Carlos Aguilar, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, 82, of El Paso, TX, surrounded by his loving family went to be joined with the Lord on Saturday, November 9, 2013. A graduate of Jefferson High School, Mr. Aguilar served our country in the Korean War, earning a Korean Service Medal w/3 Brown Stars and a United Nations Service Medal. Retired US Department of Army at White Sands Missile Range. His passion for life was his family. He loved to read and discuss political, world and current events and most enjoyed recollection of his early years with his brothers. He served as a precinct election judge in Central El Paso. He enjoyed visiting with his VA buddies at the VA Center. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years Emma Perez de Aguilar, his brothers Roberto and Leo Aguilar. His son Carlos Aguilar, III and daughter-in-law Laura Aguilar and his grandchildren Carlos Aguilar, IV and Jacqueline E. Aguilar and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceeded in death by his parents Carlos S. Aguilar, Sr. and Elodia Barrios de Aguilar. Special thanks to the VA and William Beaumont Medical Center staff. Services will be at Del Angel Martin Central Funeral Home with viewing Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5-9pm with the Rosary at 7pm. Funeral mass on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at San Xavier Catholic Church at 10:00am with interment thereafter at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2013