sleepless nights and magic light
As i close my eyes tight.
When day is done and i feel alone
Mood here reminds me of home in my dreams.
High in the sky, where angles live, stars shine bright
to my delight. then i can rest
And be at ease my father is watching and whispers come
with me my son and now i am at peace.
A memorial service will be held from 4:00pm- 9:00pm, Rosary at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Delgado Funeral Home located at 2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Tx, 78207.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman located at 17534 North State HWY 16, Von Ormy, Tx, 78073 at 10:30am.
Interment follow at First Memorial Park cemetery 20567 State Highway 16 South, Von Ormy, Tx, 78073.
Technical Sergeant Padilla served 25 years with distinction in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, earning numerous medals including the World War II Victory Medal, Korean War Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was a Sailor, Soldier and Airman to the very end, ensuring his hair was within regulations, clothes were “dress right dress” and he walked and talked with honor. But most importantly, he was always on time. The discipline and patriotism he learned during War never left him, as family and friends will attest. Sylvester was born in Gonzales, Texas on December 31, 1924, to Refugio Padilla and Beatrice Longoria Padilla. Sylvestre was a first-generation U.S. citizen. As a child, he was a field worker and laborer. At the age of 17 he joined the military and went off to fight in World War II. He ensured his work ethic and constant “nose to the grind stone” paid off for him and his family to the very end. He was a constant provider and protector for the ones he loved. Sylvestre was able to enjoy his retirement for many years rescuing various animals or listening to his favorite music while sitting outside his home he dearly loved.
Services will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Delgado Funeral Home, viewing begins at 4:00 pm, Rosary will be at 7:00 pm. Mass will be at St. Leo the Great on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am, followed by the internment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
The family wish to thank Generations Hospice Care medical services for their dedication, support and care during this past year; making it possible for Sylvestre to be at his home with Rachel. He now rests eternally in the salvation he received through Jesus Christ.
George Inouye was born to John Inouye and Guadalupe Unzueta on March 10th, 1936, in San Antonio TX. He left to be with the Lord on November 17th, 2018. His siblings included Fernando Inouye, Carlos Inouye, David Inouye, Mary Evelyn Inouye and Elisa Stewart. George is survived by David and Roselinda Inouye and Elisa Stewart, as well as many nephews and nieces. He left behind his loyal companion and dog, Squirt. George served in the US Army from 1955 to 1958 in the 168th Engineering Battalion. George was an active parishioner at St. Cecilia's parish from 1981 to present. He was an active member of Knights of Columbus and was Grand Knight twice. George loved gardening and was very involved in restoring religious relics. As his health declined, his friends Michael Heye, Donna Heye and Mario Rodriguez helped care for him. A special thanks to the Embrace Hospice company for their considerate service and care during this difficult time. George will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30pm at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (125 W. Whittier St. San Antonio, TX 78210) with a Rosary recited at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will begin Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Services will conclude after the mass.
Rafael R. Arenas, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2018 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife: Maria Alicia Arenas; sons: Heby Arena; Oscar Arenas; Roberto Arenas; daughter: Narcedania Paez; sisters: Maria and Margarita; brother: Jesus; and 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10:00am with a service at 12:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St. San Antonio, TX 78207). Services will conclude at 12:30pm.
Faustino Torres, born December 28, 1964 went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2018 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Mother: Teresa Dominguez; Wife: Patricia Torres; Sons: Marco Antonio Torres and Julio Cesar Torres; Sisters: Maria Lomas, Yolanda Huerta and Teresa Torres; Brothers: Manuel Rodriguez, Benjamin Rodriguez and Javier Torres.
Visitation will begin Friday, November 23, 2018 at 4:00pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St. San Antonio, TX 78207). Services will conclude at 9:00pm.
Daniel Garcia Castilla: age 68, born January 22, 1950 went to be with the Lord November 20, 2018. Danny is now in Heaven with his Parents: Consuelo Garcia Castilla and Ephraim C. Castilla; Brothers: Richard G. Castilla and Manuel G. Castilla and Sister: Mary Helen Tarvana. He is survived by his Children: Michelle Gonzalez, and her spouse Armando Gonzalez; Danny Castilla II, and his spouse Guadalupe Ramirez III, Ephraim Castilla, and his spouse Iyissa Urdiales Castilla. Grandchildren: Julian Saucedo, and his spouse Paige Saucedo and Alyssa Mendiola; Sister: Esther Flint; Brothers: Steven Castilla and Anthony Castilla.
Daniel aka Danny was a person with wisdom, empathy, a helping hand, a master craftsman. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. Most of all he was a loving Father that was there for his children every step of the way. His contiguous work ethic and laughter will be sorely missed. The Castilla Family will continue to celebrate his life with all the memories we made with him.
Visitation will begin Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:00pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St. San Antonio, TX 78207). Funeral procession will depart Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:30am for a Funeral Mass at Incarnate Word at 10:00am. Interment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery III.
Ofelia S. Smith was born on a ranch in Seguin, Texas on June 10, 1920, and was called to the Lord on November 14, 2018, at the age of 98. Born to Juan Solis and Sara Guerra Solis, Ofelia was the fourth of six siblings. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas when Ofelia was about 5 years old. She attended school up to the 5 th grade and dropped out to help support the family. She worked as a seamstress at Tex-Son Manufacturing Co., FineSilver Manufacturing Company and the Levi Strauss Company for many years. She retired from the Levi Strauss in 1990. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed uniforms for school bands and other types of clothing. Her greatest regret was that she wasn’t able to get a better education. She had an adventurous spirit and lived life to the fullest. She moved to California where she also worked as a seamstress for about ten years before returning to San Antonio. She loved to dance and have a good time with her friends after working hard all week. Her greatest attributes were her hard work ethic, her devotion to her family and friends, and her friendly demeanor. She never met a stranger. Ofelia is preceded in death by her brothers, Juan Solis, Floyd Solis, Rodolfo Solis, and her sister Celia Solis Tabet. She is survived by her son, Rodolfo Zepeda, her sister, Lucia Solis Trevino, ex-daughter in law, Yolanda Zepeda, her grandson Rudy Robert Zepeda, and great-grandchildren, Samantha Rene Zepeda, Cameron Leigh Zepeda, Reagan Nicole Zepeda, Jordan Ryan Zepeda and numerous nieces and nephews. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandson and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Delgado Funeral Home located at 2200 W. Martin Street, San Antonio, TX. A Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower Basilica located at 1715 N. Zarzamora Street on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 10 a.m.; immediately followed by Funeral Procession to San Fernando Cemetery No. III at 1735 Cupples Road.
German Martinez, born December 1, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2018 at the age of 63. He was preceded in death by his father: Basillo Martinez; brother: Richard Martinez. He is survived by his mother: Maria Socorro Martinez; Spouse: Julia Perez Ramos; sons: Joseph H. Martinez; Anthony Martinez; David Martinez; Ruben Ramos and Isaac Ramos; daughters: Anita Martinez and Janet Herrera; sisters: Guadalupe Garcia; Inez Medina; Maria Villarreal and Maria Espinosa; brothers: Basillo Martinez; Mario Martinez; Andrew Martinez and Miguel Martinez and 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas, 78207). Service will conclude at 9:00pm.
Saxon Vawn Caldera, born July 29, 1994 in San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2018 at the age of 24. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Emilio and Esther Borrego and uncle: Emilio Borrego Jr. He is survived by his parents: Eddie Caldera and Susan Borrego Caldera; sisters: Destiny Starr Caldera and Cheyenne Lionicia Caldera; brother: Uriah Blue Caldera (Urshila), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends especially in the music industry.
Saxon was a graduate of Highlands High School. He will always be remembered as a big lovable, huggable, considerable, compassionate Teddy "Bubba" Bear! He will be greatly missed!
Visitation will begin on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas, 78207). A Chapel Service will begin on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00am at Delgado Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Borrego Cemetery in Elmendorf, Tx.
Aaron Anthony Trevino, born December 4, 1994 in San Antonio, Texas went to be with Lord on November 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Eliu Trevino and Manuel Mendez. He is survived by his parents: Anthony Trevino and Emma M. Garcia; spouse: Jasmine Mora; daughter: Lilliana Trevino; sisters: Evette Garcia and Adrina Trevino; brothers: Joe Anthony Trevino and Alex Trevino; grandmother: Francis Trevino and numerous nephews; nieces and cousin.
Visitation will begin on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5:00pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas, 78207). A Chapel Service will begin on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00am at Delgado Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mission Park South.
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Robert Ramirez announces his sudden passing on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the age of 46. Robert was born January 7, 1972 in San Antonio, Texas.
Robert is survived by his daughter: Cecilia Rae Ramirez; granddaughter: Raelyn Ramirez; parents: Lorenzo Ramirez and Maria Elena Ramirez; sisters: Elena Ramirez and Felisa Flores; brothers: Lorenzo Ramirez Jr. and Gerardo Ramirez; sister in law: Cynthia Ramirez; brother-in-law: Aldo Flores; nieces and nephews: Ramona Ramirez; Lorenzo Junior Ramirez; Bella Felisa Flores; Aldo James Flores II and Liliana Ramirez.
Robert was taken from us too soon. He will be remembered as an energetic spirited, eccentric, vibrant person who enjoyed watching the Spurs and Cowboys games and had an enormous love for his music.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:30am with a Rosary recited at 12:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas, 78207). Interment will follow at San Jose Burial Park at 1:15 pm.
A Graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2018 at 3:00pm at Bexar Cemetery in Somerset, Texas.
Catarina T. Alvarado
October 29, 1961 - November 3, 2018
She was the social butterfly of every gathering. A loving mother and friend. She was known by many and loved by everyone. She always gave a helping hand, open ear to listen, and humorous wisdom. She is survived by her Daughters and Son in laws Valerie & Quentin Vahlkamp, Sophia & Felix Flores, and Veronica & Luis Castro. Her 12 grandchildren Natalie, Issac, Ronnie, Yolanda, Elizabeth, Lyla, Jaymee, Aliana, Liam, Gabriel, Rafael, and Sarai who were her world and her brother David Treviño. Cathy (Kina) will be remembered forever and always in our hearts.
Visitation will begin Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Delgado Funeral Home with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral procession will depart on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:30 am for a 10:00 am mass at San Fernando Cathedral with interment to follow at Wildflower Cemetery.
Called “Chris” or “Charlie” by family and friends, he emerged from a generations-old Texas family with branch roots in Germany and the old South, then followed the Herff School-Page-Brackenridge route to manhood. After roughnecking on offshore oil rigs for a while, he served proudly in the US Marine Corps.
Missile Crisis, and enjoyed periodic reunions with old shipmates. After military
service, he began work as an apprentice carpenter, eventually working up to master
carpenter and even branched out and became a millwright through his work
experiences.He married his beloved wife, Ursula Schieler, a native of Stuttgart, Germany, in
1967. They enjoyed over fifty years of shared experiences and travels with their
family. Despite his busy work life, he found time to take trips with his wife and
children, go fishing and hunting with friends and family, grow his garden and to
make barbecue that drew folks from far and near.
For many years, he worked as foreman on many projects. He helped build the
landmark Tower of the Americas, as well as numerous commercial buildings
around the city, as did Joe Winter, his grandfather before him. Such jobs took him
as far away as California, Utah, Nebraska, and Tennessee, to name a few places. In
Tennessee, he was enthralled walking Civil War battlefields and imagining the
people and history recorded there that went with the sights he was seeing. Fellow
workers loved to travel to out-of-state jobs with him, as one of his hobbies was
cooking. People in general were astounded to see and experience the appetizers,
soups, and main dishes that big, gruff-looking man could produce in the kitchen.
Friends were delighted when he proved to be as adept at cooking a delicate
flounder just right as he was at disassembling and overhauling a mammoth
municipal power generator.
Loyalty, generosity, and love defined him. Being with family and friends was what
made him happiest. Sometimes it seemed that his friends could fill the Alamodome, he had so many. Many reading this might have been recipients of
his open-handed gifts of venison and feral hog meat brought back from hunting
trips. Many of us also remember relaxing under his patio roof while he stood in
clouds of billowing wood smoke, happily tending a heavily laden grill, getting a
generous barbecue dinner ready for us visitors. Many will never forget his stuffed
To demonstrate his versatility and old Texas pride, one of his proudest
accomplishments was winning First Place in the famous VFW chili cook-off in
2012. A periodically gruff exterior could not hide the solid gold interior for long,
as people who came to know him soon found that he was one of
those unselfish souls who “would give you the shirt off of his back.” He was
widely recognized as a down-to-earth friendly man who thoroughly enjoyed the
company of his many friends, all of whom have expressed profound sorrow at
losing him. His natural generosity was wide and unflagging, as many can attest. In
all his nearly 78 years, I’ve never known him to refuse when asked for a favor. Not
once. You could always count on a warm welcome and a cold glass whenever you
arrived at the house of this hospitable man. Now we pray that The Carpenter from
Galilee is welcoming one of His own.
Chris is survived by his wife, Ursula, son John Christian Todd, and daughters
Peggy (Robert) Huber, and Leslie (Rick) Edgerton, grandchildren Darrell (Holly)
Cardwell, Steven (Laura) Cardwell, Coty Huber, Jennifer (Matt) Delgado, and
Richard Moczygemba, great-grandchildren Daylen and Davin Cardwell, and
Correna, Brennen, Mason, and Haylen Cardwell. Also mourning his passing are
brother Gary (Carol) Todd, loving sister Susan (Aaron) Tondre, nephews and niece
Michael (Lori) Todd, Jeffrey (Kim) Todd, Kevin Tondre, and Tanya (Paul)
Freeburg; grand nephews and niece, Evan and Nathan Todd, Kolten Tondre, and
Taylor Freeburg, along with many cousins and good friends.
All of us are left with a permanent void in our life with that salt-of-the-earth big
man gone. But it will only seem to be permanent.
In John 11, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and said, “I am the
resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and
everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Visitation will begin Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00am with a service at 12:00pm at Delgado Funeral Home, 2200 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas 78207. Funeral procession will depart Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00pm for interment at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45pm.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with Rosary recited 7:00 p.m. at Delgado Funeral Home (2200 W. Martin Street, San Antonio, TX 78207). Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (2623 Perez Street, San Antonio, TX). Service will conclude after the mass.
“There are no good-byes, wherever you are, you will always be in our heart.”