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Ortega -- Martin Ortega, 40, passed away unexpectedly, December 23, 1999. A native New Mexican, he was a talented woodcarver and cabinet maker. Services are pending and will be announced. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 343-8008, 2929 4th NW.
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Polnaszek -- John"JP" Polnaszek, loving father and friend, gave up his battle with cancer and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 22, 1999 in Chandler, Arizona. John was a member of the local I.B.E.W. #64C and an active member of both the East Valley and Southern Nevada Harley Owners Group Chapters. John is survived and will be greatly missed by his father, Daniel Polnaszek; his big brother, Robert and wife, Nancy; his daughter, Kimberly and husband, Larry Wainscott; grandson, Jason; and granddaughter, Kayla Wainscott; and his loving companion Ruth Polnaszek; along with many other family and friends. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Johnny P to The American Cancer Research Society, The Gideon Foundation To Spread The Word of God, or Jason and Kayla Wainscott Trust Fund, % of Kimberly Wainscott, PO Box #20515, Amarillo, Texas 79114. Viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with services to immediately follow in the Sandia Funeral Care Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, 821-0010. Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo Del Norte, NE, Albuquerque.
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Roensch -- Arno Roensch, a 25 year resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 1999,at the age of 81. Born in Berlin, 1918, he emigrated to New York at age 3. His education at Rutgers University was interrupted in 1944 when he was drafted into the Army and was sent to Los Alamos as a scientific glassblower for the Manhattan Project. After the war, he headed to the glass shop at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked for 30 years. During that time he received his B.A. in business administration from Highlands University. He also shared his musical talent playing trumpet and leading a dance band in the '40's and playing in and directing many musical productions in the '50's and '60's at Los Alamos. In 1974 he moved to Albuquerque to establish the glassblowing shop for the chemistry department at UNM and to teach his art. He retired from UNM in 1988 but continued to blow glass at his own business, Southwestern Scientific Glass Company, until his death. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Elenor Stone Roensch. He is survived by his sons, Paul Roensch of Albuquerque, Fred Roensch of White Rock; daughter, Barbara Fake and husband, Jim of Los Angeles; and adopted daughter, Loc Truong, of Albuquerque; his very dear friend, April Holliday; his grandchildren, Arno, Jonathan, Megan, Pete Drew, Amy, Abby , and Nat. His love for people made him many, many friends. His infections laugh and great sense of humor inspired all of us to live life to its fullest. We all honor him when we remember the many"Arnoisms" life lessons he taught us. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Sawyer -- Verling Grant Sawyer, 89, died Thursday, December 23, 1999 in a local hospital after a short illness. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. His cremated remains will be buried with his wife in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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White -- Katherine (Kit) Mae White, 86, of Albuquerque, entered eternal life on Friday, December 17, 1999, at Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Albuquerque. She was born November 14, 1913 in Steubenville, Ohio to William T. and Carrie Whitehead Suplee. Kit is survived by her son, Ivan S. White of Las Cruces; and her sister, Betty Saylor of Phoenix, AZ. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 in Albuquerque from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a memorial service to be conducted starting 7:30 p.m. at Fitzgerald and Son Mortuary, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Manzano del Sol Nursing Home, 5201 Roma Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or The Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 1330 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. 
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Baca -- Amalia Molly Baca, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and sister, was called home to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 23, 1999, while surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Baca was born in Jarales, NM; she lived in Barstow, CA four years, then making her home in Albuquerque since 1957; she was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church; formerly a parishioner of Our Lady of Belen, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters; she always faithfully devoted time to pray the Rosary. Mrs. Baca was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Baca; one son, Gilbert Baca; one brother; and three sisters. She is survived by her loving children, Norbert Baca and wife, Lupe, Martha Montoya and husband, Eliseo, J.D. Baca and wife, Diane, Al Baca and wife, Patty, all of Albuquerque; daughter-in-law, Rita Baca; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Flora Pena, Sophie Turrieta and Bernie Sanchez; one brother, Felix Sanchez; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and all those who knew and loved her. The Baca family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Mi Casa Su Casa for the wonderful care given to Amalia Baca. Visitations will be today, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, located on the corner of 8th and Stover, where a Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Fr. Jack Robinson Clark as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Montoya, Marc Baca, Paul Baca, Dominic Baca, Gilbert Sanchez, Phillip (P.J.) Baca and Jonathan Baca. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.
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Baca -- Funeral Services for Mr. Rito Baca will be held on Monday at the St. Anne Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Visitation for Mr. Baca will be held on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Baca -- The family of Mrs. Josephine Molina Baca wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W.
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Bader -- Sarah Louise Bader, age 88, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a resident of Albuquerque for 27 years. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Leonard; and her son, Ben, both of Albuquerque. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Dana Watral and husband, Mike of Lyons, CO, Beth Sommer and husband, Mark of Placitas, NM, and Deirdre Vance and husband, Steve of Charlotte, NC. In addition, she leaves seven grandchildren. Sarah will be remembered as a loving wife and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mrs. Bader, (891-8200).
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Barber -- John Henry Barber, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 1999. He was born August 2, 1911 in Eatonton, GA and was a graduate of Mercer College in Macon, GA. Mr. Barber worked for the Federal Government for 43 years and also served with the Army Air Corps for three years during WWII. Survivors include Inez Barber, his wife of 57 years; two sons, John Henry Barber Jr. and wife, Loretta and James Rist Barber and wife, Kathy; and six grandchildren, William DeLucia, Amy Barber, John Henry Barber III, Joseph J. Barber, Jacob T. Barber and Jennifer Barber. Mr. and Mrs. Barber were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Myron E. White. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of New Mexico, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Sunrise Society of New Mexico, (891-8200).
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