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Date of BirthDecember 17, 1948

Emilio Leonardo Riojas Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 17, 1948

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Date of DeathApril 17, 2020

Emilio Leonardo Riojas Obituary

from San Antonio, Texas, United States

Emilio L Riojas, 71 , of San Antonio TX  passed away in Boerne, TX on April 17 2020. 
Due to the Declaration on March 16, 2020, by State, County and City Officials, funeral services TBD for a "Celebration of Life" and Military Honors.

 

Emilio Riojas was born on December 17, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Pedro S Riojas Sr and Elsa R Riojas. He attended Catholic school at St John Bosco, San Fernando, Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1969, later drafted into the United States Army. He started an auto parts store, “McMullen Auto Parts” in the early '80s. He began his 30-year career in civil service as a Post Mail Carrier; later an Electrical Mechanic and Environmental Specialist at Kelly AFB and moved to continue his career at Warner Robins AFB. He retired as an Inventory Management Specialist at Tinker AFB in Midwest City, OK. He enjoyed tennis, dancing, and playing golf. His smile, charm, and charisma surrounded him with numerous friends. His presence will be missed.

 

Emilio will be lovingly remembered by Elida Riojas, his twin daughters Hope Riojas and Felicia (Christopher) Ramos. He will forever be remembered by his four grandchildren, Alyssa Torres, Brianna Torres, Ethan Ramos, and Malorie Ramos, by his sister Esperanza Villarreal (Jesse);brothers Peter Riojas Jr (Lupe), Reynaldo Riojas (Velma), and Fernando Riojas (Mary), and by his numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends. Emilio was preceded in death by his father, Pedro S Riojas Sr, and his mother, Elsa R Riojas.