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In Memory of

Benito Ruiz Esparza

May 5, 1942 - June 8, 2017

Obituary


Sgt. Benito Ruiz Esparza, 2nd Battalion Airborne was born May 05, 1942 and has passed away from this physical body to a spiritual one to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ in heaven. He was married to his wonderful wife for 53 years, graduated from Collins Garden Elementary and Luther Burbank High School in 1963. He was married to Eva Martinez in 1963, was drafted and was in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He worked at the H.E.B warehouse from 1969-1983, worked for the U.S Postal Service and retired from 1983-2008. He played with Mike and the...

Sgt. Benito Ruiz Esparza, 2nd Battalion Airborne was born May 05, 1942 and has passed away from this physical body to a spiritual one to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ in heaven. He was married to his wonderful wife for 53 years, graduated from Collins Garden Elementary and Luther Burbank High School in 1963. He was married to Eva Martinez in 1963, was drafted and was in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He worked at the H.E.B warehouse from 1969-1983, worked for the U.S Postal Service and retired from 1983-2008. He played with Mike and the Del Reys in the 60's; he was the silver saxophone player. In Vietnam he was awarded the Bronze Star with a V-Device, the Army Commendation Metal, the Air Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He had five children whom he loved very much; Edward, Annette, Eva, Cynthia and Jesse, grandsons; Danny, Eric, Angel, & granddaughter; Alexis and 11 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.