OBITUARY

Joe P Ybarra

September 24, 1951December 1, 2018

Joe P. Ybarra, age 67, of San Antonio, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2018. He was born on September 24, 1951 to the late Enemencio and Maria (Pruneda) Ybarra. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1970. He graduated from San Antonio Community College and was currently a senior at St. Mary’s University, majoring in art.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from the dental lab at the Veterans Administration Hospital after 40 years of dedicated service; where he received many letters of Merit and Accolades for his talents in dental and facial prosthetics; including special recognition for having saved several lives due to his training in CPR.

He enjoyed painting and was a member of the San Antonio Art Gallery, he loved listening to music on his large vinyl collection, entertaining and barbecuing with family and friends, playing basketball and watching the San Antonio Spurs and The Dallas Cowboys, camping and spending time outdoors in nature.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. The memories of Joe will be cherished forever, he touched the lives of many and impacted everyone he knew.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Julia Vela; and his brother, Esmeraldo Ybarra.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dora Alicia Ybarra, of San Antonio; children, Joe (Dawn) Anthony Ybarra, Daniel (Esmeralda) Anthony Ybarra, Jennifer Ann Ybarra, Benjamin Anthony Ybarra, all of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kennedi, Daniel, Darrien, Yazmine, Luke, Gianna, Emma, Arriela, Jadon, Troy; siblings, Jesse (Rosa) Ybarra, Celia Martinez, Enemencio (Alicia) Ybarra, Irma (Roman) Aguirre, Ramiro (Sandra) Ybarra, Augustina (Mario) Reyes; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends he considered family.

Family is receiving friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; reciting the Rosary will commence at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s University, Guadalupe Chapel, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:30 am. Graveside services with Military Honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, immediately following.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests donations made in his name to: St. Mary’s University Art Department, c/o The Art Fund, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228 (https://alumni.stmarytx.edu/support/give-now/)

St. Mary’s University Art Department is honoring Joe P. Ybarra, exhibiting his art December 7, 2018 through January 12, 2019, in the Academic Library.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing Joe’s guestbook at: www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com

Services

12 December

Family Receiving Friends

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunset North Funeral Home

Chapel

910 N Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, Texas 78232

12 December

Rosary Service

7:00 pm

Sunset North Funeral Home

Sanctuary

910 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, Texas 78232

13 December

Mass of Christian Burial

8:30 am

St. Marys University

Guadalupe Chapel (522 Fordham or 36th Street Entrance)

1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio , Texas 78228

13 December

Gravside Service with Military Honors

10:30 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Shelter #3

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

REMEMBERING

Joe P Ybarra

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Raymond Torres

December 10, 2018

I met Joe at the VA hospital. He always had a smile and was always in a good mood. He will be missed. May the family and his friends find some measure of comfort in the poem attached. Peace be with you. RIP Joe!

Jacob Hernandez

December 10, 2018

Jacob Hernandez

December 10, 2018

Tia, I love and miss you and wish I could be there to hug and kiss you. It’s hard I know words can’t explain how much my heart aches when looking forward wishing for just one more day with him. For those you love you now have to be their rock. I know you are strong and it’s easier said than done but we’re here for you, Jennifer, Danny, Joey, And Benjamin And everyone who is affected by this loss. We can all support each other. He’s with us all always. His love and energy surrounds us. I wish I could watch one more game with him. I will miss him at every family gathering. I’m at a loss for words and I’m sorry. I don’t want no one to see me cry lol..I will write you again soon. Tell the family I love and miss them. Love you Tia, Jacob Hernandez your Godson.

Jay Ostrom

December 8, 2018

My Tio Joe was both my uncle I admired and my friend who always accepted me as I am and could make me laugh no matter how life was treating me.
Tio had a quiet wisdom and a great heart. I can remember asking questions and expressing those usually selfish teenage / young adult feelings we all go through. The ones that include statements like “Nobody understands me” or “How come the world is against me.... just me” and variations of that or similar things. Tio Joe always had a sentiment based in his experience and wisdom of life, our Hispanic, San Antonio, Tx life, our Family life, the mixture of Ybarra and Hernandez life as it co-mingled with American and generally human life. It was truly that deep, but it was subtly, almost secretly wrapped up in a succinct and humorous ironic statement that would end with the punctuation of “AND YOU KNOW IT !” That part always delivered with a cocking of his head, a sort of knowing smirk, and a glint in his eye.... all of which made me laugh, simultaneously due to the delivery and due to my own embarrassment as it showed the short sidedness and the selfish nature of my truly non-existent “problem” or issue. To this day, I find that I use these memories to help me see it through the small things that can cause us to stumble if given too much weight. And if you listen close, every once and a while you will hear me mumble to myself “And you KNOW it !”
Si, como no?
I miss my Tio Joe, as I miss my whole family but now I miss him even more, because I never considered the possibility that he would not be there the next time I managed a trip back home. I take solace in the knowledge that my dear Tio no longer has to suffer the ailments he endured. And, in the lessons , the laughter, the wonderful art, that glint in his eye, and his joyful exclamation of “HeeHEEEEEE” after a funny quip which always got the rest of us laughing...... Tio Joe, I carry you with me in my heart and mind... Thank you for your love, Jay.

Maria Garcia

December 8, 2018

Always there for each other.

Maria Garcia

December 8, 2018

Inseparable ❤️

Maria Garcia

December 8, 2018

Very proud of their Veteran brothers.

Maria Garcia

December 8, 2018

Always had a hug for everyone ❤️

Maria Garcia

December 8, 2018

Smiles that light up any room!

Emma Ybarra

December 7, 2018

Dear grandpa,
I really miss you and so does everyone else . It’s really sad that you had to leave all of us so early but i know your in a better place with god. I really miss how you used to call me all those funny names like Emma long legs and asthma and also how you used to put your hands on me , Gianna and Arrielas back and say posture when ever we would slouch, and how you used to tell your old western story’s , but I know you don’t want anyone to be sad because your in our hearts and you would want us to keep living our lives being happy, so I’ll be strong for you.I was so blessed that I had a grandpa like you. I LOVE YOU


love,Emma