Santos T. Menchaca Jr.

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Santos T. Menchaca Jr., 85, of San Antonio died on Nov. 8, 2013, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was born on Dec. 14, 1927, in Uvalde to Serapia Treviño Menchaca and Santos Menchaca Sr. The family said Menchaca was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and survived the bitter cold at the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. Following his military service, he worked as an accountant until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; one brother, Isias T. Menchaca; and one sister, Gloria Robles. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leonor C. Menchaca of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde; one son, Alcario C. Menchaca of San Antonio; one daughter, Monica Castillo Little and husband, Randall, of Benbrook; two grandchildren, Shane Esteban Little and Elena Saibhin Little, both of Benbrook; one brother, Benjamin Menchaca of Crystal City; one sister, Norma Hidalgo and husband, Frank, of Uvalde; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. SUNSET FUNERAL HOME OF SAN ANTONIO
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