ALBERT LOPEZ Our beloved father and grandfather was called to be with our Lord on August 27, 2013. Albert was with his family and will dearly be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents Pablo and Beneranda Lopez: his son George: beloved wife Viola of 56 years: his brother and sisters, Ben, Louise Valdez and Helen Gaeta. He is survived by his children, Albert (Connie), John (Lydia), James and Sharmaine Garcia (Joe); his grandchildren and great granddaughter; many nephews and nieces of New Mexico, California and Texas; local relatives and friends and his cherished dog "Cosmo". Albert felt it was more important to serve his country instead of receiving a high school diploma. Since he was underage he needed written permission from his parents to enter the military ranks. Albert honorably joined the Marine Corp in 1944 and served his county in World War II. He returned home and began electrical work. During that time, Albert met Viola at a local school where he was doing some electrical repairs. Shortly after they were married and together they had five children. He worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Labs as a machinist and retired from there to care for his son George. Albert had many interests and hobbies. He belonged to the Civil Air Patrol. Albert loved to sing and had a beautiful voice; he was a member of the choir at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, NM and later with the St. Francis Cathedral. He was a ham radio operator, he worked his family flagstone quarry, he loved gold panning, metal detecting, hunting and fishing and making jewelry. On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, a rosary will be recited at 10:00a.m at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. We will then celebrate a funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Tri officiating at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. At 12:45 p.m. a military burial with full honors with his wife Viola and their son George will conclude at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as his pallbearer is his grandson Anthony Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Haley, Janea, Alexander, Sarah Garcia, Katelyn, Tessa and his great granddaughter Kaileia. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900