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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Celia Cintron

November 22, 1930February 8, 2020

Celia Cintron went to be with the Lord at the age of 89 in San Antonio, TX, on February 8, 2020. She was born on November 22, 1930, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to Medardo and Marcelina Cosme.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Daniel Cintron, Jr., and her family pets, Nicky, Whitey, Diego, and Muigi. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Daniel Cintron-Santiago; daughter, Illiam Cintron; grandchildren, Omar Leonardo Quimbaya, Dr. Illiana Celia Quimbaya, Jason Cintron, and Jennifer Cintron; great-granddaughter, Jade Xelia Quimbaya-Liu; brother, Jose Cosme; pet chihuahua, Sami Samuel Cintron; great granddogs, Mateo Quimbaya, Dudley Quimbaya, and Madelina Cintron; and other family members and friends.

Celia was a soft-spoken, hardworking, humble, kind, beautiful, and a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was soft and caring, but she could be firm when she needed to be, such as when her grandchildren were acting up. She was a devoted wife to her husband and kept her home tidy and pristine and always open for family and friends, even with the dogs running around her home. She had a fondness for animals. In her last years, her daughter took care of Celia and her husband when they needed her, and she was surrounded by family when she passed.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always making jokes and laughing with her family and friends. She loved to cook, crochet, and take care of her garden. She loved her garden so much that she used to talk to her plants to help them to grow. Her cooking was flavorful, distinct, and delicious, and many family members will remember going to her home for a good meal. She loved to decorate her home, too, and she presented her dishes with a meticulous artistic flare.

Before coming to San Antonio, she was in Puerto Rico with her husband and two children. Her husband, a veteran of the Korea War, moved the family to New York, so the children can get a better education. Making sure their children and their grandchildren have a good education was always a priority for Celia and her husband. Once their daughter received her graduate degree and moved to San Antonio, they moved to San Antonio to join her after her divorce. Daniel Jr., Celia's son, stayed with his family in New York. Celia and her husband played critical roles in raising their daughter’s children, and when Daniel Jr. passed away, they did what they could to support Daniel Jr’s children. The loss of Daniel Jr. was hard for both Celia and her husband, but their love for the family only grew stronger.

She will be greatly missed by those who have had the great pleasure of calling her family and a friend.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 12:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in her name to the Animal Defense League or the Puerto Rico & Caribbean Relief Fund.

Services

24 February

Visitation

11:00 am

Sunset Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218

24 February

Funeral Service

12:00 pm

Sunset Funeral Home

Sunset Chapel

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218

24 February

Committal Service

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

Memories

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J. Cintron

February 16, 2020

I don't speak Spanish and Omar's probably going to let me hear an ear full about my spelling and grammar as well as my lack of punctuation ECT however I know that my grandma loved me and I wish I'd gone to visit more in my adult life than I did. I'm glad that I got to see her a few times before she passed away though.

ILLIAM CINTRON

February 14, 2020

Mami, I thank God that he gave me the opportunity to take care of you and Dad. I will remember when I used to make you dance with your arms and I would shake my booty and you would smile or when I used to say Mami over and over again until you would say, "Que pasa".
Or when you wanted something and the only thing you remembered was "Mira"
I will miss you but I know that you are in a good place with my brother and family that have passed. .The AMO...

Illiana Quimbaya

February 14, 2020

My grandmother, who I called Wewa/Hueva/Gueva, was predominantly charged with my care when I was a child. She was the most loving person in my family by far. I will miss her forever.

Saul Quimbaya

February 13, 2020

La señora Celia, was a great lady, soft spoken, and like in her memorial, she loved to cook . She would cook when I visited, she kept a tidy home, for me it was a very special time. Thank you god for giving me that time with la señora Celia, and with her surviving husband, el señor Daniel. Rest In Peace. Very loved.
Saul Quimbaya

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