Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX


Gilbert Najera

August 4, 1949March 20, 2020

Gilbert Najera, age 70, passed away March 20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 4, 1949 to Raymond and Genevieve Najera. Gilbert was a Vietnam veteran, and received a Purple Heart , Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Combat Infantryman's Badge. Gilbert was also a member of the Military Service Detachment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Alma Najera; mother, Genevieve Najera; son, Gilbert Najera Jr.; brothers, Roland, Raymond and Adam Najera; sisters, Connie Guerra, Sylvia Gonzalez, Patsy Deleon, Rachael Gomez and Mary Prendez; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; step-children, Andrea Gonzales, Gavin King and Ellen King; step-grandson, Edwin King. Visitation will be at St. Anthony Claret Catholic church, 6150 Roft Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78252 on Friday, March 27, 2020 beginning at 9:00 A.M. with a rosary at 10:00 A.M. and a funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  • Alma Najera, Wife
  • Genevieve Najera, Mother
  • Gilbert Najera Jr., Son
  • Roland, Raymond and Adam Najera, Brothers
  • Connie Guerra, Sister
  • Sylvia Gonzalez, Sister
  • Patsy DeLeon, Sister
  • Rachael Gomez, Sister
  • Mary Prendez, Sister
  • 4, Grandchildren
  • 1, Great-Grandchild
  • Andrea Gonzales, Gavin King and Ellen King, Step-children
  • Edwin King, Step-grandson


  • Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Funeral Rosary Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 27, 2020


Gilbert Najera

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Lee and Emm Bracken

March 26, 2020

Gilbert, we will miss you, our Brother in Christ however, we have beautiful and wonderful memories of you and Ana and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. We will miss your jokes, your laughter, your love for food and barbecue. Rest In Peace in God’s presence, our dear Brother in Christ. Now, you are together with Ana.

Frank Alvarado Jr.

March 25, 2020

Compadre, I was telling two of our granddaughters about our fishing trip with Frank, Marty, Kenneth, and Gilbert to Port A many years ago on the day you left us. May God be with you. Our condolences to all of your families. Frank and Diana

Angel Madrid

March 25, 2020

From the Madrid, Hicks and Davis family:
Dear brother in Christ,
We were saddened by the news that you will no longer live on this earth, on the other hand our faith tells us so much more -"that you have gone to be with your beloved Father in heaven." We will always have memories of your smile, jokes, and the dances with the Knights of Columbus. Rest in peace dear friend. Our condolences to the family and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Angel Madrid and Family