Document 77696

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2006
LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 13A
OBITUARIES
MARIA TERESA ZERTUCHE CAVAZOS
Oct. 19, 1930
Laredo, Texas
Beloved mother Maria Teresa Zertuche Cavazos, 75, went to
be with our Lord Jesus Christ
on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at
Methodist Hospital of San Antonio.
Tere, as she was affectionately known, was employed in the
retail industry for many years,
starting at Varden’s, Milton Jewelry, Richter’s and That Added
Touch.
After her retirement, she was
involved in many charitable organizations such as Club Lampacense, which she served as
president. Mrs. Cavazos helped
students in Lampazos, Nuevo
Leon, finish their high school
education. Her dedication and
hard work helped students with
tuition, books and uniforms.
She also selected the top students for scholarships to continue their education at a university. Mrs. Cavazos also
served as president of an organization in Nuevo Laredo for
the blind. She helped with food
and clothes drives and also
helped people with special
needs. She made arrangements
for them to have the necessary
care, such as walkers, canes and
wheelchairs.
Our lives are certainly enriched for having known and
lived with such a wonderful and
caring person. Her life exemplified a deep sense of social justice and compassionate service
to the poor, the oppressed and
the downtrodden. She brought
happiness to all with the beautiful melodies and songs she sang
throughout our lives. We will always remember her with love
and affection.
She was preceded in death
by her beloved husband of 28
Dec. 31, 2005
San Antonio, Texas
years, Mario Cavazos Castano;
her parents, Alfredo and Maria
de Jesus Zertuche; her sister,
Rosita Zertuche; her brothers,
Ernesto Zertuche, Alfredo Zertuche, Jr., her father, and mother-in-law, Lauro and Rita Cavazos and her brother-in-law,
Manuel Gonzalez Guzman.
She is survived by her children, Terry (Oscar Jaime) Rodriguez, Mario Gerardo (Lupita) Cavazos and Ernesto
Humberto (Hayde) Cavazos;
grandchildren, Oscar Jaime
(Irene) Rodriguez Jr., Mario Antonio Rodriguez, Gigi Rodriguez, Mario Gerardo Cavazos Jr. and Luis Enrique
Cavazos; great-grandson, Steven
Rodriguez; sister, Graciela Zertuche Gonzalez; brother, Ramon
Zertuche and sister-in-law, Violeta Zertuche whom she loved
as a sister.
Mrs. Cavazos is also survived
by numerous cousins, nieces,
nephews and good friends.
A vigil service will be held
Friday, Jan. 6, 2005, at 7 p.m. in
the Hillside Funeral Home
Chapel. Visitation will be from 4
to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, at 9:45
a.m. from Hillside Funeral
Home to St. John Neumann
Catholic Church. Mass will be
celebrated at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in the
family plot of the Calvary
Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to
thank Dr. Milton Haber, her primary doctor for many years,
doctors and staff of Methodist
Hospital of San Antonio, therapists from Warm Springs Rehab
Center of San Antonio, therapists from Ruth B. Cowl Rehab
Center, Lucy Flores, Marta Salinas from Texas Dept. of Human
Resource and Cynthia Ruiz
from APC Services.
A special thanks to her caregiver Veronica Barrientos and
a beloved friend, Bertha Prado,
from Regent Care.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Hillside Funeral
Home, 310 Hillside Road.
SAMUEL KOWALSKY
Oct. 28, 1918
Brooklyn, New York
On Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, after
a long illness, Samuel Kowalsky
passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in
Brooklyn, New York, to recent
Russian immigrants Simeon and
Julia Kowalchuk. After graduating
from Boys High School, he completed his BBA in accounting from
City College of New York in 1940.
He began his career with
Arthur Young and Co. before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942.
As a captain, he served as an administrative officer for war material being sent overseas and received his certified public
accounting certificate in 1944.
After being honorably discharged in 1946, he moved to San
Antonio, Texas, where he and
Norman Seeman began a CPA
practice together.
In 1947, he married Claudia
Angelsky in Brooklyn, settling
first in San Antonio and later in
Laredo. He later practiced accounting as a sole practitioner for
many years before being joined
by his son, Sam, daughter, Tanya,
and her spouse, Hank Rose, to
form Kowalsky, Rose & Company.
In 2002, he was honored by
Consuelo Lugo Olivares,
beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,
was born May 3, 1921. She
passed away in Austin, Texas,
on Jan. 2, 2006.
She will be greatly missed by
her church group, card club and
Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.
She will leave a great void in
her family’s life, but we know she
has gone to a better place to be
with the love of her life, Arturo.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Arturo Olivares; sisters, Elvira Flores,
Theresa Withoff, Ernestina
Rocha and Olga Kettinger;
brothers, Roberto, Porfirio,
Tomas and Jose Angel Lugo.
Mrs. Olivares is survived by
her children, Maricela O.
(Patrick) Spagon, Arabela
(James) Coble, Arturo Rafael
(Carmen) Olivares and Giorgini
(Gene) Olivares.
JOSE I. OROZCO
Jose I. Orozco passed away on
Dec. 26, 2005, in Honolulu,
Hawaii, at the age of 80 years old.
He served in the U.S. Navy
from 1943 to 1946. He later returned to live in Honolulu,
where he spent the last ten years
of his life.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Juan Orozco; mother,
Maria Orozco and his brother
Juan Orozco Jr.
He is survived by his sons
Randy and Anthony Orozco and
Roy, Frank and Rick Ybarra, six
grandchildren; his brother Oscar (Gladys) Orozco and sister
Maria L. (Robert) French.
He will be laid to rest Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the Hawaiian Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii, with
full military honors.
Dec. 30, 2005
Laredo, Texas
the Laredo Certified Public Accountants for having practiced accounting for more than 50 years.
He was happiest when he was
working and counted his clients
as his friends. When not absorbed
in work, he was an avid reader in
addition to having a life long interest in photography. A brilliant
analytical mind, a sharp wit and
a phenomenal memory characterized him.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Claudia, and his brother, Peter.
He is survived by his children
and their spouses, Elena and Bill
Holloway, Tanya and Hank Rose,
and Samuel M. and Mary Ellen
Kowalsky; his grandchildren,
William Guy Holloway, III, of San
Antonio, Samuel Grayson Holloway,
Allison Julia Rose, David Henry
Rose, and Julia Maeve Kowalsky.
He is also survived by his brothers Steve and wife, Jean, of Poughkeepsie, New York, and Walter and
wife, Yvonne, of Bronx, New York,
brother-in-law, Paul Angelsky and
wife, Olga, of Clark, New Jersey,
and sister-in-law Agnes Kowalsky
of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Visitation will be Saturday,
Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Christ
Church Episcopal, followed by
services at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in the
Episcopal section of the City
Cemetery. Reverend Paul A. Frey
will officiate at the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Christ Church
Episcopal, 2320 Lane St., Laredo,
Texas, 78043.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Hillside Funeral
Home, 310 Hillside Road.
Nicolas Palacios, 27, passed
away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.
Mr. Palacios was a down-toearth person who liked to keep
his family together.
He enjoyed working with his
hands with arts and crafts and
as a mechanic.
He will be greatly missed. He
was preceded in death by his
grandfather, Candelario Palacios Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Jose Reyes and Anita
Soto Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife,
Clara Rosales Palacios of Lare-
do; parents, Candelario Palacios
and Valentina Trevino of Corpus
Christi; brothers and sisters,
David Palacios of Laredo, Dimas Palacios of Corpus Christi,
Oscar (Ely Del Carmen G.) Palacios of Laredo, Julia Anita Palacios of Laredo, Maria Elena (Felipe) Hernandez of Laredo,
Valentin Palacios of Laredo;
stepbrother, Candelario Palacios
III of Laredo; 13 nieces and
nephews and grandmother,
Maria Barron of Laredo.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from 4 to 9 p.m.
at Nieto-Dickey Funeral Home,
with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, from Nieto
Dickey Funeral Home to Holy Redeemer Church. Holy Mass will
be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment
will follow at a local cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nieto-Dickey
Funeral Home, 802 Coke St.
LUZ FIGUEROA GARCIA
Luz Figueroa “Lucha” Garcia,
91, passed away on Dec. 28, 2005,
in Bellingham, Washington.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, from 8 to 11
a.m. in the Hernandez, Lopez
and Sons Northside Chapels, 800
Boston St. Funeral services will
begin with a prayer service at 11
a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Committal service and interment will then follow the
service in the Calvary Catholic
Cemetery.
JOSE LUIS MAGAÑA
Jose Luis Magaña, 51, passed
away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006.
Funeral services are pending at Nieto Dickey Funeral
Home, 802 Coke St.
ALICIA CORTINAS DE CERVANTES
CONSUELO L. OLIVARES
She is also survived by her
sisters,
Gloria
(Mario)
Quiñones, Maria Antonieta
(Evan) Powell and Elva Garcia;
grandchildren, Jessica Anita
Porras Wiley, Rafael Olivares,
Jossina Alejandra Porras, Melina Olivares, Quentin Marcos
Coble, Tatiana Lorraine Olivares; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other
relatives.
A rosary was recited Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Joe
Jackson Heights Funeral
Chapels. Visitation was from 5
to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 9:40 a.m.
from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Christ the King
Catholic Church for a holy Mass
at 10 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Arturo
Rafael Olivares, Giorgini Olivares, Rafael Olivares, Quentin
Marcos Coble, James Coble and
Patrick Spagon.
Interment will be held at the
family plot in the Calvary
Catholic Cemetery.
The family encourages you
to sign the guest book online at
www.joejacksonheights.com.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Joe Jackson Heights
Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at
Cortez.
NICOLAS PALACIOS
Alicia Cortinas de Cervantes, 33,
passed away on Monday, Jan. 2,
2006, in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi.
She was a loving and devoted
daughter, sister, wife and mother
to her two children. Alicia was
very dedicated to her job at Zaffirini School and many other hobbies, including soccer.
She was a very active member
of the Centro de Alabanza y Adoracion.
She will be missed very much by
her family, friends and loved ones.
Alicia is survived by her two
children, Matias Cervantes Jr. and
Joshua Elliot Cervantes; parents
Venustiano Cortinas and Nicolasa
Hernandez Tovar; sisters and
brothers, Maria de Lourdes Cortinas Hernandez (Claro Rodriguez), Fernando (Margarita
Golden) Cortinas, Juan (Concepcion Rodriguez) Cortinas Hernandez, Ruben Cortinas, Natalia
(Hugo) Cortinas Hernandez;
mother-in-law, Angela Cervantes;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregorio (Dalia) Cervantes, Maria de
Lourdes “Lulu” (Gilberto)
Sanchez, Maricela Cervantes,
Zulema Cervantes Martinez and
Rene (Liza) Cervantes.
She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A prayer service will be held
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at 6 p.m. in
the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at 9 a.m. at
Hillside Funeral Home. Reverend
Isaac Hernandez and Pastor Armando Espitia will be officiating.
Interment will follow in the
family plot of the Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Hillside Funeral
Home, 310 Hillside Road.
MATIAS CERVANTES SR.
Matias Cervantes Sr., 47, passed
away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in
Matehuala, San Luis Potosi.
He was a loving man that cherished his faith in God before anything in his life.
His light of faith transcended as
he became in contact with humankind.
Matias was a loving husband who
adored his wife and children, and
treasured his mother and family
members. He will be greatly missed
by everyone he touched by his love.
Matias was a sales consultant
for Gilco Homes for many years
and also dedicated 25 years of his
life working for H-E-B.
He was a very active member
of the Centro de Alabanza y Adoracion, his church.
Matias is survived by his two
children, Matias Cervantes Jr. and
Joshua Elliot Cervantes; mother,
Angela Cervantes; siblings, Gregorio (Dalia) Cervantes and children, Wendy and Gregorio Rene
Cervantes; Maria de Lourdes
(Gilberto) Sanchez and children,
Gilberto Sanchez Jr. and Jessica
Claudine Sanchez; Maricela Cervantes and children, Billy Joe
Henneberger, Michael Lee Henneberger, Michell Cervantes and
Mellisa Andrade; Zulema Cervantes Martinez and son, Alejandro Alberto Martinez III; Rene
(Liza) Cervantes and children,
Olivia Lamar, Amanda Bianca
and Mathew Cervantes; parentsin-law, Venustiano Cortinas and
Nicolasa Hernandez Tovar; brothers and sisters-in-law, Maria de
Lourdes (Claro Rodriguez) Hernandez, Fernando (Margarita
Golden) Cortinas, Juan (Concepcion Rodriguez) Cortinas Hernandez, Ruben Cortinas, Natalia
(Hugo) Cortinas Hernandez.
He is also survived by numerous relatives, cousins and friends.
A prayer service will be held
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at 6 p.m. in
the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at 9 a.m. at
Hillside Funeral Home. The Reverend Isaac Hernandez and Pastor
Armando Espitia will be officiating.
Interment will follow in the
family plot of the cemetery.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Hillside Funeral
Home, 310 Hillside Road.
Photo by Cuate Santos | Laredo Morning Times
Cande Rodriguez, president of Crime Stoppers of Laredo, reacts as he holds a ladle
full of menudo during a press conference promoting the upcoming Crime Stoppers
Menudo Bowl.The event was held Thursday at the CrimeStoppers offices.
Laredo Crime Stoppers
ready for Menudo Bowl
By JAVIER BARROSO
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Menudo lovers rejoice — the
traditional Menudo Bowl cookoff, sponsored by Laredo Crime
Stoppers, will take place in just a
few weeks.
“I can’t believe this is the 11th
year,” said Carolyn Leyendecker,
Laredo Crime Stoppers executive director, on Thursday during
a press conference to announce
the yearly competition in which
the general public and a panel of
judges select the tastiest bowl of
menudo.
Leyendecker said the goal this
year is to raise at least $25,000
during the event, in which up to
50 cooking teams are expected to
compete on Jan. 21.
The entry fee for teams of five
cooks is $125; teams can also be
sponsored by businesses and organizations.
Independent teams are vying
for a $300 first prize. Secondand third-place prizes are $200
and $100, respectively.
Sponsored teams compete for
a $100 prize in the showmanship category, which can also be
won by the individual teams.
Leyendecker explained that
the funds raised from registration fees and sales will be used to
continue Laredo Crime Stoppers’ operations, which accounted for nearly $13 million in drug
seizures during 2005.
The winners of last year’s
Menudo Bowl, who were present
at the announcement on Thursday, are ready to compete again.
“We are going to try and win
again,” said Juan Morales, who
along with Ana Landeros and
Andres Muñoz, among other
members of their team, took
both first places in the individual
and showmanship categories.
Landeros said this will be the
third time that the team competes in the Menudo Bowl,
adding that their recipe does not
include any secret ingredient to
make it so special.
“Nomás es el sazón (It’s a special touch),” said Muñoz, smiling.
The registration deadline is
Jan. 16 at the Laredo Crime
Stoppers offices, located downtown at the intersection of
Washington and Convent.
(Javier Barroso may be
reached at 728-2580 or [email protected])
Remembrance
Mass
1st Anniversary
In honor of
Elva B. Santos
A mass will be held in
memory of
Elva B. Santos
on Sunday,
January 8, 2006 at
Holy Redeemer
Church at
8:30 a.m.
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