Porter Loring Mortuary

From advance planning for the inevitable to at-need services during an emotionally difficult time to bereavement counseling for those who are grieving, it is our privilege to comfort and care for families in need.

Porter Loring Mortuaries is committed to providing you and your family with meaningful ceremonies to help memorialize your loved ones. Our staff assists you in creating a personalized service, allowing family and friends to come together to remember, to honor, to support each other and to celebrate a life that has been lived.

Our Obituaries

James Robert Sawyer US ARMY, (RETIRED)

December 12, 2018

COL James Robert Sawyer, US Army (Retired), Medical Service Corps, died on December 12, 2018. Jim was born in Rome, Georgia on August 27, 1940. He attended Darlington High School, North Georgia College (BS), Central Michigan University (MA), and the University of Hawaii (MPH). His parents were Evelyn and Harry Mull. He was married to Peggy Wingo from 1964 until her death in 2001. Jim spent over...
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Vermelle Findlay

August 27, 1926 - December 12, 2018

Vermelle Simpson Findlay Vermelle Findlay went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 12, 2018, in San Antonio. Vermelle Maurie Simpson was born August 27, 1926, in Laredo, Texas to James Lee Simpson and Carrie Esther Todd Simpson. She grew up in Mirando City, Texas and moved to San Antonio in 1944 to attend business college. While in San Antonio, she met Lt. Marion Butler Findlay, and...
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Anne Smith

April 26, 1931 - December 12, 2018

Martha Anne Bruce Smith, born April 26, 1931, entered Heaven on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at home surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 26, 1931, to Annie Lee Duncan Bruce and Allen Eli Bruce, Anne's family moved to El Paso, Texas, where she attended Dudley Elementary School ("Dudley, Fair Dudley") and there met her future husband, Paul Heermans Smith...
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Donald E., Weber

July 6, 1928 - December 10, 2018

Don Weber passed away peacefully in San Antonio on December 10, 2018, surrounded by family and friends following a brief battle with cancer. He enjoyed 90 extraordinary years of life as a businessman, philanthropist, vintage car enthusiast, sailor, sportsman, husband, father, grandfather and cherished friend to many people around the world. He was born to Marie and George Weber, parents he...
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Kaye Lynn Epstein Newberger

December 1, 1939 - December 10, 2018

Kaye Lynn Epstein Newberger passed away on December 10, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Kaye was born to Abraham and Beverly Epstein in Sioux City, Iowa, on December 1, 1939. Later, her family made their home in San Antonio, Texas, where Kaye attended and graduated from Saint Mary's Hall. She went on to attend college at Berkeley, Harvard, and Sophie Newcomb College. Kaye was an avid reader and writer....
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Clairene Miller

February 1, 1927 - December 9, 2018

Clairene Miller was our mother. She was a talented writer of both prose and poetry and the creative compass of our family. She died Dec 9, 2018 on her sisters Birthday at the age of 91. She taught us the value of thinking for ourselves and being honest with ourselves and with others. Always our champion on issues mundane or profound, she gave us her unquestioned benefit of the doubt. She taught...
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Kay Kutchins

January 25, 1941 - December 8, 2018

Kay Kutchins' life journey ended on Saturday, December 8, 2018. A native Illinois farm girl, that journey took her from the University of Illinois where she was Executive Editor of The Daily Illini (the University of Illinois' student newspaper) to a post-college career in newspaper and corporate journalism to a lengthy career in the water utility industry in San Antonio and throughout the...
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Wilhelmina Vasquez

November 11, 1926 - December 4, 2018

What a fine life she led. Wilhelmina was the last of the children born to Otilia and John Cooremans and the first born in the United States. She grew up in San Antonio and would tell you stories of what it was like growing up in those days. At the age of 17 she and her older sister Delfina moved to Seattle to work for Boeing Aircraft building bombers to support the war effort. They were two of...
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Marcel M. Rockne

November 18, 1927 - December 4, 2018

Marcel M. Rockne, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Marcel was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents Paul and Sophie Rakowski. Marcel served his country in the Army from 1946 till 1952. He graduated from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan with a degree in Civil Engineering and retired from Detroit Edison. He was a licensed professional...
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Louise DeJarnette

September 16, 1920 - December 4, 2018

Louise Chatwell Barrett DeJarnette September 16,1920-December 4, 2018 Louise DeJarnette passed away on December 4, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska where she had lived since 2012. She was born on September 16, 1920 to Edward and Sudie Chatwell in Weatherford, Texas. Louise was the youngest of 9 surviving children (Walter, Iva, Wesley, Lucy, Mary, Tom, Bessie Mae, J.R., Louise, a 10th child Ray,...
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Willie L. Johnson

June 14, 1939 - December 4, 2018

Willie Lee Johnson died unexpectedly in Kennedale, Texas at the age of 79. Willie is survived by his wife, Maria Johnson, in San Antonio, Texas; children, Jeffrey Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, Julie Lomeli, Paul Lomeli, and Jazlynn Johnson of San Antonio Texas; and brother, Henry Alford, of Darlington, South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and Willie Johnson, of...
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Guadalupe R. Rubalcava

February 27, 1933 - December 3, 2018

Guadalupe R Rubalcava passed away on Monday December 3, 2018 at the age of 85. Lupe was born on February 27, 1933 in Sabinal TX. She was proceeded in death by her husband Gilbert S. Rubalcava and is survived by 6 children: Susan Ramirez, Sandra Casanova, Michael Montalbo & Spouse, Adriana Harris & Spouse, Marco (Bear) Montalbo and Spouse Cindy, Donicio Rubalcava and Spouse Lydia; 7 grandchildren...
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June V. Khym

June 28, 1916 - December 1, 2018

June V. Khym, age 102, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on June 28, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois to loving parents, George and Pauline Petersen. June studied ballet, piano, voice and clarinet in High School, where she was a member of the school orchestra. After high school, she attended the University of Illinois where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi...
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Dora R. Guzman

January 12, 1949 - December 1, 2018

Dora R. Guzman passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 1, 2018 after battling pancreatic cancer. Born January 12, 1949, she is the oldest of 4 children. Dora honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer and continued her federal service with the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. Proud of her West Side roots, she was fiercely resilient and hard-working in the face of...
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Jay P. Tingle

October 30, 1927 - December 1, 2018

Jay P. Tingle, 91, of San Antonio, TX passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2018. He was born to Jay and Jesse (Rawlson) Tingle in Meridian, MS on Oct. 30, 1927. Jay enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948 where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class after earning his glider wings, becoming an Airborne Ranger, a member of the fledgling U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team (now known as...
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Juan Benito

February 16, 1930 - November 30, 2018

Our beloved dad and husband, Juan Benito, 88, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. Juan was a proud veteran assigned to his duties as a radar operator and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was a civil servant for 34 years. He and Amalia met in downtown San Antonio and were blessed with 63 years of devoted marriage. He was one of the many Sidney Lanier High School graduates...
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Rosa Ford

September 4, 1929 - November 29, 2018

Rosa Ford passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Rosa born on September 4, 1929 in D'Hanis, Texas to parents Epifano and Guadalupe Ybarra. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Prior to being debilitated by Alzheimer's, she enjoyed spending time with her family and tending her huge rose garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hermon Ford....
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Beverly G. Lane

September 16, 1943 - November 28, 2018

BEVERLY LANE was born Septemer 16, 1943, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Eugene and Faye Price, and went to be with our lord on November 28, 2018. Beverly attended Seminole Public Schools and in the mid-1960s she furthered her education by atteneding Oklahoma School of Banking and Business. Moving forward in later years she advanced into managerial positions for both Cracker Barrel and Life Uniform....
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Eleonor De La Rosa

December 28, 1933 - November 28, 2018

Eleonor De La Rosa, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Eleanor was born on December 28, 1933, in Mexico to parents, Alejo y Maria De La Rosa. She was preceded in death by, her parents, one sister and two brothers. Eleanor De La Rosa is survived by her nieces: Ana Maria Cabrera, Alma Perales, Diana Rodriguez, Jeanette Melendez, Olga Sanchez, Estella Ruiz and...
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Lorraine Triesch Pearman

October 23, 1917 - November 27, 2018

Lorraine Triesch Pearman went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2018 at the age of 101. She was born on October 23, 1917 in Schertz, Texas to Albert and Freida Triesch. She lived in San Antonio all her life, graduating from Brackenridge High School in 1935 and receiving her degree from Incarnate Word College (now UIW) in 1939. Lorraine married Frederick Keller Pearman in 1940, and they had a...
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Manuel "Manny" Musquiz

February 5, 1944 - November 26, 2018

Manuel Musquiz passed into the arms of our Grand architect of the Universe at the age of 74 in San Antonio, TX. Manny was born to parents Gregorio and Gertrudis Musquiz. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Micaela Luna. Manny is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Martha Musquiz; child, Michelle L. Musquiz; Children, Vivian Musquiz, Manuel Musquiz Jr. (Mary), David...
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Helen May Valme

May 6, 1928 - November 24, 2018

Helen M. Valmé was born on May 6th, 1928 , in Ledyard, Connecticut to George Eldred Nichols Sr. and Rachel Gertrude Watrous. Helen devoted her life to missionary work, and as an avid business partner to her husband Fritz, in the gas and oil industry. Helen will be affectionately remembered as a loving and caring wife and amazing mother. She was a wonderful person that was always willing...
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Joyce Ann Anderson

February 2, 1932 - November 24, 2018

Joyce Ann Anderson February 2, 1932 ~ November 24, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Ann "Stadaka" - "Red" Anderson announce that she was called Home on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 86. She was a devoted and loving wife for 52 years to the late Dan R. "Andy" Anderson. Theirs was truly a love story built around family, faith and friends. She will be...
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Mary Elaine Karam

November 24, 2018

Mary Elaine Karam died at peace on November 24, 2018, surrounded by her family. Lanie, as she was known to those who loved her, was admired for her kindness, sharp intelligence and her dedication to her community. She was an inspiration for pursuing her many interests with enthusiasm. A lifetime resident of San Antonio, Lanie attended Providence High School and received her BA in mathematics...
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Katherine Fisher

October 14, 2000 - November 23, 2018

Kate Fisher lived a beautiful life. Kate was loved beyond measure and she loved so many. Kate's parents, brothers, family, extended Saint Mary's Hall community, and friends around the world are incredibly proud of Kate and the young woman she had become. Sadly, on November 22nd, Kate passed from this life. While this is a tremendous tragedy and an incredible loss, we know that Kate lives on...
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Harriette McKinstry Burns

September 8, 1928 - November 22, 2018

Harriette McKinstry Burns September 8, 1928 ~ November 22, 2018 Early in the morning on November 22, 2018, Harriette McKinstry Burns died and met her husband Larry Burns, a retired American Airlines captain and the love of her life, in heaven. They were married 57 years. At her bedside earlier in the evening were her three children and one granddaughter. Harriette leaves her children...
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Stuart Kutler

July 30, 1957 - November 22, 2018

Stuart Kutler, age 61, of San Antonio, died on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Stuart graduated from Thomas Jefferson Highschool, and attended the University of Texas. He was a local pioneer in the Screen-printing Industry out of his shop at 1921 Fredericksburg Rd, and played a large part in the local community. He was extremely generous, and his time was filled with helping others by any means...
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Pablo Lopez Sanchez

November 18, 1919 - November 21, 2018

Pablo Lopez Sanchez, a World War II veteran who served at Pearl Harbor, passed away November 21, 2018 at the age of 99. He lived his life by honoring God, his family and his country. Pablo was the second of 13 children born to Bernardino and Coleta Sanchez. He had seven brothers and five sisters. Pablo helped his family survive the Great Depression by enlisting in the Civilian Conservation...
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Rachel Jeanne Ortiz Wong

December 26, 1963 - November 21, 2018

Rachel Jeanne Ortiz-Wong, age 54, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully showing tremendous courage in her battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She was born December 26,1963, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama to Jose and Esperanza Ortiz. She is survived by her beloved husband of 28 years, Xavier Wong; son,...
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Roy B. Comer, Jr.

May 6, 1929 - November 21, 2018

Roy B. Comer, Jr., age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Lucille Comer; sister, Dorothy Ledbetter; brother-in-law, Morris Ledbetter; niece, Talou Cain; grandnephew, Chris Cain; brother-in-law, James J. Pytel, Jr., and granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Meade. Roy is survived by his daughters, Birdie Archer ...
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Craig Allen

November 10, 1926 - November 21, 2018

Craig Allen was born in San Antonio Texas on November 10, 1926 to parents Clarence and Evelne Allen, Craig passed away Wednesday November 21, 2018. Mr. Allen received a degree from UT Austin, after which he partnered at Roberts, Allen & Helmke on Hemisphere and other projects. He opened his own firm working on Ray Ellison Headquarters, Luby's and others. He is remembered for his deep faith, civic...
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Martha Lopez Munguia

August 9, 1921 - November 20, 2018

Notice for: EXPRESS NEWS Date(s): SUNDAY, DEC 2, 2018 (WITH PHOTO) Martha Lopez Munguia August 9, 1921 ~ November 20, 2018 Martha was a beautiful lady, always willing to listen to others, and always had a smile on her face. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Martha Lopez Munguia, age 97, passed away on November 20, 2018. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother,...
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Pedro (Pete) Cazares CWO 3

August 28, 1944 - November 20, 2018

Pedro "Pete" Cazares CWO3, of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, after a valiant struggle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Pedro was born on August 28, 1944, in McAllen, Texas to Julio and Maria Lopez Cazares. Pedro's wife Amelia Salinas Cazares predeceased him in 2002. He met his present wife, Lily Porter Cazares in 2003 while both attended St...
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Joan Frances Hall

October 28, 1933 - November 19, 2018

Joan Frances Goss Hall, 85, died on November 19, 2018 with her loving daughter holding her hand as she passed. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, December 19, at the Army Residence Community (7400 Crestway Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239), with a reception immediately following. Born on October 28, 1933 to Margarite and Frank Goss in Fort Benning, GA, Joan was born first...
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Raymond Leonard Pugh

September 30, 1925 - November 19, 2018

Raymond Leonard Pugh died Monday, November 19th 2018 at age 93. He was born on September 30th 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in nearby Pleasanton, Texas in Atascosa County and joined the United States Navy, eventually serving in the 3rd Marine Division during World War II. Leonard fought on Guam and Iwo Jima. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the battle of...
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Carol F. Samusson

December 13, 1921 - November 19, 2018

Carol Franson Samusson December 13, 1921 – November 19, 2018 Carol Franson was born at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1921 to Paul Oscar Franson and Ruby DeVault Franson. Her father was a career military officer and she spent her childhood as an "Army Brat", living in the Philippines, Wyoming, Kansas and many other duty stations. While stationed in Chicago as a girl she participated with her...
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Patricia M. Still

August 30, 1922 - November 18, 2018

Patricia M. Still went to be with the Lord on the morning of November 18, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Born on August 30th, 1922 in Illinois to Col. and Mrs. Koger M. Still, her life was that of a quiet patriot. After her father was killed in 1941, the family moved to San Antonio on the recommendation of friends. Until forced to move in 2014, she lived in the same house purchased by her mother...
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Irene Arevalo

April 18, 1932 - November 17, 2018

Irene Casares Arévalo, 86, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on November 17, 2018 in San Antonio. Born on April 18, 1932 in Nixon, TX she was the third of five children to parents Moses and Josefina. Despite attending school only to the 3rd grade, Irene managed all of the affairs of her household, caring for her husband and six children during 70 years of marriage. Because of...
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Maria Teresa Rodriguez

October 19, 1921 - November 16, 2018

Maria Teresa Rodriguez, was born into this life on October 19, 1921, after a 97-year journey toward her eternal home. She transcended on November 16, 2018. Maria truly walked by FAITH and not by sight. She lived more years blind than she did sighted. She may not have been able to see with her earthly eyes, but she was given vision by her Heavenly Father. To know Maria was to witness Beauty...
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Martha "Ms. Martha" J. James

August 13, 1940 - November 16, 2018

Martha J. James, age 78 of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. She was born in Pineville, Louisiana to parents Mary Ella and L.J. Parker. Martha was a proud and dedicated family matriarch who balanced running all household affairs, successfully raising children and grandchildren all while running a fruitful childcare business for over 35 years. Her passion for the importance...
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Danny Spear

November 5, 1956 - November 16, 2018

Danny Spear was born on November 5, 1956, San Antonio, TX, and passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 16th, 2018 surrounded by good friends and his beloved pets. He was the proud owner of Land of Was Antiques. His mother Helen Spear founded Land of Was over 70 years ago. Danny and his sister Donna continued his mother's legacy with great passion. The shop was always full of friends...
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Mary Magdalena E. Gutierrez

May 29, 1942 - November 15, 2018

Mary Espinosa Gutierrez, age 76 of San Antonio, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018. She retired from University Health System after working there for over 20 years. Mary enjoyed her garden of roses, hummingbirds, and many plants. She enjoyed her trips and Casinos. The greatest trip for her was Rome. She enjoyed and lived a fulfilled life with friends and family. She was...
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Jose Luis Cuevas

September 5, 1984 - November 14, 2018

Jose Luis Cuevas passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. VISITATION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM PORTER LORING CHAPEL 1101 McCULLOUGH AVE. SERVICE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 11:00 AM PORTER LORING CHAPEL In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.
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Robert Lawrence Lawlace

May 24, 1923 - November 13, 2018

Robert Lawrence Lawlace passed away on November 13, 2018 at the age of 95 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Rosemary, as well as his children J. Randolph Lawlace (Isla Grant), Sally J. Lawlace, Lawrence J. Lawlace (Kathryn), and Jennifer L. Lawlace (Nicholas Dimotsis), and grandchildren Andrew M. Lawlace, Samuel J. Lawlace, Emily R. Lawlace, Ann Robie Lawlace...
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Frank W. Bresnan

December 28, 1930 - November 13, 2018

Frank Bresnan, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in San Antonio. Frank was born on December 28, 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois, to Frank and Anastasia Bresnan. He was a proud veteran of the US Army. He met the love of his life, Martha, at Fort Sam Houston Health Services Command and have been blessed with 40 wonderful years together. He and Martha loved to travel with their...
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Janie Mazuca Delgado

March 27, 1920 - November 13, 2018

After a full life, Janie Mazuca Delgado, beloved Matriarch of the San Antonio Mazuca and Delgado families, has gone to heaven on November 13, 2018 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reynolds Casanova Delgado and her beloved grandson, David Russell Delgado. Janie was born March 27, 1920 in Houston Texas to Elvira and Federico Mazuca, but moved to San Antonio at an...
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William Augustus Wahrmund

April 30, 1925 - November 12, 2018

William Augustus Wahrmund April 30th 1925 - November 12th 2018 He served his country in WW2 as a Second LT. in the US Marine Corps. Graduated Texas A&M with petroleum engineering degree. He volunteered as docent with Institute of Texan Cultures. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He went on christian mission trips with St.Lukes Episcopal Church. He was a member of toastmasters and also...
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Melanie Rush Davis

May 10, 1955 - November 12, 2018

The Melanie Dorothy Rush lost her 2 1/2-year battle with brain cancer on November 12, 2018 at the age of 63. She started on her new journey with music, champagne, and a gathering of loved ones. Melanie was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 10, 1955. She is survived by Adeline (Addie) Rush and pre-deceased by Harold (Joe) Rush. She was the fourth child of eight—two brothers and five...
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Severina "Nina" Castillo

August 8, 1949 - November 12, 2018

Severina "Nina" Andrade Castillo, age 69, went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2018, in Galveston, Texas. Severina was born on August 8, 1949, in San Antonio, Texas, to parents Pascual and Candelaria Andrade. She married her best friend, the love of her life, Manuel Castillo, on September 21, 1974. She is survived by her husband, Manuel Castillo; daughter, Angela Hernandez; and three...
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Juan Manuel Hernandez

April 14, 1969 - November 11, 2018

Juan Manuel Hernandez, age 49, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Juan was born to Rosalba on April 14, 1969 in San Antonio, Texas. He married Blanca Hernandez on January 3, 1989 and on August 4, 1989 became a father to the light of his life, Bianca Crystal. He became a hardworking man at a very early age of 14 and then continued his nearly 30-year career with the City of San Antonio...
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Shirley Wulfsohn

February 22, 1937 - November 11, 2018

On Sunday November 11, 2018, at 4:38 AM, Shirley Wulfsohn passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the age of 81. She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 22, 1937, to Robert and Pearl Blecher (Levine). She helped many people in her stellar career as a social worker and later as a probation officer. She always exuded the spark of life and was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Victoria Noin Lopez

May 11, 1921 - November 9, 2018

Victoria Noin Lopez, our beloved mother entered into Eternal Rest on November 9, 2018, at the age of 97. She was born in Piedras Negras, Mexico, to Genara and Fernando Noin. She is now at peace reunited with the love of her life, Francisco; her mother, Genara; her brothers, Fernando, Oscar, and Sam; her sister, Carmen; and her son, Mark. She is survived by her children, Lottie, Sylvia...
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Maryada Weart Artiglia

February 16, 1924 - November 8, 2018

Maryada Weart Artiglia passed away on Thursday, November 8th, at the age of 94, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 16th, 1924, in the District of Columbia to Major General Douglas and Mrs. Gertrude Weart. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Colonel Aldo Artiglia; sister Gertrude Ogren; and brothers Colonel George Weart and Colonel Douglas Weart. She is...
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Michele Yvette Witter

September 5, 1951 - November 8, 2018

Michele Yvette Witter, age 67, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in San Antonio. Michele was born on September 5, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas, to George and Suzanne Duchaine. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Suzanne Duchaine; her beloved husband Billy Witter; Sister; Claudette Singler. Michele is survived by Daughter Tiffany Bruce, Son; Bruce Witter, Step...
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Ann Cornwell Brewer

December 21, 1918 - November 7, 2018

Ann Cornwell Brewer was born in Charleston, West Virginia on December 21, 1918. She graduated from De Sales Heights School, attended business school in Wheeling, West Virginia and married Claude A. Brewer five days after Pearl Harbor. She lived with Claude's parents in Crowley, LA while he was in the Pacific Theatre. After the war they resided in Crowley where he developed a seed rice drier,...
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Molly Porter Burke

August 21, 1943 - November 7, 2018

Molly Porter Burke was born on August 21, 1943 in Houston, Texas and after spending precious time with friends and family passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in San Antonio. A life-long resident of San Antonio, she was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lou Moore Porter and William Curren Porter; her uncle Rufus (Buddy) Porter of Dallas; her aunts and uncles, Alicia Porter...
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Sheldon "Shelly" Braverman

June 27, 1935 - November 7, 2018

Sheldon "Shelly" Braverman, beloved husband to Phyllis Braverman, father, grandfather, uncle, philanthropist and friend passed away on November 6, 2018. He was the son of Max and Mildred Braverman. Born in the Bronx, NY, Shelly grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Erasmus High School, received his undergraduate degree from New York University and attended medical school at SUNY Upstate in...
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Josephine Margaret Reaves

April 3, 1919 - November 6, 2018

Josephine Margaret Reaves, age 99, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. MASS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018 1:00 PM MAIN POST CHAPEL 2301 WILSON WAY ST. SAN ANTONIO, TX 78234 FOLLOWED BY INTERMENT IN FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY AT 2:30 PM
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Andy Centeno

October 24, 1955 - November 5, 2018

On Monday, November 5th, 2018, Andy Centeno entered eternal rest. He was surrounded by family and prayer while he peacefully left this world. Andy was born and raised in San Antonio, TX to Joe and Alice Centeno. To his wife, Andy was a tender-hearted, provider and companion. To his children he was a hardworking, devoted, and adored father. Andy was dearly loved by his brothers and sisters. A...
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Beth Josephine Allen

May 24, 1915 - November 5, 2018

Beth Josephine Allen was born on May 24, 1915 in Oral, South Dakota to Daniel Ahern and Alice Judd Ahern. The family relocated to Mitchell, South Dakota when Alice traded the family farm for a small house near Dakota Wesleyan College. Beth and her four siblings all graduated from Dakota Wesleyan. Beth taught high school English for two years in Castlewood, South Dakota, then moved to Sioux...
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David Y. Burkett III

July 7, 1934 - November 4, 2018

David Y. Burkett III died peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, November 4, with his beloved wife, Lynnell, at his side. David was well known to family and friends for his fine sense of humor and abilities as a teacher and motivational speaker. He was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania in 1934, and, after earning bachelor's and master's degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University,...
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Rebeca "Gueli" Garza

March 24, 1942 - November 2, 2018

Rebeca "Gueli" Garza, age 76, of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 with her loving children by her side. She was born in Mexico on March 24, 1942 to the late Pedro and Maria Gurrola Peredo. Our mother was a very generous, compassionate, selfless and strong human being. She loved and adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, family and friends. Our...
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Suzanne Marie Sutterfield

August 4, 1962 - November 1, 2018

Suzanne Marie Sutterfield, age 56, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by family at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 4, 1962 in Olean, New York to Sheila Johnston. She grew up in Bradford, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1980. Upon graduation, Suzanne enlisted in the United States Air Force where she graduated from the...
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Warren M. Parker, Jr. MD Lt. Col., (USAF, RET)

September 27, 1933 - October 30, 2018

Dr. Warren M. Parker, Jr. went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Warren was born on September 27, 1933 in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, to parents Warren Maxwell Parker, Sr. and Lorene Schratz Parker. Upon Graduation from High School he enlisted in the USAF and served as a jet engine mechanic in Japan, was discharged and then used his GI Bill to study medicine at the...
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Edwin Anderson "Ted" Walker

April 11, 1956 - October 30, 2018

Edwin Anderson "Ted" Walker passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, following a lifelong struggle with diabetes. Ted was born in San Antonio, April 11, 1956 and he is predeceased by his parents, Charles Ganahl and Sarah (Sally) Cheney Walker, Jr. He is survived by his children, Sara Walker Herff and her husband, August F. "Cody" Herff IV; grandson, August F. "Augie" Herff V; and...
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William Wade "Bill" Morris

June 25, 1939 - October 27, 2018

William Wade "Bill" Morris passed away on October 27, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. William was born on June 25, 1939 to parents Charles and Ella Fae Morris. Bill attended St. Mary's School of Law; a practicing attorney during most of his professional career. He had a distinguished legal career and was employed as Assistant City Attorney and Assistant District Attorney in San Antonio, as well as...
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Homer Villarreal

June 5, 1927 - October 26, 2018

Homer Villarreal, age 91, passed away in the comfort of his home on Friday, October 26, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Homer was born on June 5, 1927 in San Antonio to parents Elijio and Guadalupe Martinez Villarreal. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren Veronica Flores and Scott Villarreal, and wife of 57 years, the mother of his children, Teresa Z. Villarreal. Homer...
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Gustav Carl Hillje

December 11, 1936 - October 26, 2018

Gustav Carl Hillje, age 81 of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born on December 11, 1936 in San Antonio, TX to Gustav W. and Irene Onken Hillje. Gus graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy at Central Christian Church in 1959. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army...
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Frederick Roger Estrada

December 31, 1939 - October 25, 2018

Frederick Roger Estrada, age 78, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at his home in San Antonio. Fred retired from the Camino Real Community MHMR Center after 26 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Connie and Frank Estrada; brother, Robert F. Estrada; and by great nephew, Aaron Estrada. Frederick is survived by his husband, Victor Benavides; and nephews,...
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Joan J. Ratner, PhD


Dr. Joan J. Ratner, age 90, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. After her children were in middle school she decided to return to school for advanced degrees in microbiology. She received her Master's degree from Trinity and then received her PhD from what is now the University of Texas Long School of...
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Janet E. Travis, USAF (Ret)

February 23, 1929 - October 23, 2018

Lt. Col. Janet E. Travis, USAF (Ret), age 89 of San Antonio, TX passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. She was born in Pennsylvania to Arth Amer and Rebecca McKowen Ames. Janet was a graduate of Bentleyville High School and South Side Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. Immediately upon graduation, Janet proudly served her country as a pediatric nurse in the USAF during the...
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George N. Stelle

June 26, 1922 - October 21, 2018

Captain George Nelson Stelle was born on June 26, 1922 in Summitville, Indiana to Rev. John and Bertha Stelle. George attended Butler College until he was drafted into the Air Force service in Adjutant General's Corps in England. He also has served as a secret courier out of the White House. Briefly a civilian, he reenlisted in the Army stationed in Turkey and Vietnam. He married his beloved...
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Fred Flores, Jr.

August 9, 1939 - October 21, 2018

Fred Flores, Jr., age 79, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, in San Antonio. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his return, he earned his degree from St. Mary's University in Accounting. Fred retired after 36 years as a Contract Specialist at Kelly AFB. He was preceded in death by his son, Jon Flores; and parents, Fred and Ida Flores. Fred is survived by...
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Rosa Ramos

July 20, 1969 - October 21, 2018

Our beloved wife and mother, Rosa Ramos, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on July 20, 1969, to parents, Antonio and Jessica Hernandez Uribe. Rosa is survived by her husband of 25 years, Domingo M. Ramos, Jr.; children, Clarissa D. Ramos, Domingo Joaquin Ramos, III; parents; sisters, Melinda Rodriguez, Griselda Moreno, and Sandra Guerra; and many nieces,...
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Ellen Louise Brient

February 8, 1931 - October 20, 2018

Ellen Louise Brient was born February 8, 1931 at the family ranch near Bandera, Texas. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 20, 2018. Ellen was a member of the Bandera High School Class of 1949 and graduated from Texas Women's University in 1953. She taught at the Radford School in El Paso, Sul Ross College in Alpine, Bandera Middle School, Connel Middle School and Highlands High...
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JoAnn W. Buitron

January 31, 1961 - October 20, 2018

JoAnn W. Buitron, age 57, passed away on Saturday, October 20 2018 in San Antonio. JoAnn was born on January 31, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas. She earned a Master's degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and retired after a 35-year career in social work. Her career included working for Child Protective Services, Northside Judson and San Antonio Independent School Districts. ...
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Robert J. Clayton, M.D.

February 10, 1935 - October 20, 2018

On October 20, 2018 the world lost a giant: a giant heart, whose love, patience and kindness knew no bounds; a giant of medicine, who helped pave the way for inclusion and early childhood intervention in the United States; and a giant smile that never waned, even in his sickest hour. Robert J. Clayton, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by his family and...
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Blanca Sara Rapaport

March 9, 1923 - October 19, 2018

With sadness we announce the passing of Blanca Sara Rapaport our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Blanca was known to family and so many friends as "Bube" the spanishized version of the Yiddish word for Grandma. And, she was the loving and caring grandma to so many. She is survived by her children; Carlos and Linda Rapaport, Jaime and Ana Rapaport, Raquel and Lenny Holzman; her...
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Charlene Hinze Blackwell

January 16, 1948 - October 17, 2018

With sadness we announce the passing of Charlene Hinze Blackwell our dear wife, mother and grandmother on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Charlene was born on January 16, 1948 to Alfred and Alice Hinze in Robstown, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband John C Blackwell, children, Marci (Kurt) VandenHouten, Green Bay, WI, Kevin (Hayley)...
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Richard Hall Keahey

February 8, 1931 - October 17, 2018

Richard Hall "Dick" Keahey, 87, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Dick was born on February 8, 1931 to Thomas Jefferson Keahey and Grady Hall Keahey in San Antonio. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia Keahey McReynolds; his sister in law, Dorothy Gay Blanks Keahey; and his nephew, David Alan Keahey. He is...
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Beverly Timberlake Abbey

January 9, 1930 - October 16, 2018

Beverly Timberlake Abbey passed away peacefully on October 16, 2018. She was born into a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico, on January 9, 1930, the daughter of Thomas Edgar Timberlake and Sylvia Nagle Timberlake. She survived both of her parents and her two older brothers, Thomas Edgar Timberlake Jr. and Robert Mason Timberlake. Although her family ranched in New Mexico and Colorado,...
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Stanley Alan Keilson

June 28, 1925 - October 15, 2018

Stanley Alan Keilson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 28, 1925 to Charles Keilson and Estelle Hurwitz and passed away peacefully at his residence in Laredo, Texas on Monday, October 15, 2018. His family moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1939 and he graduated from Jefferson High School in May 1943, just in time to be inducted into the US Army during World War II. Stanley initially served in the...
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James "Jim" A. Finch

July 2, 1964 - October 14, 2018

James "Jim" A. Finch, age 54, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Jim was born in San Antonio, the fifth of six children. He was paralyzed at the age of 14 by a drunk driver and thus began a lifetime of beating all odds and expectations. He was given an early model TI 99 computer and, using a mouth stick, began learning to use a computer. Later he employed the use...
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Alberto Calvo

December 4, 1957 - October 13, 2018

Alberto Calvo, 60, peacefully passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. Calvo was born on December 4, 1957 to Patricio and Socorro Calvo. By the age of six he was interested in Radio and Public Speaking. After graduating from Jefferson High School, Calvo enlisted in the US Army, attended San Antonio College and started his broadcasting career in 1977. Calvo was a staple in the radio community,...
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Carmen G. Zamarripa

April 17, 1927 - October 13, 2018

Carmen G. Zamarripa, age 91, of Eagle Pass, passed to her Eternal Rest on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Humberto Zamarripa C.; parents, Santana and Rosa Garza; brothers, Ignacio and Santiago R. Garza; and sisters, Santitos Garza and Maria del Refugio Zapata; and son-in-law, Isaac Ray Neeley. She is survived by her children, Eva Zamarripa, Maria Elena...
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Christine J. Parma

September 21, 1923 - October 12, 2018

Surrounded by her devoted family, Christine J. Parma, age 95, passed peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018. Born in Loire, Texas, on September 21, 1923, to Joseph and Frances Jasik, she grew up on a farm but the finer life of the city replaced the farm after she moved to San Antonio. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis J. Parma, nine older siblings, and grandson, John...
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Doris Ann Gummelt Foster

February 11, 1929 - October 12, 2018

Doris Ann Foster was born in Lorena, Texas to Walter and Erna Gummelt. Doris received Jesus Christ into her life at nine years. She graduated from Lorena High School and business college. While a secretary in Waco, she volunteered at a mission with her brother, Walter, leading to God's call to full-time Christian service. In preparation, Doris majored in Elementary Education at Baylor....
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Benjamin "Nino" Avalos Hernandez

January 6, 1947 - October 12, 2018

Benjamin "Nino" Avalos Hernandez, son of Julia & Tomas Hernandez, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in the early morning hours of October 12, 2018, at the age of 71. Nino was born in Blessing, Texas on January 6, 1947. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force, and as such, he will be buried with honors at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on October 19, 2018. A...
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Pat Priest

November 13, 1940 - October 12, 2018

Judge Pat Priest was born in Gainesville, Florida. He and his family lived in Florida, Illinois, Brownsville, and, finally, Harlingen, Texas, where he met his high school sweetheart, Nancy Dague, in the high school band. Pat graduated from Harlingen High School in 1958 and then attended Tulane University on a full Navy ROTC Scholarship. He and Nancy married in 1961. After graduating Tulane in...
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Delores Joe Miller "Dolly"

August 26, 1926 - October 11, 2018

Delores Joe Miller, 92, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Calhoun, LA on August 26, 1926, she was a military wife who loved to travel. She was an elementary school librarian, a homemaker, and enjoyed playing bunco. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Charles Milton Miller, Sr., and a son, Charles Miller, Jr. Survivors include...
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Ethel Connally Schram

December 5, 1923 - October 11, 2018

Ethel Schram departed her earthly life on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and entered into God's Heavenly Kingdom, less than two months shy of her 95th birthday. She was born Ethelene Elizabeth on December 5, 1923, the youngest of 11 babies, nine of which survived to adulthood, to parents Nolton M. and Elizabeth Spear Connally in Floresville, Texas. At the age of 7, Ethel, known as "Sis" to her...
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Juan J. Guerra , SR.

October 20, 1949 - October 10, 2018

Juan J. Guerra Sr., age 68 passed away on Wednesday October 10, 2018. He served in the US Army for 25 years. He was also a retired truck driver. Juan was a Ranch owner in Rocksprings, TX. He loved hunting and listening to his music. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Roger Dovalina. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Linda Guerra; son, Juan J. Guerra Jr.;...
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Consuelo C. Garcia

September 14, 1937 - October 10, 2018

The Light of our lives, Consuelo Garcia, went to be with the Lord the morning of October 10, 2018. Connie, as she liked to be called, was born in San Antonio and was an avid Spurs fan. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Rudy and Patsy Toscano; beloved son, David; and numerous relatives and friends. Connie leaves behind her devoted husband of 57 years, Albert; loving children and...
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Anthony S. Reyna

October 22, 1931 - October 6, 2018

Anthony S. Reyna, known to his friends and family as "Tony" or "Opa" (Grandfather) went to be with the Lord he loved so dearly, family, and friends who have passed before him on Friday, October 6th, 2018 at the age of 86. He was an outgoing and God-fearing man who was a husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, friend, and very proudly, a Marine in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was known to everyone...
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Marjorie Mae Moss Hardy

August 28, 1920 - October 6, 2018

MARJORIE MAE MOSS HARDY was born August 28, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas to Holmes and Mae (Wilburn Ratliff) Moss; she died of natural causes at the age of 98 on October 6, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Holmes Moss; first husband of 41 years, Dr. John Henry Bohmfalk; and second husband of 15 years, Robert Lewis Hardy. She earned a B.S. degree...
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Douglas Vachel McNeel

March 4, 1952 - October 5, 2018

Douglas Vachel McNeel, 66, died in San Antonio on Friday, October 5, 2018, after a valiant, 7-month fight with melanoma. He and his family made their home at his family's Gallagher Ranch near Helotes, which was his source of inspiration for loving Nature, songwriting, entertaining friends, and reflection. A self-described "Lawyer by day, Songwriter by night", only begins to describe Doug's wide...
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Arthur Xavier Joseph

July 21, 1916 - October 5, 2018

Arthur Xavier Joseph, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend, went to be with Our Lord on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the age of 102. Arthur was born in San Antonio Texas on July 21, 1916, the son of Nick Joseph and Helen Tajkowski Joseph, both immigrants from Poland. He attended Central Catholic High School and St. Mary's University. He served in the United States Coast Guard as a...
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Thomas James Collins

June 28, 1930 - October 3, 2018

Thomas James Collins, age 88, died in San Antonio, TX on October 3, 2018. Tom was born on June 28, 1930, to Rosa Lee and Harry H. Collins. Tom loved photography & travel, visiting all 50 states & 29 foreign countries. In his varied career he was a radio announcer, English Teacher, director of plays, and speech therapist. He taught at South San ISD and North East ISD. He was a member of Central...
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Ian "Bugg" Hassler Schramek

June 13, 2002 - October 2, 2018

Ian "Bugg" Hassler Schramek, 16, of San Antonio, gained his angel wings and flew home, into Jesus' arms, on October 2, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family. Ian was a blessing to all who had the honor of knowing him and the privilege of caring for him. Although cut too short, Ian's life was powerful and he touched everyone he met. His presence brought about peace. He was a living...
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Janice Norah Mary James

October 16, 1938 - October 2, 2018

Janice Nora Mary Samm James passed from this world into the arms of her loving Lord Jesus on October 2, 2018. She was a much beloved sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, coworker, and friend. Janice was born October 16, 1938 in Luton, England to Brian William Samm and Marjorie Evelyn Florence Samm (formerly Peck). Janice attended the local school in Caddington, but her greatest delight was the...
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