Mar 05, 1958 - Nov 24, 2023
David Gradalupe Pizana
Nov 02, 1971 - Feb 17, 2024
David Gradalupe Pizana went Home on February 17, 2024. He began his life’s journey on November 2, 1971, born to Sherry Kathleen (Cavazos Pizana) Cook and David Salinas Pizana in Hillsboro, Texas. Affectionately known to those who loved him as “Davi’”, or DJ Mutate - David was very outgoing and excelled at mostly everything that he put his mind to. His kind heart could be seen in his willingness to be there and listen when you needed a friend, and in helping others in need. Most of David's school days were in Whitney and Hillsboro and he later ventured out to areas such as Kyle, Lindale, and Austin as an adult. David resided in areas throughout Texas and even wandered out to try living in Colorado once - but eventually made his way back to Texas. At a young age, he became very interested and intrigued by the martial arts, and over time David achieved multiple belt levels in many different styles of martial arts. David was also a talented DJ who loved spinning records and making mix tapes of anything from techno and dance music to 80’s music and 90's hip hop. David was also known for his break dancing early on, even winning a Thriller dance competition at the local Walmart once. David could most often be found either enjoying nature, learning a new skill, or simply spending time with friends and family. He loved talking about any and everything from old school kung fu movies to the Bible and scripture to eventually telling stories from his mischievous younger days. David already is, and will continue to be greatly missed. David is preceded in death by both his parents and two loving sets of grandparents. He is survived by his sister Jamie Cook; and his brother Joey Pizana and his wife Misty; and brother James Cook and his wife Angie. He is also survived by many, many aunts, uncles, and cousins and friends going back to his elementary days. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00am at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsboro, Texas.
Maria Felix Sifuentes
Jan 09, 1952 - Feb 19, 2024
“It isn’t what we leave behind, it’s what we leave in people’s hearts that counts.” – Unknown. Maria Felix Sifuentes, 72 of Austin, Texas, found peace on February 19, 2024 surrounded by her beloved children. Maria was born in Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on January 9, 1952 to Sara Pineda Castillo and Felix Ortiz. At the tender age of nine, Maria’s journey led to the United States, guided by her grandfather, settling in Austin, Texas. Her educational voyage began at Govalle Elementary, where she mastered the English language. Maria’s career journey began with Bruce Pies, where she met and eventually married the father of her children Lorenzo H. Sifuentes. A dedicated and hardworking soul, Maria extended her kindness to coworkers, family, and strangers alike. In her moments of respite, Maria cherished time with family and friends. Though she enjoyed many things like dancing, cooking and crocheting, Maria’s favorite role was that as a grandparent. She treasured her time with her grandkids and great grandchildren. Maria was an active member of the Catholic Church, devoting time to the Guadalupana’s at St. Julia’s Catholic Church when she wasn’t attending mass with her family in San Antonio. Maria was preceded in death by grandfather Anacleto Pineda, parents Sara Pineda Castillo, Felix Ortiz, brother Emilio Pineda, sister Carolina Mendez, husband Lorenzo H. Sifuentes, and her first grandchild Terry D. Gonzales Jr.. Maria is survived by her four children: Sara Sifuentes, Lorenzo Sifuentes IV, Elizabeth Sifuentes Dukette (husband Philip Dukette), and John Sifuentes (wife Christine Sifuentes), her brothers Francisco Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Baldemar Ortiz, Jose Luis Tovar Garcia, Joseph Ramiro Pineda, and her sisters Esther Ortiz, and Esperanza Ortiz. Maria’s legacy lives on through her seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Robert Perez Amaro
Aug 16, 1943 - Feb 11, 2024
We come together to celebrate the life of a man known affectionately to his friends and family as "Hippie," whose given name was Robert Perez Amaro. Robert sadly passed away on the 11th of February 2024, but he leaves behind a legacy of joy, friendship, and service.Born on August 16th, 1943, in Round Rock, Texas, Robert's early years were steeped in the warm embrace of a close-knit family, including his late grandparents, Jesus and Gregoria Amaro, and his parents, Rufus and Concepcion Amaro, who have all preceded him in death. He grew up alongside his siblings, including his late brother, Rufus Amaro Jr., and is survived by his loving sister, Virginia A. Villarreal. Robert was a graduate of Round Rock High School. After graduation, he answered the call to serve his country and became a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. His service is a testament to his generous spirit and dedication to the welfare of others.After his military service, Robert, known to many as "Hippie," found joy in the simplicities of life. He was an avid music lover, a passion that was as much a part of him as his infectious laughter. His love for sports was evident in his commitment to playing fast pitch softball, where he was both a fierce competitor and a loyal teammate. However, it was on the golf course where Robert found his truest sense of peace, indulging in the game he loved until his final days.Those who knew Robert would describe him as the life of the party, a man who could light up a room with his humor. His friendly demeanor made him a beloved figure in his community, and his generosity knew no bounds. Robert had the rare ability to make everyone feel like they were his best friend, and his absence will leave an irreplaceable void in the hearts of many.As we say farewell to Robert Perez Amaro, we remember a man whose laughter was contagious, whose kindness was boundless, and whose presence was a gift to all who knew him. While the melodies of the music he cherished may have faded, the harmony of his memory will resonate forever.In the city of Austin, Texas, where he spent his final moments, Robert's spirit remains a beacon of light. His legacy is not only written in the love of his family but also etched in the lives of the countless friends he made along his journey.As we reflect on the life of Robert Perez Amaro, let us hold dear the memories he has left us, and let us strive to live by the example he set-embracing life with joy, extending friendship freely, and giving generously of ourselves. Robert, our beloved "Hippie," will surely be missed, but he will never be forgotten.We honor the memory of a man who was truly one of a kind. May Robert Perez Amaro's soul rest in eternal peace. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail Austin, TX. A Rosary will follow at 6:00 p.m.A Graveside Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S I-35 Frontage Road Austin, TX.
Subhash Chander Goel
Apr 12, 1943 - Feb 19, 2024
Subhash Chander Goel, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and accomplished academic passed away peacefully on the evening of February 19, 2024. His family is profoundly saddened by the loss.Subhash was a Professor, Department Head of Electronics and Communications, and Dean of Postgraduate Studies for over 40 years at the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Ranchi.Subhash was an engineer at heart; he loved to build gadgets from scratch. In his free time, he also loved playing chess, listening to music, and spending time with his family. He was a caring and kind-hearted person, who always put the needs of other people first. He always saw the good in everyone.He is preceded in death by his parents, Champawati and Kanti Mohan Gupta.Subhash is survived by his loving wife, Krishna Goel; three beloved children, Ameeta Goyal (Ritu), Puneet Goel (Babloo), and Rahul Goel (Chunnu); six grandchildren; four younger brothers, Harish, Ramesh, Shyam, and Ram; as well as numerous loving family members and friends. He will be deeply missed by all.Visitation will be held from 9:00am - 12:00pm. with prayer services beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Ln., Austin, Texas, 78752.
James Lon Berry
Nov 29, 1950 - Jan 19, 2024
James Lon Berry, aged 73, was born on November 29, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas. Known by most as Jim, but “Gomer” to many of his high school friends, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, in 1968, where he cultivated lifelong friendships and a love for baseball. Following his graduation, Jim pursued his passion for baseball at Arkansas State University. After college, he moved to Austin, Texas, where his appreciation for music grew and he attended many concerts. He had a fulfilling career in the City of Austin Planning Department, dedicating 36 years of service to the community he called home. His commitment and talent left a lasting mark mapping Austin as it grew. Outside of work, Jim was a devoted family man. He served as a dedicated coach for his son Justin's teams during his early baseball career, instilling in them the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and perseverance. His love for baseball extended beyond the field, as he and Justin shared countless memorable moments cheering on the Longhorns as UT Baseball season ticket holders. Jim never missed an opportunity to support his daughter Kaya Bay, attending all of her gymnastics and cheerleading events and even showing up to support the teams she later coached. After retiring, Jim spent several days a week with his grandchildren, creating cherished memories and nurturing their growth. He had a beautiful relationship with each of them. There was a special place in his heart for his first granddaughter, and he was very involved in her caretaking and medical needs. Jim was also a proud member of the Cherokee Nation, embracing his heritage with pride. His connection to his ancestry enriched his life and added depth to his character. He frequently attended the Austin Pow-Wow and made sure his kids and grandkids were registered tribal members. Jim was passionate about helping the homeless, giving his time and resources to those in need. Jim lived a life guided by faith and compassion, whether from the written word of the Bible and his relationship with God, or wisdom and philosophy learned from all spiritual walks of life. In his final days on earth, he quoted the hymn “when the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there,” as he spoke of his unwavering belief that because of his savior, Jesus Christ, he would be reunited in Heaven with his Mom & Dad, Maw, and other loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Arnold Berry & Alma Lonelle Berry. Jim is survived by his son Justin (Melissa), daughter Kaya Bay Jackson (Josh), granddaughters Bree Elizabeth & Madison Grace, grandson Beau Ryan, sister Betty Posey (Tom), sister Suzette Berry, niece & nephews Jamie, Dusty and Dillon, along with great nephews and great nieces (Jackson, Hunter, Cooper, Gunner, Kesley and Paxten) whom he loved keeping up with over the years, and countless friends and extended family members. On January 19, 2024, Jim was called home to Heaven. He will forever be remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3) The Lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23) “And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, he is gone," there are other eyes watching him coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here he comes!" (Henry Van Dyke) In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dell Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at https://supportdellchildrens.org/give/ or to the SMC1A Foundation at https://smc1a-epilepsy.org/donate/. Your contributions will honor Jim's memory and continue his legacy of compassion and generosity.
Jul 22, 1988 - Feb 16, 2024
In Loving Memory of Ty Jelke It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ty Jelke, a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, and dedicated nurse. Ty, son of Tim Jelke and Jana & Kory Bauer, departed this world on February 16, 2024 at the age of 35 in Austin, TX. He is leaving behind a legacy of compassion, love for knowledge, and unwavering commitment. Ty enjoyed growing up in Idaho where he could camp, fish, ride, shoot, and enjoy many aspects of country living. Ty's educational journey took him to Utah State University and Weber State University which culminated in his achievement of becoming a registered nurse. His strong work ethic and commitment to continuous learning were the driving forces behind his successful career in healthcare. In his role as a caring nurse, Ty's passion for helping others shined brightly. His innate patience and boundless kindness touched the lives of many as he became not only a healer but also a teacher. Ty was always willing to share his knowledge and extend a helping hand to those in need, leaving a mark on the hearts of both colleagues and patients alike. Known for his expertise in all things automotive, Ty’s penchant for cars was obvious to all who knew him. He generously shared his knowledge and always came to the rescue when his family or friends were faced with car troubles. Ty cared deeply about his loved ones and his selfless impact reached beyond the garage to help in any way he could. Ty's love for whistling added a cheerful soundtrack to every moment, a joyful reminder of his vibrant spirit and zest for life. But more than anything, Ty cherished his wife, Allie, who was not just his spouse but his best friend and soulmate. Undoubtedly, the most important part of his life, she was his confidante and a constant source of love and support. Though Ty's time with us was too brief, the impact of his kindness, knowledge, and incredible work ethic will echo through the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, caring son, dependable brother, compassionate nurse, exceptional teacher, master mechanic, and cherished friend. Ty Jelke will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Ty is survived by his loving wife Allie Jelke, parents Tim Jelke, Jana Bauer, and Kory Bauer, and siblings Zac Jelke, Breauna Jelke, and Randy Bauer. He is also survived by his two dogs, Duke and Maya, and one cat, Riley. A memorial service to celebrate Ty's life will be held in Idaho. Further information is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Ty’s wife, Allie Jelke. Venmo @Allie-Jelke
Delia Soila Barron
Oct 07, 1923 - Feb 21, 2024
Delia Soila Barron, 100, passed away peacefully, holding on to her daughter, Tabita's hand in their Austin home on February 21, 2024. Delia was born October 7th, 1923 in Mercedes, Tx to Sixta P. Tijerina and Antonio Y. Saenz. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Tabita Gutierrez (son-in-law Jesse Gutierrez, Jr) of Austin, her son Salvador Jaime Barron (daughter-in-law Sally Barron) of Seattle, WA, her daughter Lydia R. Jackvony (son-in-law Stephen Jackvony) of Ridge, NY and her daughter-in-law Ofelia V. Barron of Houston. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and her brother Antonio Martinez (wife Natalie Martinez) of Elsa. Delia is preceded in death by her husband Salvador Barron of McAllen, her son Aristeo Carlos Barron of Houston, her brother Jimmy Lopez of Edinburg, her sister Sylvia Ortega de Smith of San Antonio, her mother Sixta P. Tijerina of Elsa and her father Antonio Y. Saenz of Mercedes. Delia graduated from Edinburg High School, class of 1941, she then attended Edinburg Jr. College from 1941-1943 and Received a B.A. Degree & B.S. Degree from Texas State College For Women (now known as Texas Woman’s University) in Denton, TX during 1943-1950 received a Masters of Education from Texas State College For Women in 1954. She had a deep commitment to counseling. She continued to attend and receive numerous counseling workshops and certifications from Florida State, North Texas State College, and Edinburg Regional College and continued to be involved with education associations. Delia Served as a teacher and high school counselor across the Edinburg Consolidated ISD, Edcouch-Elsa ISD, and Mercedes ISD from 1944-1982; 1982-1999: With her husband and Judge Apolonio Gutierrez, owned the County Loan company in Pharr, Texas and affected countless lives positively; 1999+: She also worked at Ramirez Accounting firm of Austin, and she continued to work with multiple friends and businesses as a bookkeeper, translator, transcriber, clerk, income tax/notary service.
Pedro D. Cortinas
Dec 04, 1941 - Feb 16, 2024
In Loving Memory Pedro D. “Pete” Cortinas December 4, 1941 - February 16, 2024 IN THE CARE OF O’Bannon Funeral Home It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who passed away in the early morning at his home in Austin, TX on February 16, 2024. Pete was born December 4, 1941 in the small town of Luling, Texas to Santos Cortinas and Anita Davila. He graduated from Luling High School in 1959 and he joined the Marine Corps where he served one tour in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Marine Core in 1959. He later joined the U.S. Coast Guard from October 16, 1963 - March 12, 1972 where he served a second tour in Vietnam. Pedro re-enlisted from January 19, 1977 and retired on May 31, 1987. Pedro lived his life dedicated to serving his country. Anywhere he went you would always see him wearing his retired veteran cap, sharing stories about his life in the military. Pete is survived by his wife, Maria G. Cortinas, son Peter Cortinas, daughters: Karen Lemieux, Charlotte Cortinas and Veronica Phillips. Grandchildren: Brandon Lemieux, Tiffany Rojas, Avery Cortinas, Zayden Cortinas, Jacob A. Alvarado and Matthew D. Negrete. Sisters: Sandra Maldanado and Olivia Cews, and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Martha E. Cortinas, sisters: Lydia Salas, Sylvia Mendoza, Delores Sepulveda and brother, Ismael Cortinas. Visitation will be held at O’Bannon Funeral Home from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024. Service will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jonathan Botello officiating. Military graveside services will be held immediately following at the Luling City Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. The Luling American Legion Post 177 will provide a military service. Pallbearers are Adrian Maldanado, David Salas, Bob Sepulveda, Juan Verdin, Jacob Alvarado, Matthew Negrete and honorary pallbearers Michael Cortinas and Russel Crews. The family would like to express great appreciation to the nurses, doctors, chaplains and staff at St. David’s Hospice in Austin, TX for their love, care and support. Services under the direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home, 210 S. Laurel, Luling, Texas 78648. Phone (830) 875-5713.
Michael Todd Roe Jr.
May 19, 1993 - Feb 11, 2024
Michael Roe Jr., age 30, of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 11, 2024. Michael was born in Inglewood, California on May 19, 1993. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Michael Todd Roe Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Christopher Paul Rincon
Died : Feb 15, 2024
Our beloved Christopher Paul Rincon, age 42, of Austin, Texas, was called home to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 15, 2024. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fidelia Bonilla and Chilo Bonilla. Christopher is survived by his parents, Christopher George McDowell and Esperanza "Hope" Mcdowell; his grandmother, Julia Gonzales; his children, Gabriel Leon Rincon, Crystina Hope Rodriguez, Caylee Renee Rincon, and Christopher Rincon, Jr.; his siblings, Charlotte McDowell and George McDowell; his nieces and nephews, Phoenix Alvarado, Stella Salinas, and Matthew Ybanez; numerous cousins and other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Mission Funeral Home Serenity Chapel, 6204 S 1st Street, Austin TX 78745. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., at Sta. Julia Catholic Church, 3010 Lyons Rd. Austin, Texas 78702.