Ruben A. Acosta, 83, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at Lifecare Center of Yuma. He was born August 23, 1928.
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Ruben served four years in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Hughes Aircraft in California and returned home to work and retire from YPG as an Electronic Engineer. He was a member of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees). He was involved with the Civil Air Patrol . He owned his own airplane and was a pilot. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Flying and reading were what he enjoyed the most.
Ruben attended Elementary school at Crane School, graduated Yuma High in 1948 and received his Bachelors from ASU in Tempe, AZ.
Ruben is survived by his sister-in-law, Minnie Barriga; nieces, Irene B. Carvajal and Hortence Sferrazza; nephews, Richard and Michael Barriga.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Salome Acosta; father, Francisco Acosta; sister, Nellie Siegele; brother, Felix E. Barriga.
A visistation will take place at Johnson Mortuary from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. A service will take place at 9:00 A.M. September 29, 2011at Johnson Mortuary. His final resting place will be at Desert Lawn Memorial.
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Published in The Yuma Sun on Sept. 28, 2011