Gilbert Espino, Sr.

Gilberto Espino, Sr.

Gilberto Espino, Sr., a lifelong resident of La Coste, passed away on December 10, 2017 in San Antonio at the age of 89 years. He was born June 12, 1928 in La Coste, one of ten children of Manuel and Maria Mata Espino.
Gilberto worked for R.J. Mangold for twenty-five years before starting his own business, Espino & Sons, in 1976. They transported and cleaned corn for food production. On April 12, 1953, Gilberto married Guadalupe Barrientes at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Their marriage was blessed with four children.
Gilberto was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Luis Espino and Gilbert Espino, Jr.; grandson, Antonio “Tony” Espino; granddaughter, Cynthia Marie Garcia; great-granddaughters, Desiree Marie Esquivel, Abigail Marie Esquivel and Isabella Davis; brothers, Antonio Espino, Concepcion Espino, Luciano Espino, Roberto Espino and sister, Eliza Tapia.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Guadalupe Espino; son, Luciano Espino; daughter, Carmen Huron; daughter-in-law, Linda Espino; grandchildren, Rebecca Espino, Sylvia Espino (Ron) Davis, Gilbert (Mercedes) Espino III, Yvette Garcia, Amanda Espino, Christina Espino, Laura Espino, Luis Espino and Luciano Espino; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Guadalupe (Juanita) Espino, Manuel J. Espino; sisters, Ramona Diaz, Graciela Barron; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with the Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Gilbert’s memory to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.