In 2019, San Antonio saw the passing of people who will be remembered for their contributions to the city, their professions, institutions, and perhaps most of all, for the people they touched.

Civic leaders such as former Mayor Lila Cockrell, who became San Antonio’s first female mayor in 1975, and Dr. Alfonso Chiscano, who played a key role in the city’s Tricentennial celebration, left indelible political and cultural legacies.

Also among the memorialized this year were Emilio Nicolás, who helped build what ultimately became a Spanish-language media empire in Univision, and Tito Bradshaw, a fixture in the local cycling community whose traffic collision death reignited efforts to improve right-of-way conditions for cyclists in this city.

Read their tributes and others below:

San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.