Anastacio Escalante, 100, of Uvalde died on March 9, 2019, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 19, 1918, in San Bartolo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Aurelia (Almendariz) and Felix Escalante.
He is survived by four daughters, Mary Lou Estrada and Hilda Navarro and husband, Benito, all of Uvalde, and Ynez Sanchez and Elisa Saenz, both of Chicago, Illinois; two sons, Mario Estrada and wife, Nolie, of Chicago, Illinois, and Luis Estrada and wife, Mirna, of Uvalde; companion, Adelfa Arreola of Uvalde; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Escalante was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Paula Alvarez Escalante, in 1991; son, Roberto Estrada; and daughter, Socorro Gutierrez.
A funeral mass was held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com