Albert Ray “Rat” Zaruba, 76, of San Antonio, died Thursday July 7, at Saint Luke Baptist Hospital, in San Antonio after a brief illness.

Al was born Dec. 17, 1934 in Dayton, to parents Frank and Mary Silhavy Zaruba. He has resided in Dayton, Liberty, Batson, Orange, Littleton, Colorado, Crystal Beach, and San Antonio. He was an Air Force veteran having served from 1953 to 1957 in various locations.

Funeral services will be held at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio at 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 10, with visitation before the services.

A Memorial will be held for Mr. Zaruba at the Community Church in Orange, on Wednesday, July 13, with Visitation at 3:00 PM and service at 4:00 PM.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemary Carouthers.

He is survived by his wife Martha, four sons, Stephen, Robin, Mike and Bruce, and a daughter, Rhonda.

Brothers, Frank “Bo” of Temple and John of Hamilton and numerous relatives and dear friends.