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In Remembrance
Vincente A. Medina
Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Vicente Alcalá MedinaVicente Alcalá Medina, 91, of Galveston, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007, at Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas.
His family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Saturday, November 17th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A service celebrating Vicente’s life will be held at 7:00 pm, led by Deacon Buzz Standridge.
Vicente was born November 14, 1916, in Matehuala, Nuevo León, Mexico.  He worked as a merchant marine, a stevedore for United Fruit, and also as an entrepreneur, retiring in 1984.  Vicente was a member of the ILA #307 and the Banana Local #1576.  He was a lifelong student with a love of etymology, literature, travel, and most importantly, his family, which was his greatest accomplishment.  Vicente was the strength that sustained his family during their times of trial.  He motivated their survival and success.  He is adored by them and will remain within each of them always.
Vicente is preceded in death by his parents, María Alcalá and Agapito Medina; brother, Miguel; sister, Rosa; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Andres Reyna; brothers-in-law, Manuel Touza Garrido (Spain) and Antonio Conde (Galveston); and his first wife, Agustina Reyna.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years,  Ángela de la Encarnación Touza Medina; daughter, JoAnn Touza Medina-Scholtz and husband, Johann E. Scholtz; son, Vincent Medina, Jr.; sister, Vicenta Ramirez and husband, Crispín; grandchildren: Ángela-Jo and Ana-María Medina, Sonja & Marius Nel (South Africa), Erdhardt & Cathy Scholtz (South Africa), Leani Scholtz-Lott, and Johann G. Scholtz; great grandchildren, Alexander and Rhynhard Nel (South Africa); nieces and nephews: Maria Rosas, Ramiro & Cuca Reyna, Ruben & Allie Reyna, Anita & Willy Howell, Andres & Cristina Reyna, Alejandro & Dominga Reyna, Juan & Loretta Reyna, and their children.
He is also survived by brother-in-law Agustin and Madeline Touza (Florida & New York), sister-in-law, Consuelo Touza de Conde (Galveston) and their families.


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