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  • "Tisa, Mary and John Jr., Just today I learned of John's..."
    - Mabel Lucero (Vigil)
  • "A great teacher, a great man, a great friend. I will..."
  • "He was a great teacher i was lucky to be in his class.we..."
    - frank griego
  • "My sympathy to the Schmelz Family.He was a great teacher..."
    - Robert LUJAN
  • "Mary and John, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your..."
    - Rita Chavez
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JOHN SCHMELZ 67, of Santa Fe, passed away September 29, 2013. He was born in Springfield, Illinois to Betty Spencer-Schmelz and John F. Schmelz. He served in the Air National Guard. He was in the vocational skill Olympics. He was a greatly loved teacher at Santa Fe Vo - Tech and Pojoaque High School. He is preceded in death by his father, John F. Schmelz. John is survived by his wife, of 47 years Mary Tisa Schmelz; mother, Betty Jean Schmelz; sister, Carol Guessing; brother, William Schmelz; daughter, Mary Schmelz-Torrez (Raoul Torrez); son, John Schmelz; grandsons, Jonah Schmelz and Dakota Torrez; as well as lots of nieces and nephews and inlaws. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Rivera Family Funeral Home Chapel 417 E. Rodeo Rd at 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow at VFW 307 Montezuma from 7-8 p.m. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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