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Antonio P. Valenciano Jr.

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Antonio P. Valenciano Jr.

April 9, 1933 – November 11, 2021

 

Antonio P. Valenciano Jr., 88, of Boerne, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holt & Holt Funeral Home, located at at 319 E San Antonio Ave., Boerne, TX 78006, with a recitation of the Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 202 W. Kronkosky St., Boerne, TX 78006, with committal to follow at Boerne Cemetery.
[1] Antonio was born on April 9, 1933, in Melvin, Texas, to Antonio T. and Inez P. Valenciano. He was known to friends and family as Tony or Uncle Tony. As the youngest of nine children, Tony spent much of his youth in Melvin while the older kids were moving away. 

He later joined the United States Navy and spent four years traveling around the world, learning about different cultures as well as different languages, which he often practiced with his children. After the Navy, Tony continued work at Camp Stanley and specialized in small arms repair where he retired as a foreman after 35 years of civil service.

In 1957, Tony married Anita Rocha. They lived in Long Beach, California, where he was stationed, then settled in Boerne in 1958. After moving to Texas, they had their children, two boys and two girls: Richard, Anna, Antonio III and Elisa. They were married for 58 years until Anita’s death in 2015. 

Tony enjoyed playing the accordion and harmonica and took opportunities to play when he was accompanied by a guitar. He enjoyed dancing and the outdoors. He was also involved in different organizations. He played a role in getting the Crusaders Club started, in which he participated for many years. He was also active with St. Peter’s and was a member of what was then called The Men’s Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Guadalupanas and the Bereavement team. 

There is no question that Tony was a hands-on type of guy. He learned how to weld and to do many other trades on his own, and in his mind that was the only way to do things. His stories of the old days in Melvin were never too far away. As a devoted son, he cared for his mother until her death in 1975.

Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; his son, Richard; his parents, Antonio and Inez; and his siblings, Manuel, Guadalupe, Tomasa, Ninfa, Juan Jose, Diamantina and the twins, Fernando and Fredrico Valenciano.

Tony is survived by his children, Anna Davis, Antonio R. Valenciano III (Imelda) and Elisa Valenciano; his grandchildren, Ian Davis (Eileen), Shaunlia Davis, Yvonne Gonzales (Raul), Ricky Valenciano, Yvette Rodriguez (Gus), Alexis Valenciano (Ingrid), Tony Valenciano IV (Jessica), Johnpaul Valenciano, Ocean Valenciano and Porfirio Vijil III; and his great-grandchildren, Mateo, Giovanni, Enola, Emily, Jane, Xena and Rebecca.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit
www.holtfh.com.



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