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Pichardo, Juan Rito

Juan Rito Pichardo died on October 31, 2016 after a year long battle with cancer.

Juan is survived by his daughter Jackie Casaus; grandchildren, Robert Casaus, Lex Hovey, Lena Pacheco, Raquel Calderon, Joshua Pichardo, Lianna Pichardo, Lorena Pichardo; five great-grandchildren, and his former wife and a cherished friend, Betty Tapia. Nine siblings, Capt. Fortunato and Lois Pichardo Jr. USN Ret. Virginia Beach, VA and Corpus Christi, TX, Maria Elena Jaramillo (Manuel) of Sacramento, California; brothers, Richard, Julio (Maria), Anthony (Ann); sisters, Lillian Pichardo, Priscilla Silva, Josie (Jerry) Britton and Monica Eissele. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Fortunato and Carlota Pichardo; son, William Pichardo; daughter, Elizabeth Pichardo.

Juan is a Veteran of the US Navy Korean Veteran War. A strong silent man known for his humor and good looks. Juan leaves us all with many good memories.

Juan's cremated remains were placed at the Santa Fe Veterans National Cemetery with full honors on


We salute you Gunners-Mate Juan Pichardo you are greatly missed. Thank you Riverside Mortuary, Montebello Assisted Living Staff and to nurse, Priscilla for your kindness in helping care for Juan.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 24, 2016
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