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February 24, 1934 - on September 23, 2014
Oscar Saenz Canchola- husband of one, father of eight, printer by trade, soldier for country, writer and poet at heart, was born in Victoria Texas, February 24, 1934 and was called to his Father in heaven on September 23, 2014, at the age of 80 at his home in San Antonio. He was surrounded by his wife of 60 years Gabriela Canchola and all of their eight children Denise (Phil), Bernadette (Mike), Vincent, Teresa, James (Mache), Thomas, Albert (Leticia) and Corina. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great children, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Fidencio and Corina Canchola, sisters, Virginia, Francis, Olivia, Sofia, and Minerva, and brothers, Raymond, Robert, Leo and Richard. He was the last of his generation and will be missed by all his family and friends.
Oscar was a 1952 graduate of Fox Tech High School and was married to Gabriela Garza on June 27 1954. Oscar was a printer by trade and member of the Typographical Union and employed with the San Antonio Light Newspaper until his retirement after 39 years. Wishing to serve his country like all his brothers before him Oscar began his military life in July of 1953 until July 1958 with a break in service until August of 1976 where he re-enlisted in the Amy Reserves. Oscar served for 25 years until he retired as a Master Sargent on March 24, 1994. His first enlistment was with Co D Heavy Weapons, 1st BN, 357th Inf Regt, 90th Infantry Division, San Antonio, TX. His service continued on to the 416th USARF School with the 90th ARCOM San Antonio, TX. His career ended with the 6222nd USARF School in Pasadena CA where he served as an Instructor in the Advanced Non Commissioned Officer Course. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday Sept. 29, 2014 at Alamo Funeral home with a rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with burial to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Army Military Honors.

Published in Express-News on Sept. 28, 2014
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