Raymond Douglas Chandler, 50, born May 25, 1967, died July 31. He is survived by his son Raymond Devin Chandler, mother Janis O’Donnell, father Raymond Denson Chandler, and sister Kelly Chandler.
Sam Giambelluca, 94, born Jan. 26, 1923 in Bryan, Texas, died July 26. He worked and retired from the courthouse in Houston. Giambelluca is survived by his brother, Joe Giambelluca, and sister Josephine Dise.
Norberto Mata, 99, born June 6, 1918 in Hungerford, Texas, died July 29. During World War II, he answered the call to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the Pacific theater as an airplane mechanic. He had his own business for the next 40 years, Mata’s Repair shop, repairing appliances. In 1961, he was called to the ministry pastoring Monte Olivo and Templo Sinai for 40 years. Mata is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jovita Vasquez Mata, sister Jesusa Barnett, children Esther Ortiz, Norberto Jr. and Viola Mata, Ruth and Bradley Dawson, Sylvia and Adam Aguilar, Connie and Martin Ochoa, 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Frank Morales, 97, born Nov. 24, 1919, died Aug. 2. He served three years with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII. In 1949, he began teaching grade school at St. Peter Lutheran on Houston Ave. In 1967, Morales began a second career as an Inner City missionary running outreach and community services programs. His third career with the City of Houston Health Department lasted until his retirement. Morales is survived by daughter Rebecca, son James, and four grandchildren.
Theodore Allen Mosshart, 89, born July 27, 1928, died July 31. Mosshart graduated from John Reagan High School in the Heights in May 1945, and from Sam Houston Teachers College with a BBA degree in May 1948. He was an active member of Westbury United Methodist Church. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. (1951 – 1953) and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1965, he entered into the Life Insurance Business with Kansas City Life and in 1973 he started Ted A. Mosshart and Sons Insurance Agency. He is survived by his children Alan Mosshart, Becky Davidson, Jeff Mosshart and Karene Mosshart, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary Sanford, 80, born May 9, 1937, died Aug. 2. She worked as a child care teacher for 17 years and a CCE teacher at St. Joseph Church. After retiring, she continued to teach chapel classes at Larkin Day Care. She was a part of the Catholic Daughters, the Altar Society, the Epiphany prison ministry and the Cursillo movement. She went on to become closer to God and became a Carmelite nun. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by her final resting place at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.