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04 Feb

Donald J. Borak: Celebrating a Life of Love

back photo_croppedCMSgt.  (Ret.) Donald J. Borak, 80, passed away on January 31, 2015. Don was raised in Chaska, MN, then served in the USAF Security Service for the next 21 years as an Intelligence specialist and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Force Commendation Medal among other honors. It was during an assignment to Scotland that he met and married his wife, Sandra. He also had assignments in Alaska, England, Japan, and Thailand before his retirement from Kelly AFB in San Antonio, TX in 1974. Don then earned his CLU and ChFC before becoming Regional Director for 3MARK Financial in Sugarland, TX and Area Life Consultant for Protective Life.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, County Commissioner Edward Borak and Loretta Hart Borak; a brother, Charles Borak; and a brother-in-law, John Schneider. His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandra Robertson Borak; 2 siblings, Mary Jean Borak Schneider, and Robert Borak and wife Judy; a sister-in-law, Connie Borak; 3 sons, Paul Borak, Gary Borak, and Steven Borak and wife Leslie Coleman Borak; a daughter, Donna Borak Henderson and husband Frank Henderson, Jr.; and 5 grandchildren, Brady and Colby Borak, and Frank “Trey” Henderson III, Katherine, and Wyatt Henderson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 4, from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

7:00 P.M.

Porter Loring North Chapel


Thursday, February 5, 2015

10:30 A.M.

Porter Loring North Chapel


Thursday, February 5, 2015

11:00 A.M.

St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church

 A graveside service with Military Honors will be in Ft. Sam Houston on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn: CONTRIBUTIONS, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 (www.fallenheroesfund.org).


04 Dec

Mary Lou Vazquez

Mary Vazquez coverMary Lou Vazquez, age 79, went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2014. She was born on May 20, 1935 to Arturo & Elisa Hernandez. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Loretta Vazquez; 2 grandsons, Nick Anthony Almendarez and Stephen Anthony Vazquez.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, J. Manuel Vazquez; 6 children, Guillermina Chavez, Jacqueline Almendarez, Juli Machany, Michele Ortiz, Lisa Vazquez and Joe Vazquez; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Gilbert and Larry Hernandez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation and Rosary

Visitation | 6 pm | Friday, December 5, 2014

Rosary | 7 pm | Friday, December 5, 2014

Sunset Funeral Home Chapel | 1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 10 am | St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala, San Antonio, TX 78249.

11 Aug

Jesse M. Ruiz

jessse ruiz front picture EDITEDJesus “Jesse” M. Ruiz, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in San Antonio. He was born in Alice, Texas to parents, Mucio and Dionicia Ruiz. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gregorio G. Ruiz, Santiago D. Ruiz, and Jose D. Ruiz; sister, Cruz R. Silguero.

Jesse is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josie G. Ruiz; son, Rene D. Ruiz and spouse Benjamin Ruiz; daughter, Cynthia A. Hayford and husband Tim Hayford; grandchildren, Corey, Abbey, Brandon and wife, Jennifer; great-grandson, Samuel; sister, Leslie Alaniz; numerous nieces and nephews. Jesse retired from Kelly Air Force Base after 37 years of service.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 11, 2014 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

7:00 P.M.

11:00 A.M.

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.