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BRITO -- ROBERT JR. "FROG" Age 28, died Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was born on June 24, 1983 in Long Beach, CA. Robert will always be remembered as a great man doing what he loved. He was a die hard rider with many friends. He was the type of man who would bend over backwards to lend a helping hand to anyone. He was a smart man that knew a bit of everything. He was all smiles, all laughs, all the time and always treated everyone equal. We will always remember him as a great man and he will be loved forever and will always be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten. Robert is survived by his father Roberto Brito; mother Brunilda Sepulveda; brothers David Brito and Jason Supulveda; sisters Jessica Brito, Melissa Sepulveda and Rosario Brito; step-father Jose Sepulveda; step-mother Rosario Brito; one nephew and one niece. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10am at San Martin de Porres Parish with interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. "Rob Rider". Please visit our online guest book for Frog at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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BROWN -- CHARLES H. Age 82, a thirty seven year resident of Albuquerque, passed away while spending the last six months of his life in Nashville, TN. He is survived by his sons Michael and wife Kim of Florida and Chris and wife Carolyn of Nashville; one granddaughter, Shelby of Florida. Charlie was born in Maquoketa, IA to Frederick F. and Viola G. Brown. As a young boy growing up, his family moved to Knoxville, TN where he completed his primary education. After graduating High School, he was granted a football scholarship from Southern Louisiana University in Lafayette, received a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture, and in 1954 was commissioned as a U.S. Air Force Officer. After completing undergraduate pilot training and receiving his first assignment to Sacramento, CA, he met his soon to be wife Edna "Mickey" C. Michelotti and they married two years later. Further assignments included Alaska where his first son Michael was born; and Albuquerque, NM where his second son Chris was born. Charles willfully accepted orders to the war in Vietnam and returned 18 months having spent countless hours as an Air Operations Center Coordinator in Da Nang and flying close Air Support missions over enemy territory in a OV -10 Bronco. After 24 years of honorable service, Charles retired from the United States Air Force as a Maintenance Officer at McGuire, AFB, NJ. The family settled back in Albuquerque, NM where he enthusiastically began a new career as a Real Estate Agent, first with Lincoln Realty and later with Hooten & Stahl. As an entrepreneur he ventured out on his own in the property management business running "Guardian Residential Management" for over 20 years. He had a love for fishing, horseback riding, and spent many volunteer hours with the Albuquerque Police Department. He had a very giving spirit, often helping individuals and charities with personal service or contributions. We have lost a truly decent and good man and he will be dearly missed. Friends may visit on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at French - Wyoming Chapel. A Celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at French - Wyoming Chapel. Interment with full military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 pm. Flowers will be accepted at the mortuary or memorial contributions may be made in Charlie's name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit our online guestbook for Charlie at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CAMUGLIA -- JOSEPH (JOE) AKA CAMPANELLI Age 78, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011. Joe was born July 14, 1933 to Jennie and Rosario Camuglia in Staten Island, NY. He served in the U.S. Air Force band and was stationed in Guam. Upon discharge, he pursued his education in advertising at Utica New York University. He came to Albuquerque in 1960 and worked as an advertising executive for Channel 13 for a short while before venturing into wholesale Italian food distribution to supermarkets in Albuquerque and surrounding areas of the state. Following that, he established Paisano's Rolling Pizza, a successful city-wide pizza delivery service, the forerunner of Paisano's Italian Restaurant opened in 1973 on Eubank Blvd. where it has remained a popular eatery for 38 years. Joe retired in 1994 and his son Rick took the helm. Joe is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce; son, Rick; daughters, Becky Rippel and Cheryl Thompson; grandchildren, Bethany Hillson and Nathan Hillson; four sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GARCIA -- JUANITA S. Age 97, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011. A Public Viewing will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 beginning at 6:05 PM at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Albuquerque, 9502 4th Street, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 764-9663. Please visit our online guest book for Juanita S. Garcia at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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GONZALES -- ROBERT Age 54, beloved son and nephew, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was born on February 22, 1957 to Cleofas and Severa Gonzales, in Albuquerque, NM, and was a life long resident of Algodones, NM. Robert loved spending time on the family ranch, herding his cattle and enjoying the great fresh air and space. He was preceded in death by is mother Severa (Lela) Gonzales; and sister, Lucy Garcia. Robert is survived by his loving father Cleofas Gonzales of Algodones, NM; his aunt, Rosa Jaramillo; and many cousins and friends. Robert will be greatly missed by all. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at San Jose Mission in Algodones, NM, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Algodones Community Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Daniel Garcia, Amalio Aranda, Leon Vigil, Leroy Vigil, Nick Ramirez and Mario Ramirez. Honorary Bearer will be Ramon Gonzales. Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Robert's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87114 505-898-3160
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GREEN -- JANIS Mom - it's hard to believe that it's been nine years since the Lord called you home. Although there is sadness today, I feel joyful and blessed to have had you in my life for 34 years. Thanks to God for picking you to be my Mom. Your love, patience, courage, and kindness showed me how to live and love more fully. I love and miss you so much. Jill
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GUTIERREZ -- GINA LINDALEE Age 36, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was born on November 21, 1975. May her soul rest in peace with Leandra. Gina is survived by her mother, Lupe; brother, Ricky; three daughters, Renee, Desirae and Keisha; nephew, Gavin; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. We luv you and will miss you always. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 am with a Mass following at 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Gina's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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HARRAH -- MADGE Age 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011. Madge was born in Lamar, MO on May 11, 1931 to Lester and Blanche Fisher. Her mother taught art, English and music and her father taught English and math. They were creative people who encouraged Madge in all her endeavors. When Madge first started selling the books she'd written, her mother said, "Don't settle for a flat fee. Hold out for royalties." Madge attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, majoring in art and English education and minoring in music. She graduated in 1953. She married Larry Harrah in 1952, with whom she had gone to high school. He eventually earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and did scientific research for the U.S. Air Force in Ohio and at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Madge studied playwriting with Rod Serling ("Twilight Zone"). She had plays published and produced, won two international playwriting contests, published 12 books and over 400 articles, stories and short pieces in regional and national publications, some of which were anthologized. She exhibited paintings in juried shows, illustrated books, composed music, and taught writing classes to people of all ages for over 30 years. In April of 2009, she was presented a Lifetime of Achievement Award by the College of Education, University of Missouri, for "Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service." She is survived by her husband, Larry; their two children, Eric and Meghan; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Madge at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HERRERA -- LYDIA DORA Was born in Corrales, New Mexico on April 18, 1950. She passed away in Albuquerque on Monday, November 28, 2011 at the age of 61. Lydia loved to do quilting, sewing, and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Esperidion and Josefinita Martinez; brother, Pat; sister, Anna Dina. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joe Herrera; sons, Michael, and Gary and wife Mary; grandson, Jordan; granddaughter, Madison; brothers, Porfirio Martinez and wife Lorraine, Eli Martinez and wife Mary, and Isaac and Patsy, all of Albuquerque; sister, Rachel Calliham; sister-in-law, Virginia; and many other family and friends who love and will miss her. Services will be held at the Central Sevenths Day Adventist Church, 2201 Estancia Drive NW, in Albuquerque, on Friday December 2, 2011 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Martinez, Mark Martinez, Marty Martinez, Chuck Martinez, Stan Shafer, Benny Gurule, and Patrick Herrera. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th Street, ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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HORNE -- LEONARD DOUGLAS "DOUG" Age 62, of Los Lunas, NM, passed away November 10, 2011, at the University of New Mexico Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit from complications following a stroke. Doug was born on May 6, 1949 in Albuquerque, NM, the son of the late Courtney Horne and Lola Skotchdopole, being lovingly raised by his stepfather, the late Henry Skotchdopole. Following graduation from Highland High School in 1967, where he was a "headhunter" playing defensive tackle on the hornet's football team, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a radio operator on the USS ERNEST G. SMALL during the Vietnam War. Doug was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on December 5, 1973, after earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Following the Vietnam War, Doug returned to Albuquerque, where he was blessed with a daughter from his first marriage, Emily Horne. In 1989, Doug married Linda Blakely and became the loving father of Rob Starkey. In 1976 he became a real estate salesman, eventually working with his mother at Los Lunas Realty. He took over Los Lunas Realty in 2006, and continued working there alongside Mike Little until his death. Doug was known to others as the "gentle giant," never met a stranger, and always had a smile and a hug for those whom he loved. Family get-togethers were never complete until Doug arrived with his bear-hugs and overwhelming warmth. While an avid downhill skier, Doug's life-long passion was fishing. He was particularly fond of fishing on Heron Lake in Chama, NM, and spent as much time as he could, fishing in Chama. All of his siblings, credit Doug with teaching them how to fish. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Henry Skotchdopole, who passed away on August 5, 2009; his mother, Lola Skotchdopole, who passed away on January 16, 2005; and his first cousin Bruce Balfour, who passed away on August 29, 2001. Doug is survived by his wife, Linda, of Los Lunas, NM; one daughter, Emily, and partner, Rey Ortiz, of Los Lunas, NM; a son, Rob Starkey and his wife, Kara, of San Jose, CA; five siblings, including Arlene Horne, and her partner, Carlton Cann, of Douglasville, GA; Gayla Thomason, of Los Lunas, NM; Tom Horne and his wife, Linda, of Austin, TX; Mark Skotchdopole and his wife Dilenda, of Los Lunas, NM; and Paul Skotchdopole and his wife Yolanda, of Las Vegas, NM; three grandchildren, including Margaret Horne, of Los Lunas, NM; Jack Stone Ortiz, of Los Lunas, NM; and Anna Starkey, of San Jose, CA; his beloved Aunt Lillian Balfour; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and four special miniature dachshunds. A Memorial Service was held at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez in Los Chavez, NM, on November 13, 2011, officiated by the Reverend Boyd Morerod, and included Doug's favorite songs performed by his brother, Tom, and his friend, Fred Mollerud. A memorial donation fund in Doug's honor has been established by the family for treatment costs incurred by Doug's brother, Mark, for ALS and can be accessed through www.marksmarch.com, or by direct donation to Dilenda Scott, 6 Peach Blossom, Los Lunas, NM, 87031. Sign Doug's online register book at: www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM
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