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SANCHEZ -- Isidro (Isaac) Sanchez, born December 8, 1965, passed away Saturday at the age of 40. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2006 also at the Church of the Ascension where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Los Padillas Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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STARZYNSKI -- Severn Starzynski, 90, died May 28, 2006 in Albuquerque. He was born December 5, 1915, in Pittsburg, PA. His father was T.A. Starzynski, who headed the Polish Falcons in the United States before, during, and after World War I. Severn spent much of his youth in Poland. He graduated from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. In April 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. By 1944 he commanded a company of combat engineers that began to see action in Europe shortly after D-Day. His unit was part of the Allied advance across Europe into Germany. After VE-Day he was stationed in Paris, where he rendezvoused with an Army nurse from Oklahoma, Delle, that he had met and fallen in love with while they were both stationed at Camp Hood, TX. They soon married in Swindon, England. He was honorably discharged from active duty in December 1946, and retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in 1975. He worked at the U.S. Patent Office until 1952 when he moved his family to Albuquerque to work at Sandia National Laboratories. He retired from there in 1973. Following the death of Delle in 1965, he married Gloria Smith in 1976. He spent his retirement years actively, including traveling around the globe with Gloria, playing tennis and running the bridge program at Palo Duro Senior Citizens Center. Severn's daughter, Lorraine and his sons, Richard and John preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, Charles and his wife, Karsan Elliott of Sacramento, CA, and James and his wife, Joy Read; by his grandchildren, Justine Starzynski and her sons, Tommy Thompson and Dante Bonaccorso, Lucien Starzynski, Colbran Starzynski, and Alexander Starzynski; and by his step-granddaughter, Amber Smith, all of Albuquerque; by his wife, Gloria; by his stepchildren, Susan Smith and her son, Enrique Mondragon (her daughter Maria Elena preceded Severn in death), James Smith, and Shelley Smith and her companion, Matt Adair, all of Albuquerque, and Michael Smith of Alaska; by Michael's son, Richard Smith and his wife, Angela and their daughter, Sydney of Michigan; and by Shelley's son, Joe Wilson and his wife, Cipprianita and their children, Trevor, Severn Star, and Chloe of Raton. Memorial Services will be at 2.00 p.m. on June 2, 2006, at Riverside Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to KNME-TV, 1200 University Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1798, or Peanut Butter & Jelly Family Services, 1101 Lopez Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.
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TAFOYA -- Rocky Raymond Tafoya, 54, passed away on May 27, 2006, after suffering a massive heart attack. This sudden death came as a great shock to everyone who knew him, and he will be greatly missed. Rocky was the eldest son of George Tafoya and Mary Ellen Bierner Tafoya. He was born on December 9, 1951, in Hot Springs, NM, (Truth or Consequences). He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969 and served honorably in the New Mexico Army National Guard from November 2, 1969 to October 20, 1977. He went on to attain both his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal justice and MBA in Management Specialization. He was presently employed as a Captain (Shift Commander) at the Albuquerque Regional Correction Center, Cornell Corrections. Rocky dedicated his life and career serving in various law enforcement positions throughout the state of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his father, George C. Tafoya who passed away July 26, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Judith C. Forbes Tafoya; mother, Mary Ellen Tafoya-Tow and husband, R. Sam; four brothers and one sister, Ricky and wife, Tammy, Ronnie and wife, Alisa, Randy, Robbie, Rosemarie Marquez and husband, Art; six nephews, Ricky George, Ronnie George, Tyler Charles, Robert Wolfgang, Rio Harley, and Reno Jessy Tafoya; five nieces, Tammy Rogers, Selina Ohman, Jessica and Katrina Marquez, and Regan Tafoya; Judy's children, Joel Forbes and Megan Castillo and their children, Joel Jr. and Rachel Forbes and Aaliyah Castillo; numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Direct Funeral Services Chapel 2919 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (three blocks north of Menaul on 4th St.) Private Internment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Garden In Las Cruces. Pallbearers will be brothers, Ricky, Randy, Ronnie, and Robbie; brother-in-law, Art and cousin, Genno Tafoya. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, Alb. NM 87107 (505) 343-8008.
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TOMBERLIN -- Robert Lee "Bob" Tomberlin passed away on May 27, 2006 following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1925 in Atwood, OK and spent his childhood in and around Strong City, OK. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he settled in Albuquerque in 1946 where he married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn. In 1974, Bob moved to Bosque Farms, NM where he lived until his death. Bob worked in the trucking industry for ICX for 38 years until his retirement in 1985. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Evelyn; son, Garry and wife, Marion of Bosque Farms; son, Larry and wife, Ellen of Los Lunas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; sister, Letha Archer and husband, T.J. of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law, Violet of Portland, OR; brother, Gerald and wife, Ila of Carter, OK; brother, Leon and wife, Joan of Marble Falls, TX; brother, Bill and wife, Glenda of Alva, OK; as well as a myriad of nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Leo and Velma Tomberlin; brother, Lowell and wife, Dixie; sister, Mildred Cogburn and husband, Sidney; and brother, Virgil. Visitation for Bob will be Thursday, June 1, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Aspen Funeral Home, 1935 Juan Tabo NE. Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Aspen Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will host a reception immediately following interment at the Albuquerque Elks Lodge at 2430 Centre Ave. SE. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.
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WILLIAMS -- Donica (Doris) Kathleen O'Brien Williams, 65, passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 18, 1940 in Chicago, IL. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Williams of Albuquerque; three sons, Earl D. Walters, Albuquerque, NM, Steven A. Williams, St. Louis, MO, David S. Williams, Powder Springs, GA; five grandchildren, Scott, Jordan, Nicolette, Isabelle, and Faith. Memorial Services will be conducted Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW. with Pastor Lemuel Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111, Attn Lorraine West. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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ZAMORA -- Pete A. Zamora, 87, passed away May 30, 2006. Formerly from Socorro, NM, he was born in Kelly, NM June 18, 1918. Mr. Zamora served in the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division from 1942 to 1946 Southwest Pacific Arena during WWII and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign and the Philippine Liberation. After 37 years of service he retired from Kirkland Air Force Base as a Security Guard and was a life member of V.F.W Post 401. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; daughter, Mary Ann Romero and husband, Rudy; granddaughter, Yvonne Dion and husband, Eric; two great-grandchildren, Van and Ella; grandson, Christopher Romero and fiancee, Amber. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was very dedicated to his family. A Rosary will be recited Friday, June 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Our Lady of Assumption Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006. Interment will follow the Mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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CARRILLO -- Raymond A. Carrillo, 77, beloved husband and father, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2006. He was born on November 11, 1928 to Nestor and Mollie Carrillo of Martinez Town in Albuquerque. Emily Carrillo, his wife of 57 years, preceded him in death. Raymond is survived by his children, Veronica Garcia, Sandy Mileski, David Carrillo and Lisa Carrillo; grandchildren, Jason and Jacqueline Garcia, Zachary, Mariah and Joshua Moquino, and Sean and Leigh Mileski; great-grandchild, Justin Garcia; and nephews, Danny Ray, Ronnie and Mark Carrillo. Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 1, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Deacon Mark Bussemeier reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 2, 2006, 11:30 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 624 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit Thursday, June 1, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. until time of the Rosary at French Mortuary. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DAY -- Don F. Day, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away at home with his family by his side on Thursday, May 25, 2006. Don was born on September 27, 1930 in Electra, TX, to Roy and Ruth Day. He grew up in Louisiana and Texas, graduating high school in San Diego, TX, and joined the Air Force in 1948. His first overseas assignment was in Occupied Japan. He married Carolyn V. Cox, in Tahoka, TX on April 16, 1951 and was stationed at Manzano AFB, now known as Kirtland AFB. Coming from the flatlands of Texas, they took the signs posted east of Albuquerque seriously when they read "Last Chance for Gas, Mountain Passes Ahead." Don proudly served with the New Mexico Air National Guard for 35 years. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Don and Carolyn returned to Texas in 1985 to care for ailing parents. There, they were active in their church and enjoyed many years of traveling. In 2001, they returned to Albuquerque to be closer to their daughters and their families. He and Carolyn were members of the Heights Church of Christ. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruth Day. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Debra Stroup and husband, Mike, Sheri Maloy and husband, TJ; four grandchildren, Ryan Matson, Shelby Alexander and husband, Ty, Aaron Maloy and Shawn Maloy; and one great-granddaughter, Audry Lynn (Sugar Plum) Alexander. He is also survived by one brother, Albert Day and wife, Joanne; two sisters, Patsy Hart and husband, Cecil and Gladys Swan and husband Carl. Don was a devoted and loving husband, wonderful father, and caring brother. He was a man of integrity, a man of faith and he will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor Friday, June 2, 2006, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tribute Memorial Dept., 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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DE LA PORTE -- Carl Eugene De La Porte, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away May 26, 2006. He was born October 31, 1924, and raised in Hannibal, MO. He joined the Navy at seventeen serving as a Master Carpenter aboard the USS Oberon. He also drove the landing craft in World War II in the South Pacific. After returning from the war, he worked at the Iowa Ordnance Plant. In 1954 Carl moved with his family to Albuquerque to work at ACF and later was employed at GE as manager of Quality Control. He was honored by GE for perfect attendance for nineteen years. He was very active in his church serving in many areas as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, treasurer, and was active on the Church Board for many years. He was site manager for the new gym and was a superior carpenter, leaving a living legacy of his craftsmanship for the church and many friends. Carl was predeceased by his son, Terry De La Porte. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughters, Marca De La Porte and Kay Rayls and husband, Greg; his son, Jim and wife, Gai Gai Anderson. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Pam De La Porte; and his grandchildren, Kim Haight and husband, Mike; Dawn and husband, Blake Leath; Jason De La Porte, Amy Boles, Emilio, Elias and Esperanza Sandoval, Jeremy Rayls, Jameson, Evan, Titus, and Neema Anderson; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Terralyn Haight, Lauren Leath, and Kylar De La Porte; his sisters, Glenna Rothweiler and Virginia Davidson; and brother, Richard De La Porte; also many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Services will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006, 10:00 a.m. at the Heights First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit Wednesday, May 31, 2006 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo Del Norte NE or a charity of your choice. Gentle giant. Christ like life Talented hands. Trusting heart Quiet spirit. Faithful friend French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DURAN -- Bersabe. Mana Bersa, 103, born June 9, 1902, passed away on May 29, 2006 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix Ortiz and Luisa Romero; stepmother, Gomersinda Ortiz, her husband, Dionicio Duran; one son, Onesimo Duran; one grandson, Michael Duran; one great-great-grandson, Damien Duran; son-in-law, Daniel Garcia; three brothers and one sister. She is survived by four daughters and four sons, Delia Garcia, Lorraine Burns (Jim), Luisa Duran (David), Dolores Klingbeil, Albert Duran (Marge), Bill Duran (Dora), Frank Duran (AnnaMarie), Clarence Duran (Carol), and daughter-in-law, Elsie Duran; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mana Bersa was an active member of the Carmelitas, an active member of the Democratic party, a foster grandparent in the Penasco Schools, a member of the Altar Society and very active in the Senior Citizens activities. She loved her blessed Penasco and Rio Lucio where she raised nine children, as well as chickens, pigs, cows and cabritos with Mano "Lionicio" whom she married in 1920 where they lived in their 150 year old house and orchard and farm. She loved her comadres and compadres and vecinos who shared work, joy and sorrow together as well as frijoles, papas, chili and tortillas. Mana Bersa's spirit was an amazing one to the end, and we figure it will be the same in the heavenly beyond. Her friends in heaven will say "Al fin llego mi comadre Bersa!" and they'll be glad to have her meet a Su Tatita Dios y a Maria Santissima. And Dad will say "'Onde andabas? Ya me daban ancias!". Our mother lived through 18 presidents and 26 administrations! The blessings of a long life given to her as she said by her boss, El Creador Del Mundo. El Santo Rosario will be recited on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. with a visitation just before at 5:00 p.m. and La Santa Misa will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006. Both services will be at the San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. More information under the care of DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, New Mexico.
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