Jose R. ‘Buddy’ Zuniga Jr.
Jose R. “Buddy” Zuniga Jr. passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 2 days. He was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Floresville to Delfina Garza and Jose Zuniga Sr. He was a resident of San Antonio for 18 years and a former resident of Floresville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria A. Zuniga, on July 21, 2008; his parents; and his sister, Evangelina.
Buddy is survived by his children, Maria A. Ramirez of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Gerardo J. Zuniga and wife Marta of San Antonio; his sisters, Oralia Alvarez of San Antonio and Amalia Pena of San Antonio; his brother, Reynaldo Zuniga and wife Theresa of Floresville; his grandchildren, Adriana Longoria and husband Tony, Jose Ramon and wife Lucy Zuniga, Karla Cantu, Elaine Cantu, Melissa Zuniga, and Jessica Jarom and husband Matthew; his great-grandchildren, Ryan, Alexis, Katelym, Aubriana, Ayana, Braleigh, Raul, Aaden, and Erabela; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m. in the Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville with the Rev. Phil Henning officiating.
Interment was held Tuesday, May 28, at 11:45 a.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Serving as pallbearers were Andy Garza, Jose Ramon Zuniga, Ryan Zuniga, Fernando Luna, Jonathan Campos, and David Vitrelli.