Philip J. Lozano LUBBOCK-Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Philip J. Lozano, 70, of Lubbock, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, with rosary services, followed by a visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Our beloved Phil went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2012. Phil was born on Aug. 23, 1942, to Jess and Helen (Real) Mata in Corona, Calif. He graduated from Wheatland High School, Wheatland, Calif., and attended the Community College of the Air Force in management and supervisory courses. Phil served in the in the US Air Force in Germany, Thailand and Korea. He retired in 1987 as a Master Sergeant and a superintendent of flight operations from Reese AFB. He married Francess Vargas Moreno on May 23, 1987, in Lubbock. Phil was a member of the American Legion and the Red Raider Club Alumni. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid Texas Tech Red Raider fan. Phil was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lozano. He is survived by his wife, Francess; four children, Vivian Villareal and husband Robert, Judith Lozano, Philip Lozano, and Eric Lozano, all of San Antonio; two stepchildren, Oscar Moreno and wife Tracie of Chandler, Ariz., and Carlos Moreno of McAllen; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six siblings, Bonnie Acevedo and husband Gilbert Jr., Linda Lozano, Jennie Noriega, Della Virto and husband Santiago, Ruben Mata and wife Yolie, and Johnny Mata and wife Dora, all of California. Memorials are suggested to the Lubbock Cancer Center, 4002 21st Street, Suite A, Lubbock, TX 79410. To send your words of encouragement to Phil's family and view life and service tributes visit www.memorialdesigners.net.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 25, 2012