Roland Pena Revilla

May 19, 1953November 4, 2018

Roland Pena Revilla, age 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe and by his daughter, Rachel Sandoval (Eric), son, Roland Revilla, Jr.(Erin), and daughter, Rebecca Hudson (Chris) and 5 grandchildren, Emma Rose, Rocco Christopher, Axsel Edward, Roland Alexander, Esmee Grace and a brother, Frank Revilla (Mary Alma). He was born May 19, 1953 and graduated from Kennedy High School in May 1972. He joined the United States Air Force later that year. After leaving the military he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and later his Masters Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, both in Education. He was a teacher for 31 years and taught in Edgewood ISD, Northside ISD and San Antonio ISD. In 1987 he ran for City Council for District 7. He retired from teaching in 2006. He worked part-time for Alamo Colleges-International Programs. He established life-long friendships with teachers and students from all over Central America. He traveled and visited El Salvador assisting in the selection process of students who studied in the United States. He lived a life of service and his goal in life was to make this world a better place when he left it.

The family will receive guests at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 13715 Riggs, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. Rosary. 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass, and Interment to follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.


  • Rosary Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Roland Pena Revilla

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Alison Leposki

November 19, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Roland. I worked with him at SA Youth and also at Northside ISD. He was a great, kind man and he shared many, humorous stories of him growing up and about his travels. I will cherish his stories and the fact that I was able to meet such a wonderful man.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, which he spoke about often. I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Roland and to be his friend. God bless!
Alison Leposki

Rachel Sandoval

November 11, 2018

I love you, Dad!!! I’m so heartbroken that you’re not here with me. I carry you with me everywhere I go. I long for the day I will see you again. I remembered everything you taught me. Please watch over Mom, Becky, Bro and me❤️ We talk to you all the time. We love you. You were the best dad, ever💕 Love, Rachi

Cynthia Herbert

November 10, 2018

Roland was my friend and colleague during the years of the CASS/SEED program. He truly cared about the hundreds of young teachers from Latin American countries with whom we worked over the years. He not only taught them math games and strategies, but also performed many other services to the program and even opened his home to the teachers. I know all of them will remember him affectionately--as I do! Descanse en paz, amigo!

Bruno Vera III

November 8, 2018

I would like to offer my sincere Condolences to my Aunt Lupe, My Cousins Rachel, Roland Jr., Becky, and their families.
I have very fond memories of Uncle Roland playing football and basketball with us when we were younger and later discussing sports, politics, and religion.
He was a very special man and he will be missed.

Bruno III

Julia Jarrell

November 7, 2018

Roland brightened the lives of countless teachers and young people from across the Americas. His support and listening ear is a memory so many will always treasure .
Prayers go out to his loving wife Guadalupe and his devoted children and grandchildren.
Julia Jarrell