Jacobie Eric Quintana, 38, a former resident of Las Vegas and currently of Albuquerque, passed away, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
He was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 14, 1975, to Joe M. Quintana Jr. and Sally E. (Sisneros) Quintana.
He is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Jose Manuel Quintana (1999) and Jose E. Sisneros (2012); first cousins, Henry Sisneros (1995) and Johnny Sisneros (2003); and feline family members. Jacobie grew up with, Precious and Cuddles (1988-2003) and Treasure (1990-2011).
He is survived by his loving parents; brother, Joe M. Quintana III and Mary Jo; sister, Twila Quintana and Cindy Armijo; niece, Brittany Quintana; grandmothers, Balbina Quintana and Frances Sisneros; godmother/aunt, Frieda Romero; closest cousins, Phillip and Amanda Romero and family (Marcus, Xander and Amelia); extra special friend of more than 14 years, Mattea Fenchel and their beloved pup, Hoodie (2000-13); Mattea's parents, Steve and Carol Palandro Fenchel from New York; other loving family, Lisa Bazan and her daughters, Ariella and Isabel; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Jacobie enjoyed a lifetime of experiences. He attended LVCS through high school and WLV High School. He enlisted in the Army National Guard. After basic and advanced training, he returned to serve with our local 720th Transportation Division and the U.S. Army Reserve. Jacobie attended NMHU, CNM and LCC.
After an honorable discharge from the military, he was employed as a correctional officer at the Penitentiary in Santa Fe.
Additionally, Jacobie worked as a lighting and video specialist, a rave organizer, a DJ, a Bernalillo County C.O., a SafeRide driver and a car sales and leasing consultant.
One of his aspirations was to become a physical therapist. While working on his own physique and fitness, he assisted numerous friends and acquaintances with fitness training. Jacobie's true passion for over 11 years was bodybuilding.
Jacobie relished the outdoors including: camping at Morphy Lake, four-wheeling, ranching and adventures with his beloved Dalmatian Hoodie. Thanks to his mother, Jacobie had a special place in his heart for animals, especially cats.
Jacobie liked classic cars, fine dining and dressing impeccably, including his vast tie collection. Two of his favorite authors were Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare.
He was an intelligent, sensitive, compassionate and vibrant individual, with a witty sense of humor. He loved children and always wanted to have a family of his own. Jacobie was an honest and loyal friend and will be missed by those who knew and understood him.
Rosary services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral services are at 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Tony Sisneros, Joe Sisneros, Fred Romero Jr., Phillip Romero, Anthony Sisneros, Marcus Romero, Abel Lucero and Norman Archuleta.
In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, please send memorial contributions to our local Animal Welfare Coalition, located at the City Animal Shelter.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, 505-425-3511 or www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Jan. 8, 2014