Joseph Ochoa, born on December 22, 1937 in Runge, Texas passed away on April 19, 2014 at the age of 76. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Argelia Gomez Ochoa; parents, Manuel and Manuela Ochoa; brothers, Alfredo, Florentino, and Baldo; sister, Ramona Balderas.
He is survived by his daughters, June Ochoa Gleinser and husband, Roy, and Janet Ochoa and husband, Robert Soto; sons, Joseph Anthony Ochoa and James Ochoa; sister Elida Colunga; grandchildren, Madison, Jake, JanNessa, and Ella Gleinser; Joseph Anthony, Joel, and Michael Ochoa; James, Daniel, Erica, Albert, Ace, and Amber Ochoa; Valerie, Vanessa, Robert Matthew, Veronica, Angel and Barbie. Great-grandchildren, Jasmine, JohnAlbert, Serenity Lynn, Robert Mace, JaValei, Zander, Alexis, Angelina, and Eddie; loving companion and friend, Sara Ordonez; numerous extended family and friends.
Joseph was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He served his Country in the Marine Corps and retired from the Air National Guard. He was a professional photographer with a studio and flower shop operated by himself and his wife. He found time to teach drafting at Alamo Heights High School and with Durham College, and he was also a Real Estate Agent for Century 21. Joseph would also devote time to the Lord, serving as a Lector at St. John the Evangelist as well as St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Joseph was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Spurs fan and enjoyed sharing highlights with his family. He had habit of wearing his clothes with the price tags still on them and found it amusing when people pointed it out to him. He liked to be different and live his life "his way", with a great sense of humor. Joseph loved his pets and pampered each and everyone of them. He left us all too soon to be with the Lord and he will be very dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel. Procession will depart Hillcrest on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. for a 10:00 A.M. Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park with Military Honors.