Alex De La Garza
Alex De La Garza passed away on April 24, 2011. He was born in San Antonio on March 22, 1921. Alex was an amazing man and loved by so many.
He would tell stories of his old baseball days and his wife Mary Alice traveling around with all the kids wherever he was playing. Alex was known to many as the man who struck out Mickey Mantle and he was proud to let people know it with the newspaper clipping he carried in his wallet most of his life.
He instilled an extraordinary amount of love in those around him and was willing to help anyone in need no matter the circumstances. Along with spending time with his family, Alex enjoyed fishing and playing cards and dominoes.
Alex started out in the army and upon his discharge he married his wife Mary Alice with whom he spent 64 years together.
After playing professional baseball for many years, Alex ended up retiring after working for Lee Way Motor Freight. He enjoyed his retirement by coaching baseball for the Wrambling Wrecks and helping raise his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Alice De La Garza. He leaves behind his brother, Peter De La Garza; children, Alex Dominic De La Garza and wife, Susan; Charles De La Garza, Beverly Ahr and husband, John; and Alexis Roth. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stephanie De La Garza, Michael Ahr, Gregory Ahr, Jeffrey Ahr, Patrick Ahr, Erica Roth, and Jordan Roth; great grandchildren, Zachary Ahr, Dillon Ahr, Bradley Ahr, Jonathan Ahr, Ethan Ahr, and Rylee Ahr; and niece, Carolyn Benson.
His entire family will miss him dearly. He brought happiness to those around him and had a wonderful sense of humor that he shared with everyone.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Porter Loring.
Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.