Jose A. Salinas

September 27, 1955November 4, 2012
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José A. Salinas, 57, passed away November 4, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 27, 1955, in Laredo, Texas, and grew up in Roma, Texas. José was a graduate of Roma High School, of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and of The University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents César Salinas and Margarita G. Salinas, and his brother, Javier R. Salinas.

José is survived by his daughters Jasmín A. Salinas of San Antonio, and Karina S. Barlow (Wesley), and his grandson, Jack Barlow, of D’Hanis, Texas. He is also survived by his brothers Felipe C. Salinas of McAllen, Luis E. Salinas of Austin, Roberto A. Salinas of Roma, and Daniel F. Salinas of Austin, and his sisters, Marta Salinas-Hovar of McAllen, and Mercedes Salinas Espinosa of McAllen.

José was a board-certified family physician employed by WellMed Medical Group of San Antonio, where he was Senior Medical Director for San Antonio and the Greater Texas Region, as well as a practicing physician for WellMed at Greenway Park in San Antonio. He formerly had a private medical practice in Hondo, Texas. He is remembered by his countless patients for his empathy and high standard of care, and by his colleagues for his dedication to find ways of providing the best possible health care in a complex and constantly changing environment.

José was also an avid listener of music, counting several Austin and San Antonio area musicians among his friends. He enjoyed traveling, watching a wide variety of television and film genres, attending and recording concerts, trying new beers and chocolates, and making films with his children. José also extended his childhood interests as a lifelong collector of comic books, Star Trek memorabilia, and delighted in sharing these interests with his family and loved ones.

José was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle to his extended family, who will greatly miss his wry humor, generosity of spirit, and keen insight.

The family thanks Carlos O. Hernandez, MD, Richard Whittaker, MD, Geraldo Ramos, MD and best friend and caregiver Sharon Kaminski for the friendship and generous support they always extended to José, and to Justo Cisneros, MD, and Zulfaqqar M. Jaffar, MD, for the outstanding care they provided to him.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, Texas 78238. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. Burial of his remains will follow at a later date at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Roma. Donations in José’s memory to Stand Up To Cancer ( are encouraged in lieu of flowers.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Sherry Watford

February 6, 2017

I was trying to find out if Dr. Salinas was still practicing medicine in San Antonio when I found his obituary. He was my doctor for several years until WellMed quit accepting my insurance. Dr. Salinas is my favorite doctor ever and I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Cesar Reyes

February 22, 2013

I just learned of Jose's passing via a message board dedicated to one of his favorite bands, Fastball.

My deepest condolences to the family.

Thanks for the memories.
I'll always remember you, brother!

Earline Milesi

February 4, 2013

He was my Doctor my about 8yrs he was a kind and a patient man he never rushme he listen to me about all my aches and pains. He wii be grately missed. They dont make them like that any more. HE WAS THE BEST DOCTOR I HAD. MY PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILYS.

December 29, 2012

Thinking of you during the holidays!
Your friends at WellMed.

Loretta Garcia

December 3, 2012

Dearest cousins,
We just learned of Jose's passing and send our love, prayers and condolences. We grieve with you and appreciate the wonderful celebration of Jose's life and family in pictures!
With fondest memories of the love shared at our family reunion,
Loretta Garcia with parents Ray J and Gloria Garcia,
Berwyn PA

Malali Pena

November 26, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Salinas family. May Tati rest in peace.

Dora & Bobby Salinas

November 25, 2012

We will always have you in our hearts. Especially, my three children Vicki, Jackie & Carlos you were their hero.. They always looked up to you. We love you and we'll miss you but we will meet again some day.


November 22, 2012

So thankful to have been blessed enough to know such a good person! You sure are missed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Jo Montgomery Lowe

November 21, 2012

Love and prayers

Tyrone Montgomery

November 16, 2012

So long Tati. I will always have the scar on my forehead to remember you by. I see it every time I look in the mirror. It reminds me of the summer of 1974 when you were home from Harvard. Somehow I managed to upset you to the point you chased me out the back door and I ran into the forks of the freshly painted 10 speed bike frame (I think it was Jake's) hanging from the rafters. Luckily it missed my eye! Anyway, I fell to the ground and you administered first aid. So I guess I was your first patient! hahaha... Take care, brother. See you on the other side. Tyrone Montgomery