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

Alton Joe Schubert

January 5, 1929 - May 17, 2018

Alton Joe Schubert, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in San Antonio. Alton was born on January 5th, 1929 to Joseph and Elsie Schubert in Woodsboro, Texas. He was a graduate of UT Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduating, he went to work for Standard Industries where he remained until retirement. Alton was an avid orchid grower and liked to paint in...
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Loreto "Lee" Trevino

December 12, 1945 - May 16, 2018

Our beloved father, husband, brother, and friend, Loreto "Lee" Trevino, entered into eternal rest at the age of 72. He was born in Pharr, Texas to a family of 11, being the eldest son. He graduated from PSJA High School and from Pan American University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He later received his Master of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University. ...
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Hunter Bentley Bush

April 30, 2015 - May 15, 2018

Hunter Bentley Bush, age 3 years old, died on May 15, 2018. Hunter is the son of Matthew Ray Bush & Jenevieve Ramos Bush of San Antonio. He is survived by two siblings, Matthew Landry Bush & Tyler Austin Bush. Hunter is also deeply loved by his great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and his countless family friends. Dearest Hunter, please know that you are our greatest...
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Dolly Morrow Altgelt

October 17, 1923 - May 14, 2018

Dolly Morrow Altgelt was born in San Antonio, Texas October 17, 1923. Dolly was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Woodward Woodson Altgelt, Jr., her son Skeet Altgelt and her parents William Leigh Morrow and Dolly Post Morrow. Dolly and Woodward were very active in the San Antonio Community and known for their many efforts to give back to the city. Dolly graduated...
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Ruben Santana CW4 US Army, Ret.

September 25, 1942 - May 13, 2018

Ruben Santana, age 75, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Ruben proudly served his country in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and later flew fixed wing planes. During his military career, Ruben also provided programming support to various commands until his retirement. Ruben never met a stranger and often forged long time friendships with...
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Jorge O. Pena

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2018

Jorge O. Pena, age 62, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was born to Octavio Pena, Jr. and Carolina R. Pena. Jorge graduated from Luther Burbank HS 1974, and enlisted in the USAF, serving his country 1975-1979. Jorge graduated UTSA 1992 with a B.A. in Civil Engineering, and held many interests, including, tending the family ranch, animal lover, devoted dog owner, enjoyed horse racing and...
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Joel Leonard Roth

December 21, 1924 - May 12, 2018

Joel Leonard Roth, aged 93, died the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 2018 among family at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born on December 21, 1924, in Northampton, Pennsylvania to Isidor and Lillian Roth. Joel is survived by his children Bennett, Marc, Eric, and Susan, his grandchildren Andrew, Alex, and Alan, his daughters-in-law Maria Roth, Mariann Roth, and Kim Banda, and his sister Jean...
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Raul Macias De La Garza

February 17, 1927 - May 7, 2018

Raul Macias De La Garza, age 91, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. Raul was a World War II Veteran and Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Felicitas De La Garza; sisters, Olga Aguilar and Olivia Summerville; son, Gilbert Charles Vasquez. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dora Charles De La Garza; brother, Frederico M...
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Jeffrey Ward

December 31, 1952 - May 7, 2018

Chief Jeffrey Ward, SAISD Police (Ret.), age 65, of San Antonio, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Jeffrey was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and spent his childhood growing up in the town of Suffern, New York. Jeffrey discovered his passion for serving the community at an early age, and chose a career in law enforcement after a brief stint in the US Marine Corps. After...
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Frank G. Trevino

February 10, 1922 - May 7, 2018

Frank G. Trevino February 10, 1922 - May 7, 2018 Our loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend, Frank G. Trevino, went peacefully to be with the Lord at the age 96. He was born to Frank C. Trevino and Concepcion Garza and was raised in San Antonio, Texas all of his life. In 1948, he met and married the love of his life, Claudina Trevino, where they shared 65 blissful years together and...
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Phyllis Braverman

October 16, 1935 - May 7, 2018

Phyllis Braverman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away in her home on May 7, 2018. She was born October 16, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents, Ray and Louis Glick. Phyllis and Shelly Braverman were childhood sweethearts, having met at age 5 at summer camp. They lived in multiple cities in the northeast, eventually settling in Baltimore, MD. In...
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Delight Tillotson

November 16, 1929 - May 6, 2018

Delight Tillotson November 16, 1929- May 6, 2018 Mrs. Delight Tillotson passed away on Sunday May 6, 2018. She was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on November 16, 1929. Delight graduated from Nashua High School in 1947, Columbia University in 1952 and received her Master of Science in nursing from UT Austin in 1974. Mrs. Tillotson was a resident of San Antonio since 1974. She was preceded in...
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Mary Jane Clark

December 3, 1916 - May 6, 2018

MARY JANE IHLE CLARK December 3, 1916 – May 6, 2018 Mary Jane Ihle Clark was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1916. While still an infant, she contacted polio which left her with an atrophied leg and other residual weaknesses. In spite of being disabled, she earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a MAW from Wayne State University. Being disabled herself, she knew the...
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Winifred Witchell Pfiester

June 9, 1918 - May 5, 2018

Winifred "Winnie" Witchell Pfiester went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 9, 1918, where she resided her entire life. On November 9, 1939, she married Chester M. Pfiester at Grace Lutheran Church. They had celebrated 72 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2010. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1935. She was a...
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Margaret Kenney Hopkins

November 19, 1928 - May 4, 2018

MARGARET KENNEY HOPKINS November 19, 1928 – May 4, 2018 Our much loved mother, Margaret Kenney Hopkins, age 89, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio to Dr. Nat Mitchell and Mary Patterson Kenney, the fifth of six lively, independent, talented, and strong-minded children. She was an avid fisherman during summers at Rockport on the Gulf of Mexico...
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Marisela C. Falkner

September 13, 1971 - May 4, 2018

Marisela C. Falkner, age 46, of San Antonio, died Friday, May 4, 2018. She was a member of St. Anthony De Padua for 13 years, Missionary servant of St Anthony, Missionary servant of the Sacred Heart for 3 years and St. Anthony Devine Mercy. Marisela was an LVN for 20 years working in Home Health Care and the State Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Madison N. Falkner; sons,...
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Clara Santos Ondarza

August 12, 1922 - May 4, 2018

Clara Santos Ondarza, age 95, died on Friday, May 4, 2018. Clara was born on August 12, 1922 to Evaristo and Monica Frias Fernandez. Clara was an active member of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Altar Society, the church choir and the envelope ministry as well as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Raul...
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Judith Foster Liss

November 6, 1942 - May 2, 2018

Judith Foster Liss, 75, went to be with the one true Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Born Judith Gail Foster in Louisville, KY on November 6, 1942, Judith was the oldest child of James William & Josephine Pharris Foster. Her father's Army career took the family around the world. She spent several formative years in Metz, France. She graduated from high school in...
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Stephanie Rose Markle

May 11, 1998 - May 1, 2018

Stephanie Rose Markle, age 19, died peacefully in her sleep on May 1, 2018 in Austin, TX where she attended the University of Texas. She was born on May 11th, 1998 in Raleigh, NC to Steve and Lori Markle. She was a 2016 graduate of International School of the Americas in San Antonio, TX. Stephanie was a woman of many talents. She was a scholar (4.0 student in high school and college), an...
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Theresa Georgia Wilson

December 27, 1923 - May 1, 2018

Theresa Georgia Wilson December 27, 1923-May 1, 2018 Theresa Georgia Wilson passed away on May 1, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in San Antonio on December 27, 1923 to Judge Horace E. and Georgia Howell Wilson. She is survived by her nieces, Kathleen Wilson Thompson and husband Jim Thompson of Austin; as well as Linda Wilson of Edgartown, Massachusetts. Also surviving Theresa are...
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Gladys Faye Morris

November 27, 1926 - April 29, 2018

Gladys Faye Morris nee Kyle, age 91, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on November 27, 1926 in La Feria, Texas, to Coin H. Kyle and Annie L. Kyle. Raised in Los Fresnos, Texas, she moved to San Antonio to attend business college. While living in San Antonio, she met and married her husband, Leo A. Morris. Gladys worked alongside her husband in several...
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Jonathan Miles Horner

March 21, 1987 - April 29, 2018

Jonathan Miles Horner, age 31, of San Antonio passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Jonathan was born on March 21, 1987 in Fort Worth, TX to J. Miles and DeAnn Horner. Jonathan was a hard worker, a family man, and a true man of God who loved his Lord, so that's where he is. He was preceded in death by his father J. Miles Horner; his paternal grandfather Needhan Horner and his maternal...
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Leopoldo Ricardo "Leo" Cancio

August 17, 1994 - April 29, 2018

Leopoldo Cancio, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the age of 23. Leo was born on August 17, 1994 in San Antonio to Leopoldo Carlos Cancio and Patricia I. Wathen. Leo was a loving son and brother who struggled with mental illness and addiction in the last years of his life. Leo is survived by parents Patricia I. Wathen and Lee Cancio, his brothers Rodrigo, Tomas, and Lucas Cancio, his...
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Rob Rhino Gomez

March 7, 1983 - April 28, 2018

Robert Pifanio Gomez, age 35, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Robert was born on March 7, 1983 in San Antonio to Robert Gomez and Vicenta Medina. Robert is survived by his daughter Tiara Gomez; his parents Robert Gomez and Vicenta Medina; his siblings, Reynaldo Elizardo, Jr., Rachel Medina, Armando Medina, Jose Medina, Juan Medina, Sherri Medina and Penni Gomez; his Aunt...
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Alicia Ortiz Hafez

March 31, 1936 - April 28, 2018

Alicia Ortiz Hafez, age 82, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday night on April 28th 2018. She was the second child of four of Mr. Cruz Gonzales Ortiz and Jovita Yzquirerdo de Ortiz. Her last days were filled with love and support as she was joined by her sister Maria and Maria's family, her niece's grandchild was present to make it four generations of family to the youngest at 9 months to wish...
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Leonard Rene St. Germain

December 3, 1937 - April 28, 2018

Leonard Rene St. Germain, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 28th at home in San Antonio, TX. Len was born on December 3, 1937 in St. Anne's, Manitoba Canada to Lucien and Louise (Benoit) St. Germain. As a child he lived in St. Anne's and the St. Vital area. He lived in Winnipeg, Canada. His first job was a bicycle courier then attended school to become an upholsterer and worked for Simmons...
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Cristina Almendares Mass

April 14, 1957 - April 28, 2018

Cristina Almendares Mass age 61, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 surrounded by her family. Cristina was born on April 14th, 1957 in the Philippines to Placido Almendares and Espirita Morales. She was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and 20 plus years spent as a Clinical Research Nurse at John Hopkins Medical Center. . She is preceded in death by her father,...
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Marcel Wiedermann

July 17, 1922 - April 27, 2018

Marcel Wiedermann, entered into rest on April 27, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on July 17, 1922 to Simon and Celia Stern Wiedermann. He was a graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated from St. Mary's University. Marcel and his wife Rebecca Wiedermann owned and operated the Alamo Fabric Center for 29 years. Marcel was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rebecca...
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Richard L. Perez, Jr.

August 23, 1943 - April 26, 2018

Richard L. Perez, Jr. passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the age of 74. He died peacefully surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard B. and Josephine L. Perez, and two sisters, Josie Fernandez and Margaret Robinson. Mr. Perez proudly served in the United States Marine Corp and was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and several other medals while...
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Marguerite Drury

June 11, 1915 - April 26, 2018

Marguerite Drury June 11, 1915-April 26, 2018 Marguerite Drury, born of man June 11, 1915, born of The Holy Spirit November 5, 1971 and present with the Lord April 26, 2018 at age 102. She loved to play Monopoly with her grandchildren and have Bible study in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion F. (Red) Drury; daughter, Marlene Jordan, son, M. Frank Drury.; and...
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Joan Herweck Martin

June 3, 1930 - April 26, 2018

Our loving mother, Joan Marie Herweck Martin was born on June 3, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Ruth Coll Herweck and John Herweck. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 1948, she attended finishing school at Monticello College in Illinois, graduating with the class of 1950. Joan then attended the University of Texas at Austin where she wrote for the Daily Texan and graduated in...
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Elizabeth Hemphill Wilson

October 9, 1920 - April 25, 2018

Elizabeth "Liz" Hemphill Wilson, 97, gently passed away on April 25, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Liz was born on October 9, 1920, in Dallas, Texas, the fourth of five children of Bernard Boyle and Ovie Josephine Hemphill. Liz attended Southern Methodist University, where she studied art and became a lifelong member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. There she met her husband of 63 years,...
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Clarissa Sophia Riojas

January 31, 2000 - April 25, 2018

Clarissa Sophia Riojas January 31, 2000 – April 25, 2018 Our sweet angel, loving daughter, sister, and friend, Clarissa Sophia Riojas, entered into rest at the young age of 18. She was born in San Antonio to Joshua Riojas and Sylvia Caudillo. Clarissa was currently in her senior year of high school preparing to graduate with her class in June 2018. She loved dancing and was a member of...
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George Casseb

February 29, 1924 - April 25, 2018

George Casseb, a lifetime resident of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the age of 94, surrounded by his loving family. George was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas to Solomon Nagem Casseb and Annie Marie Barberio Casseb. He was one of seven children. After attending John B. Hood Elementary School and Washington Irving Middle...
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Elwin O. Williams

January 13, 1928 - April 23, 2018

Elwin O. Williams passed away at his home on April 23, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born January 13, 1928 in Lillie, Louisiana, to Theron and Amanda Williams. He spent his childhood in Louisiana and East Texas. He was a 1945 graduate of DeRidder High School in DeRidder, Louisiana, and married his sweetheart, Irene Head, in 1946. They remained married over 70 years until her death in 2017. ...
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Gerardo Pena

July 20, 1952 - April 22, 2018

Gerardo Pena born July 20,1952 and raised in San Antonio, TX. He was a devoted son, father, husband, and friend. He had a passion for sports; win or lose he still supported his teams Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, and the Houston Astros. He also liked to go fishing. When you needed a friend or shoulder to cry on he was always there. Never a dull moment when he was around. On his off time,...
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Amador J. Cuellar MSG, US Army (Ret)

April 30, 1927 - April 22, 2018

Amador J. Cuellar, age 90, passed away suddenly in San Antonio on April 22, 2018. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edith Cuellar; children, Roselind Davis, Victor Cuellar, David Cuellar and Diana Weber (John), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3...
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Kenneth Lee Elliott

June 4, 1939 - April 22, 2018

Kenneth Lee Elliott, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was a long time resident of Sweetwater and member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #571 and the Amateur Radio Club. Born in Lubbock, TX on June 4, 1939 to MG and Peggy Elliott, Ken graduated high school in Lovington NM in 1957 and studied at both Texas Tech and New Mexico State...
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Nancy M. Ford

August 13, 1934 - April 21, 2018

Nancy M. Ford, age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 13, 1934, in Ladonia, TX to Charles Merrill and Frances Morgan. Nancy grew up in Northeast and West Texas, moving frequently due to her father's work with Southern Life - Ranch and Agriculture Division. She attended several colleges including Texas State College for Women (now Texas...
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Pilar M. Garcia

October 1, 1919 - April 20, 2018

Pilar M. Garcia age 98, of San Antonio, went to heaven with her Lord face to face. A Godly woman who prayed for everyone and loved her children, grandchildren and her in-laws. She was a hard worker at 17 years of age and retired at 85 years old. She loved sewing, quilting and was a very good cook and made tortillas. Pilar looked forward to attending church. She was preceded in death by...
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Roy Cullum Coleman

August 2, 1929 - April 19, 2018

CMSGT (Ret) Roy Cullum Coleman, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home in San Antonio, TX. He was born on August 2, 1929, in Nashville, TN to James E. and Mildred Burnett Coleman. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1946, where he served with distinction for 29 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joan E. Coleman, his parents James E. and...
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William H. (Bill) Williamson

November 20, 1934 - April 18, 2018

Loving husband, father and friend, William H. (Bill) Williamson, age 83, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Born in Houston, TX, he was a proud veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a devoted husband with 56 years of marriage to his beloved Stella. An inquisitive and intelligent mind, he was employed as a Deputy Constable of Bexar County. He...
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Cecil Joseph Johnson

May 15, 1961 - April 17, 2018

Cecil Joseph Johnson went to be with the Lord at the age of 56. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, TX to Cecil Curtis Johnson and Alicia Reyes Johnson. Cecil enlisted in the Army at a very young age and served for three years. After leaving the military, he began his civilian career working in various positions for different companies. He later applied for work at Fort Sam Houston and was selected to...
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Lucille Mitrane

July 24, 1935 - April 17, 2018

Lucille B. Mitrane died Tuesday, April 17th at the age of 82 following a long illness. She was a native of San Antonio, retired teacher and a lover of humanity. She was preceded in death by her parents' Mary and Rudolph Lopez. Her big smile, quick wit, respect for others, and love for all people and cultures made her a special person. She loved children and music and was an avid...
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Nicholas M. Olsen

August 20, 1935 - April 16, 2018

Nicholas M. Olsen (Nick), age 82, of San Antonio, TX went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 16, 2018. He was born on August 20, 1935 in Madison, WI to Nick S. Olsen and Nora Marie Olsen, both of Norway. He retired from Oscar Mayer & Co. where he worked for 33 years in their Engineering Dept., first as a draftsman and then as a Computer Systems Administrator. He graduated...
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Steven Ward Solsbery

March 12, 1951 - April 15, 2018

Steven Ward Solsbery died on Sunday, April 15 at the age of 67. Born March 12, 1951, a native of San Antonio, he was the oldest of three children and beloved by his parents Horace "Solly" and Hilda "Tillie" Tillotson Solsbery, by whom he is predeceased. Steve was a joyful child who had a good heart, positive attitude, and honest sense of character. He was a patient big brother to his twin...
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William "Bill" Robert DeCastro III

December 31, 1955 - April 15, 2018

William "Bill" Robert DeCastro III, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in San Antonio. Bill was a proud graduate of the Citadel Military College of South Carolina, and received his Master's Degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. Bill worked in the Trailer industry for over 35 years. He had a love of Ferraris, Formula One racing, cigars, scotch, art and his family. He was preceded...
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Mary Elaine Ryan

October 17, 1946 - April 15, 2018

Mary Elaine Lico Ryan passed on to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the age of 71. She was surrounded by her family at home in Helotes, Texas. Elaine was born on October 17, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Paul and Zora Faye Lico. She graduated form Douglas MacArthur High School in 1965. Elaine had a long career with Broadway National Bank retiring in 2010 after 42 years of...
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Ronald D. Hulme

July 6, 1948 - April 14, 2018

Ronald D. Hulme, age 69, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born July 6, 1948 in Mesa, Arizona to William Dee and Eleanor Hulme. Shortly after graduating from high school, Ronald was employed by USAA, where he worked for 49 years. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing golf, and especially enjoyed his time in the pool with his dogs, Bailey and Chloe. He was preceded in...
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Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse

April 28, 1921 - April 14, 2018

With the passing of Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse on the morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018, both her family and San Antonio lost an amazing woman. Amanda loved her family and was proud to be the eldest living descendant of Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of C.H. Guenther & Son. Amanda was born on April 28, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Regina Augusta Beckmann & Laurence Barrett Hurst. ...
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Thomas L. Cox

June 20, 1950 - April 12, 2018

Thomas L. Cox, age 67, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness. Tom attended Jefferson High School and graduated with a degree in Finance from Southwest Texas State University. After a brief time at Kelly AFB, Tom attended Naval Officer Candidate School serving in the Supply Corps. After 26 years of distinguished service, Tom retired with the rank of Navy Captain. ...
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Hermelinda B. Pompa

April 1, 1932 - April 12, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Hermelinda B. Pompa announces her unexpected passing at the age of 86, on Thursday April 12, 2018 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Hermelinda was a native of Kingsville, Texas and later settled with her family in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelors and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University and was a licensed Clinical...
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Julia Gage Kelleher Stacy

April 25, 1957 - April 12, 2018

Julie Stacy passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a long, hard-fought battle with metastatic breast cancer. Julie was born on April 25, 1957, in New Jersey, though she got to Texas as quickly as she could. She attended Mrs. Bishop's for kindergarten and Saint Mary's Hall thereafter, where she met many dear, lifelong friends. After graduating from high school, she...
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Estella G. Gutierrez

June 23, 1925 - April 12, 2018

Estella G. Gutierrez June 23, 1925 – April 12, 2018 Estella Garza Gutierrez entered God's heavenly kingdom on April 12, 2018, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her mother Juanita Mendoza Garza, father Servando Garza, husband Elias S. Gutierrez and six sisters: Elena, Virginia, Elvira, Eloisa, Alicia and Herlinda. Estella is survived by her children: Sylvia Parrott (James),...
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John G. Wagenfehr, Jr.

October 6, 1930 - April 11, 2018

After a lengthy and courageous battle with colon cancer, our beloved dad and loving husband, John G. Wagenfehr, Jr., age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born to wonderful parents, John and Margaret Wagenfehr in San Antonio; graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1949 and Texas A&M in 1953. Johnny proudly enlisted in the US Army...
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Ray Lee Whitworth

February 21, 1956 - April 10, 2018

Ray was born at Ladd AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska. He was diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome. He couldn't walk or talk and his left eye and ear did not fully develop. He had mental deficiencies and had to be taken care of all his life. His parents decided they would give him the best life they could. His father was career Air force. After Ray was born they moved to Schertz, TX, Sacramento, CA,...
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Maria de Jesus Torres

December 29, 1931 - April 10, 2018

Our beloved beautiful mother, Maria de Jesus Torres, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10. In heaven she joins our father, B.G., her grandson, Danny B., her parents, Francisco Avila and Maria Ortiz Martinez and several siblings. She was loved and will be missed by her four daughters, Victoria Rendon, Maria Elena Martinez (Arturo), Rebecca Ortiz (Daniel) and Eloisa Ybarra (Jose), her...
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David Richard Paredes, Ph.D.

November 30, 1946 - April 10, 2018

David Richard Paredes, Ph.D., age 71, passed from this world on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He had been struggling with cancer for over a year. He was born on November 30, 1946 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick Paredes and Molly Moya Paredes. David attended New Mexico State University where he began a life- long passion for social...
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William E. Hailey

September 30, 1922 - April 9, 2018

William Edward "Bill" Hailey – a longtime local attorney, war veteran and former college basketball star - was a quintessential product of an American era that's been described as the greatest generation. Hailey, who moved to San Antonio to open his first law practice in the early 1950s, died Monday in the city that he loved and called home for almost seven decades. He was 95. Bill was...
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Martha Chacon Romo

August 11, 1932 - April 9, 2018

In the early hours of April 09, 2018, as her children stroked her hair and held her hand, Martha Chacon Romo, gently passed away. It was a characteristically loving final moment which she imparted to her daughter, M. Victoria McLeod, and son, Dr. Victor M. Romo Jr. The 85 years she spent from California to Mexico to Texas were marked by intelligence, beauty and a gregarious spirit which will...
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Louise Perkins Miller

March 3, 1923 - April 9, 2018

Louise Perkins Miller, 95, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully on to eternity on April 9, 2018, with family members at her side. Born on March 3, 1923, in Sulligent, AL to Mamie and Raymond Perkins, she was the second of five children. She was raised in Alabama and Mississippi, and graduated high school at New Brockton, AL. She was a beautiful southern belle, with a charming southern...
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Jesse Richard Greer

February 25, 1936 - April 8, 2018

Retired Air Force Major and Catholic Deacon Jesse Richard Greer died at age 82 on April 8, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Jesse lived a life of joy and service to God, family and country. Born in 1936 in New York City, Jesse graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Industrial Management. After participating in ROTC in college, he joined the Air Force where he served for 20 years. He...
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Alice Cockrell Greene

August 3, 1922 - April 8, 2018

Mrs. Alice Cockrell Greene, age 95, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Smithville, TX to William Harvey Wooldridge and Justina Sistik. She was preceded in death by her parents William H. Wooldridge and Justina Sistik; her husband's Joseph Albert Cockrell and James W. Greene; her brother Bill Wooldridge; and her sister Jettie Elaine Fendley....
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Eleanor L. Bergmann

November 3, 1922 - April 8, 2018

Mrs. Eleanor L. Bergmann, age 95, passed away peacefully at home with family members by her side on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was born on November 3, 1922 in San Antonio, TX to Sam B. Lifshutz and Leah Penner. She was a woman of elegance and grace and a true lady. Eleanor graduated from Thomas Jefferson H.S. and attended the University of Texas in Austin and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She...
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Roy E. Robbins

April 22, 1939 - April 7, 2018

Roy Eugene Robbins, Ph.D., died April 7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was in the middle of the Spring Semester, and his 35th year of teaching, at St. Mary's University where he joined the faculty in 1983 and was the Chair of the Department of Economics. Almost a year before, on April 10, 2017, Dr. Robbins received one of his most cherished honors when two of his former students, Gastón Sosa...
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Carolyn Herbert Taylor

August 3, 1929 - April 6, 2018

On April 6, 2018, Carolyn Herbert Taylor of The Woodlands, Texas, died at the age of 88. Carolyn was born on August 3, 1929, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, to Clyde and Ruby Herbert. Carolyn attended Tulsa University where she met John Reinhard Taylor of Glendive, Montana. They married in 1951 and while raising three children, they made job-related moves from Texas to Kansas then back to Texas. ...
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William Daniel Meskill

August 13, 1929 - April 6, 2018

A native and lifelong Texan, Bill was born to Cora Westerlage Tarpey and Richard Joseph Meskill at Fort Sam Houston in 1929. He was raised in a loving, religious, education-focused household with his four older siblings, Schotsy (Sr. Miriam), Richard, Cora Lee and Jane. As a young boy, he developed a love of sports - caddying, and playing high school basketball, baseball and football. In 1946,...
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Alda Charles Epstein

October 26, 1920 - April 6, 2018

Alda Charles Epstein passed away early Friday morning, April 6, 2018. A wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Alda lived 97 extraordinary years. Born in San Antonio in 1920 to her Jewish immigrant parents, Alda grew up to be a generous, courageous, beautiful, kind and loving woman of valor. She was a child of San Antonio, her family moving from neighborhood to neighborhood in...
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John Jennings

May 7, 1927 - April 5, 2018

John Jennings was born in Dallas, Texas to Lillian and Richard Jennings. John lived his life using his natural gifts and humor to brighten the lives of others. He was artistic, musically inclined, a self-taught piano player, skilled in woodcraft, a calligrapher, and above all a great person. He served in the Pacific Air Command during World War II as a message center clerk (Corporal) and also...
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Amada C. Rosel, "Millie"

September 21, 1925 - April 5, 2018

Amada C. Rosel, age 92, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was a Civil Service Employee at Kelly AFB for 35 years. Amada enjoyed travels to Mexico, California, and Las Vegas. Had an intense devotion to her Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs. Passion for a good game of dominos, family gatherings and to exercise her privilege to vote ...
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John G. Wood

October 26, 1941 - April 5, 2018

John G. Wood, age 76, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Castroville. He was born on October 26, 1941 to parents, B.R. and Geneva Witzig Wood, in Pearsall. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gabrielle Wood; step-daughter, Sandra Goode; daughter, Gerri Lea Landrigan; 2 grandchildren; brother, B.R. Wood, Jr.; and numerous family...
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Sharon Lyn Downum Fink

December 17, 1948 - April 5, 2018

On April 5, 2018 Sharon Lyn Downum Fink, 69, left her earthly body and entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Sharon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late December 2017. She was born in San Antonio, but later moved to Houston, Texas where she spent most of her youth. As a young girl, she was active in her church youth group and choir. She graduated from Spring Branch High School in 1967 and...
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Thomas E. Cole, Sr.

December 26, 1944 - April 3, 2018

TSgt Thomas E. Cole Sr. USAF (Ret), age 73, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on December 26, 1944 in Waynesburg, PA to Thomas Warren and Amy Elizabeth Cole. TSgt Cole retired with 23 years of service in the USAF and served at various duty stations around the world including Pakistan, Thailand, and England. TSgt Cole retired from Wright Patterson AFB and...
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Francis Edward O'Neill, Jr.

October 6, 1941 - April 3, 2018

With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Francis Edward O'Neill, Jr. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. "Ed" as he preferred to be called, was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 6, 1941. He was preceded in death by his younger brothers, Thomas R. O'Neill, and Joseph A. O'Neill, MD.; his cousins, John O'Neill, and Robert "Bob" O'Neill; uncles, Col. John J. O'Neill (Georgie), and James R. O'Neill,...
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Margarita M. Pedraza

September 30, 1926 - April 3, 2018

Margarita Morales Pedraza, our beloved mother, was accompanied by angels into Heaven on April 3, 2018 at the age of 91. Born on September 30, 1926, to Pablo Morales and Anita Hamilton, Margarita grew up on Guadalupe Street in west side San Antonio during the Great Depression and World War II. Her family ran a tailor shop and housed a neighborhood fruit stand in order to support nine children. ...
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Rae Lynne Pacheco, "Lynne"

February 8, 1956 - April 3, 2018

Rae Lynne Pacheco "Lynne", age 62, passed away on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on February 8, 1956 in Columbus, GA. She married the love of her life for 23 years, Ramon C. Pacheco, on May 27, 1995. Lynne was a proud retired member of the US Air Force where she achieved the rank of MSGT and worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She was a devoted wife and...
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Allison Sockler Duesing

March 1, 1957 - April 3, 2018

Allison Doran Sockler Duesing passed away peacefully and without pain on April 3, 2018, after diligently combatting lung cancer for nearly six years. An undeserving victim of lung cancer, Allison never asked why but fought it daily with faith and medicine. Allison was fueled by faith in the Lord and the hope He instilled in her. She was blessed with a magnetic personality that attracted many...
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William Earl Barfield, Sr.

November 12, 1939 - April 1, 2018

William Earl Barfield, Sr. (Dick) went to be with his Savior Jesus and his son, Bill Barfield and other loved ones who preceded him on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Fay New Barfield; his sister, Rena Cannon of Smiths, Alabama; his sister-in-law, Donna Youngblood and husband Tommy; and many nieces and nephews. Dick served in the US Air Force...
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Eugenie Hartenstine

June 26, 1929 - April 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Oma and aunt. Eugenie (Jeanie) Hartenstine was born on June 26, 1929 in Aalen, Germany. Jeanie was a WWII war bride and always served as a very proud military wife. She was the matriarch of our family and had a zest for life. Her passion was her family and cooking five-star meals, especially German cuisines. Jeanie...
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Josephine G. Arredondo

October 10, 1928 - March 30, 2018

Josephine G. Arredondo, age 89, passed away on March 30th in San Antonio, TX. Josephine was born to Jose and Josefa Gonzalez in San Antonio, TX on October 10th, 1928. Josephine was an active member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, Commander's House and was a member of the King William Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Arredondo; son, Johnny Arredondo,...
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Ralph Kustoff

November 8, 1927 - March 29, 2018

Dr. Ralph Kustoff, age 90, retired physician, passed peacefully in San Antonio, Texas on March 29, 2018. He will always be remembered as a doctor who took the time to ask about your family and then told you about his. Born November 8, 1927 in New York, NY, Dr. Kustoff was the son of Hyman and Fannie Kustoff who were first generation immigrants to the U.S. Dr. Kustoff was a 1950 graduate of...
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Paul Everette McSween, Jr.

October 7, 1928 - March 29, 2018

Paul Everette McSween, Jr, age 89, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in San Antonio surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 7, 1928 in Sequin, Texas to Laura Lee Williamson and Paul E. McSween. During his childhood years, Paul lived and worked in the St. Anthony Hotel in Downtown San Antonio, while his father was President and General Manager of the hotel. He graduated...
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Mary Esther (Linda Mora) Saenz

October 6, 1945 - March 28, 2018

Mrs. Mary E. Saenz, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on October 6, 1945 in San Antonio, TX to John C. Mora and Angelita Perez. Mary Esther was a 1964 graduate of Brackenridge High School. She met her husband of 25 years David Saenz through mutual friends and became a Navy then Coast Guard wife. She was able to travel and live in various parts of...
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Edward S. Gilbert

March 22, 1928 - March 28, 2018

Edward S. Gilbert Jr., son of Mary Browne Gilbert and Edward Seaver Gilbert, Sr, passed away on Wednesday, March 28th in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, graduating from Jefferson High School and then University of Texas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He excelled for several years in the corporate world, receiving the David Sarnoff Fellowship for...
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Ruben Sandoval Tovar

May 7, 1939 - March 28, 2018

Mr. Ruben S. Tovar, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on May 7, 1939 in San Antonio, TX to Natividad Tovar and Ninfa Sandoval. He was married for 30 years to his wife Rebecca and worked for 32 years for Southern Pacific Railroad and was a school Bus driver for Harlandale ISD. Ruben was one of a kind; he was a man of tradition, had amazing strength,...
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Roushan J. Chowdhury

December 12, 1932 - March 28, 2018

Roushan J. Chowdhury, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in Bangladesh. Roushan enjoyed making beaded jewelry and crafts, reading books, and cooking. Her passion for politics was inspiring. Traveling was another great passion of hers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salehuddin Chowdhury. Roushan is survived by her son, Nadeem Chowdhury and wife...
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Wyatt Houston Oliver

October 19, 2016 - March 26, 2018

Wyatt Houston Oliver, 17 Months, passed away on Monday March, 26th in Houston, Texas. Wyatt was 9th generation Texan and had the fight and strength that went with being a true Texan. With every breath of his very short life he inspired and brought joy to everyone he met. They nicknamed him "Lil Chief" because from the moment he came into the world he took the lead and set the tone. With his...
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Robert B. Hahn

August 16, 1930 - March 26, 2018

Robert B. Hahn born August 16, 1930 to Bernard Hahn and Marion Klink in Elkader, Iowa, died March 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carolina Villanueva Hahn, sons, Steven Robert Hahn, Bruce Allan Hahn and Glenn Ray Hahn [Adriana], grand-children Marissa and Ian Hahn and great-granddaughter, Samantha Vasquez. His sister, Judie Smith, also survives him as well as the...
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Martha Riley Johnston

August 2, 1945 - March 26, 2018

Martha Riley Johnston was born on August 2, 1945 in San Antonio to Stanton and Deloris Riley. She passed away, March 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963 and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967. She later attended Incarnate Word and...
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Charles Evans "Chuck" Cavin

September 8, 1925 - March 23, 2018

Charles Evans Cavin, age 92, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 8, 1925 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to Forrest Andy and Susan Effie (Gladin) Cavin. Chuck grew up the 5th of 6 children. After graduating from high school he began his military career, entering the US Army Aviation Cadet program in 1943 and completing his pilot training. He earned his...
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Yvonne Marie Duplantier Pugh

December 24, 1919 - March 21, 2018

Yvonne Marie Duplantier Pugh was born on Dec. 24, 1919 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Amelie Rivet and Frederick Robert Duplantier. She died in San Antonio, Texas on March 21, 2018 under the longstanding attentive care of her daughter, Dr. Jacqueline Pugh. Relationships, ideas and causes defined Yvonne. She had a keen intellect, a deep spirituality, an insatiable curiosity, loved people and...
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George Thomas Best

September 6, 1932 - March 20, 2018

George Thomas Best, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on September 6, 1932, in Haw River, NC to James Edward Best and Willie Terrell. He served his country in the USAF for 23 years and received numerous medals for his service. After his retirement from the military, he went to HVAC school and opened George Best Air Conditioning & Heating, which his...
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Maria Trinidad Barrera-Montoya

March 20, 1952 - March 20, 2018

Maria Trinidad Barrera-Montoya, was born March 20, 1952 in Mexico. She passed away on her birthday, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luz and Enrique Barrera; brothers an sister, Leonel, Carmen and Enrique Barrera. Trinidad will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 33 years, Ramiro Montoya; her daughter, Monica Montoya...
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John David Posey

May 14, 1965 - March 20, 2018

Once upon a time there was a princess that was looking for her prince charming. She looked far and wide but only found frogs. One day, she decided to get online and find prince charming. She met a prince online, they chatted for months and finally decided to meet in person. They had never exchanged pictures, but the minute they saw each other they fell madly in love. She'd finally found her...
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Jeannie Marie Garza

August 3, 1955 - March 20, 2018

Our beloved mom, Jeannie Marie Garza, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 with her family at her side. She was born August 3, 1955 in San Antonio to Willie and Alice Garza. Jeannie is a graduate of St. Gerard High school class of 1973. She worked as an accounting clerk at AT&T for 45 years and had a passion for musicals, literature, and family. She encouraged her children through...
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Randall S. Moore

April 11, 1950 - March 19, 2018

Randall S. Moore loving brother, uncle, cousin, and dear friend, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the age of 67. Randy, as he was known to all, was born April 11, 1950 in Harriman, Tennessee. He graduated from Harriman High School. Randy proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1979, obtaining the rank of E5 Staff Sergeant. After his years of service, Randy's unique...
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Kouros Bahrami

March 18, 1935 - March 19, 2018

Colonel Kouros Bahrami, age 83, passed away on March 19, 2018, in San Antonio, TX surrounded by his loving family. Kouros was born to Mohamad Gholi and Fatemeh Bahrami in Sanandaj, Iran on March 18th, 1935. Mr. Bahrami was a man of many trades. In the Iranian military, he received his Masters in Economics and in Law. He became a well respected attack-helicopter pilot and instructor,...
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Paul Richard Erwin

September 2, 1944 - March 19, 2018

Paul Richard Erwin, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, after an extended illness. He will be remembered by family and friends for his devotion to teaching, love of all sports (especially football and golf), gift for storytelling, rapier wit and incredible sense of humor, and lifelong passion for doo wop, country and bluegrass music. Paul spent his...
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Rose Marie "Rosie" Melendes

September 14, 1944 - March 17, 2018

Rose Marie "Rosie" Melendes, age 73, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University and was a dedicated elementary school teacher for 39 years. She was a member of the St. Matthew's Guadalupanas and the San Antonio Single Women's Society where she served as President. Rosie loved being with family and friends, gardening, shopping...
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Orrin Hamblin

January 29, 1928 - March 17, 2018

Orrin H. Hamblin left this earth March 17, 2018 to take his place in Heaven alongside his loving wife of over 65 years, Leta, and many other loved ones that had gone on before. Orrin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and leaves behind a legacy of being kind and impacting many lives with whom he came in contact. He was born in Wellington, Kansas on January 29, 1928...
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