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Recitation of the Rosary

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Friday January 14th, 2022
9:30am - 10:00am

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Friday January 14th, 2022

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Emilio Genaro Antu

Emilio Genaro Antu, age 74, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2022. Born to parents Manuel Antu and Herlinda Acosta de la Garza, Emilio grew up in San Antonio where he graduated from Sidney Lanier high school, and then St. Mary’s University with a degree in Biology. While there, Emilio participated in the Army ROTC program, and immediately after graduation, entered into the military. During his service, Emilio met many of his lifelong friends and got to travel and live in various places around the world, from South Korea and Germany to Colorado and California. He proudly retired after 20 years of service to his country in August 1989 as a Major in the United States Army.

To know Emilio was to know how much he loved to laugh and joke around, all the while loving hard with all his heart. He also had a life-long passion for music, both listening to and playing on his guitar. He loved biking, traveling, experiencing new adventures, but most of all spending time with friends and family.

Emilio is survived by his loving wife of 15 wonderful years, Rosa Antu; Daughters, Emily Antu Stangl, and Christina Etri; Son-in-laws, Gregg Stangl, and Jim Etri; Grandchildren, Tyler Etri and Olivia Etri; Sister, Bertha Linda Almazon and her partner Bobby Andrew West.

Hay te guacho cucaracho, until we meet again on the other side.

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.

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A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Antu

Emily Jan 20 2022 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Antu

Tony/Karen Gelack Jan 20 2022 1:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Antu

Emily Jan 19 2022 6:11 PM

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David G Perez Jan 18 2022 11:26 AM

Emilio, you were a great friend and support for my brother, may your soul rest, you will be remembered forever, kisses to heaven, with love Marissa

Marissa Jan 18 2022 12:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emilio Antu

Emi Jan 17 2022 10:02 PM

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Your loving daughter, Emily Jan 17 2022 4:27 PM

I will always remember Emilio as a dear friend to my husband Ruben Torres and me. He was a very joyful person. Sometimes he dropped by our house unexpectedly and all I could hear was laughter between him and Ruben. We also went out with him and his wife, Rosa. We will remember those memories always. ♥️May he RIP. Emilio you made the world a brighter place and brought joy to all who knew you. Helen Torres

Helen Torres Jan 16 2022 10:05 PM

My dearest husband thank you for 15 great years I miss you so much already I will see you on the side love your wife

Rosa Antu Jan 16 2022 7:23 PM

Dad, thank you so much for bringing me into this world to share it with you. I was so lucky and blessed to have been your daughter and feel the love and warmth of a remarkable father. You're an amazing father, husband, son, brother and friend. You touched so many people in ways that you'll never know. You have truly left a whole in my heart that will never be filled. I will always remember and feel your love around me, your hugs and kisses will always be with me. You will never be forgotten as long I'm walking this earth. I love and miss you so much with all my heart and soul. Rest easy and know we will see each other again one day up above.

Your loving daughter, Emily Jan 16 2022 12:59 PM

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