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Benjamin Gutierrez, born August 11, 1925, entered eternal life on April 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Mr. Gutierrez was a proud World War II Veteran honored with the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other military honors. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Clemencia; first wife, Maria; son, Gabriel; and other family members. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his children, M. Mercedes Wood (Buddy), Margarita Orta (Enrique), Alejandro Gutierrez (Alma), Rebecca Ruiz (Roberto), Bertha Moreno (Santiago), Jaime Gutierrez (Pilar), Maria A. Gutierrez-Cordero (Gerardo); daughter-in-law, Sophia; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild; as well as other family members and friends. He'll live forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held at Castillo Mission Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Sunday, April 27, 2014, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Departure from funeral home at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, for a 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N. Gen. McMullen Drive San Antonio, TX 78228
Published in Express-News from Apr. 25 to Apr. 28, 2014