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Steve Cantu Barrera
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1925
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2008

Steve C. Barrera, born July 10, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas, passed away on March 28, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Steve E. Barrera, mother Rosaura Cantu Barrera, brother Gilbert Barrera, sister Alice Barrera, son Fernando Barrera and first wife Dolores Hood. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Julia Ramirez Barrera, his brother Roy (Carmen) R. Barrera, Sr., children, Stephen Alan Barrera, Nicholas Galindo, Terry McVea, Anna (Joe) Hernandez, Steve Tony (Jackie) Barrera, Gustavo (Maria) Barrera , Javier (Diana) Barrera, Julia Rosa Barrera, Rosalinda (Jose) Barboza, numerous grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, nephews & nieces. Steve was a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC at San Antonio Vocational & Technical School (Fox Tech High). Upon graduation he entered the Marine Corps in September 1943. He proudly served in the Pacific Theater and was wounded in action in the Marianas Islands on July 29, 1944, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also among the first group of Marine Raiders that landed in the Tokyo Bay area, which resulted in the capture of Hijms Nagato, and the unconditional and complete surrender of the Japanese Navy. Upon discharge, he returned home and entered San Antonio College. Shortly thereafter, he joined the San Antonio Police Academy, graduated and was a police officer for 6 years. Later in life, he graduated from St. Mary's University with a BA in Political Science and with the encouragement of his brother, Attorney Roy R. Barrera, Sr., attended St. Mary's Law School. Steve was the founder and owner of Alamo Builders and Supply and was in the home improvement business for many years. He was responsible for developing a stone veneer that is presently used on construction projects worldwide. He was an avid homing pigeon racer and breeder, for which he received many awards and honors, including winning a national championship and was inducted into the Tri-State Hall of Fame.

He was beloved by family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Services

A visitation will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 from 6-8 pm with Rosary to commence at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at St. Luke's Catholic Church at 9:30 A.M. Interment to follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Steve Esteban Barrera (1901 - 1992)
  Rosaura Cantú Barrera (1903 - 1990)
 
 Sibling:
  Steve Cantu Barrera (1925 - 2008)
  Gilberto Cantu Barrera (1932 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION 44 SITE 1444
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48423186
Steve Cantu Barrera
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Steve Cantu Barrera
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Steve Cantu Barrera
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- Troll's BRIDGE
 Added: May. 15, 2013
~STEVE~ Thank You for your service to our country U.S.A., now be at peace in the arms of Jesus.
- Troll's BRIDGE
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

- LKat
 Added: Jul. 22, 2010
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