Confirmed:Rogelio Luevano and Mark Dietrich, Retired US Air Force, US Navy (2-21) 1 JAN 21

When:
January 1, 2021 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
2021-01-01T09:45:00-06:00
2021-01-01T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Inc
220 S Getty St
Uvalde, TX 78801
USA
SHORT NOTICE
US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN–VIETNAM / US NAVY RETIRED VETERAN
The family of Mr. Rogelio “Roy” R. Luevano, Retired US Air Force, and son-in-law Mark Steven Dietrich, Retired US Navy, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Rogelio “Roy” Luevano of Uvalde, Texas, passed away on December 25th, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born on September 27, 1941 in Uvalde, Texas to Agapito and Cleofas Luevano. He married Irma Pena Luevano on January 28, 1962 in Uvalde, Texas. Roy was a 1960 graduate of Uvalde High School.  He then completed a 21-year career at a rank of Master Sgt in the USAF, and as a Vietnam veteran, was a recipient of the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation.  After retiring from the Air Force, he returned to Uvalde with his family and continued working regionally as a radiology technician.  He also graduated from Texas State University with a BAAS degree in Health Administration.  Roy attained several significant accomplishments including having been chosen to serve as a member of the UCISD school board, elected as the first Mexican-American Mayor of Uvalde, and developed and instructed the AAS Radiologic Technology program at Southwest Texas Junior College.  He held a firm belief to always help others in need, and above all he was a devoted family man who loved his children, grandchildren, and most recently his great-grandchildren who affectionately nicknamed him “NoGo”.  He is survived by his wife, Irma Luevano of Uvalde, Texas; two daughters, Gina Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas, and Monica DeLeon of Uvalde, Texas; one son, Rogelio “Roy” Luevano Jr., of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Freddy Luevano and wife Odilia of Boerne, Texas, Agapito “Pete” Luevano and wife Olga of Uvalde, Texas, and Hector Luevano and wife Noemi of Uvalde, Texas; six grandchildren, Garrett Dietrich, Alexandra Dietrich, Ariana DeLeon and Alina DeLeon, all of Uvalde, Texas, Misty Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas and Wendy Gutierrez of Houston, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren Lola Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas, Layla Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas, Robert Gutierrez Jr of San Antonio, Texas, Angel Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas, Kaley Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Ashlyn Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Gabriel Gutierrez Jr., of Houston, Texas, and Benny Gutierrez of Houston, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Agapito and Cleofas Luevano; brothers, Enrique Luevano, Alfonso Luevano, and Antonio Luevano Sr.; sisters, Maria Delgado, Elena Aguilar, and Rebecca Torres; son-in-law, Mark Dietrich; and nephews, Matthew Luevano, and Aaron Luevano.  Roy was a strong and determined father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is and will always be loved and cherished dearly by all those whose lives he touched.

Mark S. Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas passed away on December 27, 2020 at the age of 59.  He was born on September 2, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas to Clark and Estela Dietrich. He married Gina Dietrich on March 18, 1989 in San Antonio, Texas.  Mark was a 1979 graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas.  He served in the United States Navy for 26 years and retired as a highly decorated Senior Chief Petty Officer. His proudest and most honorable times were the years he served in Special Operations with Special Projects Patrol Squadron One – Old Buzzards and Special Projects Patrol Squadron Two – Wizards.  After retirement, he began his work with the US Fish & Wildlife Department, and graduated in 2019 from Sul Ross State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Mark was an all-around outdoors man, and transformed a lifelong interest in taxidermy into his own business that he aptly named Old Buzzard Taxidermy.  He is survived by his wife, Gina Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas; mother, Estela Dietrich of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Misty Gutierrez and husband Robert of San Antonio, Texas, Wendy Gutierrez and husband Gabriel of Houston, Texas, and Alexandra Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas; one son, Garrett Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas; two brothers, Chris Dietrich and wife Debbie of San Antonio, Texas, and Brian Dietrich and wife Kim of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Lori Mariner and husband Johnny of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, Layla and Lola Dietrich of Uvalde, Texas, Robert “Jr.” Gutierrez, Angel Gutierrez, Kaley Smith, and Ashlyn Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Gabriel “Jr” Gutierrez and Benito “Benny” Gutierrez of Houston, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his father, Clark Dietrich; father-in-law Rogelio “Roy” Luevano; granddaughter Abbygail Gutierrez, and niece Brittanie Dietrich.  Mark was a strong, courageous, and devoted family man. He was a man of many talents and loved his Country.

WEATHER: Hi 60/ Lo 30, 0% Chance of Rain, 86% Humidity, Wind: 5 mph NW

REQUESTOR:  Belinda Ybarra, Family SPOX – Adjutant for Tomas Valle American Legion Post 479

STAGING:  9:45 am, Friday, January 1, 2021
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Inc
220 South Getty Street
Uvalde, Texas 78801
https://goo.gl/maps/kUg21uGAyjKz6P2n6

BRIEFING:  10:00 am

HONOR LINE:  10:15 am

KSU:  10:30 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:00 am
Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery
527 N Lovers Lane
Uvalde, Texas 78801
https://goo.gl/maps/PJ6NUwSXtG4xvHCPA

RC:   Jim “Red” Hefner
aaahefner@aol.com

FC:   Dalton “Cowboy” Watson (Timothy)
watson11b@yahoo.com

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

bobtxpgr@gmail.com