Andres Escamilla

February 4, 1929December 15, 2012

Andres Escamilla, 83, Fighting Texas Aggies Class of 1961, passed away on December 15, 2012. Andres was born in Bishop, Texas on February 4, 1929. Following his graduation from Rio Hondo High School, Andres enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving 3 years at his station in Alaska, Andres came back home and enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1961. His first job after graduation was with the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers where he was assigned to work at NASA. He then transferred to San Antonio, Texas to work at Kelly Air Force Base. Andres continued his work at Kelly AFB as a Professional Engineer for over 23 years until he retired in 1991. After his retirement, Andres fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning his own construction company, AE Construction, Inc. He retired from his business in 2003. Andres was also an avid hunter, rancher and Santa Gertrudis cattle breeder, where he tended his cattle at his ranches in Elmendorf and Gonzales for over 40 years. He loved the outdoors and always took time to take his family on camping trips to Garner State Park and drives through the Texas Hill Country and the Rio Grande Valley. He shared his love for Texas A&M with his family and was so proud that both his daughters graduated from Texas A&M. Andres was a member of San Antonio A&M Club, The Alhambras, and was a 4th degree Knight with the Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Council #7016. His family was proud of his many achievements and merits as a professional engineer. He was preceded in death by his parents Domingo and Andrea Escamilla, his sisters, Camilla and Trinidad and his brother, Eusebio, with whom he will be joyfully reunited. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elma, his daughters, Deanna Castilla (Michael), Deyanira Delgado (Matthew)


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Rosary Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Mass Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Lydia Rodriguez

December 27, 2012

Alma, pllease know that my prayers are with you and your family. Take care and if there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.


Lydia Rodriguez

Ann Christenson

December 20, 2012

Andy- Your family is so special to all of us. Now that you are in heaven with Dad, continue to watch over all of us from above. Our sincere condolences to the family. Give Dad my love.

Doyle & Sylvia Beilstein

December 19, 2012

Our condolences to the entire family. Andy was a good man and valuable 4th Degree Knight. He will be missed by Council 7016, Assembly 2102, Blessed Sacrament and the whole community.

Oscar / Nelda Elizalde

December 19, 2012

Uncle Andy, you were such a great role model and we will miss you dearly. I appreciate everything you taught/did for us, as we were growing up. We will keep you, Aunt Elma, Diana and Dea and their families in our prayres.

Cara Mathes

December 19, 2012

Deepest condolences to the Escamilla family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Cara, Alan, Adison and Caden

Paula McLure

December 19, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a fun and loving father to his sweet girls and always smiling. Rest in Peace!

Sharon Lamey Myers

December 19, 2012

We will miss you Uncle Andy! Not many neighbors in today's world have a gate connecting their two backyards. But you are more than a neighbor - you are family! You were always there when we needed help and such a good sport about the UT / A&M Thanksgiving Game. I bet they still play the game in heaven and I know two guys that will be watching from the first row! Keep a loving eye on all of us. "Precious, Precious!"

Laurie Clark

December 19, 2012

Andy you and Elma are wonderful neighbors for my parents. I know you have gone to see my dad give him a hug. We will miss you. My prayers are with your family.

Freddy Elizalde

December 19, 2012

To my Uncle Andy,
We will miss you always. You were a great asset to our family. We had fun during the Aggie and Texas Thanksgiving Day Game. It was all in fun and good times. I will miss you dearly. We'll never forget the time you took pigs to your ranch to raise in the wild. The pigs got out, went to the next ranch, and your rancher neighbor shot met with him later that day and he showed you what he had shot three pigs. You informed him very nicely that those were your pigs. I guess city pigs don't belong in the wild.
To my wonderful Aunt and cousins-- our sincere condolences. Our prayers are with you. Go Aggies! That was hard to say, but it's for my Uncle Andy.
Love, Freddy & Chrisy

John Lamey

December 19, 2012

Uncle Andy we will miss you. Thank you for all the memories: trips to the ranch (charged by a cow), the Big Red Truck, Introducing me to CB radio talk, UT/A&M game days with my dad, all our hunting trip memories, driving the jeep, the only guy in castle hills with a water well, and so many more. My only time I will say this Gig'em Aggies and Whoop Uncle Andy! Aunt Elma, Deanna, and Deya you all are in my prayers.