Bereavement of Maria De Los Angeles Flores

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Dec 052017


In your prayers please remember Maria De Los Angeles Flores who died on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  She is the mother of Wendy Flores Class of 2009.


On Tuesday, December 5, 2017

At Mission Park North Funeral Chapel

3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. – 78230

6:00 PM Visitation

7:00 PM Rosary


On Wednesday, December 6, 2017

At Sacred Heart Catholic Church

2114 W. Houston St. – 78207

1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi Marian

11624 Culebra Road – 78253


Please remember Santiago Silva

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Nov 212017

Santiago Jim Silva


December 30,1932 – October 28, 2017 On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Santiago Jim Silva died peacefully at his family home in Silver Spring, MD. His family celebrated his life at a mass at his church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

The eldest son of Benigno Silva and Amalia (Garcia) Silva, Silva was a native of San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School, St. Mary’s College, and Our Lady of the Lake College. He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at St. Gerard’s and Holy Cross high schools. He was also one of the original planners of the San Antonio Neighborhood Youth Organization (SANYO), and an active leader and lifelong member of San Antonio’s League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Silva moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he served as a manpower development specialist, special assistant for Latin American affairs, and a member of the U.S./Mexican Commission for Border Development. He was married to Mary (Mackelmann) Silva and had two daughters.

He is survived by both of his daughters, Cristina Silva and Elena Silva, his son-in-law Brian Woodward, his grandchildren Riley Hinton, Elian Woodward, and Gabriela Woodward, and a host of other dear family and friends in the Maryland-DC area and in San Antonio.

He is buried at the Maryland Veteran’s Cemetery in Crownsville, MD, and will be remembered and dearly missed by all who loved him.


Please Remember: Marion Trammell

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Nov 202017




January 26, 1933 – November 12, 2017

Marion Jefferson Trammell, lovingly known as M.J., entered eternal rest on November 12, 2017 in Boerne, TX. He was born in LaMesa, TX on January 26, 1933 to Odie and Birdie Mae (Hollis) Trammell; he now reunites with his partner, wife of over 40 years, Elaine Trammell, mother and father, 9 siblings (Bernice, Orid, Thomas, Odie Jr., Mary, Vera, Daniel, Hettie Beth and Dorothy Jewel), his grandson Draven Wirick-Trammell and many family and friends. He is survived by this children, Diana (late Dennis) Bush, Mark (Sheri) Trammell, Cynthia (David) Barrett; grandchildren: Philip (Katie Parker-Bush), Matthew Trammell, Michael Trammell, Joseph Trammell, Alayna (Brian) Barrett-Fox, Abigail Barrett; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

M.J. often told stories of how he grew up very poor. His family would find work where they could to keep the family together. Support came from his family, but especially from the educators and coaches in his life. He fondly told tales of his time working at Joe’s Hamburger Stand during high school. His siblings would cover his shifts so that he could play football and stay in school. In 1951 he graduated from Harlandale High School. After graduation, he worked at J. & B.’s Hamburger Stand until he joined the Navy. Navy stories included his hate of the cold weather in Chicago, love of coaching intramural sports, and the buddies he made in Little Creek. It was in Little Creek where he met a Navy Chaplain that encouraged him to return to San Antonio to use his GI Bill for college. Returning to San Antonio, he met Elaine Jungman during Frontier Days in Bandera, TX. They married in 1956 and later had 3 children. M.J. graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Biology. His teaching and coaching career began at Southcross Junior High followed by positions at Harlandale, Central Catholic, and Holy Cross High Schools. Each place brought him special memories. Coach Trammell’s career dream was fulfilled in 1972 when he was named head coach of his Alma Mater, Harlandale, where he spent many special years! Once an Indian, always an Indian!
He enjoyed fishing, writing poetry, and accordion music. M.J. was an avid gardener and amateur chicken farmer who spent many peaceful hours tending to his veggies and caring for his hens. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and inherited his love of swimming, gardening and chickens.
He was always proud of their accomplishments.  So much more could be said about this man, but most importantly, he was truly loved and admired by people whose lives he touched.

Bereavement of Frances G. Calderon

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Nov 092017

In your prayers please remember Frances G. Calderon who died on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Frances Calderon is the mother of Raymond Calderon, Class of 1970.


On Sunday, November 12, 2017

At Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Rd.  78238

6:00 PM Visitation Begins

7:00 PM Rosary


On Monday, November 13, 2017

At St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church

6150 Roft Rd.  78253

10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

Mission Burial Park North

20900 IH – 10 West    78257

Bereavement for Melesio M. Martinez

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Nov 072017



In your prayers please remember Melesio Martinez who died on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Melesio Martinez is the father of Felix Martinez, class of 1967.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017

At Angelus Chapel

1119 N. St. Mary’s   78215

6:00 PM               Visitation Begins

7:00 PM               Rosary


On Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:30 AM             Graveside Services at

Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery

Oct 122017


In your prayers please remember Lina Rocha who died on Friday, October 6, 2013.  Lina Rocha is the wife of Samuel Rocha Class of 1969.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At Porter Loring North Chapel

2101 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX  78232

5:00 PM Visitation begins 7:00 PM Rosary


Thursday, October 12, 2017

At St. Monica’s Catholic Church

501 North Street Converse, TX  78109

11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

May 312017


In your prayers please remember Robert Collazo, Sr. who died on May 29, 2017. Mr. Collazo is the father of Robert Collazo Class of 1970, Frank Collazo Class of 1972, Dr. Bill Collazo Class of 1973 and Eddie Collazo Class of 1976. He is the grandfather of Frank Collazo Class of 2002 and Matthew Collazo Class of 2007. He is the Uncle of Jerry Collazo Class of 1976, Charles Collazo Class of 1978, David Collazo Class of 1990, Chris Collazo Class of 2003 and Andrew Collazo Class of 2009.


At Ortiz Funeral Home

3114 Culebra-78228

5:00 PM- Visitation

7:00 PM-Rosary

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

At Holy Family Catholic Church

152 Florencia-78228

9:30 AM- Mass of Christian Burial

-Interment to follow at San Fernando #2

-Reception to follow at Holy Cross of San Antonio Cafeteria

-At Family’s request, in lieu of flowers donation may be made to:

Holy Cross of San Antonio

426 N. San Felipe Ave.- 78228


Mar 312017


Dr. Escobedo


Holy Cross of San Antonio students will be greeted by a new principal next fall, Dr. Rene J. Escobedo.

Dr. Escobedo said “I am extremely excited to be returning to my alma mater. Holy Cross has given me so much over the years. It is time for me to give back to the school that I love so much.”

Dr. Escobedo began his career in education in 1996 as teacher at Holy Cross. Over his nine years of service at Holy Cross he served as a teacher, coach, and campus ministry director and vice principal. He is currently the Principal of St. Anthony Catholic High School, where he has served for the past 7 years. Dr. Escobedo received his Doctorate in Education in 2014 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also received his Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and he received his Bachelors in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Holy Cross of San Antonio Principal, Mr. Henry Galindo, said “Holy Cross of San Antonio is fortunate to have Dr. Escobedo onboard as the new Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.” Mr. Galindo adds, “He will do great things for our school. We look forward to him starting this summer.”

Holy Cross of San Antonio is an independent Catholic co-educational middle and high school. The Brothers of Holy Cross founded the school in 1957 steeped in tradition and education. Holy Cross serves as the only co-educational college preparatory school centrally located in San Antonio’s Westside. Based on the principles of the Brothers of Holy Cross, the school’s educational mission helps break the cycle of poverty and opens doors to higher education. For more information, visit or call 210-433-9395.