Armando M. Soto


Armando M. “Papo” Soto, a loving husband, father and grandfather, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Aug. 22, 2011. He was a 1958 graduate of Lockhart High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a loyal employee for 32 years at Sears and 17 years at HEB in San Antonio, Texas.

Armando is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Felipa Soto, and his brothers, Jesus

, Vicente and Raymond.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 48 years, Nieves C. Soto; daughter, Sonya Montano and husband, Chris Montano; son, Arnold Soto and wife, Patsy Soto; son, Armando J. Soto, Jr., and wife, Jennifer Soto; grandchildren: Alyssa, Victoria, Isaiah, Christopher, Joshua, Briana, Thalisa, Nathan and Isaac; sisters-in-law, Theresa Valdez and Sylvia Cuellar, whose lives he guided as daughters of his own; and six siblings: Elias, Tanis, Andrea, Theresa, Santa and Cruz.

The family will receive callers from 4 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Brookehill Funeral Home, 711 Southeast Military Dr., San Antonio, Texas, with the Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 8:30 a.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, with the procession departing the funeral home at 8 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow the Mass at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266 (



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