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BIROSH -- George John Birosh, 74, of Albuquerque, NM went to be with his Lord Jesus on Thursday, November 6, 2008. George was born June 19, 1934 in Mahanoy City, PA to John and Helen Birosh. He joined the U.S. Air Force on August 12, 1953. He played the saxophone in the 75 2d Air Force Band and traveled with the band to various cities in the U.S. While stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, in Albuquerque he met and married the love of his life, Gloria Ann Griego and made Albuquerque his family home. Upon his discharge from the Air Force he began his career in marketing retiring after many years of dedicated service from GTE Lenkurt (Siemens). George and his wife owned and operated Amor Jewelers for several years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gloria, his parents John and Helen Birosh, and his in-laws Pierre and Felicita Griego. He is survived by his sisters, Suzanne Prete (Tony) of Bonita, CA and Mary Louise Johnson of Naples, FL. Other survivors include his sisters-in-law Sadie Sanchez (Luz), Melba Guerin (Kenneth), Sylvia Osborne (Fred, deceased), Helen Sanchez, Rita Zaccardi (John, Deceased) and his brother-in-law Leo Diego Griego (Cathy). George was intensely fond of his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, many whom he considered as his children Michael (Alberta), Mark (Karen) and Zachary (Connie) Guerin, Kathy Guerin and children, Brianna, Isaac, Matthew and Felicia; Monica Bergeron (Delfie), Michelle Healy (Sean) and children, Greggory, Peyton and Eli; Stacey and Stephen Griego; Paul, David, Joseph and Yvette Sanchez and Cynthia Mitchell; Carlos and Miguel Sanchez, Sharon Hernandez and children Lena Hernandez and Veronica Jaramillo; Greg, Patrick, Pierre and Elizabeth Osborne and Cecile Mosbarger and Annette Farnham; Laura Carpinelli and son Giancarlo and Kim Piancone and son Michael. Cremation has taken place, may he rest in peace. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE.
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