August 4, 1955 ~ March 18, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio , Texas

Abel Dominguez Almanza went to be with the Lord March 18, 2022. He was born August 4, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose M. Almanza and Rafaela Dominguez Almanza. Abel was a good man with a big heart. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged with a rank of SGT. He was very proud of his duty and service to his country. After his service, he worked in the private sector as an Electrician and later went on to work for the San Antonio State Hospital for 10 years where he retired from. Abel enjoyed being around family, grilling and cooking menudo. During Christmas time, he also enjoyed making tamales with family. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and had a garage full of items he collected over the past 38 years to prove it. 

Abel was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all.  Abel is preceded in death by his mother, Rafaela D. Almanza; sister, Gloria A. Cortez; brother, Joe Almanza Jr.; baby sister, Alicia Almanza and father-in-law, Antero J. Navarro.  

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 38 years, Sophia N. Almanza; children, Abel Almanza Jr., Eric Almanza and Gabriel N. (Krystal) Almanza; grandchildren, Serenity Starr Almanza, Jaron Calderon and numerous other grandchildren; his father, Jose M. Almanza Sr. and wife, Margie; siblings, Mary (Phil) Cantu, Jesse D. (Rita) Almanza, Rosalinda (Ernest) Vega, Irene (Raymond) Quintero and Frank D. (Martha) Almanza; mother-in-law, Janie E. Navarro; various in laws, extended family and friends. 


Family Gathering: April 18, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Rosary: April 18, 2022 7:00 - 8:00 pm

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: April 19, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
1202 Fair Ave.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: April 19, 2022 1:45 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageYou have my deepest condolences Sophia , I was saddened to hear that your husband passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family

  2. CandleImageAble thank you for your service.
    My deepest condolences to the family. RIP Able Almanza💔🙏
    Go and be with the Lord.
    Mary Alice Delgado

  3. One of the most generous and friendliest people you would ever know. The times I visited Sophie and his home, he always provided the best welcome. You will be missed. My condolences to all, Sophie you are in our prayers.

  4. CandleImageMay he rest in peace. Condolences to all of his family.
    He was a great co-worker and always ready to assist us while working at SASH.

  5. CandleImageLove you prima. We reflect on Abel celebration today praying for you and all the family. One of the most important person I always enjoyed talking to when in Texas . Always welcomed us and Shared his cowboys memorabilia. Sadly missed always. With love Joe and mary

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