1937 - 2021
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, TX

Alfonso Isidro Aranda went into eternal rest on April 11, 2021. At the age of 84, in San Antonio, Tx surrounded by his family.

Alfonso was born February 28, 1937 to Pedro Aranda and Sara Escobedo in Mexico City, Mexico. Alfonso was known by his family and friends as "Poncho". He will be remembered especially for his personality, original wit, sense of humor and generous nature. He made friends wherever he went.

Alfonso proudly enlisted in the United States Army, served 24 yrs and spent time overseas and fighting in the Korean War. In 1964, met and married Adela Orosco, they shared 38yrs and had three children.

Alfonso belonged to several organizations: VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Ft. Sam MSD Honor Guard, Directors Staff for DAV and the Alzafar Shrine. Alfonso is survived by his loving children daughter Monica Lesley and husband Lewis, daughter Veronica Aranda and son Alfonso G. Aranda and wife Garrie. Three granddaughters Jessica Faleafine and husband David, Felicia Fly and husband Robert, and Madison Aranda. Five great grandchildren Josiah, Jordyn, Jonah, and Jakob Faleafine and Sage Isidro Fly. One brother, Armando Aranda and numerous nieces and nephews and fraternal brothers. And leaves behind his girlfriend of 19 yrs. Mary Herrera and her family.

Published by Express-News on May 3, 2021.
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Poncho....the Black Camel has taken you across the desert to that celestial lodge not made by human hands, there to be with the Great Architect for eternity. All the admiration people had for you was proven by the numerous friends and family members that attended your viewing and church service.

Speeches were given about your life that was well-lived, how you touched so many people, but the word that stood out the most was your "generosity". You were generous in the love you gave, generous in the time you spent with friends and loved ones, and generous monetarily.

Now, all the services are complete and we are left with beautiful memories of a man who was the best of humanity all wrapped into one person.

I thank God He put you in my life. You taught me so much, especially about kindness and patience. I'll miss all the times we "talked story", doing hooks, and winning your money in poker when you and Mary would "live" with us on weekends. I'll also miss our wonderful road trips together. We had the best of times.

Thank you for your dedication as a "brother" in the Shrine. You were the "Rock of Gilbraltar' and glue that held the Honor Guard together. You'll forever have a seat at our meetings and your presence will always be recognized.

I'll look forward to seeing you again when I make that "formation up in the sky" . RIP dear friend.
Walter Kaster
May 17, 2021
We are sending our deepest condolences to all the family we are saddened to hear of his passing. We will miss seeing him year years at our Washington’s Birthday Celebration in Laredo, what can I say Mr. Amanda was friendly, kind, and funny. He will be truly missed. Blessing to all the family in this most difficult time.
David & Vanessa Leal
May 10, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Always a total gentleman. Met him in the hall ways of the Bexar County Courthouse 20 years ago. Rest in peace.
Armando Ignacio Pena
May 4, 2021
Familia Aranda. Sabemos lo que se siente cuando un ser querido se duerme en la muerte; pero ese no es el final de todo. Nuestro padre celestial Jehova nos promete que por medio de su hijo Jesus, muy pronto volveremos a ver de nuevo, a todos esos seres queridos y amigos que se han dormido en la muerte, mediante la resurreccion. Sentimos mucho su pérdida.
Familia Correa
Significant Other
May 4, 2021
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