Peter A. Stoltz Jr.
June 2, 1926 – April 12, 2018
Peter A. Stoltz Jr 91, Stoltz-Chavez Patriarch passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in his home of 68 years on his own terms cognizant and sharp until the end in the presence of his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Delia (Rodriguez) He is survived by his children: Gilbert (Gil) Stoltz, Cynthia Stoltz Parra (husband Ruben), Sylvia Stoltz Silvas (husband Rudy Silvas Jr. deceased), and George C. Stoltz (wife Nancy S. Stoltz), eight grandchildren; Adrian Parra, Diana Awtrey, Alexandria Parra, Robert Parra (wife Marissa), Rudy Silvas III, Felixshia Nicole Stoltz, George Anthony Stoltz, George Eric Stoltz and eight great-grand children, Marcus Altamirano, Alyssa Awtrey, Avery Parra-Palacios, Joshua James Silvas, Aaliyah Jade Stoltz, Audrielle Jazlynn Stoltz, George Anthony Stoltz II and Olivia Delene Stoltz. “Junior”, known by family is survived by brother, Roy Stoltz. Deceased siblings include Frances Stoltz, Ida Stoltz Volpe, Barbara Stoltz Franco, Louie G. Stoltz, George P. Stoltz, and Albert R. Stoltz. He was proud of his heritage, dating back to 1699 in San Elizario, TEC-4 Sergeant Stoltz was a decorated soldier who served honorably for the 91st Infantry Regiment. He witnessed the Imperial Japanese Army surrendered defeat, liberating the Philippines Islands in 1945. Peter and his father’s Peter Sr. worked for the El Paso Times and El Paso Herald Post. Peter Jr. ended his 45 year career as pressroom manager and union President in 1993. He read the “El Paso Times” daily. He loved to read history books, collect stamps, records and miniature cars. He followed the Dallas Cowboys. His color was blue, song was stardust, he owned an Indian Motorcycle. He spotted Delia at a drug store, she was a soda jerk. He drank Budweiser and tequila; he quit smoking forty years ago. He was an Austin Panther. He was neighbors to Debbie Reynolds and Lawrence Herrin. He reminisced with his Chavez cousins and talked boxing with Richard. He was thankful to Gil for rides to doctor appointments. He enjoyed going to estate sales with Sylvia. Visits with Cynthia, Ruben, Diana and Alex were relaxing to him. He was able see Adrian in New York City, caught a game at old Yankee Stadium. While vacationing he caught Dodger, Angel and Cardinal games. Affectionately nicknamed “Grandpa Stuffy” by George and Nancy his travel team partners and sidekicks at hundreds of baseball-softball games at the Sports Park, Ysleta and Socorro. In 2009 he witnessed George’s Socorro Bulldogs win the State Baseball Championship. He liked eating Eric’s home cooked meals and shared his ideals. Breakfast and competing for words in the crosswords with Nikki, brought laughter to him. He was proud that Robert was recently commissioned to 2LT serving in South Korea. Being with his greatgrandchildren would brighten him up. It was touching to see Avery say “Hi Grandpa” and for Allie, Ollie and JJ to say “Bye” the last time. He got a lot of joy helping raise Olivia, watching her dance and speak Spanish. The Stoltz patriarch, known for his love and generous support will be deeply missed; the cherished childhood home will no longer be the same. Peter and Delia’s lessons of hard work and the legacy “La Jolla Trailer Manor” family business in Ysleta will live on through their children. Gil successful businessman of Stoltz Realty, Inc. “STOLTZ PLAZA, Inc.”, Cynthia dedicated educator of 32 years, Sylvia gifted creator of Syl’s Flower Cottage, and George 35 years of Public service. Pallbearers: Gil Stoltz, Steve Stoltz, Ruben Parra, Adrian Parra, Marcus Altamirano, Nikki Stoltz, Anthony Stoltz, Eric Stoltz. Honorary pallbearers: Roy Stoltz, Richard Chavez, Rudy Silvas III, Robert Parra.
Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018 5-9 P.M., Rosary 7 P.M. Martin Funeral Home East. Mass, Monday April 23, 2018 11:30 A.M. St. Raphael’s Church, Interment Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Peter A. Stoltz Jr. of “The Greatest Generation”.
- Gilbert A. Stoltz, Son
- George Stoltz, Son
- Cynthia Parra, Daughter
- Silvia Stoltz Silvas, Daughter
- Roy Stoltz, Brother
- Mr. Stoltz leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren to cherish his memories.
- Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Rosary Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Funeral Mass Monday, April 23, 2018
- Committal Service