles, a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a resident of San Antonio, Texas, since 1990, entered his eternal rest after a brief illness. Bob received his musical training earning a BS in Music Education at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance as well as completing extensive work on a Doctor of Musical...
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Leonardo Fajardo Moreno

November 6, 1948 - June 3, 2020

Leonardo Fajardo Moreno went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family in San Antonio, TX at the age of 71. Leonardo was born to Juan Fajardo and Librada Moreno Fajardo on November 6, 1948 in Chinpancingo Guerrero, Mexico. He was a devoted employee of 47 years at Sunbeam-Oster and was an avid baseball and soccer player for many, many years. He was preceded in death by, his parents and his...
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Jason Todd Keller

May 26, 1973 - June 2, 2020

Jason Todd Keller, age 47, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marketa H. Keller; his grandfathers, Lawrence W. Keller, Ralph Suchanek-Failek and William (Bill) Mares; his grandmothers, Florence Keller, Elsie Keller and Stella Mares; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jason is survived by his father, Lawrence E. Keller, Sr. ...
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Glenn Cross, Jr.

February 6, 1945 - June 1, 2020

Glenn Cross, Jr., age 75, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on February 6, 1945, in Dallas, TX, to parents, Glenn Burk Cross, Sr. and Charlotte Christine Jones. MEMORIAL SERVICE FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020 1:00 PM PORTER LORING CHAPEL Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will only accommodate 125 persons. Our family kindly appreciates your understanding.
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Louis Nannini

May 15, 1927 - May 31, 2020

Louis Nannini, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on May 31, 2020. He was born in Argentina and migrated to the United States in 1957 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream. After taking several puddle jumpers throughout South America and Cuba, he landed in Miami and rode a bus to Dallas Texas to begin a pathology fellowship at Parkland Memorial Hospital. After getting...
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Beverly Rowe Smith

August 19, 1927 - May 31, 2020

Beverly Ann Rowe Smith, with her family by her side, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was dearly loved by her family and friends, and her legacy of generosity and service for the benefit of others will forever live in our hearts. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Beverly moved to San Antonio with her parents, Eva and W. Earl Rowe, in 1935. She attended Alamo Heights High...
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