JoAnn DeLosSantos Tejada

JoAnn DeLosSantos Tejada obit picJoAnn DeLosSantos Tejada, Age 50 of Richmond, TX passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Richmond. JoAnn was born on September 21, 1966 in Pearsall, TX to the late Emeraldo and Consuelo Charles DeLosSantos.  She was a Housekeeping Clerk for Fort Bend Health Care Center, a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and of the Pentecostal Faith.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Emeraldo and Consuelo Charles DeLosSantos; sister, Mary Ann Morales; and son Hector DeLosSantos.  She is survived by her daughters, DeLores DeLosSantos of Richmond, Geneva Gonzales of Lubbuck, Victoria, Barrientez of Rosenburg, Stephanie DeLosSantos of Rosenburg; sisters, Diana DeLosSantos of Rosenburg, Anna Flores of Richmond; brothers, Jonas DeLosSantos of Rosenburg, Emeraldo DeLosSantos of Rosenburg, Stephen DeLosSantos of Rosenburg, Mark DeLosSantos of Runge, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  A Prayer Service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7PM at Heavenly Gates F.W.C. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Heavenly Gates F.W.C. with Pastor Jesse Rios officiating. Interment will follow in the Runge Cemetery.

Michael John Sharp

MS2Michael John Sharp was called to heaven by his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2017, after a five year battle with cancer.  He was born on February 25, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois.  Michael had a passion for his family and time spent with them.  He married the love of his life, Rebecca, in 2009. In 2011, they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Ruby.When there was spare time, he loved to spend it on a golf course with friends or cheering on his hometown teams, the Chicago Blackhawks, Bears or White Sox.  Michael is survived by his loving family including his wife Rebecca and daughter Ruby of Bee Cave, Texas; his proud parents, Jim and Arlene Sharp of Darien, Illinois; his sister Erin DeSimone, her husband Jerry and their children Anthony and Annie of Norridge, Illinois; his brother Brian Sharp, his wife Gina and their children, Samantha, Nathan and Steven of Naperville, Illinois; his twin brother Jimmy Sharp, his wife Danielle and their children, Riley and Zach of Naperville, Illinois. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 8AM to 10:30 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services will follow at 11AM Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.

Herbert D. Baker

Herb D. Baker Obit PicHerbert D. Baker born in 1937 in San Bernardino, California. Died May 21, 2017 at his ranch in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 80 years. Herb graduated from Pacific High School, San Bernardino, Calif. in 1955 and from USC with a bachelor’s degree in 1959. He taught Navigation at UCLA and was subsequently commissioned in the Navy as an Ensign. He then went to flight training in Pensacola, Florida and for the next 8 years flew off of several different aircraft carriers including the Yorktown and the Oriskani. He attained the rank of Lt. Commander.

Herb left active duty and went into the Naval Reserve in 1967. At that time, he became a pilot for United Airlines, starting out as a flight engineer on the DC8 and culminating as a captain on a DC10. He retired at the age of 60. He was a former member of the Lion’s Club, Buena Park (Calif) Reserve Police Dept., Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the San Bernardino County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse.

The passions of his life were family, his ranches, horses, cattle and fish. He developed the first black lace-tailed guppy, hunted with his Vizslas (bird dogs), back-packed in the high Sierras, and went on many cruises. He had friends all over the world.

He was a 32nd degree Free-Mason at the local lodge in Kenedy, Texas. He was also an active member of the Scottish Rites in San Antonio and belonged to The Order of Eastern Star in Kenedy.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Ann (Willmott), 5 children Rebecca, Tanya Joelle, Veronica (Danny) Requejo, Jennifer Sims and Jerry (Leane) Baker. There is a total of 8 grandchildren, Mathew Birnbaum (Rochel), Taylor Laub, Minna Kraft, Zachery Requejo (Jessica), Danica Requejo, Hayden, Madison, and Baiileigh Smith, and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy (Sissie) Polley-Fairchild (Chuck) and his brother John (Lynda) Baker. Two step-children, Liah and Suzanne Cossey, and step daughter, Carlyn Walters, and step-grandchildren, Jesse Walters, Anastasia and Alexzander Cossey.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Homer and Olive (Byers), his first wife Peggy Lee (Eppensteiner) and his second wife Barbara (Eakle).

Jose R. Alvear

J.R. Alvear obit picJose R. Alvear, Age 69 of San Antonio, TX Formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on May 11, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Jose was born on December 6, 1947 to the late Norberto and Linda Rios Alvear.  He proudly served his Country in the ARMY during the Vietnam War, was a retired construction worker and of the Catholic Faith.  Jose is preceded in death by his parents, Norberto and Linda Rios Alvear; brothers, Frank and Lupe Alvear.  Jose is survived by his brothers, Mercedes Alvear of San Antonio, Beto Alvear of Kenedy numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be held Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery with Military Honors.  Serving as Pallbearers will be Juan Garza, Coty Garza, Fidencio Vera, Julian Esquivel, Anthony “Tony” Alvear, Jim Lott and Debra Alvear.

Julia F. Ruiz

Julia F. RuizJulia F. Ruiz, Age 63 of San Antonio, TX passed away on May 3, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Julia was born on January 10, 1954 in San Antonio to the late Santos Ruiz, Jr. and Guadalupe Flores Ruiz. She retired from San Antonio I.S.D. as a Data Entry Clerk and was of the Catholic Faith.  She is preceded in death by her parents Santos Ruiz, Jr. and Guadalupe Flores Ruiz.  She is survived by her husband Armando P. Flores of San Antonio, sister, Mary Riskind of Eagle Pass; brother, Alexander Ruiz of San Antonio and niece Crystal Ruiz of San Antonio.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.  Flowers are to be sent to Eckols Funeral Home, Inc. 420 W. Live Oak St., Kenedy, TX 78119 (830)583-2533