Gilbert A. Alcala, born and raised in San Antonio, TX., went to be with our Lord on October 30, 2012 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances M. Alcala, daughter Virginia Sanchez, parents Victorio and Maria Alcala, sisters Alvina Bustos and Consuelo Alcala, brothers Jesus Alcala and Daniel Alcala. Mr. Alcala served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII in the Pacific. He was self-employed as a Barber for over 53 years and retired in October of 1999. He is survived by his sister Mary Larralde, children Sarah A. Curiel and husband Alfred G., Esther Rieder and husband Jerry, Patsy A. Ybarra and husband Nick, Helen M. Sanchez and husband David, Beatrice Salinas, Gilbert M. Alcala and wife Mary Alice, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. As a caregiver for her father, Gilbert A. Alcala, Sarah A. Curiel and her husband Alfred would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Heartland Hospice and to the staff at Emeritus at Lincoln Heights Rehab and Nursing for their compassionate and loving care of Mr. Alcala. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Roy Akers Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 am on Friday, November 2, 2012 to St. Stephen's Catholic Church for a 10:00 am Mass of Resurrection. Interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery II. Please visit www.funerariadelangelroyakers.com
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