Julio Loera Gonzalez, born on March 31, 1925 in San Antonio, TX, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 in Mexico City, D.F. He was predeceased by his parents, Eloisa Loera and Ernesto Ruiz Gonzalez; brother, Rudy L. Gonzalez; sister, Eloisa Woodall. Survived by wife, Blanca Eva; children, Veronica and Julio Manuel Gonzalez of Mexico City, D.F.; sisters, Rosaura Gomez, Ernestina Freire, Adela Sperling, all of San Antonio, TX, Emily Fiedler of Hawley, PA; brothers, Moises, Frank L. and Edward L. Gonzalez, all of San Antonio, TX. Julio was a Veteran of World War II, having served in North Africa (1943-1945), served with the U.S. Diplomatic Corps in the Belgium Congo, France, Italy, Japan and Mexico from 1950 through 1972. He was a lifelong devotee of classical music and the opera. His talents included a magnificent operatic voice (baritone), and voice teacher with studios in San Antonio and New York City. For several years he narrated a program, "An Afternoon at the Opera," on the Texas Public Radio Station (KPAC) in San Antonio, TX. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by all. A Memorial Mass dedicated to Julio will be held at the Divine Providence Catholic Church, 5667 Pearsall Rd., San Antonio, TX, telephone 623-3970 at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 6, 2004.
Published in San Antonio Express-News on Nov. 5, 2004.