William M. Aguilar, age 77, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 33 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. |
William was an Air Force veteran having served four years and then joined the Army retiring as a Sergeant First Class after serving 25 years. He served in Korea, Germany, Panama as well as three tours in Vietnam. Among his many decorations, are two Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal as well as the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Air Medal. William was a life member of the American Legion post 99 and a 20 year retiree of Albuquerque Public Schools. He worked at Valley High School as his last position.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Francisca (Montano) Aguilar; brother, Richard Agulair; sister-in-law, Mary Barela; and brother-in-law, Manuel Hernandez.
William is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona (Martinez); six children, William Anthony and wife, Holly, Reinaldo, Carmen, Francis, Dolores and husband, Alfred, Anna and husband, Leroy; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel and wife, Reyna; sisters, Micha and husband, Frank, Emma, Margaret and husband, Ralph, Minnie, Eleanor and Mary; brother-in-law, Paul and wife, Alma; sisters-in-law, Maria and husband, Richard and Alicia; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17th with the reciting of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 18th at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Place NE. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the
, 9500 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Suite 121, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or Zia Hospice, 4811 Hardware Dr. NE #E-4, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. William's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106