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  • Matt <lennonluv@hotmail.com>
    Obituary of James A. Baros, M.D. San Antonio Express-News Online 1 Mar 2003 James A. Baros, M.D., age 79, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 27,
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      Obituary of James A. Baros, M.D.
      San Antonio Express-News Online
      1 Mar 2003

      James A. Baros, M.D., age 79, went to be with the Lord on Thursday,
      February 27, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to John and
      Grace Baros in Moulton, Texas December 1, 1923. Jim grew up on the
      family farm just outside of Moulton, Texas. He was an honor graduate
      in 1942 from Moulton High School, an outstanding athlete in all
      sports, and Jim even played tuba in the high school band. After two
      years of study in engineering at Texas A & M University, he enlisted
      in the U.S. Army Air Forces where he used his extraordinary math
      skills as a 2nd Lieutenant Navigator on a B-24 bomber. While flying
      many combat missions over Germany, Italy, and North Africa in World
      War II, he was awarded The Arial Combat Certificate of Valor. In
      1944, he returned to Texas A & M University where he changed his
      major to pre-med. It was also in the fall of 1945 that his mother set
      up a "chance" meeting with Estelle Rother, a medical clinic secretary
      in Halletsville, Texas. After graduation from Texas A & M in 1948,
      Jim entered the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston.
      After his first year, the "by chance" romance led to his marrying
      Estelle, making her the love of his life for 53 glorious years. Upon
      graduation from medical school and a residency in El Paso, Jim opened
      his family medical practice in San Antonio, across the street from
      the Alamo. Here, he practiced for forty-nine years. His devotion and
      loyalty to patients, his expertise and knowledge as a physician, and
      his compassion for everyone he met, made him an icon in the medical
      community. With his medical practice rapidly expanding, while
      coaching Jimmy, Larry, and David to many football, basketball, and
      baseball championships, he never missed a single music or dance
      recital of Susan or Donna's. His love for his wife and children was
      his passion. All the while nurturing a family, and growing a medical
      practice, Jim felt his childhood roots tugging him back to the
      country. Gradually he acquired prime land from families he knew while
      growing up around Moulton. The people trusted "Dr. Jimmy" with their
      land. Starting out as a "hobby," Jim developed and improved his
      ranches into a full-scale business. While raising registered
      Charolais and Brahman herds, he was instrumental in developing
      championship show cattle that were marketed to breeders in Australia,
      South Africa, and Thailand. While partnering with his long-time
      friend, Billy Thomas, he enriched his herd with the last importation
      of Zebu cattle from Brazil in 1978. This importation helped to
      influence the Brahma breeds forever. The world is a better place
      because of Jim Baros. His presence will be missed by so many. A man's
      man, loving husband, father, and grandfather. We will miss you, Popo.
      Jim was a member of the following professional associations; Bexar
      County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical
      Association, and Association of Family Physicians. In 1973, he served
      as Chief of Staff of the Baptist Memorial Hospital System. Jim was
      also a member of the American Brahma Breeders Association and
      American International Charolais Association.

      He was preceded in death by parents John and Grace Baros, brothers,
      Clyde and Gordon Baros, and sister Ethel Logan. He is survived by his
      wife of 53 years, Estelle Francis Rother Baros; children, James A.
      Baros, Jr., M.D. and wife, Debbie, Larry W. Baros, M.D. and wife,
      Janie, David L. Baros and fianc 5/8e, Dawn Linton, Susan M. Dahlberg
      and husband, Greg, Donna K. Osborne and husband, Jon, all of San
      Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Grady and Kyle Dahlberg, Travis and
      Ashley Baros, Weston and Haley Baros, Jon Brett, Cory and Alyssa
      Osborne, Elise and Morgan Baros; brother, Bobby Baros and wife, Doris
      of Gonzales, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

      A.M. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH The Reverend Anthony Pesek, Rev.
      Monsignor Michael O'Gorman, and Rev. Monsignor Alois J. Goertz will
      officiate. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of
      flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart
      Association or the charity of your choice. Arrangements with Porter
      Loring Mortuary North.
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