Noberto “Bert” Casanova

Noberto “Bert” Casanova, 54, died Jan. 7 at his home in Dallas.

He was born Sept. 23, 1961 in Crosbyton, Texas, to Jesus and Margarita Flores Casanova. He graduated from Crosbyton High School and attended Angelo State University and Texas Tech University. He worked in the finance industry for 22 years and for the last nine years at Bank of America.

Casanova was a beloved member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St., Dallas, 75246, or to AIDS Interfaith Network, 2707 N. Stemmons Freeway., Ste. 120, Dallas, 75207.

Casanova was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alejandra Casanova Santos.

He is survived by his spouse, Les Chandler of Dallas; four brothers, Joaquin, Marcos, Salome and Miquel; and four sisters, Amelia Arroyo, Eva Lozano, Ema Singleterry, and Priscilla Vasquez. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins and a host of friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.


Charles Raymond “Buddy” Weems Jr.

Charles Raymond “Buddy” Weems Jr. born May 9, 1961 in Dallas, died Jan. 26, 2016 in Plano.

He is survived by his life partner, Eduardo Escalante; parents, Charles and Donna Weems; sister, Laurie Anselmo and her husband, Paul; niece, Rachel Anselmo; nephew, Andrew Anselmo; niece, Lauren Schwalb and her husband, Stephen; many cousins and extended family.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AIDS Resource Center of Dallas, 214-528-0144.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 29, 2016.