William A. Moerner

July 21, 1922September 9, 2012
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William Alfred Moerner July 21, 1922 – 9 September 2012 Passed away peacefully at home at age 90. Pre-deceased in death by his first wife, Bertha Frances Robinson Moerner and his sister, Lydiabeth Moerner. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Maria Esther S. Moerner; son, William Esco (“W.E.”) Moerner (Sharon); grandson Daniel Everett Moerner; brother Charles Alfred Moerner(Anne); and nieces, Pamela Moerner Raymer and Karen Moerner Rainey. Attended Thomas Edison High School, the University of San Antonio, and graduated from Trinity University. Served as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator, bombardier, and special weapons officer during the WW II and Korea conflicts and also worked over 25 years as a professional photographer in the Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base. Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 235. Long-time member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and then St. John’s United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park with service at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway at 9 AM on September 13. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2012
  • Interment Thursday, September 13, 2012

William A. Moerner

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Senator Leticia Van de Putte

September 19, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Susan Shirey

September 13, 2012

Dear W.E. and family, I have just heard of your father's passing and want you to know my thoughts will be with you in the days to come. (My own mother passed away in March just before turning 89) I send my sincere sympathy for this loss in your family. Although I did not know your father well, I remember feeling some strong admiration for him. Bless you all in this time. Susan Shirey

Kevin O'Brien

September 13, 2012

My deepest sympathy W.E. God bless you and your family.

Carl & Elizageth Westbrook

September 13, 2012

Dear W.E. and family, know that you are in our prayers as you go through one of life's most difficult times. We have such wonderful memories of our days at Woodlawn with all of you. GOD bless! Carl and Elizabeth Westbrook

Joe Guerra

September 13, 2012

W.E. and family, So sorry for your loss. You were si blessed to have your dad for so long. I lost mine when I was still in my twenties. Our dads were both Scout leaders and if, memory serves, they both attended the same Wood Badge training. Our prayers are with you.

Joe Chadwell

September 12, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

September 12, 2012

Dear Esther and family.Very sorry to hear of Bills passing.May God bless you and yours .
Doug McDonald

Ann Sims

September 12, 2012

Dear W.E. and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts.