Mario Alberto Flores

June 26, 1962April 3, 2019
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Mario Alberto Flores, age 56 of San Antonio passed away unexpectedly on April 3rd, 2019 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born June 26th, 1962 in Saltillo, Mexico to Pedro Flores Vazquez and Martha Eulalia Zarate de Flores. Having grown up in a family of educators, Mario pursued a degree in Primary Education from the Benemérita Escuela Normal de Coahuila. His passion for education was reflected in various ways throughout his professional career.

Mario loved spending time with family and friends, grilling on his deck while sipping a nice glass of wine. Mario was a true audiophile and had a fondness for classic rock. He was also a baseball enthusiast and enjoyed playing ping-pong. Mario treasured his children and grandchildren. It was such a joy to watch him play with them. No one embraced the opportunity to live the American Dream or was prouder of his country than Mario. He strived to be a man after God’s own heart, and he was a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio.

Mario Alberto Flores is preceded in death by his mother; Martha Eulalia (Zarate) Flores. He is survived by his wife; Jennifer Knighten Flores, daughter; Linda Flores Wirth (Jeff), eldest son; Leonardo Flores, and young son; Cruz Flores. He also has three beautiful granddaughters; Lilly Elizabeth Flores, Emma Claire Flores, and Amelia Katherine Wirth.

Family is receiving friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm in the chapel at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78232. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph Catholic Church- Honey Creek, Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:00 am in the old stone chapel, committal services immediately following in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Mario’s love of veterans, as well as his son’s service in the Marines, please consider making a donation to the Semper Fi Fund. (

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  • Family Recieving Friends Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, April 8, 2019

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Amy Keuper

April 14, 2019

We so enjoyed having you to our home as a family for dinner last year. I recall specifically that we shared a love for red wine and discussed that. Mario and I were able to connect about He really liked my Spotify playlist! We look forward to having you and Cruz in our home again soon.

Jennifer Flores

April 14, 2019

My Bebe...What can I say? You left in the middle of crafting our beautiful love story. As we approached our ten year wedding anniversary, we had grand plans and dreams for the future of our little family. Though my heart aches so, I am blessed in the knowledge that I was wholly loved and adored by you. Without a doubt, I was your number one- second only to Christ. That alone is enough to carry me the rest of my years on this Earth. Indeed, the Lord truly shined his light upon my face when he saw fit to give me you. Thank you for the grace you showed, the precious baby boy you blessed me with, and for teaching me about agape love-a love that serves; a love that never gives up.

Until we can finish our story...I love and treasure you as my gift from God.

Your meany wife,

Al Smith

April 13, 2019

Mario was a special human being. Simply put. I had the privilege of working w/ him for 1.5 yrs at Allstate. He was kind, compassionate, humble, talented, and an amazing people person! I learned a lot from him as an instructor but I learned far more from him as a human being. He had a zest for life that was infectious. I rarely saw him have a bad day because he chose to make the most of everyday of his life. I really appreciated that about him. He was a loving father and husband.

Rest well Senor Flores. Til we meet again!

Al Smith
Former Allstate Coworker
Chicago, IL

Leo Flores

April 10, 2019

To my dad, Mario Flores, or as you would jokingly say – Mare-ee-o Floor-eez:

I am honored to celebrate your life today; there is no doubt you were taken from this Earth too soon. I know you’re at rest now and I hope that we will meet again sometime in the future, but I know that your loving and positive energy is still present all around us.

I have many fond memories of you, dad. You were always encouraging and letting me know how proud you were of me.
When I was young and practicing for baseball, you would say, “Throw the ball and aim for my face!” Then you would tell me you were proud.
As a musician in my youth and professionally, you would let me know how proud you were of me.
As I served in the Marines, you would almost embarrassingly tell me and the entire world that you were proud of me.

The last time I saw you, we attended the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance with your dad, my grandfather. You took us to dinner first – we were running late, as you often did – and then the three of us watched a concert that was very meaningful to your father, to you, and to me. When the bandleader recognized military veterans in the audience, you gave me and all of the veterans a standing ovation, cheering louder than anyone around us.

Just as I thought you were my cheerleader, I started reading all the wonderful comments people have written about you. As it turns out, you encouraged people on a daily basis, whether with one of your cheesy jokes, or simply by taking some time to see how they were doing. The memories written about you in their comments spanned over many years, reflecting the type of person you were.

Now it’s my turn to tell you how proud I am of you.
I’m proud of the memories you leave with all of us.
I’m proud of how you lived and loved life.
And I’m proud to be able to say you were my dad.

You are gone but never forgotten. I love you.

Jennifer Weddle

April 8, 2019

Mario was full of life and a happy go lucky person. I had the joy of working with him and he loved joking around and sharing about his family. His loss is extremely tragic and is felt by everyone who knew him. My prayers go out to his family for strength and peace.

Carla Signoret

April 7, 2019

I'm struggling to find the words to describe what I'm feeling now. Mario was a GREAT person, a loving father, husband and friend. I will always remember our long chats about work, food and Mexico. Mario had a smile for me and for everyone around him, he will be missed and never forgotten by those you had the fortune of knowing him.
I am grateful for having met him and will always remember his laugh, jokes and advice.
Descanse en paz un gran amigo. Gracias Mario por tanto!

Tu amiga,
Carla Signoret

Lisa Taylor

April 6, 2019

Mario was a bright light; he brought smiles and laughter to so many at work. I am very blessed to have known him. He was more than a coworker, he was my friend and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Mony Hogan

April 6, 2019

Mario, you had a special way to brighten everyone’s day, you always had a smile on your face and no matter how busy you were you always took the time to help others. You would always say...... Hola Ms. Hooooogan and if I replied Hola Señor Flores you always corrected me with: No! Señor Flores para mi papá, para ti solo Mario 😊. RIP my friend rock on Heaven like only you know how!

Allstate friend and Co-worker

Laura ileana Farias de Stckton

April 6, 2019

Mario me dio mucha tristeza saber que te fuiste, tenia planes de buscarte, pues estabas muy cerca ya que vivo en Houston, Tx, desafortunadamente ya es tarde! Pero quiero darte las gracias por haber sido tan buen amigo, gracias por los lindos momentos que vivimos en la Normal, vecino lindo que Dios te bendiga, te voy a recordar siempre.
Mis mas sinceras condolencias para tu linda familia.
Con mucho cariño.
Laura Ileana

Jackie Caldwell

April 6, 2019

I am honored to know Mario as a wonderful man, father and educator during our time at Allstate. Thank you Mario for showing me life and instructing through a different fun-filled lens. I will never forget how you give your "Hello Texas" or "But I digress" in fabulous Mario fashion. May you rest in heaven and my prayers go out to your family.


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