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An eyewitness to the history of San Antonio and the world, Agapito A. Rivera, Sr. was called home by the Lord on February 18, 2013, at the age of 101. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 1911. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margarita Varela Rivera; and son, Cruz Rivera. He is loved and will be missed by his 8 surviving children, Ramona Rivera, Filimon, Marcelino, Domingo & San Juanita Rivera, Gloria Gonzales, Alicia Soto & Agapito Rivera Jr.; many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great great-children; 2 sisters, Eloisa Escobedo & Eva Soto; and numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be held at Castillo Mission Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Procession departs at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2101 Martin Luther King Drive. Interment follows at San Fernando Cemetery II. Services under the direction of Castillo Mission Funeral Home.
Published in Express-News on Feb. 19, 2013