Renth Jr., Edward Julius

Edward Julius Renth Jr., Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)
February 25, 1920 – January 02, 2008

Edward J. Renth, Jr. (Lt. Col. USAF retired) of San Antonio, died on January 02, 2008, at age 87.

Born of a military family on February 25, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, he moved around extensively with his family until he entered West Point and graduated in 1943. He was a civil engineer and pilot who flew a wide variety of aircraft during World War II, Korea and two tours in Vietnam, retiring from the Air Force in 1970. After his years in the military, he worked as an engineer on the construction of the Atlanta airport and later moved on to work in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, retiring again in 1982. Following his second retirement, he became involved in military organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne Renth of San Antonio; daughter, Nowell Renth of Austin; son, Eric Renth, and wife Phyllis, of Spring Branch;, granddaughter Heidi Renth of Spring Branch; granddaughter Amanda Ling an husband Kevin, of Duluth, MN; great granddaughter, Emma Ling of Duluth, MN; sister, Evelyn Canella and husband Charles, of Atlanta Beach, FL; and three nephews.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation and gratitude to the many caregivers and staff of the Forum at Lincoln Heights.

Graveside services will be held at 2:15 PM on Friday, January 18, 2008, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, the Rev. Larry Garcia of Hill Country Christian Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Memorial Funeral Home.

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