Elfego "Al" Velasquez
Elfego "Al" Velasquez, 75, longtime resident of Salinas, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, in Salinas. He was born October 20, 1937, in Alvetas, New Mexico.
Al was the owner of J & M Hardware Store and was an Electical Contractor of AD Electric. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Salinas Chamber of Commerce, the Sierra Club L.U.L.A.C., member of the pastoral counsel and served as a Eucharist Minister at the Madonna del Sasso Parish. Al was also on many school boards; Madonna del Sasso, Palma High School and Notre Dame High School, to name a few.
Al is survived by his loving wife, Delia Velasquez; sons, Elfie Velasquez and Paul Velasquez; daughters, Yvette (Nick) Torres, Belinda (Raymond) Ceballos, Vivian (Louie) Cervantes, Sophie (Mike) Leal and Michelle (Jerry) Santisteven; two brothers and two sisters; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren also survive; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
A Rosary Vigil will be held Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7 p.m., at Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906.
A Celebration Mass will take place Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10 a.m., at Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church.
Burial to follow services at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.
Arrangements entrusted to Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com