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Barfield, Acie Carold - San Antonio  
September 30, 1928 - April 29, 2016 Acie Carold Barfield, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) was born September 30, 1928, in Barnum, Texas, to Andy and Lessie Barfield. Died on April 29, 2016. He grew up in the Piney Woods of East Texas, graduating from Chester HS in 1948 and Sam Houston State Teachers' College in 1951. He taught in Corrigan for a year, prior to joining the USAF in 1952. He met his future bride on Valentine's Day at First Baptist Church (FBC) El Paso. They married on June 25, 1955. They were stationed in Wichita Falls, Texas; Tokyo Japan; Washington DC; Madrid Spain; and San Antonio, where they retired. While in Japan he & Mary were founding members of FBC Tokyo. In 1972, the family joined First Baptist Church San Antonio, where he was a Life Deacon and active on many committees. Upon military retirement, he taught in North East ISD, 20 of those years at Lee High School where he taught and mentored many students, helping them stay in school, graduate, and find employment. He was a member of Corrigan Masonic Lodge and Life Endowed Member of the San Antonio Consistory of the Scottish Right. His passion for gardening was evident by the numerous yard awards he won. He and Mary traveled extensively, their favorite destination being Hawaii. His love and pride of his children and grandchildren was known by all who knew him. Most Friday nights for over 30 years, he and Mary could be found with their 'domino group' laughing, playing, and eating. Acie is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Durham Barfield; brothers AJ and Curtis Barfield; sister Claudine Griswold, and their parents. Survived by their children Beth Powell and Bruce Barfield, grandchildren Morgan and Graham, his twin brother Harold Barfield of Livingston, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his Life will be May 7th at 12:00 pm at First Baptist Church San Antonio, 515 McCullough Ave. with Rev. Don Guthrie officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Television Ministry, 515 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at ww.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Published in Express-News from May 4 to May 5, 2016
Biedryck, Matthew T. - San Antonio  
December 5, 1924 - April 19, 2016 Matthew T. Biedryck, 91, of San Antonio, TX was reunited with his beloved wife Dorothy on April 19, 2016. He was born on December 5, 1924 in Branford, CT. He was a US Army WWII Veteran. Upon returning home, he attended the University of Connecticut and then graduated from the University of Detroit. He remained in Detroit to start his 27-year career with General Motors. While with General Motors, he headed the GM Photographic Department in Dayton, Ohio. After retirement, Matthew and Dorothy relocated to Las Vegas, NV where the lights and excitement provided much fulfillment. Eventually they settled in San Antonio, TX to be closer to family. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Cecelia Biedrzycki and his sisters Mary, Loretta, Jane, and Cecille, and his brother Melvin. He is survived by sons Ted Biedryck (Sandy) of Dove Canyon, California and Mark Biedryck of Houston, TX; daughter Connie Buntley (Hal) of San Antonio; granddaughters Christina Cruz of California, Michelle Pimm (David) of Austin, Texas, and Carolyn Cruz of Phoenix, Arizona. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Antonio. Burial Service with Military Honors will be the same day at 1:30 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Matthew was a positive influence and will be missed by many. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with:
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Published in Express-News from May 3 to May 5, 2016
Bishop, Alfred Martin  
December 12, 1945 - May 4, 2016 Alfred Martin Bishop, age 70, of San Antonio, (formerly of Medina Lake) passed away May 4, 2016 at his home. Alfred was born December 12, 1945 in Bristow, OK, the child of Alfred L. and Helen Martin Bishop. Alfred graduated from Northeastern State University. He retired from Southwest Research Institute. He was a member of Western Heritage Cowboy Church, was President of the Mico Volunteer Fire. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister, Etta Sue Bishop. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jerriene Bishop; daughters, Amy Hayden, Beth Parsons; step-children, Charlene Martinez, Josephine Crisp, David Payne; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Western Heritage Cowboy Church in Pipe Creek. Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com
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Published in Express-News on May 5, 2016
Bocko, Henry Silas - San Antonio  
APRIL 29, 2016 My oldest son Henry Silas Bocko 19, went to meet his daddy-o in heaven on Friday April 29, 2016. He was born September 5, 1996 in San Antonio Texas. Henry's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He lost his father (John Bocko) his best friend at a young age. Whom he missed dearly. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School was part of the graduating class of 2015 where he was a member of the football team (#88). Some of his hobbies included riding his motorcycle, taking his brothers and sisters shopping, hanging out with friends, feeding his pet snake, and playing video games. Henry is survived by his mother Veronica Bocko and Grandmother Esther Cardenas; his sisters: Cecilia, Jessica, Justus and his brothers: Christian and Adam. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. FUNERAL SERVICES: Friday, May 6, 2016 Viewing 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Viewing 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. The Angelus Funeral Home 1119 N. St. Mary's Street San Antonio, Texas 78215 Saturday, May 7, 2016 Viewing 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Funeral Service 10:00 A.M. Westover Hills Assembly of God 9340 Westover Hills Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78251 Procession following to Bundick Cemetery Smiley, Texas Pastors: Eddie Cruz Tido Rodriguez We love you Papi Chulo! Infinity times Infinity! Condolences may be sent to the Bocko family at www.theangelusfuneral home.com Arrangements by:
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Published in Express-News on May 5, 2016
Carabaza, Jose A. "Joe"  
March 14, 1939 - May 3, 2016 Jose "Joe" A. Carabaza was born in Laredo, Texas on March 14, 1939, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force obtaining the rank of Captain. He grew up in Laredo, Texas, graduating from St. Joseph's Academy in 1957, and the University of Texas in Austin in 1962. He met his future bride and the love of his life, Sandra, in Laredo, and they were married at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Laredo on July 6, 1963. They were stationed in California, France, and England. He loved staying in contact with friends from Laredo and his business colleagues and was an avid tennis player most of his life. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Jose S. and Rosa Carabaza. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra; daughter Melissa Shaw and her husband Andre, daughter Kristina Classen and her husband Billy; and grandchildren: Oliva Grace Shaw, and Isabela Grace Shaw; brother-in-law Dimitri Pappas and wife Judy; niece Sandi Flanagan and nephew Michael Pappas. A Rosary and Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8134 Blanco Road, on Friday, May 6, beginning at 9:30 A.M.
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Culver, Clyde Calvin "Cowboy"  
December 2, 1933 - May 3, 2016 Clyde Calvin "Cowboy" Culver, 82 of Welfare, entered into God's Loving Hands on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Cowboy was born on December 2, 1933 in Sayre, Oklahoma to the late Elnor Lou and Stewart Clinton Culver. He is survived by his wife Luster Culver, and by his children: Bruce Culver and wife Debbie of Boerne, Roxanne Riou of Rockport, Michael Riou, Clyde Culver and wife Kathy of Boerne, Lori Vyvlecka and husband Richard of Jourdanton. Step children include Rachel Jensen and Jerry Moore. His grandchildren: Branden Culver, Angela Grover, Wesley Culver, Naomi Rubal, Cole Sanders, Zach Vyvlecka, Jesse House, Garrett Riou, Mike Riou, Heather Macias, Katy Riou, Joe Moore, and Phillip Jensen and numerous great grandchildren. In the 50's Cowboy started work in the oil fields of West Texas. Shortly after that he went into construction and eventually started his company, Speedway Erection in 1969. He returned to the oil field business in the early 80's, and then went into general construction in 1983. He worked in general construction up until his passing to keep busy. He thoroughly loved his farm in Welfare where he and Luster lived for the past 30 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Joshua Springs Park Large Pavilion at 716 FM 289, Comfort, Texas 78013, or for directions to the park go to the Kendall County Parks website at http://www.kendallcounty parks.org/parks
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Elbel, Brian David - Live Oak  
May 2, 2016 Brian David Elbel, 60 years old, of Live Oak, Texas, passed away on May 2, 2016. The Visitation and Rosary will be held on May 5th at Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm and Rosary to follow. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on May 6th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Selma. Father Eric will be officiating. Brian is survived by his wife Denise Elbel, daughter Lisa Rose, daughter Jenny Parker and husband Stevan, son Nicholas Elbel and wife Liz, five grandchildren, Brother Dwight Elbel and wife Marie, sister Terry Mueller and husband Henry, sister Julie Yocham and husband Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews. Brian is preceded in death by his father Norman Elbel and mother Marian Stautzenberger Elbel, brother Michael Elbel, and father in-law Charles Franke The family is asking for all guests to wear a pop of maroon to the funeral in honor or Brian's Alma Mater, Texas A&M. Flowers may be sent to Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, Texas 78148. Please sign the guestbook at www. colonialuniversal.com
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Fay, James R. - San Antonio  
June 21, 1941 - May 2, 2016 Colonel James R. Fay, DMD (ret. U.S. Army) died on May 2, 2016 at age 74. Born in Meriden, Connecticut on June 21, 1941 to Dr. Raymond and Mona Fay. He attended Tufts University in Medford, MA, graduating with a B.A. in English in 1963. On June 19, 1965, Jim married Diane June Sheedy at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Meriden, CT, a marriage that lasted 51 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts Dental School in Boston, MA in 1967. Dr. Fay entered the U.S. Army Dental Corps as a Captain in 1968, with duty assignments at: the Pentagon, a combat tour of duty in Vietnam, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Clinic Chief 776th Med Det., Baumholder, Germany, Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, CO, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, Commander, Dental Activity, Ft. Sheridan, IL, Staff Officer, Health Services Command Fort Sam Houston, TX, Commander 87th Med Det., Nuremberg, Germany, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, Dental Corps Assignment Officer, PERSCOM, Alexandria, VA, and concluded as Senior Dental Staff Officer, Office of the Surgeon General, Fort Myer, VA. Colonel Fay retired on June 30, 1995 after nearly 28 years of service to his country. His numerous military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, and the Combat Medic Badge. After retirement from the Army, Dr. Fay worked for Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Company, the City of San Antonio Dental Services, and completed 10 years as Associate Professor at the UT Health Sciences Center-San Antonio Dental School, in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He enjoyed teaching students who will form the future of dentistry. Dr. Fay held membership in the American Dental Association, American College of Dentistry, International College of Dentistry, American Association of Endodontists, American Board of General Dentistry (Board Certification), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Dr. and Mrs. Fay were parishioners at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Fay was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7613. Like his father and son, he was a proud 4th Degree Sir Knight, and served as the Faithful Navigator of Assembly 3018. Colonel Fay is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane, sister Mary Ellen Fay of Farmington, CT, his daughters Moira (Fay) Koett, and husband Steve, of College Station, TX, and Kathleen (Fay) Thomas, and husband Wayne, of Houston, TX, and his son James M. Fay, M.D., and wife Lisa, of Lubbock, TX. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Meghan Koett of Cypress, TX, and Caroline, Lorelei, and Patrick Fay of Lubbock, TX. FRIDAY MAY 6, 2016 ROSARY 11:00 A.M. MASS 11:30 A.M. ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH 1602 THOUSAND OAKS Monsignor Kevin Ryan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Dallas, TX, or the American Cancer Society, San Antonio, TX. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Frost, Murl  
July 14, 1921 - April 28, 2016 Lt. Col Murl Frost USAF (Retired), died on April 28, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 94. He was a WWII and Korean Conflict veteran with over 6,000 flying hours as a military pilot and 30 years of national and international service to his country. In 1966, after reassignment from Copenhagen, Denmark to MacDi
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Giamona, Mary Anne - San Antonio  
May 31, 1944 - April 25, 2016 Mary Anne Giamona, age 71, passed away April 25, 2016, in San Antonio. She was born May 31, 1944, in Orange City, Texas to George and Virgie Cartwright. She met her husband of over 50 years at Fort Hood. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Mary Hardin Baylor and her Master's from Our Lady of the Lake University. Mary Anne retired from SAISD after teaching elementary school art for over twenty years. One of her favorite hobbies was ceramics. She had a kiln in her backyard. Mary Anne loved the yellow rose of Texas and teaching. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Giamona, and her brother, Charles Cartwright. Mary Anne is survived by her sons, Raymond Giamona and wife Margaret, and George Giamona and wife Christy; grandchildren, Francesca, Angelica, Chiara, and Tomas Giamona, Scout and Brianna Bachorik; brother, Wayne Cartwright. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 7:00p.m., Sunday, May 01, 2016 at Porter Loring Mortuary North. ROSARY SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2016 7:00 PM PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL MASS MONDAY, MAY 02, 2016 11:00 AM OUR LADY OF THE ATONEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH 15415 RED ROBIN ROAD Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Published in Express-News from Apr. 28 to May 5, 2016
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