Robert Bazan of Dallas died on Sunday, July 29.
He was a wonderful companion, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Bazan was preceded in death by his parents, Rita and Delfino Bazan. He is survived by his companion of several years, Timothy Traxler of Dallas; his brother, Carlos Bazan, and his wife, Doris, of San Diego, Texas; his niece, Cristina Bazan and her children, Roland, Jay, Chito and Brandon, of Corpus Christi; his niece, Rita Martinez, and her husband, Gilbert, and their children, Jackie and Mark, of Corpus Christi; and his niece, Louana Bazan, of Corpus Christi; his nephew, Carlos Bazan, of San Diego, Texas; and numerous cousins.
Bazan was buried in Realitos Cemetery in Realitos, Texas, following a funeral mass at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 3.
A Memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, located on Mockingbird Lane at Inwood Road in Dallas.
Robert Medrano, 47, died July 31 at the Legacy Founders Cottage in Dallas.
Known throughout the community as “Tony the fan dancer,” he was a long-term AIDS survivor. First diagnosed in 1982, he kept himself in excellent shape until five months ago when he contracted the PML virus. He spent his last months at Legacy Founders Cottage.
Medrano leaves behind many friends and family members, and his presence in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and on the dance floor at TMC will be missed.
There are no plans at this time for a memorial. Donations in Medrano’s memory can be made to Legacy Founders Cottage, 828 S. Tyler St., Dallas, Texas 75208.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 10, 2007