Gilberto Jose Jimenez, 32, of San Antonio, Texas, died November 28, 2019 peacefully in his sleep as a result of respiratory complications. He was born November 1, 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela, the son of Carmen Higuera (deceased) and Gilbert Cancino Jimenez. He attended Tom C. Clark High School and graduated in 2006. He recently graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017 where he majored in Kinesiology and received a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies.
Gilbert was an avid movie and sports buff and loved to watch movies and Ohio State and Cleveland Browns games. He loved history and aspired to become a history teacher and middle school athletics coach. He spent his free time exercising at the gym, volunteering with kids, and playing golf. He loved the beach and spending vacations there with family.
Gilbert is survived by his father Gilbert Jimenez, Sr. and paternal grandmother, Trinidad C. Ramos and her spouse, Jose A. Cora, all of San Antonio. He is survived by his aunt and godmother, Mary Lou Ramos, of Atlanta, GA and his aunt and uncle, Neli Nelz and Randy Nelz of Marco Island, FL. Gilbert leaves several close cousins including Rosalia Arora of Atlanta, GA, David Brown of Chicago, IL, and Austin Nelz and Tiffany Nelz of Marco Island, FL. He is further survived by dear family members Sal, Mira, and Soni Arora of Atlanta, GA and Ellen Brown of Chicago, IL as well as his girlfriend, Marisela Moreno of San Antonio, TX.
A memorial service for Gilbert will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at the Sunset Northwest Funeral Home located at 6321 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Gilberto’s name to the UTSA Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition: https://everloved.com/life-of…