On Thursday, July 31st our beloved “Grammy”-Mother and Grandmother passed from this life into the arms of our dear Lord and Savior and was finally reunited with their beloved husband- Rod. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Rose started her journey in San Antonio of February 11, 1929 and met and married the love of her life in Chicago in 1949-they were married almost 60 years. She was a devoted Army wife, loving wife and traveled the world with her husband and five children before retiring in San Antonio in 1967. She was so happy to be a mother and joyfully a grandmother to their eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In retirement, Rose and Rod continued to travel the world with their children and enjoyed their hobbies as ceramic and stained glass artists. She was an accomplished tailor and had an amazing ability with cross stitch work.
Rose was a founding and active member of the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church since 1981. She is survived by her children: Carol (Floyd), Rod (Rita), Patricia (Patrick), Jack (Cindy), Christopher (Jenny) and grandchildren: Jennifer (Eddie), Jon, Kyle, Conner, Emily Rose, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Rebecca and great-grandchild Aly.
CMsgt John C. Polulech, USAF retired, passed away July 29th,2014 in Auburn,New York with his wife by his side. He had a great military career, that spanned over three decades. He traveled all over the world while on active duty and retired from Lackland AFB in San Antonio in 1984. He often told stories about his military career and would always light up when he shared those stories.
He was a Mason for 43 years and a member and Past Master of the Valley Hi Lodge #1407. He was also a member of the Kelly Lodge and Burkburnette Lodge where he was initiated,passed, and raised in 1971. John was a member of the Scottish and York Rite, and Red Cross of the Constantine. John was also a member of the Adah Chapter #49 OES in Helotes,TX.
One of the highest honors a Mason could have is to be elected to the Grand Lodge of Texas. In 1991, John was elected to the Committee on Work in the Grand Lodge of Texas and served in that capacity from 1991 to 1998. He will always be a R.W. to his Masonic Brethren and OES Sisters.
John had a positive impact on anyone he knew or met. He loved hunting and the outdoors and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Kids knew him as “Grampy” or “Papa”, to everyone else he was fondly called “Chief”. He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Polulech, his sister Betty Jane Cogar, and his first wife Doris.
He is survived by his loving wife Cheri, daughter,Alyson (John) Guerrero and their children Lydnsey and Anthony,
son Michael and step son Jaysen Wilcox and his children Camren and Addy of Port Byron, New York. Brothers,Joseph(Joan) of Woodstock Valley, CT, Raymond(Flora) of Hartwick,NY, sister Beth (MIchael) Worden of Mt.Vision, NY, along with several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka,KS 6667. St.Judes Childrens Hospital St.Jude.org. Greater Helotes Little League PO Box 968 Helotes,TX 78023
Daniel Alejandro Alfaro went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2014 at the age of 28. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Manuel and Maria Salas; he was 2004 SW High School graduate. He is survived by his parents Erasmo and Hermina Alfaro, sister; Diana Garcia, Brother: Erasmo Alfaro, nephews; Eric Garcia, Joel Garcia, Abel Garcia, Erasmo Alfaro Jr., Emilio Alfaro, grandparents; Jesus and Guadalupe Alfaro. Visitation will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Divine Providence Catholic Church on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow at San Jose Burial Park.
Heaven gained an angel on July 30th, 2014. Eustolia Jaime Martinez born on November, 9, 1955 went to be with the Lord at the age of 58. She was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas and raised in Uvalde, Texas where she lived until 1975. Eustolia was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother and a friend to anyone in her life. She was always available to lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. She was a true lady. Her soul is resting now. She is preceded in death by her parents Antonio and Angelita Jaime. Survivors include her loving husband Steve Martinez Jr., son Steve III and daughter Michelle Lee. She went on to live in seven different states throughout her life in support of her husband’s 27 year career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Navy. She was the consummate navy wife.