Steve G. Cervantes
December 26, 1942 – September 3, 2019
Steve G. Cervantes went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas on December 26, 1942 to his parents, the late Juan Cervantes, Sr. and Aurelia Cervantes.
In summer of 1961, after graduating from Fox Tech High School, Steve met the love of his life, Angelina Mendoza. They soon married and started a family. His trade skill as a machinist landed him a career in Civil Service at Kelly A.F.B. He was passionate about being a machinist and enjoyed talking about all the different aircraft he worked on as a tool and die maker over the years. After 36 years of civil service, Steve retired at the age of 56. Unsatisfied with retirement life and his value of continuing education, he enrolled in Computer Technology at NIT. He gained knowledge in computer software and repair while attending classes. After graduating from NIT, he earned an Associate’s Degree from San Antonio College. He re-joined the workforce, employed at Sears Repair Service, Toyota, and other part-time jobs but quickly went back to his passion and became an instructor at St. Phillips College teaching young students a trade skill in machining and technology. Besides his career, Steve enjoyed traveling with his wife, going to a Spurs, Cowboys, or Astros game, gambling at casinos, fishing, volunteering at his parish, and spending time with his family. Always known as a jokester to his family and friends he made everyone laugh. He loved a good hot dog, burger, peanuts, popcorn, or any food that would “lubricate the gauges” but most of all his love was with his sweetheart of 58+ years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dora Cervantes; his brother, Albert Cervantes, Sr.; his sister, Velia Aguirre; his brother, Abel Cervantes Gallegos; and his brother, David Cervantes.
Steve leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Angelina M. Cervantes; his daughter, Aurelia Saldana (Arturo); his daughter, Teresa Cervantes; his daughter, Dora C. Borah; his son, Steve Cervantes, Jr.; his daughter, Cynthia Ortega (Paulino); his daughter, Julie Garcia (Sergio); and his daughter, Marie Cervantes; his grandchildren, Amanda Thomas (David), Carissa Saldana, Briana Saldana, Paulino Ortega, Jr.. and Gabriel Ortega; his great-grandson, David Thomas, Jr.; his sisters, Beatrice Lopez and Rosalinda Doria; and his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who all adored him.
The family will be receiving friends for a Visitation on Tuesday, September 10 at Roy Akers Funeral Home – 515 N. Main Ave. – from 5PM to 9PM, with a Rosary to be recited at 7PM. A Funeral Procession will depart from the funeral home at 9:30AM on Wednesday, September 11 and arrive at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – 4222 SW Loop 410 78227 – for a Mass at 10AM. Burial at San Fernando Cemetery II – 746 Castroville Rd. 78237 – will follow at the conclusion of the service.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Rosary Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Steve G. Cervantes
September 12, 2019
There are no words that will take your pain away. I however will keep you in prayer. I had the privilege of knowing Steve and Angie, along with her daughter's when they were very young. My aunt Mary Moreno lived next door. Later my aunt Beatrice, moved in and became her neighbor for many year's. I always remember seeing your dad in the backyard playing with his children whom he adored, enjoying family bbq's.
May our lord give you comfort and solace during this difficult time. 🙏🙏
September 11, 2019
I’m forever going to miss you...
September 10, 2019
I sat here for about 20 minutes trying to find the words to appropriately express my condolences for your Family's loss. But i've deleted the lines each time knowing there are no words...
Instead i'd like to share a happy memory or two.
I remember Steve and Angie coming to my Tia Mary's (Gomez) parties, someone's birthday , Christmas, or sometimes just to watch "The Boys" Play (Cowboys).
I am a huge Cowboys fan...actually a huge football fan...and i have Steve to thank for that....You see it was Steve who first explained why the refs kept blowing their whistles when i questioned him. Among all of the adults, it was Steve who had the patience and sweet disposition to explain what a "penalty" is to a 10 year old girl.
As my understanding grew so did my love for the game.
Growing up we often gathered for one celebration or another, as families do.
As soon as i saw Steve and Angie's Smiling faces walk thru the door, i knew that our gathering was about to become, a little funnier, a little sweeter, a little better...
Thank you Steve for being a part of my happy memories growing up.
To Angie and Family, i can only hope you take some solace in the memories of his smile, his jokes and most importantly his Love for all of you.
Mary Alice Garcia
September 9, 2019
I will always remember you as a wonderful father to my friend Dora. Also as an usher at St. Vincent de Paul Church. You were so much fun at Dora's birthday party. Enjoy your new home.
September 9, 2019
Cynthia - My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May you have the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.
September 9, 2019
Cynthia, sending you and your family my deepest sympathy and condolences.
September 6, 2019
Tio Steve thank you for always being a good sweet uncle and a father figure, i lost my daddy at 18 and you were always there you always told me you were a phone call away .I'm going to miss your talks and good advise ,your jokes your beautiful smile your warm hugs, you will never be forgotten tio. R.I.Paradise with my mommy your sister and my brother Robert and all our loved ones that are welcoming you at the pearly gates of heaven. loving you always your favorite Niece , Janie and Jesse Chavarria ..