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Gabriel B. Ruelas Obituary
Ruelas, Gabriel B.
94 years old, born April 1, 1918 and entered into heaven on January 29, 2013, just 2 months shy of his 95th Birthday. Gabriel was one of Arizona's finest boxers from 1939-1948. Gabriel in his life time witnessed the evolution of life itself and the environmental changes that came and made history! He loved the era of the "Rolling 20's" and often reminisced of his past times. He loved camping, dancing and spending time with family and friends. He was a dedicated Father to his children and family. He participated and supported many of his children and grandchildren in the sport of Boxing. Gabriel taught his family many things in life but he showed them that with determination and will anything is possible. Respect and unity was something he had instilled within family and the hearts of many, he was a legend in his own! Gabriel is Preceded in death by his wife Lucy Salas Ruelas; 6 children, 3 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Gabriel is survived by: 4 Sons; 7 Daughters; 1 Brother; 1 Sister, 60 Grand Children; 173 Great Grand Children and 53 Great Great Grandchildren. Viewing will be held on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at Resthaven Park Mortuary & Cemetery 4310 East Southern Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Burial Mass will take place on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at St. Catherine's of Siena Church 6200 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042. There will be a viewing from 8:00 a.m. till 9:45 a.m., with the burial mass commencing at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being held under the direction of Restahaven Park Mortuary & Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ, www.resthavenpark.com
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 3, 2013
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