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Juan Aranda Jr. "The General" passed away on June 20, 2014 in his home at the age of 90 years old. Juan was a passionate man who served his country in the US Dept. of the Army as a SP 5 Technician in 1942. After serving his country Juan came home, met and married his wife in 1953, where he began his journey as a loving husband and father. He loved to work and had a work ethic like no other and took pride in all in his accomplishments. He will always be remembered for his love of the Labor Movement and his dedication to the worker, in addition his dedication to the Democratic Party and the United Way of El Paso. Juan was a wise, loving, passionate, dedicated, and charismatic individual, who always taught his family those same values. He is preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Teresa B. Aranda and is survived by his children: Norma H Saenz, Patricia Duran, and John David Aranda. He had three grandchildren: John Daniel Duran, Cassandra Elizabeth Aranda and Stephanie Taboada who gave him 6 great grandchildren. Memorial visitation will be from 5pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, June 25th at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Funeral Mass will be at 9 am, Thursday, June 26, at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church. The Interment will follow at 10:30am at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from June 23 to June 30, 2014
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