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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