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BACA, JOHN MICHAEL M.D. John Michael Baca, 49, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013. He was born to Stella Silva and Oswald G. Baca on June 27, 1964. He graduated from Highland High School in 1982 and in 1987 graduated from UNM with a degree in biomedical engineering. He graduated from UNM Medical School in 1992. After an internship and residency at University of Kansas Medical Center, John returned to practice internal medicine in Albuquerque in 1996. John enjoyed all activities involving his family. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing chess, and fishing and hiking with his dad, brother, and nephews. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched. John is survived by wife, Lara Barkoff; three daughters: Rachael, Julia, and Dana, of Albuquerque; his parents, Stella Silva Baca, Albuquerque, and Oswald G. Baca, Tome; brother, Paul (Holly) Arnold, MD; step-mother, Mary Ann Baca; his grandmothers: Susana Baca, Belen, and Odilia Silva, Albuquerque; in-laws, Joel and Carol Barkoff; sister-in-law, Deborah Barkoff; brothers-in-law: Roger (Karen) Barkoff and Jeff (Jeanne Ann) Barkoff; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, golfing buddies, colleagues, friends, and patients, who all mourn his passing. Cremation has taken place. A memorial Service for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the JCC of Albuquerque (5520 Wyoming NE, 87109). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cuidando los Ninos (P.O. Box 12786, Albuquerque, NM 87106) or Southwest Brain Bank at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (Dept. of Psychiatry, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX, 78229). Please visit John's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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