Antonio Burciaga Sr.

June 13, 1923January 17, 2017

Antonio Burciaga Sr., 93, of Houston, TX, passed away on January 17, 2017 in Houston, TX. Antonio Burciaga Sr. was born in Thompson, Texas to Pablo and Angela Burciaga on June 13, 1923. He was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions over Europe in a B-24 as a tail gunner. He and his fellow bomber crew flew over 33 missions. Antonio is preceded in death by his wife, Otila Villarreal Burciaga. Antonio is survived by his son, Tony (Aurelia) and daughters Lydia Escalera, Mary Sanchez and Margaret Box (Donald) as well as twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, two great-great grandsons, brother Raul Burciaga and sister Chelo Dominguez. Visitation will be held at Crespo Funeral Home – 4136 Broadway, Houston, TX 77087 on January 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe – 2405 Navigation Houston, TX 77003 on January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM with Father Timothy Gray of Our Lady of Guadalupe officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at Forest Park – 6900 Lawndale Houston, TX 77023.


  • Visitation Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Rosary Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2017


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January 24, 2017

Just heard the news and we are devastated.Our deepest condolences to the family.My Dad is so Heart Broken,he wished he could have attended.My dad said he loved him as his own brother,he was his Hero! WILL Miss Him Forever,Paul Ontiveros- Chato

Eve/Jake Vela & Sons

January 20, 2017

My dear cousins, our deepest condolences.
"Uncle Tony"was such a great,beautiful person inside and out. While growing up,visiting I could see how much Love he had for his wonderful family. May he now enjoy "Heaven"
Our Prayers are with you.

January 20, 2017

Deepest condolences to the family and friends during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory. Psalms 116:15

Yolanda R Garza

January 19, 2017

Lydia,My condolences to you and family. May he RIP.

George and Geneva Smith

January 19, 2017

May God bless your family. He use to come to visit all the time. Him and my husband were always working on things. Prayer for all the family

Amanda & Venus Tobias

January 19, 2017

My prayers are with the Burciaga family. Our deepest condolences

Daniel Martin

January 19, 2017

We loved knowing your Dad. The few times we came to visit over the years, were always memorable. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Daniel and Esther Martin Fresno, California

Dora Ramirez

January 19, 2017

My deepest Condolences to the Burciaga family,Rip Mr. Burciaga .

Linda Martinez

January 18, 2017

My condolences and prayers to the Burciaga family. Rest in peace Mr. Burciaga

J Leal

January 18, 2017

Condolences to the family and friends of Tony. Mr.Burciaga was a real nice man, whom was never to busy to strike up a conversation with us who grew up in El Dorado. His children were all such good people. and its easy to see that his wonderful legacy remains in good hands with you,his family.