Antonio V. Gaitan known to most as "Tony or Rawhide" of Seguin, passed on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the age of 87. He was born in Staples, Texas on January 3, 1932 to Procoro and Maria Gaitan.
Antonio is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Manuel Gaitan, and Theodoro Gaitan; sisters, Cruz Rios and Margaret Strong. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Gaitan; sons, Daniel R. (Shiryl) Gaitan, Roy Gaitan; daughters, Estella (Tommy) Leal, Yolanda († Felix) Gutierrez, Velia (Elias) Tovar, Lottie Gaitan and Patricia Gaitan; brother, Enrique (Adela) Gaitan; sisters, Gela (Manuel) Martinez, Julia Villarreal, Carmen Stovall, Isabel (Gilbert) Resendez, Geneva Del Toro and Vicenta Creel; grandchildren, Danielle, Colton, Alexandria, Haden, Seth, Leticia, Adam, Felix III, Jacob, Ruben, Anna, Stephanie, Manuel, Jessica and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Ezekiel, Malachi, Ruby, Ethan, Logan, Matthew, Gabriella, Bronson, Callen, Rouk, Amelia, Gabriella, Valerie, Ruben Gabriel, Roman, Ricco, Adaiah, Aubrey, Anaya, Gavin, Bryce and Mikayla and numerous of other family and friends.
Antonio was a very hard working man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Antonio enjoyed being outdoors especially riding his tractor. He enjoyed swimming, barbecuing and enjoyed telling jokes. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Delia Enriquez for all of the care given to Antonio. It was said that he stole her heart during the time they spent together.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, March 29, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your memories of times spent together bring you comfort and peace now and in the days to come.
Karen VogelSeguin, TX
I am sorry for your loss and know he is with Jesus now. He was very blessed to have his wife and children and grandchildren to take care of him.
Much love, Cheryl
Cheryl AndersonLa Vernia, TX
Velia and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad left a beautiful legacy. May you always celebrate his life. Praying for you and your family. Love - the Weeks
Diana WeeksSan Antonio, TX
Danny sorry to hear about yr loss but he with his angels.
Debra HurleyGonzales, TX
Dad, Tonito, Rawhide, my Dad. You loved us well. Dad wore many hats; farmer, rancher, trucker, educator, comedian. How many of you truckers out there received your CDL by attending Tony’s 18 Wheeler School? I know I did. The thing he probably hated the most was hearing his gears being stripped. He was a hard working man and loved and played just as hard. He loved to dance, tell a good joke and who would of guessed tea parties with his granddaughter. We have pictures to prove it. Dad you will be missed.
Velia GaitanTovarSan Antonio, TX
Danny, Shiryl and family, prayers for you. So sorry for your loss.
Marsha SchroederSeguin, TX