JOE MANUEL ROMERO Joe Manuel Romero, 73, of Santa Fe, passed away in his home on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Joe was born on October 18, 1939 to Manuel and Ruby Romero in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After high school, Joe proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine. He later established a successful plumbing business in Santa Fe. He spent the most recent years of his life managing the Ruben Romero World Music Gallery in Santa Fe. Joe was blessed to grow up in a home rich with the love of family, dance, and music shared by his talented brothers, Vicente, Ruben, and Miguel, his loving sister, JoAnn, and parents, Manuel and Ruby. These traditions became an integral part of Joe's life and were among the greatest gifts he passed on to his children. Joe spoke fondly of his extensive travels while serving in the Marines. He loved and took great pride in his family and enjoyed spending time with them. As a long-time resident of Santa Fe, Joe was content with the simple pleasures New Mexico offers, such as motorcycle rides through beautiful mountain landscapes and the wonderful music and art embedded in Santa Fe's culture. Joe was survived by his sons, Alberto and Vicente, and his wife, Carol and their children, Justin and Carli; and step-daughter, Deborah Montoya and her son, Gabriel. He was also survived by his sister, JoAnn Serna; brother, Miguel; and many other cherished relatives and friends. A mass in honor of Joe will be held at Saint Anne's Church on Saturday, May 4, at 10:30 am. 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