Dec 282018
 

Brother Bernard Paul Palmeri, CSC
February 28, 1944 – December 24, 2018

Brother Bernard

Bernard Paul Palmeri was the youngest child of Joseph Palmeri and Blanche Engelhardt Palmeri. He had two older brothers and two older sisters. He was born in New Orleans on February 28, 1944. His father was a fruit salesman in the city of New Orleans. Bernard grew up in Our Lady Star of the Sea parish on St. Roch Avenue where he was baptized and confirmed. When it came time for school, however, he went to John Shaw Elementary School.

He transferred to Holy Cross School in New Orleans in 1957 along with several of his classmates. He was involved in a number of sports at Holy Cross including football and wrestling. He graduated from Holy Cross in May of 1962 and accepted the offer of Brother Donald Hanzel to spend a summer in Watertown, Wisconsin to see if he might want to devote his life to being a Brother of Holy Cross.

He entered the program at Sacred Heart Juniorate in Watertown on June 16, 1962. From there he went to St. Joseph Novitiate in Rolling Prairie, Indiana where he was received as a novice on August 15, 1962. He made his first profession there on August 16, 1963 and then journeyed with the majority of his profession group to Austin, Texas where they began studies at St. Edward’s University and lived at Vincent Hall.

He graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and Accounting. He eventually earned a Master’s in Counseling at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas in 1980. He also eventually made his perpetual profession of vows on August 10, 1973 at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

He also began a successful career as a teacher, coach and school counselor. He spent time at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, California; at Holy Cross High School in San Antonio, Texas; at Archbishop Curley High School in Miami, Florida; and at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California. He coached football, wrestling, track and soccer. He served as a full-time mental health counselor at St. Peter/St. Joseph Children’s Home in San Antonio.

He entered full-time work for the Province for a number of years, serving as a Candidate Director, a Formation Director, and a member of the Provincial Council. From 1985 through 1992 he served as the South-West Province Promoter of Vocations.

In 1992, he accepted the call to help form a new religious residence in Beaumont, Texas, along with three other Brothers. Brother Bernard began work for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Beaumont as an Individual, Marriage and Family Counselor. Part of his work entailed working with the six elementary schools and one high school in the Diocese. In 2000, he moved to full-time work with the schools. In 2009 his physical health began to deteriorate rapidly and he moved to the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence in Austin.

After a fall and a slight heart attack on December 20 he was taken to the hospital. In the fall he sustained a fracture in his lower back. He and his doctors determined that the operation to repair the damage was very risky especially due to his heart condition. Together they decided he would enter hospice care and return to the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence. He returned on December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve) and passed away that afternoon at home where he wanted to die.

Services for Brother Bernard, CSC will be held at the chapel of the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence, Austin, Texas.

The Memorial Service will be held on January 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery.

Bereavement of Thomas Ramos

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Dec 152018
 

In your prayers please remember Thomas Ramos who died recently. He is the father of Thomas Ramos Class of 1974 and David Ramos Class of 1977.

On Monday December 17,2018

At Castillo Mission Funeral Home

520 N. Gen. McMullen Dr. -78228

3:00 PM     Visitation Begins

7:00 PM      Rosary

On Tuesday December 18, 2018

At Our Lady of Good Counsel

204  Castroville Rd.  78237

9:00 AM       Funeral Mass

10:30 AM     Interment at

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

 

 

 

 

BEREAVEMENT OF RAYMOND GUERRERO

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Dec 042018
 

In your prayers please remember Raymond Guerrero who died on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Raymond is a member of the class of 1961.  Raymond is the Brother of Julio Guerrero Class of 1970 and the grandfather of Ryan Guerrero Class of 2008.

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018

At Trevino Funeral Home

226 Cupples Road – 78237

4:00  PM  Visitation begins

7:00  PM  Rosary

 

On Thursday, December 6, 2018

At San Juan De Los Lagos Shrine

3231 El Paso St. – 78207

10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

At San Fernando #2

BEREAVEMENT OF NICHOLAS SANCHEZ

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Dec 032018
 

BEREAVEMENT OF NICHOLAS SANCHEZ

September 3, 1985 – November 28, 2018

In your prayers please remember Nicholas Sanchez who died on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  Nicholas is the son of Augustine Sanchez Class of 1965 and the nephew of Robert E. Sanchez Class of 1967.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018

At Ortiz Mortuary

3114 Culebra Rd. – 78228

5:00 PM Visitation Begins

7:00 PM Rosary

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018

At Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church

7990 W. Military Dr. – 78227

10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

BEREAVEMENT OF ADOLFO S. MARES

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Nov 152018
 

In your prayers please remember Adolfo S. Mares who died on November 10, 2018.  Adolfor S. Mares is the father of Dr. Adolph Mares, Jr. Class of 1978.

 

On Friday, November 16, 2018

At Castillo Mission Funeral Home

8:00 AM      Visitation Begins

9:30 AM      Procession begins to

Christ the King Catholic Church

10:00 AM    Funeral Mass at Christ the King Church

Interment to follow at

San Fernando #2

 

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?n=adolfo-s-mares&pid=190743542&fhid=8892

 

 

BEREAVEMENT OF RICHARD IBARRA

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Oct 252018
 

BEREAVEMENT OF RICHARD IBARRA

In your prayers please remember Richard Ibarra who died on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Richard is a member of the Class of 1970 and the brother of Tony Ibarra Class of 1969.

On Friday, October 26, 2018

At Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road – 78238

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM         Visitation

Further information pending.  See URL below for latest information.

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/san-antonio-tx/richard-ibarra-8032664

Bereavement of Eric Guerrero

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Oct 042018
 

In your prayers please remember Eric Michael Guerrero.  He is a Holy Cross alumnus from the Class of 1971 and died on Friday, September 28, 2018.   He is the father of Isabella Guerrero Class of 2019 and Edward Guerrero Class of 2020.

 

On Friday, October 5, 2018

At Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera – 78238

5:00 PM             Visitation Begins

7:00 PM             Rosary

 

On Saturday, October 6, 2018

At Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

10:00 AM          Memorial Service

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/san-antonio-tx/eric-guerrero-8009847

 

 

 

BEREAVEMENT OF ROGELIO M. GARZA, JR.

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Sep 252018
 

In your prayers please remember Rogelio Garza who died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  He is the father of Rogelio Garza, III a current student at Holy Cross in the Class of 2020.

 

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018

At Hillcrest Funeral Chapel

1281 Bandera Road – 78228

2:00 PM                Visitation Begins

7:00 PM                Recitation of the Rosary

 

On Thursday, September 27, 2018

At St. John Berchmans Catholic Church

1147 Cupples Road – 78226

10:00 AM             Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

San Fernando Cemetery II

 

BEREAVEMENT OF NANCYE ALVARADO

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Sep 182018
 

In your prayers please remember Nancye Alvarado who died on Friday, September 14, 2018.  Nancye Alvarado is the wife of Richard J. Alvarado Class of 1963.

 

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018

At Porter Loring North Chapel North

2102 N. Loop 1604 East – 78232

6:00 PM Visitation Begins

7:00 PM Rosary

 

On Thursday, September 27, 2018

At Holy Trinity Catholic Church

20523 Huebner Rd. – 78258

 

10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

At Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

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http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Nancye-Alvarado-106427334

BEREAVEMENT OF DANNY ELOY CORTEZ

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Aug 272018
 

In your prayers please remember Danny Cortez who died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  He is the father of Eddie Cortez Class of 1978 and the father-in-law of Ventura “Tito” Calderon Class of 1974.

 

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At Roy Akers Funeral Chapel

515 N. Main Ave.  78205

5:00 PM                Visitation Begins

7:00 PM                Rosary

 

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018

At Roy Akers Funeral Chapel

7:30 AM – 9:15 AM           Visitation

9:45 AM                At Holy Family Catholic Church

152 Florencia St. 78228

Funeral Mass

Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Reception to follow burial at Holy Family Church Hall

All are invited.

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/san-antonio-tx/danny-cortez-7969923