John Edward Casanova
September 10, 1939 ~ July 27, 2013
Funeral services for John Casanova will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Chapel of Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio located at 17501 Nacogdoches Road. Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by a rosary at 10:30 and a Catholic Mass at 11:00. Burial will follow at the cemetery. Mr. Casanova died on July 27th in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio on September 10, 1939. John graduated from Jefferson High School where he was an outstanding basketball player and attained all district honors his senior year. His basketball skills earned him college scholarships. He played for Saint Mary's University from 1960 until 1962. After graduating from Saint Mary's University he coached basketball in San Antonio. In 1965 he played in Europe for a team that provided the opposition for the Harlem Globetrotters. After his coaching days, John went into administration and served many years as an assistant superintendent in the South San Independent School District and as a superintendent in the Somerset ISD. He retired as an educator in 2000. When not working he loved to hunt and fish and always had a good story relating to these hobbies. Mr. Casanova was preceded in death by his father, John T. Casanova; his mother, Margarita T. Casanova and a brother, Henry Casanova. Survivors include daughter, Stephanie Casanova Patterson and her husband, Dan; daughter, Donna Casanova Kuebel and her husband, Mark; granddaughter, Kendall Kuebel Turner and her husband, Captain Howard Turner III; grandsons Kane Kuebel and Stephen Patterson; granddaughter, Megan Patterson; great grandchildren, Kaysen Turner and Henley Turner; friend, Annette Taute and sister, Gloria Casanova Schmitz and her husband, Jim. Lux Funeral Home of New Braunfels is in charge of arrangements.