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20 Jul

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Dennis O. Dooley

September 1, 1936-July 13, 2021

Dennis O. Dooley was born September 1, 1936 in McAllen, Texas to Olwyn Dooley and Kathleen Walsh Dooley.  He passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021.

Dennis left McAllen to attend St. Anthony’s Junior Seminary in San Antonio where he graduated in 1954.  He continued his studies with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate where he received his Master of Divinity from Oblate School of Theology and was ordained in 1966.  As a priest, he served as a Vocational Director for the Oblates visiting parish schools throughout the United States and as a parish priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, CO.

Dennis moved to Houston in the early 1970s where he worked in the real estate field after obtaining his sales and broker licenses.  During this time he met and married Nancy Henkel, his wife of 45 years.

He then moved to San Antonio where he earned his Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and went to work for the Bexar County Probation Department where he worked in the Intensive Supervision Program, a new program to help rehabilitate felons to avoid prison and remain in society.

After retiring from the probation department, he worked for South Texas Psychological Services where he tested and interviewed people applying for Medicare and Medicaid services.  Throughout his life he gave of his time to be of service through many volunteer activities.

Dennis lived a life of faith and never lost his passion for helping others whatever the situation; he always knew the perfect thing to say.  He had so much knowledge of church and family history to share as he was a lifelong learner with an inquisitive mind.   He was always able to relate scripture to our daily lives and was a counselor and mentor to so many.

Dennis had a love for the Spanish language.  As a child he heard Spanish in his home and community; he then continued to take courses and classes to learn and understand more about the culture through language.  He took every opportunity he had to use his Spanish.  He spent time in Mexico and with a family in Costa Rica as he enriched his understanding.

Dennis enjoyed sports.  He played baseball (beginning with his father and brother in the Valley) and basketball in his younger years, then golf throughout his adult life.  Dennis had a beautiful Irish tenor voice and loved to sing Irish songs (as he did at home for his mother), Spanish songs, or any favorite song at every opportunity to the joy of all around him.

He never met a stranger either for conversation or willingness to help.  He always loved to tell a good story, and his sense of humor, pleasant smile and charming personality made it all the more enjoyable.  His favorite trips were spending time with family, and his tours of San Antonio were a favorite with all generations of family and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Virginia Nowatnick and Mary Ruth Strangeways, and 2 brothers:  Jack Dooley and Donald Dooley.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sister-in-law, Antoinette Dooley, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 P.M.

The Angelus Funeral Home Chapel

1119 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78215

Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. at the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Oblate School of Theology

285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216

 

INTERMENT

Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian

Private Service at a later date

 

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Memorial contributions may be made in Dennis’ name to the Oblate Madonna Residence.

08 Jul

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Jack O’Hagan Mondin

February 4, 1945-June 19, 2021

Jack (Jacob to some) O’Hagan Mondin was granted his wings for final flight on June 19, 2021 at the age of 76. He was a long-time cancer survivor and was very proud of the fact that Doctors Mark Riddoch and Michael Sarodsy identified the problem and took the appropriate steps to resolve the issue. He just got old and worn out like so many of us do.

He was born in Seguin, TX on February 4, 1945, and proud to be a native Texan and grateful to his parents who preceded him, Peter (Pete) Charles and Marcella Julia Frances Mary Catherine O’ Hagan Mondin, for bringing him into this world and giving him the tool kit to be successful in life. He is also predeceased by Rita Baer Ferguson, a cousin who was like a sister and her husband, Larry. He is survived by his partner and spouse, Mikel Shawn Chamblee, and many fraternal cousins. There are no maternal cousins as he is the last in line on that side of the family.

He attended St Josephs Catholic School (now St. James) and graduated from Seguin High School and went on to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University at San Marcos) graduating with a BBA degree. While there he was a founding member of a local fraternity which later colonized with the national fraternity Of Phi Kappa Tau and became the Gamma Psi chapter and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of installation. He was a charter member.

As he thought about what he might do with this new degree he was encouraged to take a look at USAA. He interviewed and before he got back home to Seguin (in those days no cell phones) he had received a telephone call with job offer which he would take after some negotiations. This would begin a 35-year successful career. There would be multiple jobs in the Property and Casualty Company to include special correspondent, presidential complaint correspondent, and numerous positions in the Training department. The last 20 years of his career would be spent putting all the Publishing functions under one roof and leading that group to unprecedented successes but only because of the people that were willing to work at it hard and make it happen—as he always said as we moved into the era of technology—”without great people technology can make no magic” and with the support of management we began to do things unthought-of in the publishing world and were a leader in the private industry. It was the team of people that became like business family that made it happen. We worked hard but we had fun. Eventually, we were named the Best In-house Publishing group by the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA) based upon production volume and cost. The mailing portion of USAA would also receive the same award some time later based upon the same criteria. He was published in industry magazines at least four times for his work in the field and appeared on the covers of all.

He eventually would be a regional director, board member, Senior Vice President and President of the Board of IPMA leading them through some tumultuous times. Upon the end of his term, one board director wrote, “It was like pulling eye teeth but your leadership saved the organization.” At the end of his leadership as executive in charge of Print and Mail the ultimate decision was made to dissolve the organization and so be it but a year later he learned that the numbers used to justify that decision never supported that decision so all of you know you were doing the right thing.

There is life after the corporate world and he became a licensed Texas Realtor at the encouragement of a good friend. He had lots of fun helping people, but the best part was helping thru charity and the real estate firm he associated with. There the individuals had a passion for helping not only agents but others in the community. We established a nonprofit to do both and gave back to both individuals and community sources millions of dollars in both real dollars and volunteer time, all of them exceptional people. It was during that time that he got a spiritual calling to reclaim his faith and his team leader gave him a ring with a cross and said “may this guide you on your journey.” With consultation with some great individuals on the east coast, his journey would lead him to St. Francis of Assisi, which was under the direction of Father Larry Christan at the time when he would get involved—a member of the discipleship council, later pastoral council member and the president as well as serving as a Eucharistic Minister and also a Lector and Commentator.

While he was proud of many things of course his staff first the one other one thing was being selected to work with a nationwide group to define the criteria for the printing press of the future one that would involve direct to press technology and color. After two years that machine came into fruition and would be called “NexPress”. It is still marketed today, very successfully.

The recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Private interment will be held at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hearts and Hands Keller Williams Heritage Realty, 18402 US Hwy 281, Ste. 285, San Antonio, Texas, 78259 or to the charity of one’s choice.

To all he has known and loved he bids farewell and hopes to see you on the other side—Be safe!

07 Jul

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Herbert Lee Weldon

April 28, 1968-June 24, 2021

Herbert Lee Weldon, resident of San Antonio, TX and former resident of Kansas City, MO, died unexpectedly on June 24, 2021, at the age of 53.

Lee is survived by his mother, Nadine L. Weldon of Grandview, MO; his wife, Anne Marie Hotard Weldon, his children Cameron R. Weldon and Ana Maria S. Weldon of San Antonio, TX, his brother, Kyle B. Weldon of Lee’s Summit, MO and his sister, Dawn R. Thornton of Pella, IA. He is predeceased by his father, Herbert Wayne Weldon, of Grandview, MO.

Lee was born in Dalhart, TX on April 28, 1968 to Herb and Nadine Weldon. He attended school in Grandview, MO, and graduated high school in 1986. Lee attended college and then moved into retail sales with stores such as Sears, Eddie Bauer, The Disney Store, Blockbuster, and Lowes. He transitioned to a regional sales manager position with Valspar Paints, which was his primary career for many years. Lee met his wife, Anne Marie, in Kansas City, MO in October of 2000. They were married on October 26, 2002, in San Antonio, TX. His son, Cameron, was born on September 12, 2007, followed by his daughter, Ana, who was born on June 7, 2009.

Lee was a fully devoted family man, who deeply loved his wife, children, extended family, and friends. His love of music started in grade school, and he had a superfan dedication to the band, Rush. Growing up in Grandview, MO, Lee also enjoyed riding dirt bikes, going on family camping and fishing trips and spending time with his pets. Yoda, Jedi, Max, and Leia were his most cherished and loved big dogs. He developed a taste for cooking over the years and truly enjoyed his mom’s home cooking. You could say that Lee was a bit of a nut-ball fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as the Kansas City Royals. He and his family would spend hours texting and even watching live Chiefs games while on the phone together. Lee also enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, family trips to KC, dad jokes and just having fun in life.

Lee was always the first to jump in and help anyone in need. His dedication to serve was foremost on his mind. He genuinely loved God and loved others. Lee enjoyed serving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day with Pilgrim’s Pantry and he had a huge passion for the re|engage marriage ministry. Mental health awareness causes, and suicide prevention organizations had a special place in his heart and life. Lee will be deeply missed by his family, close friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing such a kind and caring man.

In lieu of flowers for the Celebration of Life, please consider donating to one of the following organizations:

National Alliance of Mental Illness – Central Texas (https://namicentraltx.org). Donations can be made in Lee’s honor by selecting donate on their website and selecting “dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone”. Honoree Name is Lee Weldon. Recipient Name is Anne Marie Weldon. Recipient Address email is annemarie@aweldonlife.com.

Pilgrim’s Pantry – (https://www.pilgrimspantry.org) Donations can be made online via PayPal thru the Pilgrim’s Pantry website.

A service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 6 pm on Friday, July 16. This will be live streamed. Those attending in person do not need to wear a mask if they have been fully vaccinated; those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear a mask.

30 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Adam Cavazos, IV

October 4, 1992-June 24, 2021

Adam Cavazos, IV was born at Misawa Air Base, Japan to Cecilia & Adam Cavazos, III. He passed away on June 24, 2021. He is survived by his parents, sister, Clarissa, and family pet, Callie.

He graduated from Churchill High School in 2011, and although never would admit it, was naturally smart. Some academics came quite easy for him. He was a natural athlete, focusing his attention on weight-lifting, becoming very skilled, and, through determination, always used the proper technique. He was extremely strong and had tremendous willpower and dedication to the gym. Adam loved watching superhero movies, SpongeBob, and listened to all kinds of music. He was independent, introverted, but knew how to make you laugh, and was just a chill dude. He traveled from time to time as a youngster and spent time on the road with his family, visiting family and friends from coast to coast. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and loved talking business. Adam was loved dearly by his immediate and extended family and close friends.

Adam, you will be missed. Love Callie

The visitation and vigil service are at Mission Park North at 7 pm on Thursday, July 1. Fr. Tony Vilano will celebrate the funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 11 am on Friday, July 2. The burial will follow at Mission Park North Burial Cemetery.

28 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Maria Luisa Escobedo Aguirre

August 25, 1940-June 17, 2021

Maria Luisa Escobedo Aguirre went home to the loving arms of our Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 80.

Maria Luisa was born in Las Esperanzas, Coahuila, Mexico, on August 25, 1940 to Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo. In 1967, she and her loving husband, Ernesto Aguirre, and four daughters migrated from Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas. In 1970, they welcomed their twin girls and the family was now complete.

Licha, as she was lovingly known, is survived by her daughters, Dinhora Aguirre Garcia, husband Jorge; Rosa Maria Aguirre; Flor Aguirre Olivares, husband Ricardo; Anabell Aguirre Rodriguez, husband Joseph; Rocio Aguirre Sands, husband Brian; and Leticia Aguirre Briseño, husband John; her grandchildren, Michelle Aguirre Garcia, Ricardo Ernesto Olivares, Joaquin Aguirre Olivares, Matthew Thomas Rodriguez, Edward John Briseño and Andrew John Briseño; her four-legged grandkids, Nacho, Teddy, and Ollie; her brother, José Ernesto Escobedo, wife Genobeba; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maria Luisa was preceded in death by the love her life, Ernesto Aguirre; her parents, Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo; her siblings, Enrique Escobedo, Consuelo Valadez, Manuela Flores, Elena Barron, Amalia Ruiz, Dora Gomez, Hortencia Escobedo, Guadalupe Escobedo and Enedelia Escobedo.

Licha’s greatest satisfaction and pride in life was raising her six daughters to be strong, faith-filled and courageous women. Her family was everything to her and she was extremely proud that she had the opportunity to have an active and important role in her grandchildren’s lives.

Maria Luisa was more than a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She worked at La Poblanita Bakery for many years and loved interacting with people. She attended cosmetology school and went on to open her own beauty salon. She was a mentor, counselor, friend and mother figure to so many whose lives she touched. She loved cooking, baking, doing arts and crafts, watching her telenovelas, and tending to her garden.

Maria Luisa will be missed every day and will forever live in our hearts.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Vigil/Rosary Service: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive visitors from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Celebration Mass: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:30 am. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249.

Interment: San Fernando Cemetery #2, 746 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, TX 78237

LIVE STREAM:

16 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Carlos Eric Rodriguez

Carlos Eric Rodriguez, age 43, went to be with our heavenly father on Friday, June 11th.

He was born in San Antonio and attended St. Paul’s Elementary, Central Catholic High School, and St. Mary’s University. Carlos worked in clinical studies for over 20 years, most recently with Care Access Research where he was Manager of Logistical Planning. Carlos oversaw assessing, strategizing, and planning the logistics of clinical trials.

Carlos is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Marissa Figueroa, and loving sons, Ari, Cruz, and Rafe; father, Ricardo Rodriguez; brother, Ray Rodriguez, sisters-in-law, Jan & Holly Rodriguez; in-laws, Leo & Terry Figueroa; sisters-in-law, Jamie and Sarah Figueroa; nephews, Vincent and Jude Rodriguez and niece, Ellery Rodriguez. Carlos was preceded in death by his mother, Oralia Rodriguez, and brother, Ricky Rodriguez.

His greatest accomplishment was being a father. Family was of the utmost importance in his life. He was deeply loved and known for his joyful spirit, kindness, and loving attitude towards all. Carlos touched so many with his good nature and kind deeds and left an unforgettable impression with so many. Carlos was a true example of compassion, selflessness, and unwavering strength.

In his free time, Carlos enjoyed building Legos with his sons and introducing his favorite movies to his kids. Carlos especially loved coaching and watching his sons play sports and watching his favorite sports teams, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys.

Carlos will forever be loved and eternally missed and never forgotten. Heaven has gained a special angel who will continue to watch over family and friends for eternity.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been established for Carlos and Marissa’s three boys to help fund their Central Catholic High School tuition. Contributions can be made either through Zelle (marissa.figueroa@outlook.com) and /or by sending a check payable to Marissa Figueroa to Morgan Stanley, 755 E Mulberry Ave., Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Vigil Service: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive friends from 5:30 pm–7:00 pm.

Celebration Mass: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive friends 11:00 am–12:00 pm.

20 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Nancy Scofield

October 14, 1952-May 18, 2021

Nancy Scofield, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 14, 1952 in Austin, TX, to parents, Vernon and Audrey Scofield, who preceded her in death.

Nancy is survived by her children, Andrew Johnson and wife Mary, Sam Johnson and wife Amanda, Katherine Lackey and husband Matt; grandchildren, Jacob, Robert, Gregory, Monte Niko, Charlie and Reese; brother, John Scofield and wife Holly; as well as niece and nephew, Sydney and Evan.

MEMORIAL MASS
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021
2:00 P.M.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
4201 DE ZAVALA RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78249

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021
GRAVESIDE SERVICE
2:00 P.M.
COUNTRYSIDE MEMORIAL PARK
499 CEMETERY LN
LA VERNIA, TEXAS

RECEPTION
5:00 P.M.
LA TUNA ICEHOUSE & GRILL
100 PROBANDT ST
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78204

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or a Catholic charity of your choice.

19 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Janice Kelly Fernandez

June 8, 1957-May 9, 2021

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Janice Kelly Fernandez, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 63. She is survived by her husband, Albert Fernandez Jr; her three children, Albert III, Kelly and Julia; and her siblings, Howard, Bart, Sr Madeline and Karen.

Janice Kelly Fernandez was born on June 8, 1957 to Howard and Julia Kelly. She developed a strong independent character throughout her childhood which would show itself most vividly when she started her first job so she could save enough money to buy herself her first car, which she did. She would bring that spirit to her career in management, while also developing the ability to build meaningful connections with anyone she met. She will always be remembered fondly as a funny and energetic person who could make anyone laugh but also had the unique ability to make someone feel like they were the most important person in a crowded room.

She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas, where she would meet and marry her husband, Albert Fernandez Jr, on April 26, 1986. They would go on to build a loving and supportive home for their children and many pets. She will always be loved and dearly missed, but we know she will always be with us.

A Rosary and Funeral Service will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The Rosary will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:00 am. The Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

03 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: David James Techam

October 23, 1943-March 26, 2021

David Techam, 77, died March 26th, 2021 at Kirkwood Manor nursing home, following a stroke. He was born October 23rd, 1943, in Hopkins, Minnesota to Herman and Mary (Dvorak) Techam.

David graduated from Hopkins High School, class of 1962. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. David’s ship was directly involved in the Blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After his enlistment with the Navy, David settled in Minnesota and married Charlotte Kranz. David and Charlotte adopted a son, James, from Korea in 1974. David later married Damaris (Wenzel) Techam. In 2014, David relocated to Llano, Texas.

David was an adventurer even after the Navy, spending his spare time sailing Lake Superior, fishing in Alaska, or traveling in his motorhome.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by wife, Damaris, and his sister Katherine. Surviving are his son, James Techam, James’ wife, Alyshea (Jenn) Techam, and two grandchildren, Mara and Christian. He is also survived by his siblings, Gene, Steve, Bob, Dan, Diane and Deanna.

A service of Remembrance will be held 11:30 A.M. on May 7th, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX. Interment will be at 1:45 P.M. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. A reception will follow at Herbert’s, 1440 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX.

29 Apr

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Bennie Jean Schladoer O’Neill

July 7, 1933-April 12, 2021

Bennie Jean Schladoer O’Neill was born in Bandera County on July 7, 1933. She died peacefully in San Antonio on Monday, April 12, 2021, having reached the age of 87 years and 9 months.

Bennie was born at home on the family farm on Mason Creek, just north of the town of Bandera. As she grew, she helped her parents with all manner of farm work while also attending public schools in Bandera, graduating from Bandera High School in 1950 at the age of 16. After graduation, Bennie found work in Bandera as a telephone operator, and later, a clerk in the courthouse. It was during this time that she met Patrick O’Neill of Hondo, and they were married on January 12, 1952.

Pat and Bennie started their family in Hondo but later moved to San Antonio. In the summer of 1968, the family relocated to Amarillo. During her adult life, Bennie held a variety of jobs including secretary, bookkeeper, and data entry clerk. In 1993, Pat and Bennie retired to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, but later returned to the Texas hill country with a move to Pipe Creek. After Pat died in May of 2010, Bennie lived independently for a time, but a series of medical problems forced a move to San Antonio to be nearer to family and health care.

Although caring for her family occupied most of Bennie’s time, she enjoyed a variety of activities; especially those related to the outdoors and nature. She always described herself as a “country girl” who would fish, camp, and care for her garden and pets when given the opportunity. Bennie was a competent photographer and seamstress, and an excellent cook. She also enjoyed dancing and was fond of traveling.

Bennie was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Ney O’Neill, her parents, Benjamin Schladoer and Fleta Joiner Schladoer, and her younger sister, Lois Ann Schladoer Schulte. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Schladoer with his wife Patricia, and Ernest Marvin Schladoer with his wife Vivian, as well as Alfred Schulte Jr., her brother-in-law. She is also survived by five sons and a daughter: James Patrick and his wife Deniese, Ben Earl and his wife Belen, Robert Michael and his wife Maria, Richard Marvin and his wife Loraina, Thomas Lee and his wife Annie, and Jean Marie and her husband Jim. Additionally, there are sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held in San Antonio at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd. on May 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM. The funeral mass will also be streamed live on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG2BMS68OJA. Interment for both Patrick and Bennie O’Neill will immediately follow at Pipe Creek Cemetery.

For those who prefer a charitable donation in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of San Antonio and South Texas, 10223 McAllister Fwy., Suite 100, San Antonio, TX, 78216, or www.alz.org.

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