February 18, 2016
Arthur Navarro Muraida entered God's loving arms February 18, 2016. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 14, 1954 to Anastacia Weaver Navarro & the late Paul H. Muraida. Where does one start to tell about the life of someone so loving, caring and giving of others? Always looking out for the underdog, Art participated in dozens of fund-raising and in-kind projects from March of Dimes to Handicap Rights to City Council public initiatives and everywhere in between. After serious illnesses as a youth threatened to end his life, he fought out of a month long coma, regained his motor skills and learned how to walk again.
After graduating from Holy Cross High School he went on to receive a Bachelors and then Masters Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. He was the one who would not hesitate to help the elderly resident without electricity, the immigrant struggling to receive her long deserved citizenship, the handicapped individual fighting for a paved sidewalk to reach their home. His constant love for others and hilarious sense of humor will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving mother Anastacia Navarro Muraida; sister Diane M. Garcia; brothers Dennis Paul Muraida and Robert Anthony Muraida; nephews and nieces Brandon & Laurel Garcia, Ryan & Jessica Garcia, great-nephew Jayden Paul Garcia, Uncle Dan H. Muraida, Aunt Rosa Navarro, girlfriend Rose Gonzalez and devoted helper and friend Rosa Lopez. Numerous cousins and dozens of friends.
Visitation will begin Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 P.M. in The Angelus Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. Funeral procession will depart The Angelus Funeral Home Wednesday, February 24th at 9:30 A.M. for a Funeral Mass to be offered at 10:00 A.M. at San Fernando Cathedral. Interment will follow at San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No. 2. Condolences may be sent to the Muraida family at www.theangelusfuneralhome.com
Published by San Antonio Express-News on Feb. 22, 2016.