Raymond C Lozano Jr.
Passed away on January 29, 2021
On Friday January 29, 2021 Raymond C. Lozano, Jr. passed away to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 84. He left us peacefully and with family that loved and cared for him. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Ramon and Hipolita Lozano and daughter Patricia Ann Centeno. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Alice Lozano. Daughter Mary Frances Longoria, son Raymond Matthew Lozano, grandchildren L. Anthony Longoria, Jason Longoria, Christian Centeno, Catherine Centeno, Matt Lozano, Nicole Munoz, Meagan Lozano, great grandchildren Olivia and Ricardo Munoz. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at 16 and half years old to serve his country and was proud to be a Marine. He was a platoon leader, sharpshooter and an M.P.
After returning home from the Marine Corps, he graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1956. Attended St. Mary’s University. Was a member of the Sheet Metal workers local union #67 and The American Legion.
He worked as a sheet metal worker for 25 years and was on The Tower of the Americas ‘68 project. After working as a sheet metal worker, he went on to work for The City of San Antonio as a Municipal Court Officer for 15 years.
He loved baseball and played with the amateur team the” Cardona Welders” in the 60’s along with teammate Cito Gaston. In 1971 he coached a team that no one wanted in the CYO so his son could play ball. None of the boys had ever played baseball before. Used uniforms, hardly any proper equipment but he taught the kids to play ball and gave everyone a chance to play. That little team that no one wanted went on to become City Champions that year. It was a proud moment for my Dad. He loved baseball and his favorite teams were the Houston Astros, and Chicago Cubs. He loved football. The Dallas Cowboys and our San Antonio Spurs basketball team.
Dad supported his kids in fundraisers whether it was selling Girl Scout cookies or candy bars out of his lunch box. And he had to pay for the ones his kids ate. Sorry Dad. And when the grandchildren came, they were his pride and joy. Supported them in attending football games, taking, and picking them up from school. Fundraisers. Candy and cookies again. Whenever they needed a helping hand, he was more than happy to help. And the love of his life was his wife Mary Alice. He loved her so.
He loved to travel to Las Vegas and Louisiana with his family and we have the greatest memories of that time together. We can still hear the laughter.
Raymond C Lozano Jr.
February 5, 2021
You folks probably dont remember me but i was a friend of Art Palomo. Any way when ever i would go to the Palomo's house i would see Mr.Lozano puttering around the front yard ......Mr Lozano and I would solve all of the worlds problems while we would drink a cold beer or 3 .....Mr Lozano always treated me like we were the best of friends and I just wanted you to know that I remembered him and what an incredibly good person he was to me.....I live in Phoenix Arizona now and have for a number of years but Art Palomo just sent this memorial notice to me .......I am a better person because i knew him .......