Gilbert Plazola

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  • "Rest In Peace Mick."
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Gilbert Earl Plazola

It is with great sadness that the family of Gilbert Earl Plazola announce his passing on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the age of 81 years. Known to friends and family as Mick, he peacefully passed away after a difficult battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Susan Scott, his children, Jason, Jenna, Sarah, and Nicholas, and his three grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother Robert, his sister-in-law Noreen, and their family. Mick was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Josephine Howell.

Mick was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. After serving in the Army, he worked as a sign maker before retiring and moving to Albuquerque to raise his younger children. He loved sneaking food to his beagle Ella, playing with his children, and eating donuts and strawberry ice cream. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A private celebration of Mick's life will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Memorial contributions may be made to the , New Mexico Chapter, PO Box 21400, Albuquerque, NM 87154 or at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 15, 2017
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