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John Phillippe Deslongchamps Sr.

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Beloved father and husband John Phillippe Deslongchamps Sr. passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. He was a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas, and was residing in Alamogordo. He dedicated his life to the Army and his fellow soldiers through not only his service but also the volunteer work he did with numerous veterans groups, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Janice Deslongchamps; sons John, Michael, Tony, David and their mother, Graciela Deslongchamps; stepdaughter Margaret Tompkins; brother Bill Deslongchamps; sisters Mary Ann Stevens and Joan Deslongchamps; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dad, we miss your conversation and gentle smile you always had. We know God has called you home to rest. We love you. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home-East, 10950 Pellicano Dr., El Paso, where praying of the rosary will start at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Cathedral at 10 a.m. with interment following at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home-East; (915) 590-8700.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 27, 2008
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