Juan Israel Maduena, 65, of Beeville died Friday, September 28, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends. Israel Maduena was born January 31, 1953 in Sinaloa, Mexico. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his wife and Maria Maduena and one daughter Jennifer Ivette Maduena. He is Remembered by always lending a helping hand to anyone in need and had the ability to fix just about anything. He truly enjoyed drilling water wells where he worked at B&L Water well in Beeville, Tx for 20 years Apart from that he enjoyed most of his days with his animals and his family watching baseball and the Cowboys on Sundays. He was loved by many and will truly be missed as a great father, husband, and friend. Memorial funeral services were held Saturday, October 13th at 1 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 731 W. 4th St Sinton Texas.
Alyce Dean Maley, left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 27, 2016 at her home in Rockport. She was born on November 26, 1931 in Johnson City, Texas to Fields Martin Bradshaw and Jessie Jewel Webb Bradshaw. She was the last of five children in the family. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters and a daughter and her parents. Alyce was a star basketball player for the Johnson City Eagles High School girls basketball team. Part of her high school education was spent in Boerne, Texas and she was presented with class rings from both schools. After graduation she wanted to travel and see the world. She worked part time during and after school for Walgreens drugstores in San Antonio. She took a job selling books and encyclopedias traveling all over the country. In 1950 she met and married Derrald Gordon in Boise, Idaho and they had two daughters and a son. They traveled together before coming back to Texas and settling in Corpus Christi because of her experience selling encyclopedias, she secured a job as manager over the book department for Sears-Roebuck in Corpus Christi. Her husband Derrald passed away in 1982. In the spring of 1983 she met and later married John David Maley. They lived in Corpus Christi until his retirement from the Corpus Christi Army Depot in 1993. They sold their home in Corpus Christi and moved to Rockport on the water with their own private pier. Alyce loved to fish, go dancing and play penny-anti poker and she and her husband David spent many hours fishing on their pier. In later years, her health declined so she could no longer enjoy her pastimes. She is survived by her husband, David, a daughter,Ronda Kay (Kenneth) Allen of New Bern, North Carolina, a son Steven C.(Biddie) Gordon of Mission,Texas, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation began 10:00AM Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home for public viewing, and 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday evening for the family and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the First United Methodist Church in Sinton at 10:00AM Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Pastor Rosie Gratten officiating. Interment followed at the Sinton Cemetery.
Jacinto M. Marin, 73, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He had been employed as a steelworker at ASARCO. He is survived by his wife Audelia Marin of Odem, his son, Robert ( Jennifer ) Martinez of Boston, MA, his daughters. Sandra ( Joe Perez ) Martinez of Odem and Lisa Espinoza of Sinton, his brothers, Juan C. Marin of Mathis and Luis Marin of Edroy, his sisters, Elva Lopez, Lupe De Leon and Delia Marin of Edroy, Silvia Fuentes of Corpus Christi, Dora Tijerina of Beeville and Helen Hinojosa of Sinton, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Friday, July 12, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Lilia Lopez Marines, 86, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was born in Roma, Texas and had been a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Graciela Flores. She is survived by her loving family, her son, Luis Omar Marines of Corpus Christi, her daughters, Aurora Johnson and Cecilia Guerra of Corpus Christi, her sister, Eva Vera of Roma, Texas, (5) grandchildren and (14) great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Monday, March 27, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus Christi.
Aladino O. ``Nino" Martinez, 67, a special Angel in the Martinez family, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Nino was well known and loved by all and was also known as Shaggy. He was a big fan of Tejano and Mariachi music and he loved to eat. When he was young the doctors said he would not live past eight years old but he outlived the doctors. He is preceded in death by his parents Domingo and Teofila Martinez, his brothers, Arturo, Alfredo, Amador, Abel and Alfonso, his sisters, Adela Chapa and Aurora Trevino. He is survived by his loving family, his brother, Andres (Dominga) Martinez of Sinton and his sister, Amelia (Bill) Sorrell of Kilgore, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation began at 3 PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Monday, January 28, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Antonia Martinez, 74, was a loving and kind hearted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandma. At any time she was also a mother to her children's friends. She loved giving her time at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Edroy, where she taught CCD and was a member of the Guadalupanas. She was born on March 27, 1945. She is preceded in death by her husband Roberto, her parents, Domingo and Estanislada Vargas, her sisters Manuela Lopez and Jesusa Gonzales, her brothers, Simon Vargas, Carmel Vargas, Juan Vargas, and Lupe Vargas. She is survived by her daughters, Rosa Ramos (Joe), Gracie Obregon (David) and San Juana Torres (Baldemar), her sons, Robert Martinez, Jr., Gregorio Martinez, Ricardo Martinez (Rosa), Gavriel Martinez (Kristina) and Carmel Martinez (Patricia), her sisters, Antonia Soto (Richard) and Margarita Gonzales (Guadalupe), 26 grandchildren, and 10 great-children. Visitation was held from 1 PM to 9 PM with a rosary being recited at 7 PM Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Monday, August 26, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed in the Edroy Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to Celina Baldarramos, Maria Monreal, and Deann Rodriguez.
Domingo Martinez, 66, passed away on Tuesday, January 16,2018. He was a hard worker and had a passion for music and dancing. He was a loyal Cowboys fan. He is survived by his sons, Alex (Katrina) Martinez of Odem, Martin (Nelda) Martinez and Domingo (Missy) Martinez, Jr.of Corpus Christi and Romeo Rojas of Robstown, his daughters, Maria Martinez and Brenda Garza of Robstown, Cindy (Rudy) Uribe and Marta (Grey Castillo) Martinez of Taft and Laura (Jose Alvarez) Martinez of Portland, his brothers, Soilo Martinez of Corpus Christi and Juan Martinez of Odem, his sisters, Angie Jasso, Isabel Santellana, and Lupe Martinez of Odem, Antonia Ortiz of Taft and Dolores Rocha of Austin, 39 grandchildren. A prayer service was held at 7 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services was held at 10 AM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Juan Martinez, 70, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2019. He was born on September 26, 1949 in Edroy, Texas to Malaquias and Felicita Martinez. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luz Martinez. He was a loving father and lived life his way to the fullest. He is survived by his sons, Juan J.Martinez of Edroy and David M.Martinez of Hidalgo, his daughter, Sylvia M.Castro of Corpus Christi, his mother, Felicita "Faye" Martinez of Edroy, his brothers, Alfredo Martinez of Odem, Antonio Martinez, Jose Luis Martinez and Arturo Martinez of Edroy, his sisters, Virginia Montoya of Sinton, Ernestina Cruz of Michigan, Maria Elena Araiza of Corpus Christi and Olga Lydia Kiefer of Odem, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 12 PM to 9 PM with a rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment will follow at Edroy Cemetery.
Juan Martinez, Jr., 48, a longtime resident of Odem,Texas made his way to heaven on Friday, the 3rd of February 2017 at 6:28PM surrounded by family and friends. Juan was born December 20, 1968 in Sinton,Texas to Juan and Lydia Martinez. He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Paula Martinez of Odem, his parents, Juan and Lydia Martinez of Odem, his daughter, Jaime Martinez of Indiana, three grandchildren, three cats, Boots, Mitten and Sky, his sisters, Nancy Santellana (Mark Santellana) of Odem, Lorie Garcia (Simon Garcia) of Garland, Alexandra Martinez (Juan Delgado,Jr.), Irene Martinez (Robert Cazarez) and Amanda Martinez (Joe Martinez, Jr.) all of Odem. Also many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.Visitation was held from 1:30PM to 9:00PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home and from 9:00AM to 9:00PM Wednesday, February 8, 2017 with a rosary being recited at 7:00PM. Funeral services were held at 9:00AM Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home before being laid to rest at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Juan Gomez Martinez, age 68, of Odem, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Solio and Isabel Martinez on January 15, 1950. He lived life to the fullest every day with his loving wife and family. He enjoyed doing mechanic work, scratching his lottery tickets and taking care of his three grandchildren, Jayden, Caleb and Julie that he loved as his own. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, four brothers, one sister and his son Juan Martinez, Jr. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Lidia, his five daughters, Nancy ( Mark ) and Amanda ( Joe ) of Odem, Lorie ( Simon ) of Dallas, Alexandria ( Juan ) and Irene ( Abel ) of Corpus Christi, 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, five sisters and one brother, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Monday, July 2, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at the San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Juanita R. Martinez, 99, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of Sinton and was a good loving mother. She is preceded in death by her husband Dionicio Martinez, two sons, Alonzo and Gonzalo, one daughter, Oralia, three grandsons, Freddy Martinez, Omar Martinez and Hector Garza, Jr. and one granddaughter, Gracie Castillo. She is survived by her sons, Lyonso Martinez of Corpus Christi, Ociel Martinez of Sinton and Nestor Martinez of Davenport, Iowa, one daughter, Esther Garza of Sinton, three brothers and five sisters, 28 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren, 15 great, great, great grandchildren and 5 great, great, great, great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Friday, January 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Leonarda Sara Martinez, died January 25, 2016. She was 88. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio Martinez, Sr. and two sons, Roberto Martinez Sr. and Hector Martinez, Sr. Survivors include her daughters, Jesusa Martinez, Elma Ortiz (Ramiro), Irma Martinez all from Edroy, Tx. Erica Martinez and Diana Cantu (Toby) from Corpus Christi ,TX. Her sons Aurelio Martinez Jr. (Amelia) and Ruben Martinez (Irma) from Odem, TX , Arturo Martinez (Eloisa) from Victoria, TX, Gustavo Martinez, Sr. (Sylvia) from Sinton, TX; Her brother Jose Luis Arrezola (Mary) from Corpus Christi, TX; 25 Grandchildren, 43 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. A prayer service was conducted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel in Sinton. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel in Sinton with Jose Abad officiating. Interment followed in the San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Lidia Martinez, 87, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Rafael Martinez. She is survived by her sons, Ramiro Martinez of Arkansas, Richard Martinez of Smithville and Rafael Martinez of Sinton, her daughters, Ilma Hill of Taft, Irene Marler of Victoria and Ida Butler of Sinton, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. A rosary and a blessing will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Father Yul Ibay officiating. Interment will follow at Sinton Cemetery.
Roberto Martinez, Sr., 71, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 following a short illness. Roberto had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for K. F. Hunt until his retirement. He loved fishing as much as he loved his Dallas Cowboys. He worked all his life to provide for his family. He is survived by his loving wife Antonia Martinez of Edroy. His sons Roberto Martinez Jr. of Edroy, Gregorio Martinez and Carmel Martinez (Patricia) Martinez of Odem, Ricardo (Rosa Cantu) Martinez of Sinton and Gavriel (Kristina) Martinez of Odessa. His daughters Rosa (Joe) Ramos and Graciela (David) Obregon of Odem, San Juana (Balde) Torres of Krum. His Mother Felicita (Faye) Martinez of Edroy. His Brothers Alfredo Martinez of Odem, Juan Martinez, Antonio Martinez, Jose Luis Martinez, and Arturo Martinez of Edroy. His Sisters Virginia Montoya of Sinton, Ernestina Cruz of Michigan, Maria Elma Araiza of Corpus Christi and Olga Lydia Kiefer of Odem. 26 Grandchildren 9 Great Grandchildren. Visitation was held from 1 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at the Edroy Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Roberto's providers Celina Baldarramos and Maria Monreal for their kind and loving care of Roberto.
Ruben Marin Martinez, 66, loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 6, 2017 following a sudden illness. Ruben was a very humble and caring man who was loved by everyone. He adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving family, his son, Michael Martinez of Houston, his daughter, Linda Martinez of Odem, his mother, Felicita "Faye" Martinez of Edroy, his brothers, Roberto Martinez of Odem, Juan Martinez of Edroy, Alfredo Martinez of Odem, Antonio Martinez, Jose Luis Martinez and Arturo Martinez of Edroy, his sisters, Virginia Montoya of Sinton, Ernestina Cruz of Charlotte, Michigan, Maria Elma Araiza of Corpus Christi and Olga Lydia Kiefer of Odem, five grandchildren and his loving companion, Guadalupe Luna and family. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM, Monday, April 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at Edroy Cemetery.
Roger Luis McCune, 57, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Sharon McCune of Taft, his sons, John Dearing and Zackary Dearing of San Marcos, his daughters, Jessica Williams of Rockport and Samantha Dearing of San Marcos, his brothers, Victor McCune of Taft, Bert McCune of Austin and Robert Jenkins of San Antonio and his sister, Linda Ivey of Corpus Christi. Services were held at 10 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.
William Franklin (Bill) McDaniel, 83, went to be with his Lord on March 15, 2016 with his family at his side. Bill was born September 9, 1932 in Kingsville,Texas to Thomas Luther McDaniel and Adeline Falvella McDaniel. He and his older brother were raised by their mother and stepfather, Frank Slezinsky, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Thomas Lee McDaniel, nephew Thomas Neil McDaniel and sister-in-law Billye Loyce McDaniel. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sue; daughter Laurie Collins and husband Chris of Houston, daughter Leslie Martin and husband Bob of Plano and son Patrick McDaniel and wife Stephanie of Sinton; seven grandchildren: Allie Martin of Austin, Trey Martin of Dallas, Rachel Collins, Amanda Collins and Matt Collins all of Houston, Wesley McDaniel and Nolan McDaniel of Sinton, nephew Jack McDaniel, niece Katy McDaniel and sister-in-law Jean Prejean all of Kingsville; cousins and many friends. During his early school years, Bill was known as "Billy Frank". Following graduation from Henrietta M.King High School, he served in the United States Air Force for four years. On September 18,1954 he married Elizabeth Sue Elsik, his high school sweetheart. Theirs was a special relationship that will surely reach beyond this temporary separation. After his discharge from the military, Bill attended Texas A & I College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Education. In 1957 he was hired as a science teacher in Sinton. He served the students and teachers of Sinton ISD for 35 years as a teacher, counselor, principal and assistant superintendent. Following his retirement from SISD he enjoyed a career in real estate. Bill was a "people person" and his friendliness and sense of integrity contributed to successful careers in both education and real estate. He was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Sinton where he served in many capacities. He was also a long-time member of the Sinton Kiwanis Club. Being a loyal Sinton Pirate fan was a joy. He loved hunting, fishing, construction, ranching, his church and his friends. But most of all, he loved his family and was a devoted husband,father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank the staff of Angel Bright Hospice and Visiting Angels for their loving care during his last days. A memorial service of celebration was held at the First United Methodist Church of Sinton on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00AM with Pastor Rosie Grattan officiating. Memorials may be made to Sinton FUMC or to a charity of choice.
Ian Logan McGrath, 20, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2016. Ian was born on May 30, 1995 in Portsmouth,Virginia. He graduated from Sinton High School in 2013 and had been employed as a library assistant at Sinton Public Library. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Santiago Serna. He is survived by his loving family, his parents, Jason and Betty Jane McGrath of Sinton, his brother, Aaron Tyler McGrath of Sinton, his maternal grandmother, Ernestina Serna of Sinton, his paternal grandparents, Jeff and Carol McGrath of Poughkeepsie, New York, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Friday, February 26, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10:00AM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.
Jose C. Medina, 88, died August 9, 2017. He was 88. A rosary will be recited at 7PM August 10, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2PM August 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Edmund Jerome Mokry, was born June 13, 1935 to Steve and Vlasta (Polasek) Mokry in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Sundeen High School and entered the US Army in 1955 where he was in the Honor Guard. He married Elizabeth Josephine Koliba on September 17, 1960 and he was a farmer his whole life. He passed away peacefully in his sleep early on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mokry of Sinton, his children, Florence MacNary of Austin, married to Reynolds MacNary, children, Lauren and Elizabeth, Michael Mokry of Sinton, special friends, Mendy Vickers and Kassity Johnson, children, Melissa Garza, Kayla Bennett and Dillon Mokry, Barbara Moss of Austin, married to David Moss, children, Lyle and Ella, Martin Mokry of San Antonio, married to Ginger (Lopez) Mokry, child, Megan and special friend Jason Arocha, Ernest Mokry of Magnolia married to Gina (Evans) Mokry, children, Laylon, Audrey and Averey. He was faithful to his family, faithful that crops would always grow, and faithful in God. His favorite pastime was playing dominoes with his friends and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Steve and Vlasta, his brothers, Steve Mokry, Louis Mokry and Gary Mokry. He is survived by his siblings Loraine Nemec and Catherine Mokry of Corpus Christi, Leona Williams of Kerrville, Tim J. Mokry and Cathie (Crouch) Mokry of Memphis and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be, Dillon Mokry, Laylon Mokry, Lyle Moss, James Nemec, Thomas Nemec, Paul Nemec, Wayne Nemec, Gerald Nemec, Justin Mokry, Jeff Williams, Billy Williams, Eugene Polasek, Raymond Polasek and Edward Del Polasek. Visitation was held from 2 PM to 9 PM Sunday, February 25, 2018 with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Monday, February 26, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ignatius Nwankwocha as celebrant. Interment followed at Sinton Cemetery.
Guadalupe O. Morin, age 91, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. She currently lived in Sinton with her daughter Nina, but was a longtime resident of Edroy, Texas. She was born September 18, 1927 in Kenedy, Texas to Eluterio and Christina F. Olmeda which preceded her in death. She married Juan Morin on August 1945. She had 13 children, one died as an infant and raised eight sons and four daughters in Edroy, Texas, where she resided most of her life. She was a passionate quilt maker and loved quilting blankets for her grandchildren. She cherished her time with family and enjoyed outings to boutiques and restaurants. She was strong in her faith and she would bestow a blessing upon her children and grandchildren as they were leaving from visiting her. She is
preceded in death by her husband, Juan Morin, Sr., sons, Blas Morin (infant), Ruben Morin, Steve Morin and Lupio Morin, one beloved granddaughter, Lori Morin, her sister, Carolina Marroquin and her brother, Elias Olmeda. She is lovingly survived by her four daughters, Elva Garcia of Odem, Enedina Morin of Sinton, Ellie Morin of Taft, and Elvira ( Pablo ) Garza of Houston, her five sons, Juan ( Emma ) Morin, Jr., Fred ( Lydia ) Morin and Hector ( Sylvia ) Morin of Edroy, Arnulfo ( Becky ) Morin of Robstown, Carlos ( Aurora ) Morin of Odem, two beloved daughter-in-laws, Ester Morin of Edroy and Selvia Morin of Sinton, her sister, Jesusa Martinez and her brother, Agustin Olmeda both of Edroy. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren ,56 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at Edroy Cemetery in Edroy.
Wanda Ann Moss, 85, of Edna (formerly Sinton), died Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was born December 22,1930 in Arkansas, to the late Frank Smith and Era Cummings. She was a co-owner of Moss Line Construction and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a dedicated homemaker, having her greatest joy come when she could prepare a home cooked meal for her family and friends. She loved gardening, sewing, painting ceramics and writing poetry....a gift not many knew she had. She was a very giving and kind person requiring nothing in return. She was the strongest, most independent woman with the most sincere heart. ”No” was not a word in her vocabulary. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn (Lee) Whitehead of Sinton, her grandchildren, Michael (Rosie) Whitehead of Goliad, Billy (Tanya) Whitehead of Corpus Christi, W.D. (Brenda) Whitehead of Sinton, Sami Moss of Allen, Brian (Karen) Moss of Rockwall, Jim (Toni) Moss of Victoria and Kim (Wesley) McGuffin of Katy and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Moss, sons, Billy Odis Moss and James Clyde Moss and brothers, Louie Smith, Blake Smith and Billy Smith. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Sinton Cemetery with Pastor Rosie Grattan, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas.
Rafaela Fonseca Munoz, 65, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2016 following a short illness. She was born on September 19,1950 in Sinton, Texas to Espiridion and Maria Fonseca. She was a lifelong resident of Sinton and had been employed as a healthcare provider. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Clara Limon. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Romeo Jasso of Sinton, her sons, Jesse Munoz, Johnny Limon and Claro Limon of Pleasanton, and Jerry Limon of Corpus Christi, her daughters, Gracie Limon and Leslie Limon of Pleasanton, Blanche Limon of Weslaco, Margie Limon of Dallas and Clara Munoz of Grand Prairie, her brothers, Robert Fonseca of Sinton and Arnulfo Fonseca of Skidmore, her sisters, Beatrice Serrano, Trinidad Saldana and Margarita Serrano of Sinton and Antonia Zuniga of Corpus Christi, 31 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM, Monday, January 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Patrick Serna as celebrant. Burial was at a later date.
Allen Roger Mutchler, Sr., 82, of Taft, Texas passed away in his sleep on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Allen was born on January 7, 1936 to Angela Bartosch Mutchler and Godfried Joseph Mutchler, north of Taft on the family farm. Allen was the third of six children. Allen was a lifelong farmer and rancher in the San Patricio, Bee and Calhoun Counties farming sorghum, cotton, corn and cattle. Allen was a Taft High School graduate excelling in football and track. After high school Allen married Vivian Crane Mutchler, and they had four children. Allen was a member of the Taft Jaycees. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Angela, his sister, Dorothy, his brothers, Melvin and Harold, and his son-in-law Timothy Schilhab. Allen is survived by his children, Vicky Schilhab of Conroe, Allen Roger Mutchler, Jr. (Teri) of Sandia, Lori Keeney (Chris) and John David Mutchler (Betsy) all of Taft. Allen is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth (Valerie) Mutchler and Joseph (Janey) Mutchler all of Taft. Allen is also survived by nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. Funeral mass was held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 1, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft with Father Patrick Donohoe as celebrant, with interment at Taft Memorial Park Cemetery in Taft, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Taft FFA or to a charity of your choice.
Melvin Charles Mutchler, 80, of Taft, TX passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior. Melvin was born on November 8, 1937 to Angela Bartosch Mutchler and Godfried Joseph Mutchler north of Taft on their family farm. Melvin was the fourth of six children. Melvin was a lifelong farmer and rancher in San Patricio, Bee, and Calhoun Counties farming sorghum, cotton, corn, rice, and his ultimate love for his Brangus cow-calf operation. Melvin was doing what he loved best - working his cattle when the Lord called him home. All who knew Melvin appreciated his candor, quick wit, and ability to tell it like it is. Melvin was a huge proponent of production agriculture, investing in tomorrow's Ag producers and leaders with organizations including the Taft FFA, Taft 4-H Club, San Patricio and Aransas County A&H Shows and the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show. Melvin attended Taft High School and was extremely competitive in sports, playing football, running track, and competing in the discus and shotput field events. Melvin learned at an early age the importance of a good work ethic, responsibility and sustainable agriculture on his family farm. He woke up early every morning to milk cows before going to school, harvested their own livestock for food, and working cattle. He enjoyed leading the Sinton parades on horseback carrying the Texas flag with his wife and Parade Marshall, Ada Lee, carrying the American flag. As a young man, Melvin enjoyed water skiing on Mathis Lake, and loved going dancing all around South Texas. Melvin met the love of his life, Ada Lee Hill, and they were married on March 2, 1963 in Sinton, TX at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Melvin and Ada Lee loved to travel to dances, take in new sights, work cattle and ride horses together. Melvin was a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Taft, TX. Melvin is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Ada Lee Hill Mutchler of Taft, his daughter Lisa Mutchler of College Station, TX, son Monte Mutchler and wife Laura of Bartlett, TN. Melvin was the proudest of grandfathers when it came to his granddaughters. He is survived by granddaughters Alexis and Alyssa Roach of College Station, TX and Charlotte and Molly Mutchler of Bartlett, TN. Melvin is also survived by his three brothers, Allen Mutchler, Joe (Janey) Mutchler, and Kenny (Valerie) Mutchler all of Taft, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Angela, his sister Dorothy Mutchler Threadgill of Taft, and brother Harold Mutchler of Port Lavaca.
Ernestina Narvaez, 95, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She had been employed at Freddie's Steakhouse and was preceded in death by her son, Gerardo De Los Santos and her daughter Irma De Los Santos. She is survived by her son, Guadalupe De Los Santos of Houston, her daughters, Alma Garcia, Mary Orta, and Gloria De Los Santos, 11 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Friday, July 10, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Marcelo G. Nunez, 87, loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 18, 2018, surrounded by his family. He will always be remembered as a humorous, hardworking man of his word. He was born and raised in Odem, TX and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. After 31 years of employment he retired from ASARCO. Marcelo is survived by his wife of 63 years, Reyes Nunez, his four children, Mario Nunez (Norma Nunez), Nora DeLeon (Richardo DeLeon), Arturo Nunez and Graciela Nunez (Adan Dominguez), his 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The viewing was at 10 AM Wednesday, August 22nd and a rosary will be held at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, August 23rd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem, TX. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Richard Nunez, Jeremy Nunez, Jonas Nunez, Daniel Valdez, Jacque DeLeon and Roxanne Nunez.
Carolyn Ann Brasfield Oliver, 70, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born on January 25, 1947 in Sinton, Texas and she was a housewife. She is survived by her husband,Willie Oliver of Sinton, her son, Aaron Taylor of Sinton, her daughters, Patricia Brasfield and Cynthia Bess of Sinton, her brothers, Alex Smith of Sinton and Trellis Smith of San Antonio, 9 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Edwardo R. Ortiz, 81, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was a retired truck driver who loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Eva Ortiz of Odem his sons, Edward (Tami) Ortiz of Corpus Christi, daughters, Amy (Grant) Lopez and Nicole Ortiz and Michael (Lizzie) Ortiz of Odem, daughters, Annette (John) Cortez and Mikayla Ortiz, his daughters, Gracie (Lee) Garcia of Houston, daughter, Leelianna Garcia, and Rose (John) Chavez of Houston, daughters, Yvonne (Eddie) Moffitt and Samantha Chavez. A rosary was recited at 7:45 PM Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 1:30 PM Monday, April 8, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Frank Ebenezer "Pat" Patrova, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 2, 2016. He was born in Mentor-on-the Lake, Ohio on March 7,1925 to Steve Petrovasky and Minnie Heger. He graduated from Madison High School in 1942 and entered the Navy on February 17,1945. He was a fighter pilot surviving two wars. He retired from the Navy as a Lt. Commander in 1966 out of Chase Field, Beeville, Tx. Following his Navy Retirement Frank became Chief of Police of Sinton,Tx and then Port Aransas,Tx before being elected as Justice of Peace Precinct 1 in San Patricio County,Tx. He was a Judge from 1979-1996. He was preceded in death by both his Mother and Father, brothers, Walter Patrova, John Patrova, Robert Bair, Lester (Teddy) Bair and sisters, Elizabeth Babisch, Dolly Allen and Cora Shutack. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Margaret, three daughters, Deborah (Bobby) Kennedy of Houston, Karen (Gary) Byrd of Calallen, Cheryl (Billy) Rhodes of Oklahoma and one son Timothy Patrova of Sinton along with six grandchildren,
Morgan Kennedy, Trevor Mawer, Kody Kemp, Lacey Edwards, Lindsay Edwards and Christopher Patrova and one great grandchild, Ayden Edwards. He is also survived by three sisters, Gertrude "Bunni' Lintz, Helen Davis and Sue White. Graveside services were conducted at the Sinton Cemetery on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 2:00PM. Interment followed.
Edward (Eddie) Ray Perez, 62, of San Antonio, Texas passed on to heaven 12/23/2015 at 7:30PM in a Galveston hospital. Eddie was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on 7/17/1953 to Henry C. and Gloria Perez. He attended Crocket Elementary, Cunningham Junior High and graduated from Foy H. Moody High School. Eddie was a disabled Vietnam Era veteran and received a honorable discharge from the Army on March 1976. He was a certified welder for Gulf Marine in the early 90's and on April 9, 2014 became an Ordained Minister,"with all the rights and privileges to perform all duties of the Ministry". On September 25, 2014 he was awarded a honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree by the Universal Life Church. Eddie throughout the years was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved to play the guitar. In the 1960's, at 14 years of age, he was the lead guitarist in a band that played one live performance on the televised Domingo Pena Sunday morning show. Eddie was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Henry C. and Gloria Perez. He is survived by his sons,William and MichaelBenavides, wife,Alladeen Perez (two step daughters Melanie and Heather), sister, Gloria Burkig (Tom), two brothers, Roger Perez (Amy), Henry Perez (Melissa) and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A celebration of Eddie's life was held at the Perez Ranch, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:30PM.
Lilly Perez went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 22 2017.She was born on September 2,1930 in Karnes City ,Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Leonora Castillo. Lilly leaves behind to cherish her memories a sister, Louisa Beltran, a son, Jose Armando Perez, daughters, Maria (Eusebio) Galvan, Esmeralda (Gary) Gelinas and Angie (Homer) Roblez. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Lilly was a homemaker all of her life and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton. She was cherished by all her family and friends who loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed. Visitation was held on Monday, December 25 ,2017 at 4 PM with a holy rosary recited at 7 PM. The funeral mass with rites of Christian burial was celebrated December 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Peter Elizardo as celebrant. Burial followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery. PSALM 62:1-2 "My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."
Thomas ``Tommy" Daniel Pluss, died of heart complications on Friday, October 2, 2015. Tommy was born on January 22, 1958 in Sinton, Texas to Dave and Jeanne Pluss both of whom preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lynn Pluss and his infant brother, Michael David Pluss. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Barbara Hovey Pluss, his brother, Max Pluss and wife Penny, his mother in-law, Peggy Seagrist, numerous nieces and nephews and his pet cat, Bay B Gurl. Tommy loved sports and worked for Centurion Pipeline as a construction manager. Tommy loved his job and considered the people he worked with like family and likewise. Tommy was a good man and will be dearly missed by all. A funeral service was held at 11:00AM Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Sinton Community Center, 1300 E. Sinton, with interment to follow at Sinton Cemetery.
Ivan F. Psencik, 94, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 in a Portland, TX Care Center following a long illness. He was born in Smithville, Texas on May 7, 1923. He graduated from Smithville High School in 1941. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1943-1945. He married Beatrice M. Nink in 1947 and together raised four children from 1950-1976 when the youngest went to college. They were together until her death in 2010. They had been residents of Sinton for 60 years where he carried on and completed a 29 year career with United Gas (Entex/CenterPoint) as a gas utility serviceman. He was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice (Nink), parents RC & Albina (Svec) Psencik, his brother Ernest (Bo) and his sisters and brother-in-laws Olga & Steve Sablatura, Lillian & Bob Lievens and Francis & Madison Sowder. He is survived by his three sons: Michael Psencik and wife Jeanne of San Antonio, Texas, Stephen Psencik of Austin, Texas and Thomas Psencik of Sinton, Texas, his daughter: Kathleen
Deupree and husband, Richard of Athens, Texas and four grandchildren: Susan, Andrew, Erin and Kristen Deupree. Ivan lay in state Friday, December 29, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 9 PM with the family present from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and a Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 PM at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Ignatius Nwankwocha as celebrant. Interment followed in the Sinton Cemetery.