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Albert J. Salazar

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Mr. Albert (Al) J. Salazar – Age 89 of Espanola passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 06, 2008 following an extended illness. He was born on October 5, 1919, in Los Sauces, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his wife Consuelo (Connie) E. Salazar, his parents Jose Rubel and Preciliana Salazar, his sisters Frances Montano, Ida Neuhausel, Odila Lopez, Olivama Valdez, and brother John B. Salazar. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and Army. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul, and served as a Foster Grandparent. He remained active in the local bowling leagues. He established the Senior Bowling League of the Big Rock Bowling Center and served as the league’s President. He was an active member of the Santa Fe Senior Bowling League and the Espanola men’s Wednesday night league. Albert was a Senior Olympian and State Bowling Champion. He also was an avid golfer and participated in many local charitable tournaments.
Albert began his professional career in Alamosa, Colorado and moved his family to Espanola in 1956 to work as the sales manager of the Chevrolet dealership. In 1981, he established his own used car business (Al’s Auto Sales) until his retirement.
He is survived by his children Albert R. Salazar and wife Kris, LeRoy J. Salazar, Kenneth Salazar and wife Jeanette, Charles Salazar and wife Bernardine, Christella Salazar and fiancé Larry Ulibarri, Julie Salazar and husband Armando, Barbara Rodriguez and husband Ray, and Robert Salazar. His also is survived by his brothers Ruben Salazar and wife Emma and Jaime Salazar, and his sisters Henrietta Romero, Martha Cook, Christella Garcia and husband Rudy. Albert is survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and his long-time caregiver Rosa Contreras. The following grandchildren will serve as pall bearers: Brian Salazar, Carlos Salazar, Jose Rubel Salazar, Armando Salazar Jr., LeAnne Salazar de Montoya, and Victoria Aguilar. The honorary pallbearers will be all of his other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren: Carol Salazar, Maria Salazar, Amanda Salazar, Pamela Lentini, Valerie Salazar, Jacqueline Salazar, Consuelo Salazar, Mary Salazar, Carmella Muniz, Lauren Rodriguez . Great-grandchildren: Joaquin Salazar-Schoeppner, Monique Salazar, Anthony Salazar, Lauren Lentini, Jonathan Salazar, Cassandra Arellano, Lucas Arellano, Rianna Arellano, Jacob Salazar, Isaac Salazar, and Marisa Muniz. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate health care providers at New Mexico Cancer Center. A special thank you to Dr. Tim Lopez and nursing staff who cared for our father.
Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. A rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Espanola. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church followed by interment at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please contact the mortuary for any additional information. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Albert “Al” Salazar with care and professional services. 753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854. www.blocksalazarmortuary.com

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Name Albert J. Salazar
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Date of Death November 6th, 2008
Home Town Los Sauces, CO, US 
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Location 417 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
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Lenny And Ymelda Roybal published condolence .

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very sorry for your loss.

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Lenny And Ymelda Roybal published condolence .

We would like to express our condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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Rebecca Madera published condolence .

Salazar cousins, I send my sincere condolences to all of you. I enjoyed my visits and many telephone conversations with Cousin Albert. It saddens me to think that on future visits to New Mexico, he won't be there. I will continue to cherish the photo of a handsome young man in a Navy uniform, standing next to an automobile on the side of an Alamosa road, along with a beautiful young wife holding their firstborn in her arms, and expecting their second-born. What a lovely couple they were, Albert and Connie.

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Manuel D. Salazar published condolence .

My condolences to the family of my primo Albert Salazar.

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Livia Olguin published condolence .

Leroy I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My Prayers are with you and the rest of the family

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Alex Sisneros Sr & Family published condolence .

We would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. You never be alone you a have another Angel watching you. May God Bless you all. Ales, Juanita, Audrey and Joel

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Ronnie & Shelley Olguin & Family published condolence .

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family for the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace.

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Nadine Guillén published condolence .

Al & Connie's Children – I am so sorry to hear about your father passing away. Your parents will always live in your heart, in your memories, and in the way you see the world. May the gift of your parents' enormous love fill your heart and always comfort you. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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Connie Maes Luna published condolence .

I am very sorry for your loss. Julie, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Dr. Ronald W. Maestas published condolence .

My sincere sympathies to the Salazar Family. Your father was such a beautiful man; I remember him well from his early days in Alamosa. May he be in the company of his wife Connie and his parents Jose Rubel and Preciliana. Que dios los bendiga a sus hijos/hijas siempre.

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Priscilla Montano Kirkpatrick published condolence .

Aqui esta la prissy.I can still hearing him saying that to me. It was a great honor for me to have him as a godfather.My prayers are with you all.He well be greatly missed. He was a very special man. One of its kind. priscilla

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Liz And Benny Garcia published condolence .

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Al. He was always a very friendly and happy person to us and a very good friend of our father, Bernadino Garcia. I'm sure they are sharing a cup of old times up in heaven. Our deepest condolences.

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Jerry & Judy Maestas & Family published condolence .

We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing, May God be with you all during your time of need. You are in our prayers.

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The Vergel De Dios Family published condolence .

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad and would like to express our deepest sympathy. We feel fortunate to have had the chance to meet and get to know him although briefly. He will definitely be missed very much by many. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Melissa Salazar-Martinez published condolence .

Kenny Salazar and all the family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. It saddens me to hear this news. Kenny, you have always been so good to me and my family, Robert and Elsie Salazar and we are grateful. We keep you and your family in our prayers during this very sad time and always.

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Dolores Valdez De Pong published condolence .

The passing of Uncle Al is a great loss to our Salazar family. I remember that he loved to sing at family events and liven things up. I liked to hear the stories he used to tell about his father, the grandfather I never knew. He often called me "hita" and I liked that. I shall miss him very much.

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Susie Gonzalez published condolence .

To the Family of Al, I express my condolences. Al was a very special friend to me. When I was the Secretary for the Senior Bowling Leaque in Santa Fe, he was always there for me with words of wisdom and encouragment. Vaya Con Dios Al......Rest in Peace

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Dennis O'brien published condolence .

Al was an incredible help and support to me while I was chairman of the Foster Grand Parents / Senior Companions program in Espanola... his wisdom and incredible way of showing honor and respect was truly an inspiration. His advise was always spot on and timely. He seemed to have a gift of looking through the dust to see the bright solution. I wish I as closer to home to be there to say adios! My deepest condolences.

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Larry,eric,nadine And Zack Ulibarri published condolence .

To The Salazar Familia Our deepest sympathy and condolensces to you all,And most of all Christie the love of my life may I be able to support her at this time and always..Larry. My children met a man who was both strong, caring and loving. Al made them feel really at ease around him. No he did not sell me my 1st car, but did teach me a lot of music which I wiil always remember [e.g., "Mariquita Linda," "Your Are My Sunshine," and valces while I play my violin for him -- he really loved that! My sons, Eric & Zach, also had the opportunity to play for him at his home. We also took many wonderful photos of Al.

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Albert Martinjez published condolence .

SALAZAR FAMILY I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR FATHER. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE PRAYIKNG FOR YOU ALL. ALBERT MARTINEZ

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Ida S. Pacheco Los Alamos Nm published condolence .

We are sorry to hear the passing of my primo Al and will have good memories of his successful life.Our prayers are with all the family.

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Elmer & Loyola Trujillo published condolence .

We are terribly saddened to hear of Al's Passing. We want to express our sincere sympathy to all the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. what a huge loss for everyone. Thank you for sharing him all these years with us! He was a huge inspiration to my career and was a mentor to me for many years. He will be missed by us all.

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Dolores Devargas-Schoonover published condolence .

Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you are all well.

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Julie,albert, Leroy, Kenny And The Rest Of The Salazar Family published condolence .

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved dad. He always remembered that when he came to Espanola and I had just finished high school I bought a car from him, and he always told me he had sold his first car to me. We pray that God will give you the strengh to bear your great loss. He was great man. Bertha & Orlando Maestas & family

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