Atanacio H. Maldonado

December 14, 1944March 7, 2019

Atanacio H. Maldonado “Honey” went to be with his Savior on Thursday March 7, 2019. He was 74 years of age. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to be around his family, as well as all his nieces and nephews. Atanacio was an Elder for Saunders Church of Christ where he had been a member since a young boy and was part of the Brackenridge State Championship in 1962. He leaves behind 3 daughters, Dorthy (Herman) Castro, Dolores (Ruben) Martinez, Victoria (Dennis) Rodulfo, and son, Daniel L. Maldonado; his greatest joy 4 grandchildren, Stephanie N. Castro, Victor J. Castro (Bethany), Vanessa M. Nava and Danielle E. Kays; 3 great grandchildren, Savannah Natal, Celia Rose Castro, Jaylene Trevino and companion Lydia Tolle. He is preceded in death by his wife Celia R. Maldonado, his parents Atanacio and Zapopa Maldonado, Ambracio and Belia Ramirez; sister Aurora Riojas, Bernabe, Francisco, Ruben and Manuel Maldonado. He is survived by his sisters Dora Vara, Juanita Aguilar and brother, Jesus Maldonado. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78238.


  • Dorthy Castro and husband Herman, Daughter
  • Dolores Martinez and husband Ruben, Daughter
  • Victoria Rodulto and husband Dennis, Daughter
  • Daniel Louis Maldonado, Son
  • Stephanie N. Castro, Granddaughter
  • Victor J. Castro and wife Bethany, Grandson
  • Vanessa M. Nava, Granddaughter
  • Danielle E. Kays, Granddaughter
  • Savannah Nicole Natal, Great Granddaughter
  • Celia Rose Castro, Great Granddaughter
  • Jaylene Trevino, Great Granddaughter
  • Lydia Tolle, Companion
  • Juanita Aguilar, Sister
  • Dora Vara, Sister
  • Jesus Maldonado, Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 23, 2019

Atanacio H. Maldonado

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Dolores Martinez

March 19, 2019

My dearest Honey I can’t believe you are gone, you were supposed to live as long as Moses.. as my dad would say. My heart is broken and still in disbelief, but the comfort of knowing you are with mom will get us through this sudden death of yours. You were the best dad anyone could have, most of all thought us the importance of our Lord and Savior, our values and morals of life. I will forever be grateful to you for the love and support you always showed. Honey I miss you so, until then Love you 💜

Kathleen Martinez

March 16, 2019

The first time I met Atanacio was in Houston with Lydia, and both Augy and I commented on what a sweet kind man he was. He was a friend to many and I’m grateful to him for the way he treated my friend Lydia. Your memories will live on through others as your kindness can never be forgotten. Prayers for the family and friends. God Bless.

benny santos

March 15, 2019

my prayers and thougths to you and your family nacho,we shared some good times,i will never forget you so rest in peace my friend untill we meet again in heavenly glory,GOD BLESS.