David Alexander Robles Menchaca, born February 18, 1997 went peacefully to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 24 years of age. He is preceded in death by his uncle Raul Gil and paternal grandfather Heriberto Menchaca.
A bright, smiling, and loving son, David was a gifted person in the arts. As a child, David was attracted to Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major and was thereafter hooked on music. He began violin instruction at the age of 4, becoming a member of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, from 2005 until 2015. His years of violin study led to a natural affinity with the guitar along with piano and saxophone. His passion for music and singing carried on through his college years. A recent 2019 graduate of Trinity University, he majored in English and enjoyed writing, completing a series of short stories. While at Trinity, David played the violin with the University’s Orchestra all four years as an undergraduate. He was also introduced to Swing dancing, becoming a proud member of the Trinity Swing Bums. In short, David gave much to the arts in hopes of bringing beauty and hope to those around him.
David is survived by his loving parents, Alejandro and Michelle Robles Menchaca. Maternal grandparents Concepcion and Maria Cecilia Robles, and uncle Michael (Zeneth) Robles. Paternal grandmothers Concepcion Gil De Leon and Magdalena Menchaca. Lopez family uncles and aunts: Lucas, Richard, Mark, Santos (Rosemary), Linda Marie. Menchaca family: Silvia, Belinda, Heriberto (Kenia), Mario, Elysama; numerous cousins; and confirmation godparents, Jose and Laura Rodriguez.
The family would like to thank the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) staff for their kind and compassionate care, and all family and friends who have provided their unwavering support during this difficult time.
Family and friends will always remember David for his kindness, generosity, and bright spirit. David was greatly loved by so many, and his memory will continue to live on in the lives of others touched by his gift of life through organ donation.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 4th at Antonian College Preparatory Chapel with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and the Tissue Organ Sharing Alliance-San Antonio.