Frank Esquibel

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Frank Esquibel

Frank "Tinky" Esquibel, 70, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2017 in his home. A loving and compassionate father of three daughters, he is survived by Jennifer Personius and her husband John; Grace Esquibel and her husband Brian Ranade; Frances Esquibel-Gelfenbeyn and her husband Kirill Gelfenbeyn. Frank had two grandchildren Andy Personius and Forest Ranade with another one on the way from Grace. He is preceded in death by parents, Sylvestre and Ann Esquibel as well as brothers Bobby and Ronnie Esquibel.

Frank was a 1964 Rio Grande High School graduate who served four years in the United States Navy. Upon completing his service, Frank became an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration working in Panama, Houston and Albuquerque where he was well respected among his peers. Never one to sit idle, Frank also owned a moving business and was an FAA instructor after retirement. Frank was devoted to his family, had a great smile and was a man of strong Christian faith. He was fortunate to find a loving partner in Mary Ballinger who cared for him deeply until his passing. Despite many challenges over his life, Frank lived his life to the fullest and was very good to those he loved.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sagebrush Church, northwest location.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2017
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