Barthel Julian Anthony Truxillo
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Barthel Julian Anthony Truxillo
  • May 17, 1942 - April 19, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Barthel "Bart" Julian Anthony Truxillo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Bart is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Joseph Truxillo, Sr. and Vivian Marie Barthelemy Truxillo; his brother, Clarence Joseph Truxillo, Jr. and wife Audrey Ann Brown Truxillo; beloved friend, Michael Kevin Brown; and sister-in-law, Patricia Diane Busse Truxillo. Bart is survived by his brother, Sandy Julian Truxillo and wife Jeannette Belcher Truxillo; two nieces, Natalie Ann Truxillo Pool, and Mary Geralyn Truxillo Kees and husband Stephen John Kees; two nephews, Patrick Alan Truxillo and wife Diane Eileen Nilson Truxillo, and Terrance Norman Truxillo; and four great nieces, Renee Christine Pool, Rachel Elizabeth Pool, Rosalyn Marie Stilling, and Jillian Yvonne Huff.
Born May 17, 1942, in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Bart moved to Houston in 1950 where he attended Mount Carmel High School, and received a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Houston in 1965. As a passionate historical preservationist, he restored many properties; including the Historic Magnolia Ballroom, acquired in 1968, a Queen Anne Stick Victorian home on Harvard, his residence for over 40 years, and his Galveston home on Ball Street, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bart was appointed to the City Architectural and Historical Commission. He served the Heights Association, the Art Colony Association, the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, the Diana Foundation, the Bayou City Art Festival, and the Equinox and Stages theaters. Bart helped found the Heights Historical Museum, The Old Market Square Historic District Association, and received the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Good Brick Award. He has left an indelible mark on Houston and the Heights, and received the Key to the City for his dedication to historical preservation.
The Heights Funeral Home will host a visitation on Sunday, April 23rd from 5 to 9 in the evening. On Monday, April 24th, services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; a public visitation beginning at 9:30 in the morning, followed by a Rite of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.