Luque, James A.
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73, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on April 21, 2013, with his family by his side. James was born in Bisbee, AZ on March 11, 1940. James proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. James was an avid fan of all Arizona Sports teams, especially the Cardinals. He was a skilled carpenter and loved every aspect of carpentry, from design to labor. His camera was never far from his hand either, as he wanted to capture the memories of his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Luque, son Jimmy Luque, daughters, Suzanne (Vernon) Vasquez, Anna (Javier) Preciado, and Liz (Alex) Flores; grandchildren, Angelina, Robert, Rudy, Jacob, Gabriel, Naeema, Brianna, Sofia, Isabella, Daniel, and Bryant; great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Luciano Jr., and Serenity; siblings, Bill Luque, Martha Soto, Frances Villa, Violet Tew, Olivia Torbett, and Theresa Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zachary and Beatrice Luque, and grandson, Luciano Resendez. James was a loving and caring husband, father, and Tata who always put the interests and needs of his family above his own. A celebration of his life will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary Chapel, 9925 W. Thomas Rd. in Avondale on Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM, Rosary at 11:30, with prayer services to follow at 12 PM. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 24, 2013