• Lakeshore Mortuary
    Mesa, AZ
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Ruben G. Montalbo 1952 - 2013
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
My heart goes out to Ruben's family and friends.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Our condolences to the fam. of Ruben, we went to grade school with him, he has always been a friendly person to everyone willing to do for others, reading all of the obituaries, you can see he remained the same, may his fam. find peace in their hearts with all these wonderful messages. He will be missed by manys.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Ruben has had a wonderful impact on so many second graders. I worked with Ruben at Holdeman School. As the assistant principal, I would stand in his classroom and see the joy and passion he was passing to his students. He made a difference for our children. It was an honor to work with him and a privilage to be in his classroom.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Ruben,
You will be greatly missed. Thank you so much for acts of your kindness, generosity, and support of the Marcos de Niza High School Orchestra. We have been so blessed to have met you and your beautiful family. Please keep up the good work from Heaven.
All our love and blessings.

The Mada Family
Friday, September 06, 2013
Peace Be With You Anna And
Your Children.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Ruben, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me about teaching. You touched many lives on earth but the Lord needed a great teacher in Heaven. My condolences Montalbo family, sending you many prayers and grateful to have met Ruben.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Ballet Folklorico Amistad will truly miss one of the greatest ballet dads! Thank you for your support of our group from day one. Thank you for supporting your lovely Reina all the years she has been with us. The dynamics in our group will not be the same with out you. Thank you for being our "DJ DAD" at so many of our shows! Your are a kind and giving generous friend. You are missed.
With love and gratitude from your BF Amistad family!
Thursday, September 05, 2013
I never saw Ruben with out a smile on his face in the entire time that I have known him. Most dads can only hope to be as loving, supportive and giving as he. I always admired that about him. His daughter Reina is a member of my dance group and we appointed him the "DJ Dad" for many many performances. He was always entertaining, social and funny. Ruben you are a good man and going to be missed so much by many. I know with all my heart you went straight to heaven and are sitting right next to Jesus. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't like goodbyes, so for now Ruben I will just say SEE YA LATER!! Love Kristina Lewis & kids
Thursday, September 05, 2013
I had the great privilege of working with Ruben at Holdeman my first three years of teaching. He was an inspiration to all of us. He stood by your side, made you laugh and smile. I am sadden by this news and my heart breaks for you and your family. May knowing that Ruben touched so many lives bring you peace and comfort. May he rest in Peace.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Ruben was my first co-teacher in Dual Language at Holdeman and he taught me how to rotate the club to hit a golf ball. He was always a quality person and a great friend. My condolences to the family. See you in heaven, my friend.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
When I thinnk of Ruben, I think of his kindness, thoughtfulness, and ready smile. And I think of how hard he worked and how much he loved Anna, Ruben and Reina and how proud he was of each of them. I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Bro,
You were a great big brother. You loved Anna, was so proud of your kids and loved your family. I will always remember how you and Anna took me and Rosemary out to places as we were growing up. You showered us with gifts, trips and love. I remember how you used to come over for mama's huevos rancheros, you loved her red sauce! You have done well, big brother. You lived your life full of happiness, success and love for each person you met. The impact you have had on this world will live on for many years and through your kids and wife. Anna, Reina and Ruben, when Ruben talked about you, he was so choked up with pride he could barely talk. Thank you for giving him a good life. You are all loved by so many people. Rube, say hi to Oscar, dad and Krystal. I love you so much. You are missed by so many and it comforts me to see how many people loved you. Your sis, Patty
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Ruben was a wonderfully, social, giving man who was a pleasure to know. He touched the hearts of many children and he will always be remembered with love.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Anna and Reina - My heart breaks for you. You will be in my prayers.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Dear Anna,
Please know that you and your children are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Like so many others, I cannot remember a time when Ruben was without a big smile. When I noticed that his services were going to be held at St. Mary's, I thought how fitting it was that the memorial for a man who was special to so many people will be in a place that is special to many of us as well. I hope to see you there.
God Bless,
Ginger Sanford
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
My condolences to Anna and the Montalbo family---I will always remember him delivering my first motorized wheelchair to my house in 1978---RIP Ruben
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
For the short time that my husband knew Ruben and Ann he really enjoyed talking to him. Your prayer goes out to your beautiful family.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Ruben was a very good man; one of the most genuinely friendly people we've ever known. We will miss is smile and his laugh, but most of all how good he made us feel.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Anna, know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I light this candle for an awesome person who gave me the best advice ever: Love the children you teach and help make this a better world for them! What a gentle Soul who loved his wife and family dearly! God Bless all of you! Love Ed & Theresa Molina-Lerma.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Ruben never had an acquaintance . Everyone he knew was cherished and loved by him. He will live in the hearts of all who knew him, and his legacy will live on through all of us . I love you dear brother.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
My Compadre/Friend Ruben will always be remembered as a great man. He always showed everyone love and happiness and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I have so many beautiful memories of Ruben and he will always be in my heart. If more people tried to be half the person Ruben was, the world would be so much better. God bless Ann, Ruben, Reina and all his family. Love & prayers, Your Comadre Viv
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
My deepest condolences to Anna, Reina and Ruben. Ruben was one of the good guys. He was so genuine. He always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He touched so many people - children and adults alike. He will be truly missed.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Anna may God Bless you and your family
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
For it was said and he will be a great man; and Ruben was indeed. Ruben never met a stranger that did not become a friend. He always had time to stop and talk with you. He will be greatly missed.
Peace be with you, Ruben. Good night.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Our hearts are with you, Anna and children.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Dear Sweet Anna, I am so sorry to learn of Ruben's passing. It's incredible to me the last time I saw him was with a big smile on his face and now he is gone. I will pray for you and your family for strength.

Love you,
Ciria Contreras
Monday, September 02, 2013
My sincerest sympathies go out to you and your family, Anna during this extremely sad time. You have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I heard this tragic news. May the many years of happiness you shared with your dear husband be of comfort to you all.
Monday, September 02, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Monday, September 02, 2013
We thank God for wonderful memories of Ruben. What a great man, husband and father. Our hearts are with you, Anna. Peace be to you and your beautiful children.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Ruben proudly wore a smile as if life was just that simple, and it is. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man. He continues to be my inspiration. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family.
Monday, September 02, 2013
My Condolences, Anna And Family! You Are All In My Thoughts And Prayers!
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Dear Anna I am so sorry. My love and prayers to you and the family. One of your bridesmaids in your wedding, a beautiful memory and of high school days. My Armando will show heaven around to him. Love always Rosemary Cuellar Favela
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to Anna, Ruben, and Reina. Ruben was very kind and caring to us. We enjoyed his jokes, stories, and the time he would take to ecourage us by giving us pep talks.We also looked forward to spending time with him outside of work at church, the Cardinal football games, and at different restaurants. God bless you all...
Sunday, September 01, 2013
To Anna and her family: Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Such a graceful and giving man. My heart goes out to and your family.

~Kathy Wiebke
Sunday, September 01, 2013
To Anna & all the Montalbo Family may God comfort you in the loss of your Love one & may Ruben rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. My prayers & thoughts are with you all. Dorothy Abril Diaz
Sunday, September 01, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family Ruben you are such an inspiration such a wonderful loving husband father brother friend. Ruben you will be missed so very much I will miss your How you would always think of me during the holidays always making my banana nut bread you're such an amazing man. I am glad to see you at little. Rosemary birthday party having a great time see your smile with your loving wife Anna I will always remember that way and the biggest hug you gave me that day you and Anna are and will be in my heart forever I will miss you so very much.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
May God bless you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Frank and Betty Sanchez
Saturday, August 31, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Montalbo family..

Gracie Padilla
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The world is missing one of the greatest guys ever. I worked with Ruben for several years at Holdeman School and I never saw Him when he didn't have a big smile on his face. I worked in the library and he always stopped to visit or share a story, he was never too busy to stop and say " how are you doing Miss Joan". My heart goes out to his family, he was a wonderful man and anyone who new him was very fortunate.
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