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Obituary for PIMENTEL


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday February 28, 2014

PIMENTEL, AGUSTIN Agustin Pimentel, a Master Guitar Maker, passed away Monday, February 24th of an aneurysm. He is a member of the famous guitar makers established by the late Lorenzo Pimentel in 1951. Agustin was a dedicated Luthier and gave back to the community and his family always helping and making sure that his families were safe and if they were in need of even the smallest of things he was there to care for them. Agustin loved to innovate along with his brothers Rick, Robert and Victor in building a better instrument by redesigning the bracing system and/or the look and shape of the guitar. He strived in building the best guitar he could possibly build. He loved working alongside his brothers and always made suggestions to make our work load easier. His hobby was learning to play the guitar like his brothers Hector and Gustavo, classical guitarists. He learned to play it well especially when he played music on a guitar he just finished. He also loved helping in the Pimentel Concert series that are a tribute to the late Lorenzo Pimentel and an honor to their mother Josefina Pimentel. His eyes lit up just knowing he was helping the family to make these concerts successful. Agustin built many guitars and his soul will be heard through the music that is played on his guitars. People from all over the world really love Agustin`s modest since of humor and enjoyed his smile and trusted and listened to his ideals when he spoke of whatever subject they would bring up. There was a poem written about a guitar Agustin built which is what Agustin`s soul reflects, " My Lady Pimentel"--" Evening-Day is drawing down, the horizon flee, bringing starlight to our skies, while you speak softly to me, your breath, warm and fragrant in my ear. This is the magic hour, when two hearts beat each to each, and so entwined become that where one stops, and the other begins, is just a mystery" The Pimentel Family is extremely shattered and saddened to misbelief of his sudden death. The family feels as if each and everyone of them has lost their right arm. Agustin is survived by son, Jaime Tiggs and wife Jennifer; three grandchildren: Mariah, Daniel and Kayla; mother, Josefina Garnica Pimentel; brothers: Carlos Garnica and wife Maria, Hector Pimentel and wife Carol, Rick Pimentel and wife Jean, Robert Pimentel and wife Elizabeth, Victor Pimentel and wife Paula, Larry Pimentel, and Gustavo Pimentel; sisters: Zoyla Nuanez and husband George, Maricela, and Aida. Agustin's Life Celebration will begin with a viewing at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, (San Mateo and Phoenix NE) on Friday at 6:15 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Mass will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m., also at Queen of Heaven followed by Committal at Fairview Memorial Park. Please visit Agustin's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third St. SW 242-1133


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