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Benito “Ben” Aguilar, 67, passed away peacefully on April 10 at Seton Hays in Kyle surrounded by family and friends.

Ben was born in Lockhart on June 7, 1947, to Alejandro and Anselma Aguilar. Graduating from Lockhart High School in 1966, Ben attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ben also met his wife, Sandra (Williams) Aguila

r, of 42 years while attending the University.

Ben and Sandra were married on December 2, 1972, at St Mary”s Catholic Church. He later attended the University to complete teacher certification in communications. Ben taught in San Antonio, Lockhart and Camp Gary for almost 10 years. Leaving the classroom, Ben worked at his beloved University of Texas at Austin for almost 26 years.

Retiring in 2007, his last position was in the Dean of Student Affairs Office.

Ben was preceded in death by his father, Alejandro Aguilar; mother, Anselma Aguilar; sister, Carmen Aguilar; sister, Hortencia Aguilar; and nephew, Raymond Aguilar.

Surviving family members are his wife Sandra; sister, Maria Alvarado and her son, Joe; brother, Gilbert Aguilar (wife Maria) and his children, Gilbert Sam, Alex, Isabell, Sabina, Claudia and Ruthy (their mother Loida); brother, Frank and his children Frank, Jr. and Laura; and brother, Peter (wife Adela) and their children Tina, Peter and Thomas.

The Rosary is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. at DeLeon Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary”s Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Alex Aguilar; Felix Juarez; Frank Aguilar, Jr.; Gilbert Sam Aguilar; Peter Aguilar, Jr.; and Thomas Aguilar. Internment services will follow at St. Mary”s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of DeLeon Funeral Home.

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