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Marcelino G. Zarate born on December 3, 1961 passed away peacefully on February 13, 2014 at the age of 52. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Zarate, Sr. and he is survived by his loving mother, Mary Zarate; sister, Martha Plata and husband Frank; brother, Ralph Zarate, Jr.; nieces, Vanessa, Jaclyn, and Jennifer; nephews, Mark and Ronald; numerous extended family and friends. "Chalino" as he was affectionately known, was a happy person in life even though he suffered with his illness for many years. He was an avid sports fan and especially liked the Spurs and the Cowboys. He was a caregiver to his mother, and always put her needs before his own. He was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM in the Hillcrest Chapel. Procession will depart Hillcrest on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM for a 10:00 AM Mass at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery II.
Hillcrest Funeral Home - SAN ANTONIO
1281 Bandera Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Published in Express-News on Feb. 19, 2014