OBITUARY

Alberto D. Meza

August 18, 1938January 7, 2021

Alberto D. Meza, Helotes, TX

Alberto D. Meza was born to Roberto C. Meza & Maria De Los Reyes Meza in Reynosa, Mexico on August 18, 1938. Alberto entered into eternal life on January 7, 2021 at 82 years of age. Alberto was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Brijida G. Meza; his daughter Kathleen M. Perez (William P. Perez), his son Albert R. Meza; his grandchildren Sasha N. Arriola (Jeffrey D. Pines), Rene M. Arriola, Jr., Bianca D. Johnson (Alex L. Johnson), and Albert A. Meza; great grandchildren Camden B. Pines, Wyatt D. Spivey, and Waylon J. Johnson. His sisters, Guadalupe Meza, Maria De Los Angeles Uribe (Ernesto Uribe), Carla McKinney, and his brother Reynaldo Meza. Alberto is also survived by brother & sister in laws, numerous nephews and nieces.

Alberto migrated to the US, with his family, to San Antonio TX in 1953 and proudly became a US Citizen. Alberto began working at Centeno Super Market to help support his parents and siblings. In 1963, he began his career as a barber at the Lackland AFB NCO Barber Shop. Alberto from an early age began to notice his passion for drawing and the innate skill of being able to draw from magazines. Alberto attended Fox Tech HS continuing education in order to learn to write and speak English. He attended Hunter Art School to give him the basics of artistry. In 1971, Alberto changed his career as he had the drive and spirit to become an artist of watercolor wildlife paintings. Alberto began to showcase his paintings at the San Antonio River Starving Artist Exhibition. He sold 40 paintings $10-$20 each within 2 hours. This gave him the will to continue his life long dream and be able to support his family. Alberto & Brijida enjoyed traveling Texas where Alberto’s paintings were exhibited at Rockport Art Festival, Harlingen Art Forums and Padre Island, Salado Art Fair, Austin, and San Antonio Western Art Show until 1984.

After the economy changed, Alberto returned to his career as a barber. He worked as a civilian barber and then had another dream to become a business owner. The Lord blessed him with the opportunity to begin Westwood Village Barber Shop in 1999 until 2019 when he retired. In August, 2011 Westwood Village Barber Shop was voted Best of SA on WOAI. The barbers enjoyed the accolade given to them from the community. Alberto enjoyed the good times as a barber with his long -time friend and fellow barber Gilbert Pena, customers, and friends. After retirement, Alberto’s passion for drawing & painting continued where he was able to begin with new mediums of acrylic and oil paintings. Alberto enjoyed his retirement spending time with family and friends.

A Rosary and Mass to be announced for mid- year to celebrate Alberto’s life.

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Ben Canales

January 16, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the Mesa family. I know you must be feeling the sadness of not having him around. I always enjoyed speaking with him these past 30 years at the barber shop. He always had a smile, friendly and always had something interesting to share with me, my son and grandson. Yes, three generations. My beloved friend, you will be sorely missed. Miss you and love you my dear friend. Rest in peace.

Mark Wohlfarth

January 15, 2021

Mr. Meza was a proud man and good person that provided an extrodinary living and legacy for his family. He loved to play pool and i still owe him a pool stick i broke - sorry. He was a good father and husband and we all will miss him. And an extremely talented artsits. RIP Mr. Meza. God Bless the Meza family.

Sharyl Lawn

January 14, 2021

The Lawn family sends their prayers to the family...

Debbie (Lawn) Pever

January 14, 2021

My condolences to the entire Meza family for your loss. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

Veronica Gómez

January 14, 2021

On behalf of my siblings and I, we extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Bridget and the entire family. May you find comfort and strength in all the wonderful memories he leaves behind.

Love,
Mary Jane, Jimmie, Christine, Elvia, Eliseo, Evaristo and Veronica.
Children of the late
Victor Alvarado and Celia Gómez

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