John H. “Jack” Trainor was called home to our Lord on Wednesday July 27th, 2005. Born February 6th, 1940 in Poughkeepsie New York. He was preceded in death by his first son John H. Trainor III.
He is the beloved husband of 46 years to Beatriz Ruiz Trainor and beloved father of daughter and son-in-law Lynne and Arthur Mitchell, Miami, Florida; Son and Life Partner Jon Trainor and Bryan Ferguson, Schertz, Texas; Son and daughter-in-law Kevin “David” and Peggy Trainor, San Antonio, Texas; Son and daughter-in-law Mike and Karen Trainor, Cibolo, Texas. Grandchildren: John Mitchell, Sharon Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Lisa Williams, Linda Williams, Lee Williams. Great grandchildren: Devon Ledbetter, Haley Williams and Jaydon Williams. Sister Janet Stahli, and nieces Debbie Wolfe and Laurie Lafond, Rhinebeck, New York. Nephew and wife Don and Polly Trainor, Carmel, Ind. Niece and husband Dawn and Robert Fogelman, Gaithersgurg, Md. Niece Beth Trainor. Sisters and Brothers-in-law; Chita Mayorga, Chelo Ruiz, Bebe and Mario De La Rosa, Polo and Irma Ruiz, Lalo and Lupe Ruiz, Prieta and Pancho Trevino.
Jack proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force retiring in 1980 as a Technical Sergeant after joining the military at the age of 17. His duty stations included Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Japan, Hawaii, and several CONUS assignments.
After retiring from the Air Force he went to work for the Army Air Force Exchange Service and later retired a second time. He was a fan of sports and NASCAR and was known by many as “NASCAR Jack”.
A very generous man, he would give you the shirt off of his back. He was always quick with a joke and most often had a smile on his face (even if Jeff Gordon lost). Loving to be around family and friends, he visited his extended family in Laredo and in Indiana as often as possible and he loved them dearly, having a special fondness of his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
His dedication and devotion to his wife of 46 years Beatriz “the love of his life,” “my rock” was unending.
After retiring from the Air Force he joined Alcoholics Anonymous and by the grace of God remained sober for 20 years. At the beginning of his new found sobriety he was determined to be the most loving husband he could be to “this wonderful woman who has always stuck by me and believed in me.”
He will be greatly missed by many and this world is a lesser place now that he is with his Lord and Savior in heaven. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 4th from 5 pm - 8 pm, Rosary from 8 pm - 9 pm at the Colonial Funeral Home at 625 Kitty Hawk Rd. in Universal City. A mass will be held on Saturday, August the 6th also at the Colonial Funeral Home at 3 pm with visitation preceding the mass from 2 pm - 3 pm and a reception to follow at the Schertz Community Center from 5 pm - 7:30 pm. Jack’s cremains will be interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receiving full Military Honors at a later date with the family in attendance. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any monetary donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.