Mary Ann Colias
Porter Loring Mortuary McCullough
1101 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX
Mary Ann Colias, 67, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2014. Born on November 18, 1946, she was preceded in death by her parents Gus and Virginia Colias and her brother-in-law, Strato Batmanis. Mary Ann is best remembered as an imaginative director in the theater. Her productions were known for striking visual beauty and depth of research. She taught on the academic drama faculties of Trinity University, St. Phillip's and San Antonio College for many years. A graduate of Jefferson High School and Trinity University, Mary Ann earned an MFA degree from the Dallas Theater Center under Paul Baker. She was also the artistic director of Design Ink, her design/marketing company known for humorous Texas Christmas cards. Mary Ann is survived by her sister, Tina Batmanis; her niece, Virginia Ann Batmanis; aunt, Georgia Varelas; Godmother Stella Bournias, Mary Georgia Kladopoulos, and numerous cousins and extended family. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, March 24th at Porter Loring on McCullough.
MARCH 24, 2014
6:00 PM

MARCH 25, 2014
11:30 AM
2504 N. ST. MARY'S
Interment at Mission Burial Park South. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church.
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I'm so sorry for Mary Ann's passing. I will always remember her for her sense of humor and all the laughs and wild capers we shared in high school. She was a treasure.
Maureen Pisano
April 3, 2014
I love you Aunt Mary Ann! Thank you for everything. You were a beautiful person inside and out. You will always be in my heart. May your memory be eternal. Give Yiayia & Papou a big hug for me.

Love always, Virginia Ann
March 27, 2014
I am broken hearted that I cannot be there. Mary Ann will always hold a cherished place in my heart! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a remarkable woman who is with me everyday and always will be. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
DJ (Johnson Bernardini) Kent
March 24, 2014
As our teacher at Trinity, Mary Ann taught us to act and direct. But from her I also learned how to direct my life -- into art, beauty, literature, creativity on many levels. She was a huge influence. Her laugh was a joy, her brilliance was a gift to us all.
Elaine Liner
March 24, 2014
My condolences to her family. Mary Ann was a remarkable woman. teacher and artist. She took an 18 year old Mexican American kid from El Paso and turned him into an actor and a playwright. I will miss her wisdom and sardonic humor.
Octavio Solis
March 24, 2014
Mary Ann changed my life entirely. When I was a student at Trinity University, she had so much faith in my abilities, that I found the courage to graduate early from Trinity and follow my dreams at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. I will forever be indebted to her. She was a remarkable teacher and I was lucky to be her student.
Elizabeth Herring
March 24, 2014
all my loving thoughts and deepest sympathy. i'll smile (and laugh out loud)
when i remember mac.
butch lawson
March 24, 2014
I'm sorry I can't be there for the service but I'm very glad I got to spend time with Mary Ann at Highlands Hills the last time I was in San Antonio.

She is always in my prayers.

Karen, Travis and I have many wonderful memories of Mary Ann. We hope that Tina and the rest of the family are able to focus on the joyful times in the future.

Love, Sam, Karen and Travis Guzzardo
Sam Guzzardo
March 24, 2014
Koumbara, Those that knew Mary Ann will never forget her. She was so fortunate to have a sister such as you to help her in every way. Her memory will always be eternal.
Olga Kouchoukos
March 24, 2014
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