OBITUARY

Roberto Alonzo Valerio

September 17, 1935July 31, 2018
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Roberto Alonzo Valerio went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 31, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Evaristo and Margarita (Garcia) Valerio on September 17, 1935. Lovingly known as Robert, he was raised in San Diego, Texas. He faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a bit of a western fanatic, enjoying western movies, history and readings. Robert was passionate about sports so much he coached his sons in baseball. He enjoyed all sports but was a true Spurs and Cowboys fan. He loved dancing, especially to cojuntos music and food was always delighting. On his free time, he volunteered at the Sunshine Community. Roberts faith and love for Jesus Christ was undeniable and he loved reading the gospel and living by faith. He was known for his uplifting, loving, compassionate spirit; a man who always spoke positive of others, kind hearted and loving in all his ways. Robert was a loving father with a corky sense of humor whos presence will truly be missed. He has been reunited with his parents, son Robert Valerio Jr, grandson John Paul, and companion Rose Benavides. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his children: Debbie (Alvin) Valerio-Hernandez, Gloria (Dan) Hosch, Alma (Jim) Raimondi, Michael (Maria) Valerio, Cindy (Kim) Lamy, Lisa Spharler; sister Gloria (Modesto) Garcia; the mother of his children, Omie Becker and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Service will continue on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Rd, with a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass and interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit the online guest book for condolences and shared memories.

  • FAMILY

  • Evaristo and Margarita (Garcia) Valerio, Parents
  • Robert Valerio Jr., Son
  • Rose Benavides, Companion
  • Debbie (Alvin) Valerio-Hernandez, Daughter
  • Gloria (Dan) Hosch, Daughter
  • Alma (Jim) Raimondi, Daughter
  • Michael (Maria) Valerio, Son
  • Cindy (Kim) Lamy, Daughter
  • Lisa Spharler, Daughter
  • Gloria (Modesto) Garcia, Sister
  • Omie Becker, Mother of Children
  • Robert also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives to cherish his memories...

Services

  • Family Receiving Friends Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Mass of Resurrection Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roberto Alonzo Valerio

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Debbie Gurley

August 9, 2018

Well, we will surely miss Robert. Every time we came to visit, he was always excited to see us. He always exaggerated our names, like, Joshuaaaaa....Larryyyy......Debbieeee...I love that. He was always happy, if he was down, he never showed it, a smile was always on his face. We used to go out to eat and I would always ask him, what would like and he would say, let's go get some barbacoa and menudo cause I know that's what you like and he would giggle, so sweet. We enjoyed sitting with him, just talking about really anything as they watched the crazy novelas, the Spurs playing, and his favorite was the old western shows like Gunsmoke. But my favorite memory of all was the last time we spent a day together, around a month ago. We went to get breakfast, wash the car, and I asked him, what would you like to do, he said, "let's go for ride". So we did, we drove up 281, enjoying the ride, the little things in the small towns we saw along the way, we just talked, it was great. Stopped at the gas station for a drink and then he wanted to see how we could get to Debbie's house the back way so we went for another ride. Thank you Robert, for your kindness, for being an example, reading your Bible everyday without fail. For being a wonderful companion to our mom, I know you love her dearly and she did you, mom spoke great words of your dad. We will miss him so much as he was a great part of our lives. May Gods peace and comfort be with all of you, today and the days to come. We love y'all.

Deborah Valerio

August 9, 2018

Amanda McClenny

August 6, 2018

Oh Grandpa, how I always brag about you when someone would strike up a conversation about Grandpa’s, even with all the miles apart and a visit here or there, I always thought about you and the time you lived with mom and me. Everyday after school you were there waiting for me with some kind of snack and your handsome smile. You would take me rollerblading for hours anytime I would ask. You would always say my name with extra excitment, and I can still hear you saying it. That will never leave me. I promise to keep mom close and help her thru this. She is broken but trying to be strong with all her memories. I know your at peace, or I wouldn’t have seen that beautiful Red Cardinal the day the Lord took you home. I will miss knowing your not just miles away anymore, but I will see you again! Rest In Peace Grandpa and I love you forever and always!

Alma Raimondi

August 6, 2018

Daddy i will miss you so much I can't believe it, how will i make it with out you , you will always be in my heart i love you, i keep thinking of my child hood you made sure we lived comfortably and tried your best with all
7 of us .
Thank you for everything ,we love you so much , sorry for all the pain you went through.
Always in my heart.
love your daughter, Alma

Deborah Valerio

August 5, 2018

Daddy,
I wish I could tell you that I wasn’t ready to let you go. But you are already gone and my heart is broken. The last time I saw you was on Sunday we had a good day and when it was time to say good-night I leaned over to kiss you good-by and you grabbed my head toward you and padded my head just like you used to when I was a kid, little did I know that maybe you were saying good by if I knew that I would have never have left you.. Daddy you didn’t go alone you took a piece of us with you.
I’m going to miss that twinkle that used to light up your eyes wherever you would see us. I miss the sound of your voice, your laughter, your smile and your kindness. You have always made me feel safe like no one could ever harm me. Your love was so real! Most of all your phone calls, “hello Debbie this your dad”. So cute just like Gloria I said I could never say I know Dad your my dad. It was classic! I remember I always used to always bragged about you Dad when I was kid and even now I used to tell my friends how you worked with computers and you were a programmer and you were so smart! I was so proud of you Daddy for all your awards and accomplishments that you received through your life. I wanted to be just like you! But most of all I’m so proud of you being such a Godly man and passing it on to us. I have no doubt that you are in heaven.. probely in the front row. We once had a conversation about reading the Bible and Dad said to me start with Kings and that’s how I got started. It gives me peace to know your with Robert please give him a big hug from me and Mom. Thank you Daddy for loving me unconditionally and giving me beautiful memories and stories all through my child hood. I will always treasure the beautiful childhood Christmas memories you and Mom gave to us.. I love you Dad with all my heart. I will keep you in heart until I see you again really soon.
Loving you always , your Daughter,
Debbie

Cyndi Rodriguez

August 4, 2018

Robert, words cannot express the gratitude we feel for caring, loving and being such a wonderful companion to our mom for soo many years. We were soo blessed to have you as a part of our lives, but especially a part of our mom's life. You were the love of her life, as she was yours, you were soul mates. Mom would say, "es tan lindo".
God knew what he was doing when he reunited you both in such a short time of 2 months, what a beautiful love story, what an ending, just like the ending of "The Notebook". "Together again" ❤ forever in paradise for eternity. What else could anyone ask for.
You both now reunited with your son Robert. What an amazing reunion.
We love and miss you both soo much. Say hi to our momma and tell her that we love and miss her soo much. ❤❤

Gloria Hosch

August 3, 2018

I will always cherish our Sunday morning phone calls.
Phone rings......
Me: Hello
Dad: Gloria, this is your dad.
Every single time he greeted me saying that to me. ( I was like, dad I know who you are) his voice of course gave it away. The caller ID gave it away, but not once in all these years did I say anything cause I loved it so much when you greeted me like that. I will miss you so much dad.
One day I will see you again and It will be a glorious day.
Love you so much dad, I can't wait til that one day when you will say to me, " Gloria, this is your dad".

Miss you so much...
Your loving daughter,
Gloria

Michael Valerio

August 3, 2018

Dad you will be miss but not forgotten I will cherish the time that we have spent together I am glad that we got to spend time with you on Father's Day and also glad that you got to spend a little time with my grandkids I love you I know you and Robert will be watching out over us.

Cynthia Arango

August 3, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Valerio family. I pray for God to.surround you with his peace and give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. God bless you.

Cynthia & Gilbert Arango & family.
(Abraham’s sister)

Ruth Cox

August 2, 2018

I am Sherri’s cousin and I have often her speak of him.ii am so very sorry🙏🙏