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

Adoracion Zavala Andrade

August 28, 1928 - August 31, 2020

Adoracion "Dora" Zavala Andrade, age 92, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in San Antonio. Born August 28, 1928 in Del Rio, TX to Juan and Rosaura Zavala. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Trinidad C. Andrade; daughter, Rose Anna Esquivel; infant sons, Adan Andrade and Victor Andrade; and grandson, Victor Tejeda. Dora will be lovingly remembered by her children; Alma...
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Canda "Corie" Fuhrmann Boldt

October 3, 1965 - August 30, 2020

Canda "Corie" Fuhrmann Boldt was lifted into the light to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Her favorite day: God's Day. She was born on October 3, 1965 to Canda Turner and Carl "Skip" Fuhrmann, Jr. in New York City, New York. Corie graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended Texas A&M University before graduating from the McCombs Business School at the...
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Charles Harry Randall

December 11, 1926 - August 29, 2020

Charles Harry Randall of San Antonio was called by our Lord on August 29, 2020 at the age of 93. Charles was born in Houston, Texas to Harry Etter and Thelma Hailey Randall. He attended Swannee Military Academy. Following graduation he enlisted in the US Navy in 1944. While serving his country he was assigned to the US Destroyer Ingersoll in the Pacific Theater of WW II. After the war, he...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Keeffe

December 20, 1929 - August 29, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Keeffe, age 90, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on December 20, 1929 in D'Hanis, Texas to Arnold John and Marie Carle Finger. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she lived her adult life in San Antonio, but was very fond of her hometown and many relatives in D'Hanis, Texas. A devout Catholic, she was an active member of Holy...
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Michael Sean Donnelly

September 16, 1958 - August 28, 2020

Michael Sean Donnelly, 61, of San Antonio, TX passed away on August 28, 2020. He was born September 16, 1958, in St. Louis, MO the son of Gene and Dee Donnelly. Sean grew up in the beautiful, small town of Parkville, MO, in a house full of dogs, cats and the occasional wildlife critter being rehabilitated back to health. He was a proud veteran who served his country in the United States Navy...
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Eric Anthony van Hell

April 7, 1991 - August 27, 2020

Eric Anthony van Hell went to walk with the Lord on August 27th, 2020 at the age of 29 after a lifetime of many medical challenges and disabilities. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 7th, 1991. Eric was baptized, received his first holy communion and his faith confirmed by Arch Bishop Patrick Flores. Despite his many physical disabilities he went on to graduate from East Central...
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Nancy Sullivan Troilo

March 15, 1934 - August 26, 2020

Nancy Sullivan Troilo was born March 15, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois and died August 26, 2020 in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by parents, Agnes E. Huber and John A., Sullivan; sisters, Joan A. Brunner and Patricia A. Kelly; brother, John A. Sullivan; and son, Peter A. Troilo. Nancy graduated from Incarnate Word High School and attended Stephens College...
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Arthur M. Doss, Jr.

December 11, 1944 - August 26, 2020

Arthur Marion Doss, Jr., age 75, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Temple, TX. He was born December 11, 1944 in San Antonio, TX to Arthur M. Doss, Sr. and Dorothy Lee Posey Doss. Art proudly served his country during The Vietnam War in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. He was preceded in death by his parents. Art is survived by his daughters, Dena Hall and Donyale Hall;...
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Francisco (Frank) T. Espinoza

August 21, 1929 - August 26, 2020

Francisco (Frank) T. Espinoza, 91, went to be with the Lord on August 26,2020. He was born on August 21, 1929 to Evaristo Espinoza and Juanita Tambunga Espinoza, in San Marcos, TX. Frank is survived by three daughters, Melba (wife of Dennis Solheim), Linda Clayton, Kathy (wife of Keith Cathey,D.D.S) and his remaining son, Gilbert Kenneth. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great...
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Nancy Sullivan Troilo

March 15, 1934 - August 26, 2020

Nancy Sullivan Troilo was born March 15, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois and died August 26, 2020 in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by: parents, Agnes E. Huber and John A., Sullivan; sisters, Joan A. Brunner and Patricia A. Kelly; brother, John A. Sullivan; and son, Peter A. Troilo. Nancy Sullivan Troilo graduated from Incarnate Word High School and attended...
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Joe Hernandez

February 22, 1924 - August 26, 2020

A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Dad was the fifth of six children born to Enrique Hernandez Martinez and Carlota Hernandez Garza-Villarreal. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 66 years, Aurora Z. Hernandez; son, George Hernandez and brothers Enrique, Rogelio, Rodolfo, Raul and Ruben Hernandez. In addition to his family, he had a great love of music, reading and...
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Bill N. Lacy, FAIA

April 16, 1933 - August 25, 2020

In a remarkable fifty-year career ascending through the ranks of leadership, Bill N. Lacy, FAIA, who died August 25, 2020, became an international ambassador for design. Trained as an architect, Lacy achieved top positions in academia, government, non-profits, and as a corporate advisor in architecture and planning, constantly promoting the inherent values of planning, the graphic arts, and...
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Lillian C. Frimpter

November 29, 1927 - August 24, 2020

Lillian C. Frimpter, 92, of San Antonio, passed away on August 24, 2020. Born in Tomkins Cove, NY on November 29, 1927. A fiercely independent person, Lee resided at home until her passing. She will be remembered as a wife and homemaker, Church and Community activist. Preceded in death by her husband, Gen. George "Skip" Frimpter; her sisters Josephine Garrison, and Esme Ambos. Survived...
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Russell Clifford Brown

September 6, 1936 - August 22, 2020

Russell Clifford Brown passed away from natural causes on August 22, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. A devoted son to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford O. Brown, Russell grew up in Mystic, Connecticut where he excelled at sports and academics from a young age. He participated in the Boy Scouts of America, rising to the highest rank of Eagle Scout and he was one of just two students selected to represent...
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Margaret Andry Karam

August 21, 2020

Margaret Karam, age 96, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving children. Margaret, the youngest daughter of Nehman Moses and Afife Andry, was a first generation Lebanese Texan, and the last surviving member of that generation in both the Andry and Karam families. She was born in McAllen, Tx, before settling in San Antonio on Martin St., where she would meet her...
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David Leonel Menchaca

May 31, 1941 - August 20, 2020

David L. Menchaca, age 79, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Born on May 31, 1941 in Laredo, TX to Alfredo and Dora Menchaca. He was preceded in death by Alfredo Menchaca and Rene Menchaca, Carlos Menchaca, Aida Rodriguez, and Jose Menchaca. David is survived by his sister, Rosario Mendez. David attended United High School in Laredo, Texas. Upon graduating, he...
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JoAnn Bermejo

July 14, 1958 - August 19, 2020

Mrs. JoAnn Bermejo passed away on August 19, 2020. A funeral service will take place at 12:00pm, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Porter Loring Mortuary. Her service will be livestreamed and can be accessed via the link: https://admin.mediafusionapp.com/_live/eventPlayer.php?eventId=2097_9512
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Harold Douglas Florence, Jr.

November 26, 1942 - August 19, 2020

Harold Douglas Florence, Jr. of San Antonio passed away on August 19, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19 virus. Doug, as he was known, was born November 26, 1942 in Amarillo, TX to Ruth Pearl Stoker and husband H.D. Florence, Sr. Doug grew up in Kingsville, TX and resided there until he graduated from high school. He then proudly enrolled at Texas A&M College where he graduated in l964...
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Maria Del Socorro Ceja

August 9, 1950 - August 19, 2020

Maria Del Socorro Ceja, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in San Antonio. Born on August 9, 1950 in Mexico, to parents Jose Maria Vazquez and Maria Del Carmen Herrera. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Federico Ceja. Maria Del Socorro is survived by her children, Yolanda Castro and husband Robert, Maria Delia Gutierrez and husband Luis, Angelica Maria...
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Laura G. Richmond

August 23, 1937 - August 18, 2020

Laura G. Richmond passed away in the presence of family on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Laura was born on August 23, 1937 in Topeka, Kansas to Elizabeth Isabel Ewing and Charles Sheldon Graves. The love of her life and business partner, husband Jack Richmond, pre-deceased her by only six months and four days. Laura graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. ...
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Jean Tyler Harris

November 17, 1925 - August 17, 2020

Jean Tyler Harris, age 94, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, in San Antonio. She was born on November 17, 1925, the only child of Marcus and Sophia Tyler. A native San Antonian, Jean graduated from Jefferson High School, and later attended the University of the Incarnate Word and the University of Oslo before graduating from the University of Texas. While at UT, she was a member of...
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Belia Gutierrez

February 10, 1969 - August 16, 2020

Belia Gutierrez, age 51, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. She was born in Chicago, IL and lived with her husband, Gerardo, daughter Desiree and granddaughter Delilah in San Antonio, TX. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Refugia and Plutarco Rodriguez; aunt, Irene and Ruben Balli and her daughter, Elvita Balli; cousin, Ernesto Molina; grandfather, Abel...
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Sydnea F. Jacobs

June 4, 1939 - August 15, 2020

Sydnea F. Jacobs, age 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends on August 15, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Sydnea was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 4, 1939 to Matthew Grubbs Farrar III and Wanda Araujo Gray. She sailed from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to New Orleans on the SS Rio Jaohal in 1943 to start her new life in the United States. She moved to San Antonio, TX...
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Vickie Lynn Baker

October 28, 1944 - August 15, 2020

Vickie Lynn Baker has left this earth to be with the Lord. She passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2020. She was 75 years old. Vickie was born on October 28, 1944 to Johnnie & Marjorie Mize. She graduated from Highlands High school in 1962. Preceding her in death was her Mother, Marjorie Binz & step father Leroy Binz. She is survived by her sister Christine King. Also surviving Vickie...
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James "Jim" Kyle Park

February 22, 1934 - August 15, 2020

Jim Park, 86, passed away in San Antonio on August 15, 2020 after a short illness. Jim was born on February 22, 1934, in Beaumont, Texas to Rhoene Funchess Park and Sam Park Jr., one of Beaumont's pioneer families. Jim was a seventh generation Texan and a descendant of a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He is survived by Sissy, his beloved wife of 65 years, and their three sons:...
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James Santiago Garcia

December 31, 1922 - August 14, 2020

James Santiago Garcia – devoted husband, father and grandfather – died August 14 in San Antonio. He was 97 years old. Jim was born in New Braunfels, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1922 to Nicolas and Tiburcia Garcia. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1941, then went on to study at the University of Houston where he earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1946. Jim...
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Robert "Bob" Aaron Payne

February 10, 1939 - August 14, 2020

Beloved Husband and Father, Robert "Bob" Aaron Payne, RN/PA, age 81 of Wausau, Wisconsin, later migrating to San Antonio, Texas, departed on his final voyage on Friday, August 14, 2020, from heart complications. He was born February 10, 1939, in Wausau, Wisconsin, to Aaron R. Payne and Mary Busher of Wausau, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his...
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Frank M. Arzola, Jr.

November 23, 1946 - August 14, 2020

On Friday, August 14, 2020, heaven gained an angel, Frank Arzola Jr., age 73. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 23, 1946. Frank was a veteran of the United States Navy and served two tours in Vietnam. He was also a proud member of the VFW Post 76. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Manuela and Frank Arzola Sr., and his brother in-law, Andrew Ramos. Frank is survived by...
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Noah Israel Calderon

November 10, 1999 - August 12, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Noah Israel Calderon, loving son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend went to be with our Lord at the age of 20. Noah was born on November 10, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas to Edward and Kristie Calderon. He graduated from McCollum High School where he met his fiancée and love of his life, Samantha Grace Handy. Noah, like his father, had a passion for...
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Janet Bailey Rund

November 2, 1924 - August 12, 2020

Janet Louise Bailey Barnes Rund passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family in Dallas Texas on August 12, 2020. She was a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a forever friend. She was the true matriarch of our family. Janet is survived by loving family: sons, Bruce Smith "Chip" and his wife, Sue Barnes and William Robert and his wife, Dottie Barnes; daughter, Janet Lee ...
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Betty Ann (Archey) Monestier

July 30, 1937 - August 12, 2020

Betty Ann (Archey) Monestier (July 30, 1937– Aug. 12 ,2020), devoted wife, mother and grandmother, proud and loving aunt, loyal friend and neighbor. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Louise Archey, and by her husband, Chris S. Monestier. She is survived by her son, Chris M. Monestier (Miriam), and daughter, Beverly Monestier, brother, Stephen Archey (Dora May - deceased) ,...
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Irma Jane Cherne

October 4, 1957 - August 12, 2020

Irma Jane Cherne, age 62, went to join our Heavenly Father August 12, 2020 after a long battle with COVID-19. She was born October 4, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to Victoria Del Valle and Ernest Galindo. She eloped and married her longtime friend and love, Tony Cherne. Irma loved to love on people. She had a passion for making flower arrangements and enjoyed gifting them to her friends and...
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Thames F. Jackson, Jr.

October 23, 1931 - August 12, 2020

Neither Alzheimer's Disease nor dementia could erase what our father accomplished in his 88 years of life. In serving his country over a 33-year career in the Air Force Medical Service Corps he advanced into data automation and hospital administration, his last assignment as a colonel to oversee Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, then the USAF's crown jewel at over 1,000 beds. In...
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Lois Cooper White

January 19, 1921 - August 12, 2020

Lois Cooper White, 99, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2020 at Brookdale Alamo Heights Skilled Nursing Facility. The older daughter of the Reverend Henry F. Cooper, Sr. and Overda Fulton Cooper, she was the widow of Leevester Gilbert White of Yoakum, Texas, to whom she was married for 52 years until his death in 1995. She was also predeceased by siblings Annie Doris Cooper ...
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Don H. Knight

March 11, 1942 - August 12, 2020

Don H. Knight, 78, passed away on August 12, 2020 from ALS. He was born in French Camp, CA and raised in Oklahoma City, OK and Arlington, TX and has lived in San Antonio since 2001. He was predeceased by his parents Howard and Dorothy June Knight and brother Dan Knight. He is survived by his wife Wanda, children Tammy Daily (Michael), Steven Knight (Karen), Donald Knight (Nickie),...
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Ruth S. Schapira

October 25, 1918 - August 12, 2020

Mrs. Ruth S. Schapira will be laid to rest Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 1:00 P.M., at Beth El Memorial Park. Recording of the services can be viewed through this link: https://admin.mediafusionapp.com/_live/embedPlayer.php?contentId=86310
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Bryant Browning Monnig

October 31, 1943 - August 10, 2020

Bryant Browning Monnig of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2020, after a nine month battle with cancer. Bryant was the daughter of Emily and Jack Browning. Her father was an officer in the United States Army who served in World War II. Living in Germany, Puerto Rico and other army destinations, Bryant had an adventurous spirit and a love for traveling. Bryant was born...
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Federico "Kiko" Villarreal

August 29, 1936 - August 9, 2020

Federico Villarreal August 29, 1936- August 9, 2020 With profound sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Federico "Kiko" Villarreal on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Kiko was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on August 29, 1936. In 1952 he graduated from Bernardino del Raso in Nuevo Laredo. He married Josefina (Josephine) Torres in September of 1956 and enjoyed 63 years of...
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Daniel Davila

November 1, 1928 - August 9, 2020

Daniel Davila was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was also the embodiment of a true leader, serving in the San Antonio Fire Department for 37 years. After retirement, Daniel and his wife Gloria traveled, spent time with family, drinking coffee over his crossword puzzle, praying the rosary, and taking his daily walk. He passed away at home with his family,...
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Thomas C. Richards

February 13, 1930 - August 9, 2020

General Thomas C. Richards, age 90, passed in the comfort of his home on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Born on February 13, 1930 in San Diego, California, to parents, Ezra Carl Rackley and Mary Frances Bond. Thomas was raised within a military family and was used to traveling during his youth. He attended Hampton High School in 1948 in Virginia. His military career began...
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Catherine "Katie" O'Neil Bell

July 4, 1923 - August 9, 2020

Catherine O'Neil Bell (Katie) died on August 9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Katie was born on July 4, 1923 in Calumet, Michigan (on the "south shore of Lake Superior" as she liked to tell everyone), the first child of James O'Neil and Katherine Torreano O'Neil. She was joined two years later by her sister Marion who always wondered why there were fireworks, parades, and picnics on Catherine's...
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Mary Jo Mosser

January 19, 1937 - August 8, 2020

Mary Josephine (Mary Jo) Schoppe Mosser gained her heavenly wings on August 8, 2020, at the age of 83. Born to Lee V. and Emily Schoppe on January 19, 1937, she was the younger of identical twins. Mary Jo grew up working in the family business, "Lee's Café". "The twins", as they were known, were majorettes and graduated from Caldwell High School. She later attended Blinn Business College in...
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Jesus Rene Guerra

March 30, 1961 - August 8, 2020

Jesus Rene Guerra a retired Transportation Security Officer (TSO) and life-long resident of San Antonio, Texas, died in San Antonio on August 8, 2020 after a prolonged arduous battle with end stage renal failure and other complications that come with the disease. He was born on March 30, 1961 to Gilberto and Maria Elena Guerra in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Highlands High School and...
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Larry Clifford Rogers

July 23, 1936 - August 8, 2020

Larry Clifford Rogers died on August 8, 2020. He was born on July 23, 1936 to Roger C. Rogers and Mary Evelyn Duncan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, & friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roger C Rogers and Mary Evelyn Duncan. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Rogers; his daughters, Gaylyn Dieringer (John Vanderkam), Terrie Dechert (Tommy) & Cindy Ellis (Jimi);...
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Lucinda "Lucy" S. Rodriguez

February 18, 1922 - August 7, 2020

Lucinda "Lucy" Rodriguez, age 98, passed away at her home on Friday, August 7, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 18, 1922 to Lucinda and Daniel Saldana in San Antonio, Texas, one of eight children born to Daniel and Lucinda. Lucy was a 1940 Lanier High School graduate, and worked four years as a secretary at Kelly Air Force Base. Lucy met the love of her life, Joe T....
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James 'Jim" Leonard Davis

November 18, 1936 - August 6, 2020

MSgt. James "Jim" L. Davis age 83, of San Antonio, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 18, 1936 to Joshua Newton and Josie Olive Burch Davis. James proudly served his county during the Vietnam War and retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service. Following his time in the military, he worked 14 years at Kelly A.F.B....
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Marian E. Kosub

January 11, 1927 - August 6, 2020

Marian Elaine Kosub went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at the age of 93 years old. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. Marian was involved for many years in the Women's Engineer Auxiliary where she and Phil B. made wonderful, life-long friends. She was also active at Covenant Presbyterian...
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Margaret Lawrence Ware

September 19, 1935 - August 6, 2020

Margaret Lawrence Ware died peacefully on August 6, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by her family, at the age of 84. Her family and friends will celebrate her life at a Memorial Service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following organizations: - Virgil T. Blossom Scholarship Fund, scholarship@necouncilpta.com - Bob Ware...
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James E. Minatra

March 3, 1952 - August 6, 2020

The world lost a truly good man when James E. Minatra passed away on August 6, 2020. He and his beloved wife, Terri Johnson Minatra, had marked their 26th year of living life to the fullest as "happily marrieds" on August 5. Affectionately known as "Tree" (a nod to both the pronunciation of his last name and his impressive stature), he loved his family and friends – especially his long-time...
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Frank J. Perri, USAF, (Ret.)

June 21, 1929 - August 5, 2020

United States Air Force Medical Service Corps, Colonel Frank J. Perri (retired), born 21 June 1929 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, home of the Groundhog, passed away at the age of 91 on 5 August 2020. Col. Perri was a 1947 graduate of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic School in Punxsutawney and in 1951 received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University, NY. Col. Perri enlisted...
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Mark Anthony Castro

April 13, 1950 - August 4, 2020

Our beloved, Mark Anthony Castro, was born on April 13, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas. He went home to be with our Lord on August 4, 2020 (age 70). Mark is survived by his devoted mother, Aurora G. Castro, and siblings Aida, Jacqueline (Julian), Alfred and many nephews, and nieces. The family takes solace in knowing that Mark will be with his father, Caesar Camille Castro, brother, Caesar...
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Sanford Arnold Eisenstot

September 26, 1929 - August 4, 2020

S. Arnold Eisenstot, age 90, born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Youngstown, OH, passed away on Tues., Aug. 4, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Eva Eisenstot and his wife, Jean G. Eisenstot. Arnold is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Blinderman (David); son, Arthur William Eisenstot (Robin); grandchildren: Doran Blinderman, Adam Eisenstot and Morgan Eisenstot,...
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Yolanda Ferrel

October 31, 1947 - August 1, 2020

CELEBRATION OF LIFE YOLANDA H. FERREL October 31, 1947-August 1st, 2020 Yolanda was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her legacy shall be continued by her four sons; Juan Ferrel, Flavio Ferrel Jr., Alvaro Ferrel Jr., Don Ferrel, and sister; Eva Rodriguez. She had a vivacious and feisty attitude and contagious optimistic outlook in life. She was and always will be a very loving heartwarming...
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Wanda Dean Parkinson

December 13, 1927 - August 1, 2020

Wanda Dean Parkinson, 92, with dignity and grace, passed away peacefully in her home on August 1, 2020. Wanda was born in Amarillo, TX and attended her class reunions many times over the years. She worked in Orthopedics at Wilford Hall Hospital on Lackland AFB from 1967 to 1986. She had good rapport with the doctors and remembered everyone's names. She faithfully attended Freedom Chapel on base...
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Joseph (Joe) Carl Balusik

October 2, 1944 - July 31, 2020

Joseph Carl Balusik, age 75, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 31, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Born, on October 2, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio, he was a high school football star who went on to play semi-pro football after completing military service in the Airforce as an Aircraft Mechanic and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was a journeyman ironworker, pipe fitter and welder. Joe married Lorrie in...
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Dorothy S. Pirotina

February 6, 1928 - July 31, 2020

Our beloved mother, joined our Lord and her dearest husband James of 47 years, her parents, Enrique J. and Elisa Schroeder, her brother and sister in law, Henry and Isabelle Schroeder, and great granddaughter, Mazelle Joy Davis, on July 31, 2020 at the age of 92. We have been blessed with her unconditional love and infinite wisdom for many years and she will be missed by all who knew her....
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James L. "Jim" Hayne

July 14, 1933 - July 31, 2020

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

February 2, 1953 - July 29, 2020

A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Claude graduated from Antonian High School (1971). He then attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor in Journalism (1975). Afterwards, he taught briefly at Holy Spirit Parochial School. Then, until his retirement in December, 2001, Claude worked at both the San Antonio Light and later at the San Antonio Express-News. While at...
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Joe Cantu Cruz, Jr.

September 15, 1959 - July 29, 2020

Joe Cantu Cruz, age 60, entered eternal peace on July 29, 2020. He was born in Beeville, Texas to Joe Cruz Sr. and Maria Luisa Cruz. Joe was raised in Brownsville, Texas and attended Brownsville High School where he played football and grew up working in the family owned business, Cruz Shoes in downtown Brownsville. Growing up with his four brothers and two sisters, there was never a dull...
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Carl Gaston, Jr.

August 8, 1929 - July 29, 2020

From his home in San Antonio, Carl Gaston went home to the Lord and to his family in heaven. With his wife, children, and family gathered at his side, Carl passed through the veil of death and entered into the fullness of his faith! It was the completion of a well lived life on earth and the beginning of his eternal reunion with all who went before him. In every generation a family has...
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Estelle Lieberman Kaufman

April 12, 1928 - July 29, 2020

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

November 19, 1939 - July 28, 2020

Barbara J. Absher went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2020 at the age of 80 in San Antonio, TX. Barbara was born to Robert Burnes Davidson and Dorothy Lucille Shotwell in Denver, Colorado on November 19, 1939. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Patrick T. Absher. Barbara is survived by her sister Ruth St John of Eugene, Oregon. Her children, Steven Pierce (Deborah), Michael...
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Mary Edna Hubbard Rice

May 10, 1943 - July 28, 2020

Mary Edna Hubbard-Rice was born to the union of Lawa (Lloyd) Hubbard and Addie Belle (Price) Hubbard on May 10, 1943 in Flatonia, TX. Of that union, she was the youngest of three children. Mary Edna was a student at Flatonia Public School and graduated from La Grange Randolph High School in 1962. During her time at La Grange Randolph High School, she was a member of the basketball and track team...
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Daniel William Matthews

June 1, 1964 - July 28, 2020

Daniel William Matthews June 1, 1964- July 24, 2020 Beloved, son, father, and friend Daniel William Matthews, 56 tragically passed away in Lakehills, Texas in Bandera County. He is preceded in death by his father, Dan G. Matthews; grandmother, Charlie Matthews of Jacksonville, TX; and Leroy and Alpha Whittredge of Houston, TX. He is survived by his son, Riley Matthews; and Riley's...
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Dr. Dale Allen Wood

February 4, 1943 - July 28, 2020

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

July 10, 1946 - July 27, 2020

Teresa "Terry" H. Olivares, age 74, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on July 10, 1946, in San Antonio, to parents, Ramon & Ignacia Hernandez. Terry owned and operated several rental properties around San Antonio. She lived a very active and social life surrounded by her closest friends and family. She was a proud grandma and loved nothing more than to spend time...
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Oscar Rodriguez, Jr.

October 11, 1951 - July 27, 2020

Oscar Rodriguez, Jr., age 68, of San Antonio, died on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Rodriguez Sr., and Leonor A. Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Clara Rodriguez; Daughters, Leonor Casarez (Roland) and Naomi Carrizales (Miguel); Son, Oscar Rodriguez (Desiree); Grandchildren, Sarah Sanchez, Rachel Sanchez, Naomi Sanchez, Valeria...
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James Franklin Chapman

October 23, 1920 - July 27, 2020

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

June 28, 1919 - July 26, 2020

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

September 24, 1934 - July 25, 2020

Edith Johnston Notbohm, age 85, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 24, 1934, in Great Falls, Montana, to parents, Frances Eleanore and Thomas William Johnston. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lester W. Notbohm. Edith served her country as a career naval officer. GRAVESIDE THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020 2:45 P.M. ...
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William "Bill" Earl Buesking

December 23, 1933 - July 25, 2020

William "Bill" Earl Buesking went home to be with his Lord on July 25, 2020. Bill was 86 years, 7 months, and 2 days old when he went home. Bill was born on December 23, 1933 in Strasburg, Shelby County, Illinois to Merle "Doc" Edward Buesking and Celia Clara Ida Ruff Buesking. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Eugene Buesking. He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae...
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Isidro R. Mata

March 1, 1980 - July 25, 2020

Beloved husband and father, Isidro Ramos Mata, was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Isidro courageously battled cancer for 5 years of which he thrived and enjoyed his life, never wasting a day. God called Isidro to join His heavenly kingdom at the young age of 40. Isidro's purpose in life was to serve in his first ministry which was his home as...
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Gloria Gonzalez

January 13, 1943 - July 24, 2020

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

February 2, 1927 - July 24, 2020

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

March 21, 1925 - July 24, 2020

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

October 10, 1951 - July 23, 2020

Martin Galan Rodriguez, Sr., age 68, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his father John C Rodriguez, mother Mary Rodriguez, and brother Michael Rodriguez. Martin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana G. Rodriguez; his two sons Martin and Joseph, their wives, and seven grandchildren. His nieces and nephews have many fond memories and will miss...
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Eloise M. Dietzmann

March 17, 1922 - July 23, 2020

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

July 23, 1960 - July 22, 2020

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

May 24, 1952 - July 22, 2020

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

April 9, 1937 - July 22, 2020

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

June 12, 1946 - July 21, 2020

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

September 30, 1957 - July 21, 2020

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

August 6, 1934 - July 20, 2020

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

August 22, 1930 - July 20, 2020

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

May 23, 1923 - July 19, 2020

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

November 7, 1928 - July 18, 2020

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

August 26, 1933 - July 18, 2020

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

August 28, 1942 - July 17, 2020

Our beloved father, brother, and friend, Phillip S. Fleming, passed away in his sleep at Northeast Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 77 on July 17th, 2020 in the early morning hours at 12:05 AM. He was born on August 28, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, to parents Stanley A Fleming and Margaret J Tharp. At the age of 19, Phillip joined the United States Airforce right out of...
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Mary Jeanne Haggard Carinhas

May 15, 1940 - July 17, 2020

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

January 26, 1982 - July 17, 2020

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

August 11, 1985 - July 17, 2020

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

July 18, 1926 - July 16, 2020

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

February 27, 1939 - July 13, 2020

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

October 29, 1944 - July 12, 2020

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

January 19, 1927 - July 12, 2020

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

April 9, 1926 - July 11, 2020

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

October 1, 1936 - July 11, 2020

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

February 12, 1933 - July 11, 2020

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

August 23, 1936 - July 11, 2020

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

February 22, 1942 - July 10, 2020

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