Clarissa Chapa-Radke

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CHAPA-RADKE
Clarissa Chapa-Radke passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in her home in San Antonio, TX after a three year battle with cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her immediate family. She was born in Laredo, TX on February 3, 1977. Clarissa attended St. Elizabeth Catholic School and the Alice public schools. She graduated with honors from Alice High School in 1995 finishing 12th in her class. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated in 1999 with a B. S. Degree in Biology. She was one of the founding mother's of the Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority Epsilon Chapter. Up to her untimely passing, she worked as Clinical Research Coordinator for Endeavor Clinical Trials. She was a dedicated employee who had hopes of becoming an RN someday. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Guadalupe Melendez and Irma Melendez of Laredo, TX and uncle, Guadalupe Melendez, Jr. of Palm Spring, CA. Clarissa is survived by her husband, Derek Radke of San Antonio, TX; parents, George and Hope Chapa of Alice, TX; grandparents, Gabriel and Lydia Chapa of Alice, TX; aunts and uncles, David and Gracie Chapa of Harlingen, TX and Odette and Joe Melendez of Laredo, TX; cousins, Andy and Gabriel Chapa of Harlingen, TX and Yvonne Melendez of Palm Spring, CA; parents-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Bradshaw of Blanchard, OK and Terri Llanas and Scott Radke of San Antonio, TX. The "kids" of her life were her two dogs, Gizmo and Max and her cat, Kitty. A caring and loving wife, daughter, granddaughter, family member and friend she always had time for you. She will always be remembered as grandpa's little princess and daddy's little girl. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212.

ROSARY
MONDAY
APRIL 21, 2014
7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING CHAPEL
1101 MCCULLOUGH AVE
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78212

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

MASS
TUESDAY
APRIL 22, 2014
10:00 A.M
ST. MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
10703 WURZBACH RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Following the services in San Antonio, the family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E Main St., Alice, TX 78332 with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 603 E 5th St, Alice, TX 78332, with burial to follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Alice, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the , 8115 Datapoint Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229.

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Published in Express-News on Apr. 18, 2014
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