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Dora Paiz

Sep 20, 1958 - Dec 05, 2023

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San Antonio, TX

BEEVILLE - Dora A. Chavarria Paiz, 65, passed away on December 5, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 20, 1958, in Beeville, Texas to Oscar and Maria (Contreras) Chavarria. She had retired as a correction officer from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Beeville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Maria and Oscar Chavarria, Sr. , and her brother, Oscar Chavarria, Jr. She is survived by her life partner, Manuel Gonzales; two daughters, Patricia (Anastacio) Escaren...Read More

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Mark Stanley Myers

Aug 21, 1963 - Feb 16, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Mark Stanley Myers, 60, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away on February 16, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 21, 1963 in Chambersburg, PA. He graduated from Davenport Central High School, Davenport, Iowa in 1981 and attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa participating in the Aircraft Maintenance Program. He received his private pilot's license in his late teens. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served six years, receiving the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon and as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist working on T-38's, T-37's and F-15 airplanes. After his military career he went to work at PAGE AVJET in Orlando, Florida. In 1989 he was employed by the Dee Howard Company in San Antonio, Texas for 12 years. He currently was employed by VT San Antonio Aerospace ST Engineering North America at the time of his death. He rendered 20 plus years of service to VT San Antonio Aerospace. He was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 District 8 and taught boating education in the classrooms, at boat ramps, and on the water. He also did vessel safety inspections for the public to ensure safe boat operations. He was a licensed amateur radio operator for 44 years. He enjoyed going to the amateur radio fests across Texas. Mark had a real passion for airplanes and going to airshows. He was a multi-instrumentalist playing guitars, bass guitars and ukuleles. He enjoyed many genres of music and loved going to concerts, going to guitar stores, and promoting live music. He loved the outdoors, nature, animals, and visiting his in-laws farm. He loved sailboats, fishing, going to the state parks and the coast. He enjoyed thrifting, baseball, football, watching television, watching YouTube videos, and reading books. Mark loved the Lord and is a member of First Baptist Church in Blanco, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Ann of Spring Branch, Texas. His half-sister Sharon Harbin of Orlando, Florida, his sister in law Evelyn (John) Granahan of Houston, Texas, his brother in law Jeffrey (Aimee) Zissa of Plano, Texas and a step son Brian Castro of San Antonio, Texas. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father Fred S. Myers; his mother Betty (Getz) Goddard; his half brother Barron Snyder; and his step son Robert E. Castro Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Sattler at Canyon Lake. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in

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Michael J. De La Garza

Aug 21, 1962 - Feb 18, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

"Michael J. De La Garza, age 61, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2024, in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a proud resident of San Antonio, TX and a 1981 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He was married to Juana for 38 years. He was a truck driver with Sygma Corp. for the last 22 years. Mike’s biggest passion was his family and they will cherish the many beach trips, cruises, and trips they took together. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 44 years Juana, daughters Bianca Echeverry and Marina De La Garza, grandchildren Jaxson and Jaelynn Echeverry, sisters Celia Deptula (Dep), Patricia Oakes (Alton), Margie Thompson (Charlie), Janie Gonzales(Mike), Theresa De La Garza and brothers Abel De La Garza (Candy), Joe De La Garza (Christi), David Calvo (Jennifer), mother-in-law Maria Cueva, sisters-in-law Clara Gonzales (Ernest), Eunice Cueva Garcia (Mario) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family, friends, and others are invited to the Mission Park Funeral Chapels Medical Center at 3 PM on March 3, 2024, to reminisce and honor the life of a great man."

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Elias E. De La Fuente

Jun 13, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

"Elias E. De La Fuente, age 80, entered into rest on February 15, 2024 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on June 13, 1943 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Stella G. De La Fuente; parents Elias De La Fuente and Anita Estrada; daughter Blanche Garcia; brother Jimmy De La Fuente. He is survived by his daughters Melissa Ruelas and Jan Davila; sons Jeffrey De La Fuente (Christina) and Edward Gonzales (Genevieve); brother Robert De La Fuente. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins; other family members and friends. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed. BROOKEHILL FUNERAL HOME 711 S.E. MILITARY DRIVE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78214 210-923-7523"

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Mary Florence Stines

Dec 31, 1932 - Feb 09, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

"Mary Florence Stines was born to Ma Clorinda (Torres) and Jose Andres Gomez on December 31, 1932 in Vigil, Colorado. She passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas She attended and graduated from West High in Denver, Colorado. “Flo” married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Anthony Stines, who she had known since elementary. Flo followed Arthur to San Diego, California where their girls, Karen and Sheila, were born. While in Denver waiting for her sailor to return from his military sea going travels in the Pacific a son, Anthony, was born. Flo packed up her family and moved to Alameda, California where they waited together for husband and daddy to sail home once again. Next, Flo and the children got their first passport and moved half way around the world to Taipei, Taiwan. Flo and all Stines military brats remained in Taipei while Arthur completed his third Vietnam tour. She busied herself teaching English at the University to Taiwanese doctors and knee deep in the committee member duties for the Officers wife club. She found batik painting and lapidary hobbies also. Upon arriving back to the USA the family moved to Corpus Christi, TX where she worked outside the home at the Caller-Times Newspaper for 10 years supporting her family while Arthur attended and graduated from college. Flo and Arthur moved to San Antonio, TX where Arthur continued to work for his Uncle Sam and she volunteered at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Next, Arthur and Flo moved to Yakota, Japan where her volunteer skills were implemented at the base Post Office. Flo and Arthur moved one last time back to San Antonio where Arthur golfed and Mary continued her volunteer career at Wilford Hall that in total spanned 29 years! She was a strong and talented Catholic woman who loved to cook, bake, sew clothing and make quilts. Flo also enjoyed a slot machine tango every once in awhile. But, her most favorite thing to do was treasure hunting at yard sales and flea markets. Her family would like to remember her best as a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Flo is survived by her three children: Karen Barnes, Sheila Garcia, and Anthony Stines. Karen’s husband Arthur Barnes and grandson Arthur Dylan Barnes. Sheila’s Eric Stone and grandchildren Julius Deloy, Daniel Garcia (Jennifer), and Alyssa Garcia. Great grandchildren include: JaeLynn and Joe Robert, Jace, Aubrey, and Julius. Mary’s surviving siblings include: Joseph Amadeo Gomez, Gilbert Leroy Gomez, Frances Eileen Sandoval, Clara Jean Mestas. Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. followed by the Service at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive. The Graveside Service will begin at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road."

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Armando Perez

Sep 30, 1935 - Feb 20, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Armando Perez, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas. Armando served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed working in the electronics field for NBC Bank and Burroughs. He also liked working at Flower Mart with his brother Manuel. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 49 years, Virginia Perez; and his parents, Jovita and Rafael Perez as well as his great granddaughter, Alyssa. Armando is survived by his children, Patricia Villarreal (Peter), his sons Edmund Perez (Rachel) and William Perez (Kathy). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Porter Loring Mortuary.ROSARYTUESDAY, MARCH 12, 20247:00 P.M.PORTER LORING MORTUARY1101 MCCULLOUGH AVEMASSWEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 20249:30 A.M.ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH350 SUTTON DRFather Jim Schellenberg will officiate. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edmund Perez, Eric Villarreal, Rene Arriola, Josh Lopez, Christopher Cardenas, and Kyle Kahn; Honorary Pallbearers will be Jo Marie Navarrete and Christine Lucio.

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Helen Woodbridge Heye Merrill

Nov 12, 1936 - Feb 22, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Helen Woodbridge Heye Merrill, 87, of San Antonio, Texas sadly left us on February 22, 2024, following natural causes.She was the most caring, thoughtful, and generous woman and will be remembered for being a God loving Christian who devoted her life and all her love towards her family, with special emphasis on her grand and great-grandchildren. So long as family was around, she remained the happiest person on the face of the earth. To be clear, Helen was survived by many blood relatives, but her list of family goes far beyond blood relations. The list of people that considered her a sister, a mother-figure, or called her Grandma Helen would stretch a mile. Not to mention her four-legged friends which she considered children to her.When not with family, she filled her schedule being a socialite. Attending church regularly, hosting bible study, delivering flowers and meals to friends bound to their residences, high school reunions, elementary school reunions, evening walks with neighborhood friends in the golf course, mission trips to Honduras and Uganda, the list goes on.She had a positive impact on all our lives and will be severally missed. A true role model.She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Merrill, sons, Johnny Merrill (Kelly), and Albert Merrill, parents, Gustave Heye and Helen Moses, Sister, Elenita Gray (Alfred).She is survived by her son, Doug Merrill and wife, Maria Monica Merrill; grandchildren, Nick Merrill, Kayla Rozelle (Winston), Zack Merrill (Taylor), Tanner Merrill, Matt Merrill (Elisheba), Ricky Jordan, Rodrigo Jordan (Ninfa), and Brenda Vidal (Thomas); great-grandchildren, Boston, Lillian, Presley, Juliana, Zoey, Rowan, Valentina, Tommy, Rodrigo, Uma, and soon to be Landon Merrill and Ferran Vidal; sister, Elizabeth Berry (Roy); and brother, Gustave Heye (Laura).We all knew Helen to be kind and loving to all of God’s creatures. In lieu of flowers please donate to a local humane society of your choice or Christ Episcopal Church.FUNERAL SERVICEMONDAY, MARCH 4, 202411:00 A.M.CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH510 BELKNAP PLLive steam will be available at cecsa.org/live-stream.

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John Reed McNitt

Feb 18, 1948 - Feb 20, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

John Reed McNitt died on February 20, 2024. He was born in Arkansas City, Kansas, on February 18, 1948. He grew up in Tonkawa, Oklahoma with his brother Gary and his parents George and Carol McNitt. John spent his childhood playing sports and excelling in school. Upon graduation from Tonkawa High School, he attended junior college and played college baseball until he subsequently finished his civil engineering degree at Oklahoma State University.He took his first job at Black & Veatch in Kansas City, worked there for 29 years, and ultimately made partner at the firm. During his time with Black & Veatch, he had the opportunity to work on many diverse projects all over the world which sparked his lifelong love of travel and a desire to explore diverse cultures all over the world. John completed his master’s degree in engineering management at the University of Kansas taking night classes to prepare for management positions. He met his wife Kim in class at the University of Kansas. In 1999, he took a job with CH2M Hill in Tampa for two years, and then moved to his forever home in San Antonio until his retirement from Critigen in October 2014.He married Wendy McNitt in January 1973 and had two daughters, Allyson Dianne and Erin Elizabeth. He married Kim McNitt on May 23, 1992, and Katie McNitt was born on April 2, 1996.John is survived by his wife Kim of 32 years and his three daughters, Allyson, Erin, and Katie McNitt; his brother Gary and his wife Rozella; nephews Guy McNitt and his wife Cynthia, and their daughters Kylie and Tori; and Mark McNitt, his wife Jammie, and son Christian. He also leaves his mother-in-law Vivian Wilkerson, sisters-in-law Karen and husband Jim Wharton, and Janet Wilkerson and her partner David Long; brother-in-law John Wilkerson, niece KayC Wharton; and nephew Justin Wharton.During his adult life John had a love for all sports. He bowled in several bowling leagues and once bowled a 299 game. He also hit a hole in one on the back nine of Sonterra Country club. During his retirement, he played golf in two leagues until his disease robbed him of the physical strength to play. He followed his sports teams religiously. Kansas basketball was his favorite team and he and Katie were lucky to attend the 2008 Final Four game with a buzzer beater winning shot. Of course, he enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl one last time this month. While living in San Antonio, he enjoyed 4 of the Spurs 5 NBA championship teams go all the way. We will all be watching Kansas basketball during tournament season wishing he could be with us.A big part of John and Kim’s life involved adventurous travel. They had the opportunity to go on many golf trips and played golf on some of the most famous courses in the world. They went on many cruises, his favorite being the river cruises they enjoyed in Europe. They also traveled to China, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Argentina, and went on two African safaris.A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday 2 March 2024 at 2:00 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary North.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Assistance Ministry in his name where he volunteered for years during his retirement, or to Team Gleason Foundation. Team Gleason is an organization that is working to help people with ALS live their best quality of life after diagnosis.Christian Assistance Ministry donations can be made online at christianassistanceministry.orgTeam Gleason can be reached at https://teamgleason.app.neoncrm.com/forms/john-mcnitt

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Blanca Estella Herrera

May 05, 1955 - Feb 23, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Blanca Estella Herrera, born May 5, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2024 at the age of 68. She is preceded in death by her parents, David Vargas Sr, Estella Flores Guerra and step father, Arturo Guerra. She is survived by her beloved husband, Santos Herrera; children, Valerie Herrera-Smith (Brent Smith Jr.), Art Herrera (Jose C. Herrera), Anthony Herrera and Loretta Herrera; grandchildren, Jezabelle R. Herrera and Aidan Velasquez; Siblings, David Vargas Jr., Sylvia Aguirre and Hilda Valdez and numerous extended family members and friends. Blanca enjoyed watching Dance Moms'. Her hobbies included crocheting or any arts & crafts. She will be most remembered by her big heart, her hospitality and her love for her family & friends. A visitation for Blanca will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Trevino Funeral Home 226 Cupples Rd, 78237 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A chapel service will occur Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM, at Trevino Funeral Home with interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery II.

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Regina Rose Martinez

Jul 06, 1976 - Feb 22, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Regina Rose Martinez, age 47, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. A funeral service for Regina will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.

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Norbert M. Trevino

Mar 24, 1936 - Feb 24, 2024

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San Antonio, TX

Norbert M. Trevino, 87, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on February 24, 2024. Norbert was born on March 24, 1936 in San Antonio to Norbert and Hortense Trevino. He honorably served in the United States Air Force. Norbert retired from the Frito-Lay Company after many years of service. Norbert was involved in various ministries in the church. He also was an avid golfer and played baseball for many years Norbert is preceded in death by his Parents Norbert and Hortense Trevino; Siblings Hortense Montez, Rudy Gamez, Gilbert Gamez, Mary Esther Esparza and Raul Garcia. Norbert is survived by his Wife of 67 years Mary V. Trevino; Daughter Cynthia Esquivel (Frank); Son John N. Trevino (Lorena); Grandchildren Desiree Cervantes (Eric), Matthew Cervantes (Alexandrea), Evan J. Trevino, Joshua Trevino and Ryan Trevino; Sister Beatrice De Hoyos; Brother Richard Garcia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM on Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 159 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery #2 with military honors.

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