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Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Gustavo B. Prado Jr.

August 9, 1928February 19, 2020
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Gustavo B. Prado, Jr, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2020 in San Antonio Texas at the age of 91. He was born in San Antonio Texas on August 9, 1928 to Gustavo Prado Sr and Emilia Prado. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Prado of 58 years, and brother, Abe Prado. He is survived by 6 children, Gus B. Prado III and wife Miriam, Cindi P. Suarez, Jerry B. Prado, Diana P. Vara and husband Tony, Sandra P. Babb and husband Donnie, Patty P. Guajardo and husband Cesar; sister, Helen Centobie, 9 grandchildren, Jacob Suarez, Christopher Suarez, Jaclyn Baglioni, Ryan Vara, Dylan Babb, Lillian Babb, Aleks Guajardo, Sofia Guajardo and Jessica Prado; 2 great grandchildren. Natilyn Baglioni and Meila McCloud. As a military veteran, Gustavo served in the Navy for 2 years as a Naval Signalman & Army for 20 years. During his time in the Army, he served two tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his second tour in Vietnam, he was a Combat Flight Medic. Funeral Services: Visitation, Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a rosary at 7:00 pm at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78238. Funeral mass Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00am at St Jude Catholic Church, 130 S Augustine Street, San Antonio Texas, 78237, followed by the burial at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:15am with U.S. Army military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Gustavo B Prado Jr to American Parkinson Disease Association , apdaparkinson.org or call at 800-223-2732.

  • FAMILY

  • Gustavo B. Prado III and wife Miriam, Son
  • Cynthia P. Suarez, Daughter
  • Gerardo B. Prado, Son
  • Diane P. Vara and husband Tony, Daughter
  • Sandra P. Babb and husband Donnie, Daughter
  • Patricia P. Guajardo and husband Cesar, Daughter
  • Jacob Suarez and Christopher Suarez, Grandchildren
  • Jaclyn Baglioni and Ryan Vara, Grandchildren
  • Dylan Babb and Lilliam Babb, Grandchildren
  • Aleks Guajardo and Sofia Guajardo, Grandchildren
  • Jessica Prado, Grandchildren
  • Natilyn Baglioni, Great Granddaughter
  • Meila McCloud, Great Granddaughter
  • Helen Centobie, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 2, 2020

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Sandra Babb

February 26, 2020

My dad passed away exactly one week ago today. I scrolled through all the pictures that are on here. I see such a strong and very handsome man. He fought as long as he could just like he did in life but he just couldn’t fight anymore. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. If you knew my dad you would know what a sense of humor he had. Always had us laughing and being as silly as he can be. I will always miss that part of him.
You will also hear what a loyal soldier/ veteran he was. He loved his army and never gave up on his VA hospital (smile)!!
Loved to look at pictures of his army days.
And then there was my Mom. Beautiful wife , dedicated mother who left us years before Dads passing.
But they are together now looking down on us and reminding us that we must stay together and always be there for one another ♥️.

Sylvia Esparza

February 25, 2020

Gus, Cindi, Jerry, Diana,
Sandra and Patty,

I’m thinking of you and sending you my love and heartfelt sympathy.

My favorite memory of your Father, my Uncle Gus, was when as a young girl I saw how much my own Father thoroughly enjoyed listening to the admirable adventures of your Father’s military career.

In the days to come, as you are busy preparing for the day’s events of your Father’s funeral – pause to feel God’s comforting arms around you – as you have so honorably and respectfully put both your Father and your Mother to rest.

Wishing you’ll soon discover your heart is overwhelmed with treasured memories. Love, Sylvia

Patty Guajardo

February 21, 2020

My father was my hero. He was the ultimate soldier in my mind. Although he was strong and brave, he was also the father of a little girl who needed him and he was always there for that little girl...me. I will miss him immensely, but I know that he is free and together again with my beautiful mother Maria. Love you Dad and miss you so much. 💔❤️

Cindi Suarez

February 21, 2020

This should be noted and why I have the utmost respect for our Veterans and their spouses. Dad embraced his time in the military. Mom stayed home with 5 children while he served his country.

As a military veteran, dad served in the Navy for 2 years as a Naval Signalman & Army for 20 years. During his time in the Army, he served two tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his second tour in Vietnam, he was a Combat Flight Medic.

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