1947 - 2021

Daniel Diaz, Jr., 73, passed away in his sleep on May 31, 2021 at home in San Antonio, Texas following a two-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel and mother Trudy, and is survived by his wife Dorothy, his son David, his daughter Teresa and granddaughter Katarina.

Danny was born October 27, 1947 to Daniel Diaz and Minna Gertrud Reithberger in Giessen, Germany. He was raised among the extended Diaz family with roots as far back as we can trace in and around Del Rio, Texas. After graduating from Del Rio High School as valedictorian in 1966, Danny attended the University of Texas at Austin through the completion of his Juris Doctor in 1973. Following school, he moved to San Antonio and began practicing law with Plunkett, Gibson & Allen. He swept Dorothy Flagg off her feet, marrying her in 1979 and raising a loving family together. Through the very end, he took pride assisting his wife Dorothy (also an attorney) in legal work helping and representing children.

Danny never found a body of water he didn't want to fish in. He was a lifelong Spurs fan and lover of the blues. He will be remembered as a husband and father utterly devoted to caring for and encouraging the aspirations of his wife and children, for his love of all our furry friends, and for the unmistakable and absurd laugh he passed on to both his children.

A memorial celebration of Danny's life is planned for Monday, July 5 from 11am-2pm at Weathered Souls Brewery in San Antonio, Texas.

Published by Express-News on Jun. 10, 2021.
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Memorial service
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Weathered Souls Brewery
San Antonio, TX
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Our condolences and prayers are with you.
Edward L Pina
June 30, 2021
Dorothy, my sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Dan was always a scholarly lawyer and gentleman. I will remember him fondly.
Catherine Stone
June 29, 2021
Simply a great guy. RIP.
Pat Boone
June 29, 2021
Danny Diaz, a worthy opponent who represented his clients competently, diligently, and honorably and a good friend to everyone he met. Rest In Peace, my friend! And deepest sympathy to his wife, kids, grandkid, and family!
Frank R. Southers
June 29, 2021
Dottie, we are thinking about you in this sad time for you and your family. Polly
polly spencer
June 29, 2021
Danny, you were always a gentleman and a fine considerate lawyer. Rest in peace.
Buddy Barretto
June 29, 2021
Mary Kegel / Geoff Stankiewicz
June 10, 2021
To the family, accept my sincere condolences, you are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find strength from love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you share.
2Thessalonians 3:16
June 10, 2021
We will always remember Danny with love.
Dorothy Cullinan
June 10, 2021
Dorothy and Kevin Cullinan
June 10, 2021
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