Our beloved George left this world to meet our Lord on March 20, 2014. George was born on March 17, 1941 in Socorro, NM. His parents, Leo and Evelyn Salome, and the mother of his two sons, Mable Silva Salome, precede him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Salome; his two sons, George Patrick Salome, Jr. and wife Melissa and Anton Salome and wife Moniqua; two grandchildren, Mia and Rylee; two sisters, Jeanette and husband Sam Atencio, Jr and Joann and husband Nick Sais and their daughter Jonique Sais; and brothers-in-law, Polo Herrera, Mike Herrera and Billy Silva. He is also survived by his best friend and constant companion, Oscar Palomino. George loved and cherished his family and friends above all and lived his life to the fullest, even during a prolonged illness, accepting his challenges with bravery and courage. George will be remembered as a kind and generous man with a quick wit and always telling stories and bringing humor to every conversation. George will be missed, but will remain forever in our hearts. Pallbearers will be Sam Atencio, Nick Sais, Polo Herrera, Michael Herrera, James D'Agostino, Ricky Herrera, Oscar Plomino and Leroy Baca. Honorary pallbears will be Michael Lalla and Bill Rily. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at San Miguel Cemetery in Socorro, NM. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave Las Cruces New Mexico 88001. To sign the local online guest book visit www.GetzCares.com.