Frank Liberto

  • Born: February 20, 1933
  • Died: November 5, 2017
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas


Introduced nachos to ballparks…

Frank Liberto, father of "ballpark nachos," died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in San Antonio, according to multiple news sources. He was 84. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God bless your family in their time of grief, but in their joy in knowing that he is with Our Lord forever.
Frank was an old friend from high school when we were both members of St. Ann's Youth Club there in San Antonio on Fredericksburg Road. He was the most likable person you could ever want to meet.
All my love, Dorothy Partain O'Connor

Posted by DorothyPartain O'Connor - Roseville, CA - Friend   December 11, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Janie Operational Technologies - San Antonio, TX   March 05, 2018

My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Liberto family. May Almighty God in his infinite wisdom grant solace during this most challenging time. Frank was truly an amazing and incredible man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers ~ A Caring Neighbor

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 13, 2017

Sending my deepest condolences to the entire Liberto Family on the passing of Frank. I really enjoyed getting to know Frank and all the Liberto's through the dental office that I worked at. Frank and Dr. Warburton always had the most entertaining stories and I loved listening to all of the shenanigans he and his schoolmates would get into in their younger days! He was one of a kind. May he rest in eternal peace.
Denise Griffin

Posted by Denise Griffin - San Antonio, TX   November 13, 2017

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Posted by Balous Miller - Boerne, TX - Friend   November 13, 2017

If Hank Taubert had not passed before Frank he would surely be by your sides to give comfort and love.
May God comfort and help you at this time. Sincerely, Connie Taubert

Posted by Connie Taubert - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 13, 2017

May the family find peace and comfort in knowing all sickness, all pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Frank was such a caring, smart and talented entrepreneur that thought me so much over the years not only about business but also about life! He was my greatest mentor and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work, travel and have many great fun memories with Frank. He will be dearly missed and may he rest in eternal peace with the Lord!

Posted by Enrico Falanga - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 12, 2017

Our deepest condolences to the Liberto family. We remember Frank fondly from our time working at Liberto's Specialty Co. on Military Plaza, behind City Hall. - Maria del Socorro Hernandez Martinez and Pedro Martinez.

Posted by Pedro Martinez - San Antonio, TX   November 12, 2017

Our sincere sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family. Your neighbors Nancy Wulff and Tony Carriere

Posted by Tony Carriere - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   November 12, 2017

Our thoughts, prayers and memories will be with the Liberto's forever. Frank was a Great man and a Great friend! We spent many weekends at the coast and will always remember the generosity of Frank and his family. Frank will be missed but never forgotten!! Rest In Peace. The Fellner's

Posted by Pete Fellner - San Antonio, TX   November 12, 2017

His smile would light up a room! He was successful in many ways; mainly for leaving the world better than he found it. A journey well traveled. I can only imagine his smile now as he walks with our Lord! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they make the adjustment to not seeing him physically. Spiritually, he will never leave your side. ❤

Posted by Jimmy and Susan Peet - Fair Oaks Ranch, TX - friend   November 12, 2017

Frank was a great man who had a deep influence on my life. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will last forever.

Posted by Charlie Gomez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 12, 2017

We will miss your visits to the "Dolphin Room" in Port A. each year. Our prayers for you, Tony and all

Posted by Della and Richard Scalan - Port Araansas, TX - Family Friend   November 12, 2017

Condolences to the Liberto family for their loss. Frank seems like a very happy and joyful person. May God bring the Liberto family comfort and encouragement during these difficult times. (2 Cor 1:3)

Posted by Axel M.T. - Sacramento, CA   November 12, 2017

My condolences to the family. May our heavenly Father bring comfort to your grieving hearts and grant you peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11

Posted by - IL   November 12, 2017

"Franks food innovation made the theater and ball park experience all the more enjoyable for millions. I'm very sorry for this great loss. May Family of Frank Liberto draw comfort through these heartwarming passages: Hosea 13:14, Philippians 4:6,7"

Posted by A friend   November 11, 2017

My prayers goes to my friend Frank. He was my boss and a good friend.. I used work with frank. May god bless you in heaven... Mr.Ernest Velasquez Jr.

Posted by Ernest Velasquez - SAN ANTONIO, TX   November 10, 2017

Pat,Denise, tony and Rick my heart goes out to you but you guys were so lucky to have a wonderful man like frank in your life. He made an impression on every person he ever met. My favorite memories were Frank doing his "magic" tricks for me as a cold and for my kids

My prayers are with you

Sherry Hearn Jessop

Posted by Sherry Hearn jessop - San Antonio, TX - Family   November 10, 2017

Great pleasure to have known Mr Liberto over the course of my 25 year history with Ricos. Amazing what he has done with this awesome company and the great culture he has left. Many condolences to the family, and to the Ricos family. Prayers and blessings to all of you!

Posted by Simon & Debra Esparza - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 10, 2017

My siblings and I grew up with the Libertos at the end of our block on Beverly Drive. You helped us make fond memories. Our heartfelt condolences to your family on Frank's passing.

Posted by Mary Day - New York, NY - Friend   November 10, 2017


May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Find peace knowing that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Crystal Hernandez & Teresa Nunez - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   November 10, 2017

Our condolences to Pat and the family. Frank was one of a kind. Always an lnnovator, it's no surprise he was so successful in life. I have many memories from Central, St Mary's, Ft Sill and later.

Posted by Roy & Carmen Steves - San. Antonio, TX - Friend   November 10, 2017


My deepest condolences to the Liberto Family. The memories of Frank will live on thru the many lives he touched. Continued prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Debbie Segovia - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   November 10, 2017

Dear Pat and family .I wish I could say a prayer and take away your pain and grief, but I would like you to know I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of all the good times , and Frank were always there for every one He will be so remembered as the person that could get anything done well

Posted by nita kerger - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 10, 2017

We are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family.

Posted by Kenneth and Diane Walker - Scottsboro, AL - Friend   November 10, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2017

My condolences to the Liberto Family for the loss of your beloved Frank. I am not able to visit the movie without buying my young ones the Nachos & Cheese snack. They love it thanks to Frank's brilliant idea. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2017

Frank taught me everything I know in our crazy concession industry. I had the pleasure of working with him for 15 fabulous years. Rest in Peace Frank- and to the family, my deepest sympathies. Jill King

Posted by Jill King - Tampa, FL - Friend   November 09, 2017

I never knew or even met Mr. Liberto, but his entrepreneurship and innovation are qualities any business person can respect and admire.

Posted by Ron Boto - Dallas, TX   November 09, 2017

My condolences 2 the family.
My time with the company was memorable. Frank taught me quiet a few things but what stands out was how 2 b more carasmatic.
Thank U Frank for being a mentor.

Feliberto (Beto) G. Elizondo
Harlingen, Texas

Posted by Feliberto (Beto) Elizondo - Harlingen, TX   November 09, 2017


Our deepest sympathies to the family in this difficult time.

Posted by Ricky & Leslie Powers - San Antonio, TX   November 09, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that the God of all comfort is near to all those who call on Him in truth . (Psalms145:18,19)

Posted by L Wa - Atlanta, GA   November 09, 2017

May the comfort and strength only God can supply be with the Liberto family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Cheryl Lynn    November 09, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to family and friends for the lost of their beloved Frank. I hope the promise at John 6:39 can bring real comfort. Knowing that there is hope for our lost love ones can be reassuring.

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2017

Offering my deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

My sincere condolences to Mrs Liberto, Tony, Rick and Denise. Mr Liberto was a remarkable and genuine person that left a positive impression on me. I have never forgotten the countless adventures he would tell me including the stories of him and Mrs Liberto. Even though he preferred being called Frank, I always gave him my utmost respect and referred to him as, Mr Liberto. Rest In Peace, my friend. -Sincerely, Hector Garza

Posted by Hector Garza - San Antonio, TX   November 08, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Liberty family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    November 08, 2017


Posted by Gloria Espino - Spring, TX   November 08, 2017


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   November 08, 2017

Oh how many lives he has touched. I many memories of eating nachos with my brother at the movies growing up. What a wonderful treat! May your family find comfort through prayer to our Heavenly Father.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Evette    November 08, 2017


Mr. Frank - you are truly a legend and an inspiration. You will be missed by so many.
May peace be with your family and everyone who loved you.

Posted by Gina Perez - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   November 08, 2017

Dear Pat, Tony, and family: I was saddened to read of Frank's passing. He was one of my first clients and one of the best. He always looked for creative ways to solve problems, and encouraged me to do the same. He was one of a kind. Although he will be missed, he will always be close at hand. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of grieving and remembrance. Best wishes to all of you--Bob Kilgore

Posted by Bob Kilgore - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   November 08, 2017

Pat & Family, The world is a lesser place with out him. The great fun we had will all ways be with us.

Posted by Gay Meyer - San Antonio - Friend   November 08, 2017

I'm blessed and appreciative to have worked, laughed, and fished with Frank.

Posted by Michael McGuire - Eldorado, IL - Coworker   November 08, 2017


Mr. Liberto was a great man and will be greatly missed. Treasure your memories and they will help to heal your heart during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With sincerest condolences, Dorothy Velez

Posted by Dorothy Velez - Seguin, TX - Coworker   November 08, 2017

Our prayers are with Frank and his family.
Coach Romy Vela and Ms. Vela

Posted by Romy Vela - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 08, 2017

Dear Pat and family: I'm so sorry to hear that Frank recently passed away. It was eight days less than 2 years ago (11-13-15) that Don passed away and I'm sure Don, Jimmy, Carl and several others have been waiting for Frank to join them in Heaven. I'm sure God has given them all permission to get together and talk about the good old days we used to have. I miss Don as I'm sure you miss Frank, but we still have our happy memories imbedded deep in our hearts. My sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Renie Keller

Posted by Renie Keller - San Antonio, TX - friend   November 07, 2017

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