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Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Adam Cavazos Jr.

August 12, 1935March 17, 2020

Life Tribute for Adam Cavazos Jr.

San Antonio, Texas — Adam Cavazos Jr, 84, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada from natural causes. He leaves his wife Florian of 18 years, adult children, (from his first wife, Frances Ferrer Cavazos who preceded him in death in 1999), Catherine Elizabeth, Anna Marie, Adam III, Sylvia Jean, John Arthur, and Timothy Mathew; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; his sisters Helen Gonzalez and Shirley Garcia; his brothers Gilbert Cavazos and Tony Cavazos; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends. He also had two sisters, Minnie Cavazos Coy and Teri Cavazos Williams who preceded him in death in 2018 & 2019 respectively. Born in Yorktown, TX and raised in San Antonio, the son of Adam and Herminia (Ochoa) Cavazos, he was a lifelong resident of San Antonio but spent his later years in Las Vegas, NV enjoying golf and on occasions, a night on the town in the casinos with Florian. In his early years, Mr. Cavazos grew up in the Yorktown, Cuero, and San Antonio, Texas areas with his large childhood family. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served honorably during the Korean Conflict. He met his wife, Frances Ferrer, through mutual friends in San Antonio and they were married in 1958. After Honorable Discharge from the Marines he joined the Air Force and retired after 20 years of combined service as Tech Sergeant. During Adam and Frances’ life together, they spent most of their years in Edwards Air Force Base, California and San Antonio, Texas raising their energetic family. Mr. Cavazos was always known to be a very hard working man; loyal to his country; compassionate; and a leader for his very large family. He earned an Associate’s Degree from St Phillips College while also serving in U.S. Federal Service. He retired from Federal Service in 1987. He and Frances were one of the first and long-time Parishioners helping to establish Prince of Peace Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. A sports enthusiast and exceptional athlete. A highlight of Mr. Cavazos youth sports participation, he won 1st Place in his weight class for boxing during the city-wide San Antonio Recreation Department tournament in the summer of 1953. Mr. Cavazos also participated in organized youth baseball, football, tennis, and track. As an adult he was an avid golfer, at one time holding a 10 handicap. He was a longtime member of the U.S. Air Force Golf Course clubs and represented Edwards Air Force Base in U.S. Air Force Intramural Team play.

The schedule of Funeral Services are listed below: April 12 4:00-5:00 pm - Paying of Last Respects Sunset NW Funeral Home 6321 Bandera Rd SA, TX 78238 Open to everyone, however, only 10 people at a time are allowed into the Funeral Home due to COVID-19 guidelines at this time.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will conduct a Rosary and Funeral Mass on April 13. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Apr 13: 9:00-10:00 am - Paying of Last Respects Open to everyone, however, only 10 people at a time are allowed in the Church gathering space due to COVID-19 guidelines at this time.

Apr 13: 10-10:30 am - Private Rosary (Mr. Cavazos’ wife Florian & his 6 children only are allowed to attend due to COVID-19 guidelines at this time.)

Apr 13: 10:30-1130 am - Private Funeral Mass (Mr. Cavazos’ wife Florian & his 6 children only are allowed to attend due to COVID-19 guidelines at this time.) The Private Funeral Mass will be video streamed from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Facebook; Live Webpage ; St. Francis of Assisi

Immediately following Funeral Mass *Air Force 2 Man Honor Guard Flag Folding Ceremony & The Playing of “Taps” St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Parking Lot

*All may attend while remaining in vehicles or maintaining “social distancing” as per the guidelines for COVID-19.

No one will be allowed to attend the burial at Ft. Sam National Cemetery because of COVID-19 Federal restrictions at this time.

Flowers are welcome, however if you would like to make a monetary donation to your favorite charity or to any of these below in memory of Adam Cavazos Jr., please feel free to do so: St. Jude's Children's Hospital - https://www.stjude.org/ American Heart Association - https://www.heart.org/ American Cancer Association - https://www.cancer.org/ The First Tee of Greater San Antonio - focused on youth golf programs - https://www.firstteesanantonio.org/

  • FAMILY

  • Florian Cavazos, Wife
  • Catherine Cavazos Salinas and husband Alex, Daughter
  • Anna Marie Cavazos, Daughter
  • Adam Cavazos III and wife Cecilia, Son
  • Sylvia Jean Sarzoza, Daughter
  • John Arthur Cavazos and wife JoAnn, Son
  • Timothy Matthew Cavazos, Son
  • 13, Grandchildren
  • 16, Great-grandchildren
  • Tony Cavazos, Brother
  • Gilbert Cavazos, Brother
  • Helen Gonzalez, Sister
  • Shirley Garcia, Sister

Services

12 April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238

13 April

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4201 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, Texas 787249

13 April

Private Rosary

10:00 am

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4201 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, Texas 78249

13 April

Private Funeral Mass

10:30 pm

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4201 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, Texas 78249

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