Rogelio Barrera

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BARRERA
Rogelio Barrera, age 91, passed away on May 24, 2014 at home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico on December 25, 1922. Rogelio was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Romana Barrera and was the last surviving child of 20 children. He and his family moved to Roma, Texas in 1927 as legal resident immigrants. At age 20, Rogelio was inducted into the United States Army and began his active service on March 15, 1943 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He was assigned to the 12th Air Force and served as a radar operator with the 594th Signal Air Warning Battalion in the European Theater (North Africa and Italy) during World War II. Rogelio became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1944 prior to his European service assignment. He ended his military service at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and was honorably discharged on November 1, 1945. After his discharge, he resided in a number of places before returning to Roma, Texas where he met his future bride. Rogelio married Teresa Rios on July 11, 1954. They first lived in Hidalgo, Texas and then moved to McAllen, Texas in 1959. After living in McAllen for 44 years, Rogelio and Teresa moved to San Antonio in 2003 to be close to their two sons and their families. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Teresa, of almost 60 years; and his 2 children: (1) Ruben R. Barrera and his wife Raquel Jimenez Barrera, R.N. of San Antonio, Texas and their son Aaron R. Barrera of Boston Massachusetts; and (2) Mario A. Barrera and his wife Abigail Rios Barrera, M.D. and their children Hannah L. and Ian P. Barrera of San Antonio, Texas. Rogelio is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
THURSDAY
MAY 29, 2014
7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING CHAPEL

PROCESSION
FRIDAY
MAY 30, 2014
8:00 A.M.
FROM PORTER LORING

MASS OF RESURRECTION
8:15 A.M.
OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
223 E. SUMMIT
Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on May 28, 2014
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