Orlando Maes, 93, a resident of Las Vegas and more recently of Albuquerque, passed away Oct. 29, 2013, at Casa de Rosa following and extended illness.
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He was a loving father who was always there for his family and children.
He is survived by his spouse of 69 years, Lucille Marie Maes, of Albuquerque; children, Nina and husband, Steve Turner of Albuquerque, William and wife, Cenaida Maes of Rio Rancho, Michael and wife, Cheryl Maes of Las Vegas and Robert and wife, Dolores Maes of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Danny and Rachael Ciddio and children, Santana, Adrina and Orlando of Medford, Ore., William Maes Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and son, Juan-Carlos of Albuquerque, Michael Maes Jr. and wife, Katie and children, Bammer and Hudson of McKinney, Texas, Christopher Maes of Las Vegas, Nev., Melissa and husband, Paul Maez and children, Abie and Faith of Las Vegas, Dawn and Casey Rupley and children, Myah and Jacob of Albuquerque, Jessica and Craig Dusseau and son, Aiden Dean of Albuquerque, Robert Aaron Maes of Albuquerque, Melanie and Nathan Schaub and son, Noaha of Midland, Texas, Mario Maes and fiancé, Whitley Johnson of Albuquerque, Maylann and Taylor Phillips and children, Addison, Emily and Tennessee of Carlsbad, Sharon and husband, TJ Heinl and children, Christian, Vanessa and Taylor of Albuquerque.
He is also survived by brothers Juan and Emma Maes of Albuquerque and Vicente and Angelica of Albuquerque; sister, Theresa and Minder Valdez of Albuquerque and Francis and Gus Lopez of Wagon Mound, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Orlando was preceded in death by his mother, Amelia, and father, Jose Maria Maes, brothers, Eloy, Margarito and Ben Maes and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Maes.
He was a barber at the El Fidel Hotel in Las Vegas for more than 30 years and then with his loving wife in their home establishment for more than 20 years. Mr. Maes made many long lifetime friendships throughout his career. He was a proud WWII veteran serving in the Army-Air Corps in the China-India-Burma Theater stationed in New Delhi (Mumbai), India.
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred Ave NW, Albuquerque with the Rev. Vincent P. Chavez reciting. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at St. Therese with Father Vincent P. Chavez, celebrant. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Serving as pallbearers: Danny Ciddio, William Maes Jr., Chris Maes, Michael Maes Jr., Mario Maes, Robert Aaron Maes with honorary pallbearers: Paul Maez, Taylor Phillips, TJ Heinl, Nathan Schaub, Casey Rupley and Craig Dusseau.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of French Funerals.
Visit their site for Orlando Maes at www.FrenchFunerals.com. French – Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, (505) 823-9400.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Nov. 1, 2013