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T/Sgt. David E. Gutierrez, Jr. was born on April 19, 1931 and was called by Our Lord on August 3, 2013. David graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked for Edgar Tobin Aerial Surveyors during 1949. He was a member of the Texas National Guard until he joined the USAF in 1950. He was a very patriotic and community oriented individual who served in the United States Air Force for 20 yeas, was stationed in Guam, England, Oslo Norway where he served with Allied Forces Northern Europe while still under Strategic Air Command, Alaska, plus one year in Vietnam (1966-67) including several stateside assignments. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chpt. 25 (Antonio Hernandez). After his retirement from the USAF, he graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a B.S.W. in 1974 and later an M.S.W in 1978. He worked with Bexar County MHMR on Southcross where during 1975 he got the idea of having facilities for a Hospital with 40 beds for drug addicts and alcoholics where Southwest General Hospital now exists. It was at this time that he became heavily involved and became a spokesman for Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) and a member of the St. Anthony Board of Governors for approximately 6 years. David was MHMR Clinic Supervisor for the Mexican-American Unity Council during 1978 and was late employed as an investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission until 1985 when for health reasons decided to become a Substitute Teacher until complete retirement in 1995. David always cared much for people's problems and neighborhood upkeep and was an avid sports and exercise oriented person who also walked up and down the Washington Monument. He was preceded in death by his parents David Sr. and Eloisa Gutierrez and survived by wife of 48 years Mary Ann, two sisters, Magdalena Leos and Eloisa Gibson; two sons David III (wife Virginia), Roberto (wife Irene), two daughters Leticia Huerta (husband Fidel), and Ida Marie Rivera, 7 grandchildren, plus 11 great grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM at Oak Hills Mortuary. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 9:45 AM Friday, August 9, 2013 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Oak Hills Mortuary
8332 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78229
Published in Express-News on Aug. 7, 2013