Rosalio Casares Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 82. Leo as he was best known was a retired Master Sergeant from the Army after a total of 44 years of combined service to the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Army and Army Reserve. Among his many citations with both the purple heart
, the Meritorious Service medal and the Bronze Star
. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosalio and Rosa C. Casarez; son Robert R. Casares; sisters Rita Cape and Ofelia Guarjardo; brother Ralph Casarez. Rosalio is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Andrea Casares; daughters, Telma C. Douglass (Richard), Sonia C. Galvez ( Ram), Cynthia S. Garces (Ruben); son Leo R. Casares; sisters, Teresa Garza ( Jesse), Gloria Mize; brother Carlos Casarez (Florence); grandchildren, Carlos Sosa, Jason Sosa, Mark Martinez, Rene Martinez, Tyler Casares, Leo Casares Jr., Angela Carrillo, Samantha Schnebelen ; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
S E R V I C E S
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. You may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com
, under the obituary section.