Umberto Haro
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Umberto Haro

A God loving man has gone home to be with his Father on June 26, 2020. Umberto Haro was born in Bisbee, Arizona to Angel and Mary Haro. They moved to Superior when he was three years old. He was a graduate of Superior High School class of 1947 where he loved to play sports. Went to the U of A in Tucson before working at Magma Copper Mining company. He worked for 29 and a half years as a supervisor at the Mill in Superior. At 21 he helped his mom raise his five younger sisters and brothers after his father's death. He married his beloved Tessie in 1954 and raised his family of five in Superior.

He loved helping his town of Superior. He helped build the first Little league field, worked many Fiestas for St. Frances of Assisi church, and helped build Fourth of July Parade floats. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus Council from St. Frances of Assisi. He was a fourth degree Grand Knight and was proud of the tootsie roll drive to help raise money for the Special Olympics. He was a part of the beautification committee "Fix it up Clean it up" program. He was a big part of getting the statue of the "Helping Hands" to be revealed for the Superior Centennial in 1982. He spent many hours bringing the Bob Jones Historical Museum to life and even more hours there as a tour guide as he loved to tell stories of the history of Superior.

He owned his own heating and cooling business for over 30 years. He worked for the schools in Superior, Boyce Thompson Arboretum and the prison in Florence. He was proud to have been an instructor teaching the prisoners a skill to have once they were released. He retired with his wife in Pinetop, AZ.

He is preceded in death by his wife Tessie ( Rivera), daughter Patricia A. Fernandez (James), great grandson Elias Argote-Sanchez, his parents and siblings Socorro Rivera, Olivia Valenzuela, Ciparano, and Rudolpho. He is survived by his sisters Bernice Darnell and Yolanda Hoffman (Jack) and his brother Angel Haro. He is further survived by his children Mark Haro of Phoenix, AZ, Angelina Haro of Mesa, AZ, Paul Haro (Cindy) of Flagstaff, AZ, and Joanna T. Villalobos (Francisco) of Ontario, CA. He leaves behind ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, countless cousins and friends. He was loved by all of them and will be missed immensely.

Rosary at St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church at 9:30 AM on Thursday July 2 in Superior, AZ.

Mass of a Christian burial to follow at 10:00 AM.

Internment at Fairview Cemetery in Superior, AZ.

Arrangements by Superior Funeral Home Superior, AZ.




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
I'm going to miss Grandpa. As an adult we weren't very close but as a child we shared some special moments together. When he and grandma lived in the house on Western, my sister Nettie and I would stay with them when my mom went to work. They were very caring towards us whenever we were there. When we eventually moved to other States, he and grandma would come and visit us often.. He even came out to Hawaii with his mother to visit us when my step-father was sent off to fight in Desert Storm. At that visit he took me to a college football game and it was just the two of us. We had a lot of fun at that day as it was the first time I've ever been to a football game. Whenever he stayed with us he would always fix something up or repair something in the house. It seemed that was his way of taking care of us. ,
Perhaps my favorite memory with grandpa was when he let me drive the van for about one hour when we were going from AZ to CA for a wedding. I was only 14 years old but Grandpa had all the confidence in my abilities and let me drive. It was so funny when we arrived at the state border and the agent asked us if we were bringing in any fruit. The agent had such a surprised look on his face to see a 14 year old kid driving but he let us through anyway.
I respected his appetite to learn new things as he was always reading something -even in his old age. He had a great sense of humor as well. At my wedding I had several people come up to me and tell me how funny my Grandfather was. One time I remember Grandma was mad at him and started yelling but he just turned off his hearing aid so he didn't have to listen. I know that's not the best way to work things out with your wife during an argument but it was kinda funny at the time.

I'll miss you Grandpa. I wish I could have seen you one more time to tell you how thankful I am to have had you in my life and I love you. Thanks for the memories and I hope that one day I see you again.

Your Grandson,
Joseph
Joseph Sanchez
Grandchild
July 1, 2020
Wedding Dinner
My Uncle Bobo was a great man who I will truly miss. My memories of him go back to when I was just four years old and was the Ring Bearer for his and my Aunt Tessies wedding. I remember visiting their first home (the one with the rock face near the hospital) when each of their children was born and working with him when they moved to the family homestead on Western Ave. I would often stay there and visit with them even through my high school years. During those visits I had a chance to enjoy my Aunt Tessies wonderful laugh and observe the hardest working man I have ever met. Even when we would go on deer hunts together Uncle Bobo would never stop and stalk deer. I think he believed he could wear them out by constantly hiking over every mountain and hill. He sure wore me out!

Rest in Peace Uncle Bobo. You have earned the rest.
Bob Haro
Family
July 1, 2020
He would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. I will very much miss my great Uncle Bobo.
Victoria Nuciforo Martinez
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