Arturo Guerra

November 9, 1923April 18, 2010

Arturo Guerra, 86, died Sunday, April 18, 2010. He was born in Misson, Texas on November 9, 1923 to Adan and Laurentina Pena Guerra. He was a veteran of the U.S. Military and served in the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Belta M. Guerra; children, Ysleta Guerra Northam, Cybre Arturo Guerra and Gina Guerra Espinoza; grandson, Nicholas Espinoza; brothers and sisters, Irma Cruz and husband Jesse of Austin, TX, Esmeralda Castanon and husband Rudy of Austin, TX, Ramiro Guerra of Austin, TX, Maria Garza and husband Abel of San Antonio, TX, Arnoldo Guerra and wife Aminta of Roma, TX, Luis Guerra of Roma, TX, Estela Gomez and husband Israel of Victoria, TX, Antonio Guerra and wife Rosario of Einburgh, TX, Ronaldo Guerra and wife Minerva of McAllen, TX, Raul Guerra of McAllen, TX and numerous nieces and nephews. The visitation will begin on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. followed by the vigil service at 7:00 P.M. at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North Loop 1604 East, (between Stone Oak Parkway-Voigt Dr. and US Hwy. 281.) The funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1602 Thousand Oaks Dr. The interment will follow with military honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Diabetes Association. To offer condolences, and read the full obituary, please log on to


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 22, 2010
  • Burial Thursday, April 22, 2010

Arturo Guerra

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Karen Rasmussen

May 13, 2010

Dear Mrs. Guerra, Ysleta, Cybre and Gina,
I am so sorry for your loss and send you all my deepest condolences. I remember your husband and father as a warm and welcoming person and I still have many good memories of all the times spent in your home in Guayaquil. What lovely photos of you all; thanks for sharing. May peace and love help you through this difficult time.

Linda Cruz

May 10, 2010

Dear Guerra Family,There are no words to express the sympathy that I feel for all of you. Although I never had the opportunity to meet your husband/father I know in my heart he must have been a great man. I hope that the memories of the life you shared give you peace and solace at this fragile time in your lives. May God Bless all of you and comfort you.
Ysletas friend

Armando Dureell

April 23, 2010

Dear bereaved family,
I am sorry I could not attend Art's service, but believe me, I was there in heart, mind and spirit with you all !
My goodness, thank you for including a wonderful photo of Art in this guest book, as I would always kid him that he reminded me and he looked so much like the great actor " Anthony Quinn"!
I will always remember him this way....
Art's friend.......

Gen Ivey

April 21, 2010

Back in 1970 as a teenager living in Guayaquil, Ecuador, I remember Mr. Guerra as my best friend's father whose stern voice would give way to a twinkle in his eyes and then I knew we were off the hook. I also remember him as a hard working man who came home at the end of the day carrying a brief case. I know he will be missed by all who loved him and we will all cherish the memories he leaves behind.


April 21, 2010

Dear Belta and family,

On behalf of my father, Dan Buzzo, and myself, I would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences.

Art's friendship has always meant a lot to Dan, and to our family.

Some of my own earliest childhood memories include Art.

Though Art & Dan did not see a lot of each other after the 'Mexico Days', Dan spoke often and fondly of his very good friend. That always brought a sense of familiar comfort to my sister and me because of our own love and admiration for Art.

He will be sorely missed; most of all by you his family, but also by the scores of friends he has around the world.

We lift you all up in our prayers, asking that our Heavenly Father give you strength and solace in this time of great need and sorrow.

May the Lord bless and keep you all.

Most sincerely,
Dan & Michael Buzzo