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Daniel Diaz

April 22, 1939 — July 17, 2017

God’s plan has been fulfilled. Daniel Diaz, our father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all he met has gone Home to Eternal Light. Surrounded by his children and grandchildren, our Dad slipped peacefully into Eternal Grace at Texans Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, July 17, 2017. Daniel Diaz was married for 49 years to Olivia M. Diaz, the love of his life and had 4 children and 10 grandchildren whom he loved with great fervor and passion. He was the most humble and playful soul you would ever know, who’d take the shirt off his back for a poor stranger in need. Back in the 80’s he was known to all his CB radio buddies as “Blue Angel”. He loved music, family get togethers, and we had many celebrations with our “Blue Angel” and his CB Family. Dad was also a strong force in his family who taught his children and grandchildren to work diligently without excuses and with all the passion in your heart. Our strong force has gone Home but will live in love in our hearts and souls forever more. We miss you so much Dad but we know you’re always with us and have finally joined Mom, your sweet love whom you have missed so much. Until we meet again. We love you. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” Timothy 4:7. Mr. Diaz is preceded in death by his wife, Olivia M. Diaz; parents, Eduardo Diaz and Tomasa L. Diaz; granddaughter, Emily Victoria Barrera; siblings, Alicia Franz, Amparo Ruth, Oralia Palomo, Miguel Palomo, Olga Rodriguez, and Angelina Mares; brother-in-law, Andres Garza. He is survived by his children, Diana Melissa (Eduardo) Garza, Laura Marissa (Gerald) Coulston, Daniel Gerardo Diaz, Norma L. Diaz; grandchildren, Cassandra (Ramiro) Galindo, Alexandra (David) Fockler, Michael Diaz, Catherine Garza, Thomas Diaz, Joseph E. Garza, Clarissa Diaz, Lauren Coulston, Gerald Coulston Jr., Reed Coulston, Erica Garcia, and Rubi Patiño ; sisters, Lydia Garza, Nelia (Ramon) Sciaraffa, and Mary Lou Diaz; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to depart from Hillside Funeral Home to St. Patrick Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 59 Honor Guard. Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.
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