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Diana Molina Quilimaco, 68, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Monday, January 17,2022. Diana is survived by her loving family, her husband, Fernando Quilimaco of Sinton, her son, Guadalupe Bustillos of Dallas, her daughters, Jessica Monroy, Heather Quilimaco and Justine Quilimaco of Sinton, her brothers, Richard Molina of Sinton and Roy Molina of Gregory, eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Jessie Cordova, Guadalupe Bustillos, Issac Bustillos, Ian Bustillos, Ira Bustillos, and Derrick Nunez. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. The family requests that masks be worn at the funeral service.
Juanita Ramirez, 89, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021. She was born on June 24, 1931, to Pablo and Beatris Torres Moreno. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Juan Ramirez, her daughter, Paulita Avelar, her sons, Natividad Ramirez and Juan Ramirez, Jr., and her grandson, Adrian John Ramirez. She is survived by her daughters, Eva Hernandez of Edroy, Irene Ramirez and Lisa Del Bosque of Mathis, her brother, Pablo Moreno, Jr. of San Antonio, and her sister, Rosita Uresti of Chesterfield, Michigan, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Friday, January 29, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.
Rebecca Reese Ramirez was born June 19, 2020 and gained her wings peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in her home. Her time on this Earth may have been short but she filled the hearts of her family with an abundance of love and happiness with her beautiful brown eyes, gorgeous hair, and infectious smile. She loved being held by her mommy and daddy but she especially loved the hugs and kisses from her big brother. Rebecca is survived by her parents, Roger and Karina Ramirez, her loving big brother, Theodore Roger Ramirez, her maternal grandparents, Alejandro Rodriguez of Edroy, Texas, Dorothy Martinez Rodriguez of Edroy, Texas, paternal grandmother, Sandra Calvo of Corpus Christi, Texas, grandparents, Rogelio and Cristina Ramirez of Midland, Texas. Open visitation was held Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 3 PM to 5 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. The Ramirez family is grateful for all the love and support they have received from family and friends.
Viola O. Ramirez was born on February 12, 1946 to Pablo and Manuela Ramirez in Sinton, Texas and passed away on October 7, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Sinton and was also known as Nancy and Tia Nene. Viola leaves behind two sisters, Margaret Sambrano and Julie (Bonifacio) Guerra and one brother, Luis Ramirez, all of Sinton, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Viola in death were her parents, whom she missed every day of her life. At the end of her days on earth, she was reminded that she would be reunited with them and even though she no longer could use her words, she smiled to acknowledge, and we are sure the reunion was beautiful. Also preceding her in death were her sister-in-law, Alice Ramirez, brother-in-law Edward Sambrano, and niece, Linda Lopez. This reunion also brings the family comfort. Viola was born with polio and even though she faced many obstacles, she was a stubborn woman that lived her life as she wanted. In a time where traditional school was not available to her, she mad the best of what she had and lived independently before moving to Windsor Nursing Home in Calallen in 2016. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Windsor Nursing Home and Harbor Hospice for the care given to Viola. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sinton at 1 PM and burial at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Rosa M. Ramos, 73, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was strong willed and strong-hearted, she never gave anything up without a good fight throughout her life. She thoroughly enjoyed a wide variety of music and always kept her record and album collections from her teen years. She especially enjoyed time with her family and barbecues. She is survived by her loving family, her sons, Bobby Trevino of Sealy, Jerry Trevino of Corpus Christi, and Benny Trevino of Portland, her daughter, Belinda Ray of Corpus Christi, her brothers, Agapito Molina and Salvador Molina, Jr. of Sinton, her sister, Ester Garcia of St.Paul and 13 grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Ritchea- Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Monday, June 28, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.
Jeremy Reyna, 28, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020. Jeremy was born on November 1, 1992, in Corpus Christi to Jennifer Guzman and Rodolfo Reyna, Jr. He had been employed as a concrete tester. He is survived by his grandmother, Janie Rodriguez of Sinton, his mother, Jennifer Guzman of College Station, his father, Rodolfo Reyna, Jr. of Sinton, his brother, Isaiah Garcia of College Station, his sisters, Dannielle Cardenas and Audrey Garcia of College Station. A prayer service will be held at 7 PM Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Matthew James Reyna, 16, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019. He was a student at Odem-Edroy High School. He is survived by his parents, Santiago, III and Kimberly Reyna of Edroy, his sisters, Kayla Reyna, Mariah Reyna and Jordan Reyna of Edroy, his paternal grandparents, Santiago, Jr. and Mary Lou Reyna of Odem, his maternal grandparents, Nelda Melendez of Corpus Christi and Jose De Leon of California, his nephew, Ethan Reyna and his niece, Raelynn Villarreal. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant.
Helen Anna Richter, 91, died August 14,2016. Now with the Lord, she has rejoined her beloved husband, Paul, who predeceased her four years ago. Helen was born on July 12, 1925, in Taylor, Texas, to Albert and Ludmila Gola. Helen was an active member of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed being involved in all of the church's fundraisers, funeral dinners, and served on the Parish Council. Helen especially loved working on the beautiful quilts made by the Sacred Heart Quilting club until her health prevented her from participating anymore. Besides quilting, Helen loved reading, gardening, playing Bunco and dominoes. Helen goes home to the Lord to reunite with her Husband, Paul; son, Henry Lee; grandson, Aron Allan; and parents, Albert Gola, and Henry and Ludmila Michalik. Helen leaves behind to cherish her memories one daughter, Patricia Olson of Corpus Christi; three sons Richard Richter of Corpus Christi; Charles Richter (Penny) of Mathis; Randal Richter (Sabina) of Sinton; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her beloved "Kitties", Skillet, Nubbin, and Big Boy. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Adam Richter, Kevin Olson, Bryan Richter, Randal Richter, Richard Richter, III, and Jason Smith. Helen's family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all her caregivers, Chaplain Tim Henson, and New Century Hospice who ministered to our mother in her final years. Their compassion and concern were blessings to all involved. Services were held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Rev. Andrew Hejdak officiating. Viewing began Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Viewing was also held at 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by the rosary, with Holy Mass starting at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude at the church. At her request burial will be private. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her name to an animal shelter of your choice. As we celebrate her life and shed tears in our grief, we rejoice knowing that our father and our mother are together once again in heaven.
Jose Rico, 73, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 following a long illness. Jose was born on May 19, 1948 in Sinton, Texas to Eleno Rico and Luz Ramirez. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his sons, Luis Rico and Miguel Rico of Wisconsin, his brother Ricardo Martinez of San Antonio, his sisters, Maria Luisa Serna, Yolanda Castillo, Juanita Martinez and Cruzita Cancino of Sinton, numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday from 1 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and at the church.
Jeanette Shuptrine Rieder, devoted wife, mother, friend, and farmer was born in Athens, Texas on November 30, 1954 to Stuart Shuptrine and Bonnie Dover Shuptrine. She went to her forever home on September 30, 2021. Jeanette will be incredibly missed by her surviving family: her husband of 44 years, Bobby; three sons: Josh (Amber), Jake (Ericka), and Joey (Jennifer); eleven grandchildren: Elijah, Weston, Tristan, Eirabelle, Valen, Tatum, Lester, Birdie, Hailey, Emmy, Garrett, and one on the way; one older brother: John Shuptrine, and triplet sisters: Jane Hubert and Judy Shuptrine; also ten nieces and nephews who were very special to her. She also had a host of special friends that she considered family. Jeanette was the rock of her family and a pillar in her community. She met her husband and best friend in college and was faithfully by his side since. She supported him for over 40 years in their farming operation and was instrumental in its success. She could work circles around most people, still finding time to volunteer at community agriculture events. Jeanette was always the first there and the last to leave. One of her favorite community events was Ag In The Classroom and she helped make it successful every year. She fiercely loved her family and was incredibly proud of each of her children and grandchildren. The walls of her dining room were full of crafts and drawings from her grandchildren. She was lovingly known as "Not Not" to them. She had the most creative ideas to make their visits to her house special every time they were there. It brought her joy to take care of her family and she loved fixing breakfast and lunch for them anytime they stopped by. Her house and kitchen were always open. She loved to sit on the porch in the rocking chair and drink coffee in the morning or a beer in the evenings with Bobby. She had a wonderful sense of humor. You could always count on her for good advice and a good laugh. She could plan a party like no other and added her own special touches to every one. The name Jeanette means "God is gracious" and there could not be a more accurate description of her than gracious. Jeanette loved God, her friends and family and her life. Even though she left a void that we cannot fill, we are comforted by the fact that she lived everyday like it was her last, made sure her family knew just how much she loved them, and was joyful and content with her life. To our wife, Mom, Not Not, sister, and friend, we will love and miss you always and we will "see you soon"! All friends of Jeanette are invited to a celebration at Tynan Hall on October 16, 2021 from 12 - 4 PM. Food will be provided. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Al Amin Shrine, 2001 Suntide Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78409, in memory of Jeanette S. Rieder for the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Judith LaJuan Rittiman, 87, passed from this life on March 30, 2016. She was a registered nurse, a past International Council President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and more importantly, a member of the Borden Street Church of Christ in Sinton. She was devoted to her husband, Melross, for 54 years before his death in 2003. They spent many hours side by side in the operating room of the Ewing Hospital in Sinton, Texas. After they retired, they spent much time together playing golf and traveling. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Yates, her son Chuck (Kathy) of Sinton and her son, Michael of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was predeceased by three brothers, John Carroll, Don and Jack Snowden, son-in-law Joe Yates, and one great grandson, Douglas Carawan. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jay (Stacy) Yates, Meagan (Doug) Carawan, Jenell (Ray) Cole, Ross ( Lyndsey) Rittiman and Meredith (Tommy) Bowers, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving her are numerous sorority sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. Judy's favorite charity. The address is 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Services were conducted on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Borden Street Church of Christ. The family received visitors before the services at 1:00PM in the church building. Interment followed at Palms Memorial Gardens between Taft and Gregory.
Manuel S. Rivera, 80, was called home on Sunday, March 26, 2017 where he was greeted at the gates of heaven by his son Cristobal, who preceded him in death. Manuel was born on September 21,1936 in Taft,Texas to Porfirio and Flora Saenz Rivera. His mom passed when Manuel was very young, and he was later raised by his loving step-mother, Juanita. He had 11 siblings; Leonardo, Arnulfo, Angelina, Eduardo, Alfredo, Ruben, Javier, Leticia, Roberto, Andres and Michael He attended schools in Taft and later served in the U.S.Army for two years. He married the love of his life, Elida Ortiz of Sinton on December 26,1958. Manuel worked in the auto parts business for over 40 years and later at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church until he retired in 2012. He was a very quiet, humble and kind man, as well as a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan. He leaves behind to continue his love and legacy his devoted wife Elida, daughter, Flora Trujillo (Benito), daughter-in-law Esmeralda Rivera (Cristobal) his 8 grandchildren who fondly called him "Welo", Benjamin, Michael (Kayla), Matthew (Brittany), Monica (Rolando Saldana), Melinda Trujillo, Gabriel, Erika and Tanya Rivera (Joseph Aceves) and his 10 great-grandchildren who always put a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes, Bethany, Jasiah, Raelynn, Hayden, Chase, RJ, Addie Jo, Christian, Braxton and Christiano. A rosary was recited at 6:00PM Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral mass was celebrated at 2:00PM Friday, March 31, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Paul Rajareegam as celebrant. Funeral arrangements entrusted with Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.
Daniel G. Rodriguez, 57, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2021. Daniel was born on November 7, 1964 in Sinton, Texas. He is survived by his husband, Israel De Leon, Jr. of 26 years, his mother, Alice Rodriguez, his siblings, Gracie Torres, Richard Rodriguez (Nora Gonzales), Pete Rodriguez (Lupita Rodriguez), Leticia Pizana (ViVi Pizana) and Lisa Hernandez (Marcos Ortiz), nine nieces and one nephew, twenty-three great nieces and nephew. He is preceded in death by his dad, Pedro G. Rodriguez, Sr. Sometimes you go through life and if you're lucky you meet someone special that changes you to be your best. Daniel was that person who always brought laughter, fun and his heart into every relationship he touched. Daniel loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. A visitation will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 from 3 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary to be recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and mass.
Juan Gomez Rodriguez, 70, born on May 15,1945, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Odilia Rodriguez, father Gregorio Rodriguez, his mother Josefa Gomez Rodriguez, his brothers, Martin and Jose, his sisters Pauline Rodriguez and Petra Blanco. He is survived by his brother Pablo (Yolanda) Rodriguez, his sister Margarita Flores and special grandniece Enola Cordova and a special friend Stephanie Garza. He was a former employee of the South Texas Health System for three years and a former employee of the United States Postal Service for 29 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Commendation medal plus other military medals. He was a lifelong member of American Legion of Rockport, Texas, the VFW of Ingleside, Texas and the Disabled American Veterans of Texas. He was a 1964 honor graduate of Sinton High School and a 1966 graduate of Del Mar College. He received his BBA degree from Texas A&I University in Kingsville in 1974. He was loved by family members and friends and he will be missed dearly. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Monday, December 21, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Paul Rajareegam celebrant. Interment followed at 12:00PM at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Laverne Lee Soto Rodriguez, 64, loving wife, sister, and friend passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 following a long illness. She is
survived by her husband, Jose Rodriguez of Knox City, Texas, her brothers, Danny Martinez, Augustine Martinez, Jr., and Jack M. Martinez of Abilene, Eddie Martinez of San Antonio, and Robert Martinez of Colorado, her sister, Helda D. Martinez of Abilene and numerous other family members. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Pastor Joshua Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at the Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.
Manuela Zamudio Rodriguez, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away August 16, 2015. She was born May 19, 1916 to the late Julian and Apolonia Zamudio, she was the last surviving child of six children. Dona Manuelita was a long time resident of Odem,Tx. and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the Guadalupanas and acursillista. She was a loyal Odem Owls and Dallas Cowboys (Los Estrellas as she would say) fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felipe Rodriguez,Sr., daughter Marina Rodriguez, her son Mayor Jessie
Rodriguez, Sr., daughter Liceria Chapa, grandson Gerardo Salinas, four brothers, one sister, several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her son Felipe (Elsie) Rodriguez, Jr., daughters, Lupe (Ricardo) Salinas, Delores and Janie Rodriguez and daughter-in-law Delia Rodriguez, numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11:00AM Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons Gus Salinas, Jessie Rodriguez, Jr., Felipe (Phillip) Rodriguez,III, Jonah Rodriguez, Carlos Garza and Thomas Chapa,Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons, Jessie Rodriguez, III, Christian Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez and Gus (L.G.) Salinas.
Pedro Rodriguez, Sr., 84, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 following a long illness. He served as Pct. 3 Commissioner for San Patricio County until his retirement in 2006, he served as a council member for the City of Odem for two terms, served as a school board member for Odem-Edroy I.S.D. for 15 years and served as Director for the San Patricio County Community Action Agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Irma Rodriguez of Sinton,his sons, Pete (Lupita) Rodriguez, Jr. of Odem, Danny (Israel) Rodriguez of San Antonio and Richard Rodriguez of Odem, his daughters, Gracie Torres, Leticia (Vivi) Pizana and Lisa (Marcos) Rodriguez of Odem,his sister, Martina (Manuel) De Ruedo 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Tuesday, June 23,2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday,June 24, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Rachel Rodriguez, 35, loving mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Rachel is survived by her loving family, her sons, Jose Bello Cantu, Jr. and Aiden Rey Bello Cantu of Taft, her boyfriend, Jose Bello Cantu of Taft, her brothers, Mike Rodriguez of Aransas Pass, Bobby Rodriguez of Sinton, Rudy Rodriguez, Randy Rodriguez, and Ronnie Rodriguez of Taft and Roy Rodriguez of Victoria, her sisters, Kayla Rodriguez of California, Rosa Rodriguez of Odem and Ruby Rodriguez of Taft, many relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Monday, November 22, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father John McKenzie as celebrant. Interment will follow at Lamas Memorial Park Cemetery in Taft.
Ramiro (Ram) M. Rodriguez, 66, of Odem, Tx passed away of natural causes on October 24, 2020. Ramiro M. Rodriguez was born in Sinton, Tx on October 9, 1954 to Dario Rodriguez and Maria Montoya Rodriguez. He attended Odem High School and received his GED in Odem and continued on to receive his Welding Certificate in 1981. Ramiro was married to the love of his life Judy G. Rodriguez on October 1, 1971, and were married for 37 years when she passed. Ramiro was a devoted loving father and grandfather. A loyal friend; someone who never hesitated to lend a helping hand. Ramiro enjoyed watching old westerns and was a loyal Dallas Cowboys football fan. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. His days off were dedicated to listening to music, singing, dancing, and spending time outdoors. Ramiro will be lovingly remembered for his big smile, warm hugs, and caring soul. Ramiro is preceded in death by his wife, parents, his brother Jesse Rodriguez and sister Maria Cordova. He is survived by his three daughters, Cynthia Rodriguez of Sinton, Rebecca Kidd (Scotty) of Odem, and Victoria Rodriguez of Sinton, four adoring grandchildren, Martin, Mathew, Megan, and Bailey Castillo, his brothers, Inez (Martha) Rodriguez of Sinton, Sabino (Cathy) Rodriguez of San Antonio, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home on Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 1 PM to 9 PM, with a rosary held at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 PM Friday, November 6, 2020, at Sacred Heart Church in Odem to be officiated by Father Peter Elizardo. Burial will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem on November 6, 2020. The memories of the love he showed us will live forever in our hearts!
Ramon Rodriguez, 77, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Sunday, February 20,2022. Ramon was a loving, caring and wonderful man to his family. He had been employed as a truck driver and had many hobbies. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Oralia Rodriguez of Sinton, his sons, Michael Rojas of Sinton and Raymond Rodriguez, Jr. of Corpus Christi, his daughter, Eva Rodriguez of Flour Bluff, three grandchildren, Chancery Rojas of South Carolina, Guadalupe Rodriguez and Roberto Rodriguez of Corpus Christi and numerous great grandchildren.
Reynaldo Rodriguez, Jr., 58, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Reynaldo was born on October 1, 1962, in Sinton, Tx to Reynaldo, Sr. and Rosa Abrego Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his father, Reynaldo Rodriguez, Sr, and his sister, Sylvia Jimenez. He was the definition of creative. As he aged, his favorite pastime became building home decor from scratch. He could turn a 2x2 piece of wood into a beautiful work of art. His eye for design allowed him to fill a room with personality. Those who knew Rey, knew that he was not lacking in personality. He was a man whose mission was to make people laugh and he delivered on that promise at every chance he could. Even now, his family still smiles as they think of the impact he made on their lives. He was a loving father, husband, brother, son, and friend. Although cancer may have taken its toll on his body, it never touched his spirit. His strength, kindness, love, and humor will be as strong and everlasting as his spirit in the hearts of those who loved him. He is survived by his loving family, his husband, Robert Rodriguez, his sons, Adrian Michael Rodriguez of Sinton, Reynaldo Kieser of Phoenix, Az and Mayson Rodriguez of Grand Forks, North Dakota, his mother, Rosa Veliz of Sinton, his brothers, Raymond Rodriguez and Fred Rodriguez of Sinton, his sisters, Paula Garza, Delfina Reyes and Rosa Saye of Sinton and two grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Sunday, March 14, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.
Onofre G. Rojas, 89, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 following a short illness. He was born on March 23,1932 in Bishop, Texas to Fabriciano and Francisca Galvan Rojas. He had been employed as a carpenter. He is survived by his loving family, his brothers, Ernesto and Mary Rojas of Robstown and Raul Rojas of Sinton and his sister, Oralia R. and Ramon Rodriguez of Sinton. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Faustino Romero, 79, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 after a short illness. He was a Veteran and former employee of Union Pacific Railroad. He is survived by his two daughters Lisa Beavers and Tina Buffa, both of Sinton, three sisters, Lolie Shewey, Alice Waddle, and Mary Elena Evans, and two Grandchildren. A rosary was recited Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7 P.M. at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Chapel. A Christian service was held at 12 P.M. Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Santos Jose Romero, III, 39, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 following a short illness. He is survived by his loving family, his wife Jasmine Romero of Edroy, his sons, James Alexander Romero, Adam Jacob Romero, and Isaac Luke Romero, his daughter, Isabella Genesis Romero all of Edroy, his parents, Santos and Helen Romero, Jr. of Edroy, his brothers, Arturo Romero and Marcos Romero of Edroy, and his sister, Heather Effron of Florida. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Monday, August 16, 2021 at Edroy Cemetery in Edroy. People attending must wear masks.
Arah Sue Roth, was larger than life. She was born in Corpus Christi,Texas on July 31,1946 and passed away Easter Sunday from a year long battle with cancer April 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Roth. What an amazing gift she passed into the arms of Jesus on the very day we celebrate His victory over death. She was a proud member of the Daughter's of the Republic of Texas and had a love for family, friends, neighbor's children, animals, quilting and knives. She is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Roth Carter (Michael Carter) and Sherry Roth Elshaug, (Aaron Elshaug) four grandchildren, Raquel Gage, Matthew Carter, Bjorn Elshaug and Ingrid Elshaug and one great granddaughter, Isla Gage. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. Visitation was held on Friday, April 21,2017 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM with the family receiving friends from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were held at 1:00PM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Willis Moore officiating. Interment followed.
Edwin Ray Rothlisberger, 89, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, following a long illness. Edwin loved the Lord and being a choir leader in the church. He also loved listening to music and dancing. He is survived by his sons, Allen Rothlisberger of Odem, Chuck (Stephanie) Wood of Odem, Rick (Christina) Wood of Virginia, and Rodney Wood of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by his daughters Pam (David) Metting of Odem and Janis (Bern) Prather of Camp Wood; his brothers Gerald Holubeck of Tynan, Texas; Larry Holubeck of New Braunfels, Texas; and Gary Holubeck of Skidmore, Texas; his daughter-in-law Sharon Rothlisberger of Sinton, 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 10am Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem with Pastor Willis Moore officiating.
Arlene Gale Rothlisberger, 80, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 following a long illness. Arlene enjoyed going to church, going to the Senior Citizen Center and loved to dance and travel. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Edwin Rothlisberger of Odem, her children, Janis (Vernon) Prather, Rickey (Christina) Wood, Chuck (Stephanie) Wood, Rodney Wood, Pam (David) Metting, Allen Rothlisberger, Barbara (Ken) Roebuck and Sheryl (Richard) Luedecke, 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Corpus Christi with Rev. Willis Moore officiating. Interment will follow.
Michael Anthony Ruiz, 36, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1984 in Sinton, Texas to Sandra Perez and Michael Ruiz. He is survived by his mother, Sandra Cano of Amarillo, his father, Michael Ruiz of Houston, his stepfather, David Joseph Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, his brother, David Joseph Rodriguez of California, his stepsister, Stephanie Ruiz of Humble and his maternal grandmother, Eva Adkins of Beeville, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday, October 9, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Following the mass the family will have a visitation from 1 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.