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PIECH -- Andrew Mark Piech, 23, a resident of Albuquerque, died on August 15, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Paula Piech, of Albuquerque; brothers Philip Piech, of Albuquerque, David Piech, of Houston, TX, and Andrew's girlfriend, of two years, Cassie Martinez. Andrew graduated from Eldorado High School in 2004, and from Universal Technical Institute of Phoenix, AZ in 2005. He enjoyed working on cars, riding his motorcycle, Guinness drought, playing video games, watching UFC fights, skateboarding, and graffiti artwork. Andrew was a kind and loving son, brother, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass will be held at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Please visit the online guest register for Andrew at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SAIZ -- Petrita J. Saiz Birthdays do not end with death, but last as long as love. Every tear that I cry is now just a memory. A reminder of all the love you ever gave me. Mom, although the year flew by your memory is still deep within my heart. Happy Birthday!! Love, Darlene
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SANCHEZ -- Brando Sanchez. Our Beloved Brando Sanchez, 21, a lifelong resident of New Mexico who lived in Mountainair and Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Judy Greene and step-father Travis Greene; grandparents Eddie and Jennie Sanchez and Jim and Dorothy Greene; aunt Cynthia Montez; uncles Gene Sanchez, Jimmy Greene and wife Dana, and Lonnie Greene and wife Sonya; father Albert Chavez; grandparents Sonny and Irene Chavez; uncle Nick, aunts Marlene and Darlene Chavez; special cousin Kayla Montez and many other cousins. He was a graduate of St. Pius and a member of Mountainair Gymkhana Rodeo. He was raised on a ranch where his passion for animals grew. He aspired to become a veterinarian. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at French Lomas Chapel. Mass will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont, NE, Abq. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Brando was full of life and left footprints on the hearts of those who knew him. Please visit the online guest register for Brando at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SANDLIN -- Mary Ena Eubanks Sandlin, 83, originally from Shreveport, LA., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her daughters Linda Jones and husband Denny of Tempe, Arizona, Susan Kienzel and husband Marvin of Albuquerque, and Marilyn Eubanks of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren Trey Kienzel, Desirae Myers and husband Paul, Christopher Kienzel and wife Tara, Serenity DeLoach, Casey Jones, Joel Daws, and Delanie Daws; and great-grandson Hunter DeLoach. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Paul Sandlin. Mary moved from Shreveport to Albuquerque in 2006, most recently residing at Sunrise Assisted Living, where she was very active and enjoyed her relationships with the staff, caregivers, and residents. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, 520 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or at www.aspca.com. Please visit the online guest register for Mary at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SCHUMACHER -- Bob Schumacher passed away August 14, 2009 age 76, after a courageous battle with declining health. He is survived by his devoted wife Lou who cared for him 16 years in his wheelchair. Also survived by daughter Alisa and husband Bob, daughter Cathy and husband Frank, daughter Donna; Sons Steve and Robby, and Lori and Michael; Grandchildren are Robby, Bailey, Sara, Buddy and Jessica, Waymon, Chris and Josiah. Also nine great-grandchildren. Best doggie pal Bugsy misses Bob terribly. Bob was born in Amarillo, TX in 1932 to Phil and Lela Ray Schumacher. He attended NMMI in Roswell, excelling in sports and graduating in 1951. From there he joined the U.S. Navy, spending four years in Japan as a radio tech and boxing Golden Gloves, becoming a lightweight champion title holder. He then returned to ABQ to work alongside his dad at the building he built downtown at 2nd St. and Grand, the Tower Plaza. At the time at seven stories, it was the first 'skyscraper' to grace the city's skyline. Later Bob began a career at American Furniture for more than 20 years. He met Lou, the love of his life, and soon married her in 1969, along with her four children. Bob and Lou loved to go out dancing, and travel to Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV. Bob played golf and shot pool like a pro. He had quick wit and exercised his mind with crossword puzzles and Trivial Pursuit. He especially loved Frank Sinatra. In the 80's Bob and Lou returned to the Tower Plaza to manage the building. After selling the building, they retired to a nice home in the heights with an indoor pool to rehab Bob's spine. Bob took up woodworking with special tools and made many beautiful objects of art. Bob was a man's man who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Please join us at his memorial service on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11a.m. at Riverside Funeral Home. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663
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SMITH -- Gary Smith, 50, passed away quietly with his family by his side on Monday, August 17, 2009. Gary was born in Borger, TX on July 19, 1959 to Joseph H. and Jewel Ruth (Overman) Smith. Gary proudly served his country in the United States Air force for over 20 years and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1996. He is preceded in death by his father Joe and sisters Judy and Ramona. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Jeanie, sons Dennis Smith and Gary Smith II and wife Mari; grandchildren Gary III and Katie Anne. Also surviving his mother Jewel Smith and sister Joyce Cardon and husband Butch all of Farmington, NM, and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family. Gary will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted family. Visitations will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services. Funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Carlisle Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Full Military Honors. Casket bearers will be Dennis Smith, Gary Smith II, Robert Burkholder, Jeff Wright, Dennis Tenorio, Johnny Gomez, and Kirk Cardon. Honorary Casket bearers will be Gary Smith III and William Burkholder. Gary's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188 Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com
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SPURLOCK -- Mary Evelyn Spurlock,80 passed away in Humble Texas August 17 2009. Born in Ohio on February 18 1929 to corliss and Destiny Symonds.Raised in Albuquerque New Mexico.Preceeded in death by husband John and sons Mac and Eddie.Survived by son Eddies family, John and family, daughter Terri,son Douglas and family,son Kenneth, sisters Ella and Betty along with nieces and nephews.
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TAFOYA -- Joseph "Joe" Montoya Tafoya, 86, resident of Albuquerque, passed away in his home Monday, August 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rita Lopez Tafoya; son, Joseph R. Tafoya and wife, Penny Lindgren; grandsons, Dominic Matthew, and Joseph Par William; sisters, Viola Gurule of Ojo Caliente, NM, and Natalia "Nattie" Baca and husband, Phil; brother-in-law, Johnny Serrano, all of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Elma Lopez of Socorro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was born April 11, 1923 in Polvadera, NM. He was the sixth of thirteen children born to Juan P. and Isabelita M. Tafoya. He and his loving wife, Rita, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June of 2009. Joe was of the greatest generation who served honorably in the 8th Air Force in England in WW II. His unit was sent to Normandy and Utah Beach, they fought through France and into Weisbaden, Germany. Before his discharge, he was a security guard for the Nurnberg trials. He returned from WW II and received his degree in Industrial Arts from Highland University. After teaching for four years, he worked in the Albuquerque area for 33 years, retiring from General Electric in 1985. Before and after retirement, Joe and Rita traveled extensively including a trip to their ancestral homes in Tafalla and Majorica, Spain. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Pl., Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or Casa Angelica Auxiliary, P.O. Box 30683, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0683. Please visit our online guestbook for Joe at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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TRUJILLO -- Leroy Vincent Trujillo, age 44, died unexpectedly in the early morning of Monday, August 17, 2009. Leroy was born November 28, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. He later moved to Albuquerque where he attended Valley High School. Leroy had a love for life outdoors, cooking, coke products, family, and friends. Leroy lived for the moment and had a talent for fixing most things people would consider unfixable. Leroy is survived by his parents, George Trujillo, Marcia Martinez and stepfather, Jimmy Martinez; brother, George R. Trujillo; daughter, Jeneva Trujillo; sons, Leroy Trujillo, Steven Trujillo, and Brandon Trujillo; granddaughter, Marisol Erinn Trujillo; Leroy's girlfiiend, Valerie Serbin and her children, Felicia, Nikki, and Damacio Gallegos. Services will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St, NW. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery on Edith and Menaul, NE. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Aragon, Gerald V. Arellano, Nick Esquibel, Raymond V. Trujillo, Richard J. Trujillo, Anthony Luna, and Robert Luna. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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VALENCIA -- Emilie C. "Leila" Valencia 10-21-20 to 08-19-08 Missing you and thinking of you everyday. We Love You! Frank, Caroly, Roberta, Rosanna
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