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John C. Steele

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Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John "Jack" C. Steele went home to be with the Lord on March 27, 2008 after a long battle with stomach cancer. Jack was born on November 28, 1921 to Everette and Elizabeth Steele in Albany, NY. He met and married his wife, Gertrude "Jo" Aten in 1943, while stationed at Fort Sam Houston during his army medic training. He served in the Normandy invasion during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Jack and Jo along with their two daughters returned to San Antonio where he enjoyed a long career as a lending officer at National Bank of Commerce. Jack made a lasting impression on everyone he met and was quite a likable character. Jack and Jo were long-time members of Concordia Lutheran Church and Concord Health Club. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude "Jo" Steele and his son-in-law Francis E.Longloy, Jr. He is survived by his children, Robert Steele of Lino Lakes, MN, Pamela Longloy of Dallas, TX and Karen (James) Woller of San Antonio, TX, his sisters, Betty Coutts and Elizabeth Stright of Albany, NY; four grandchildren, Kimberly Woller of San Diego, CA, Jennifer Woller of Woodbury, MN, Jason(Claudia)Woller of Austin, TX, Trey Longloy of Fort Worth, TX and his pride and joy great-granddaughter Nicole Woller, plus numerous nephews and nieces and their families. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road @ Loop 1604, San Antonio, Texas 78258 on Friday April 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM in the main church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Concordia Lutheran Church Building fund at the address above.

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  1. It is truly sad to know of Jack’s passing. Jack was such a joy to me for the years I have known him. His ability to speak German and his love for the language and Germany itself was something we shared. I also loved Jack’s sense of humor and candid approach to things. His warmth and welcoming ways won the hearts of everyone at Las Chiladas. I share in the pain of his loss with you. Jack was a wonderful, one-of-a-kind person and we will dearly miss him. … Mary Anne

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Jack’s sense of humor always made him such fun to visit with and we know what a good neighbor he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. We cannot recall how many wonderful years the Maltsberger family enjoyed the friendship of the Steele family. It is with a great sense of loss in our lives and with wonderful memories of both your mother and your father that we extend our sympathy to the families and friends of Robert, Karen, and Pam. God bless and comfort you all.

  4. I was so sadden to read that Jack had passed away. Jack and I worked together for many years at NBC where he was highly regarded as a lending officer. He was a favorite of all and most loved. You are right, he was a real character, and always likable. Plus a man of character. My deepest condolances to the family.

  5. I want to offer my deepest sympathies to Jack’s family. He was a good friend and quite a character all the years I have known him. He and Jo were always so very nice to me and I loved them dearly.

  6. I want to offer my deepest sympathies to Jack’s family. May the memories of your dad bring you comfort during this most difficult time.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just found out this afternoon and have missed the memorial service. Forest and Susan

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Much love and our sincere thoughts are with you. Sorry we could not make the funeral. I know mom will feel the loss also. Marlene

  9. Pam,Karen & Bobby — Sorry to hear about your Dad. Wish I would have known as I would have been at the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Love, Patti (Cole) Hetzel Parker

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