Julio G. Montaño, 89, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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He was born on Oct. 13, 1924 in Las Vegas to Ramon Montaño and Francisquita Esquibel.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of the United States Army Corp. He was a comedian and enjoyed going to church. He was well-known throughout the community and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.
A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Francisquita Montaño; sons, Starky George Montaño and Moises Montaño; aunt, Amelia Baca; and sister, Martha Jacoby.
He is survived by his wife, Oralia Montaño of the family home; daughters and sons, Ramona K. Montano and husband, Darcy Madrid, of Las Vegas, Anthony Montaño and wife, Margaret, of Las Vegas, Toby Montaño and wife, Rita, of Louisiana; Rick Montaño and wife, Elizabeth of Las Cruces, Judy Montaño of Las Vegas, Deborah Montaño of Albuquerque; 27 grandchildren; special great-grandson, Ethan Montaño; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Anita Vigil and husband Louie of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Cruzita Alires and husband, Sam, and Josie Maes, all of Las Vegas; special niece: Eileen Ortiz and husband, Danny, of Las Vegas; nephew, Tristan Martinez of Las Vegas; special friend, Joe Mares; special grandkids, Layla and Leticia Jaramillo and Darren Madrid; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. Funeral Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. today (Monday) with Father Robert Peccatiello as celebrant. Interment will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas, with full military honors and the following serving as casket bearers: John Jaramillo, Brandon Jaramillo, Joseph Montaño, Eric Montaño, Francisco Montaño and Christopher Montaño. Serving as honorary casket bearers will be all his remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Roger Mortuary; 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas,; 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on July 28, 2014