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Joe Anthony Salas

1954 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joe Anthony Salas Obituary
Salas, Joe Anthony

Joe Anthony Salas, 61, was called home to our Lord and Savior on Monday, February 1, 2016. He was born on July 26, 1954 in Raton, NM to Teofilo "Toby" Salas and Orlanda Sanchez. Joe will be remembered as a true gentleman who loved fishing, and sports, especially baseball, and was a life-long, avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. His number one hobby was to umpire baseball games. He was an active member of the community, always there to lend a helping hand. A plumber by trade, he was employed by Albuquerque Public Schools as the Plumbing Dept Supervisor. Most importantly, Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and colleague.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Juanita Salas.

Joe is survived by his wife of 39 years, Billie Salas, of Albuquerque, NM; children, Melissa Garcia and husband, Reynel, stationed in Germany, Joseph Salas and wife, Jenine, of Los Lunas, NM; grandchildren, Analise and Tessa Garcia, and Raevenne, Aidyn and Zooey Salas; siblings, Connie, Jim, Cathy, Elaine, Debbie, Louise, Jeanette, Jerry, Ted, John.

Viewing and Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February, 9, 2016 at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac Rd SW, Albuquerque. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert Sandoval, Wade Hopkins, Chuck Peterson, Frank Maes, Sal War, and Gilbert Marquez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Sintas, Adrian Mondragon, Ed Gonzales, Rodney Roybal, Pete Cortes, Marty Martinez.

To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Joe's memory to Casa Esperanza at


Strong - Thorne Chapel

1100 Coal Ave SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 5, 2016
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