Richard Apodaca Zubiate
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Richard Apodaca Zubiate, 93, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was a graduate of Bowie High School, Class of 1943, where he served as Student Body President and was active in Track and Field. He attended Texas College of Mines where he studied architecture. He was a World War II veteran where he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Signal Corps and was trained as a High Speed Manual Radio Operator. Later, he was a member of the El Paso Ham Radio Club for many years. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he was employed by The El Paso Natural Gas Company and retired after 30 years of service in the Engineering Department. Richard had varied interests including: learning about and riding trains, studying history, watching wildlife documentaries and appreciating good music. His greatest joys were dancing to big band music with his beloved wife and daughters, as well as spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Evangelina Valdes Zubiate, and son Richard (Dickie) Zubiate, Jr. He is survived by his three daughters, Corinne Fredericks (Peter) of Irvine, CA, Virginia Burciaga (Gilbert) of Austin, TX, and Elizabeth Kreager (Chris) of Bellingham, WA., eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with rosary beginning at 7:00pm at Martin Funeral Home Central, located at 3839 Montana Avenue. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 30, at 9:00am at St. Patrick Cathedral, located at 1118 N. Mesa. Interment immediately following at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 10:30am. Pallbearers: Peter Fredericks, Gilbert Burciaga, Chris Kreager, Michael Fredericks, Andrew Fredericks, Greg Burciaga, Nick Kreager, Richard Zubiate III, Daniel Zubiate, and Daniel Ramirez. We'll miss you, Daddy!

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Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2018.
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November 7, 2018
Sincere condolences are extended to the family of your loved one, Richard Zubiate, on behalf of El Paso Natural Gas Company Retiree's Association.
November 1, 2018
My sweet Grandpa. There are so many things I'll never forget about you and always be thankful for. The smell of your aftershave. The time you and Grandma had lunch with Danny and I on Grandparents Day at our elementary school. Bassett Center and Sissy & Sparky. You coming with Dad to see us in Dallas. Sitting in front of the house on Tremont late in the evening with you while you watered the yard. The late night ice cream, walks on Rim Road, and oh how you always made me laugh. Singing to me in Spanish, Rosa (la mas hermosa) by Agustin Lara. Thank you for your love, sense of humor, and cherished memories. I love you always Grandpa.

Rosette Zubiate Furby
October 31, 2018
Mr Zubiate was my patient for several years. Him and his wife were one of the most lovable and beautiful couple I have encountered in my life. Hopefully now They will be together again. May God bless both of them and his family from:
Maribel Gonzalez
October 31, 2018
We are very sorry to have heard about the loss of your dad Liz and know he will be greatly missed. Becky & Don Brunk, Zach and Mali
October 30, 2018
Danny Z
October 29, 2018
Dear Corinne, Virginia, and Elizabeth -

Cristina and I cherish many fabulous memories of Richie while sharing time with your beautiful families. Your dad's kind nature, playful spirit, easy laughter, and love for his family were obvious and constant. We will always think of your dad when we see someone with similar gifts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Sincerely - Cristina & John
Cristina Valdes & John Fuerst
October 29, 2018
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October 28, 2018
October 28, 2018
My deepest sympathy to your family . May you keep in mind the hope of life everlasting which can help sustain you through this difficult time . John 17:3
Earnie Ray
October 28, 2018
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October 28, 2018
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October 28, 2018
Thank you so much Grouchpa, especially the little things. I'll always be grateful for Sparky, Rim Road and Pails...

Thank you for being part of my life and the best years of it. You were the greatest. Hoo!
Daniel Zubiate
October 27, 2018
Danny Z
October 27, 2018
Our condolences to all of the Zubiate family. We will always remember Richie in our hearts. Richie was an inspiration to us all, and we will always remember the good times we enjoyed together. God bless his soul. Thanks for the memories.

Our love forever, Ray and Norma Valdes
Cooksville, Maryland
Ray & Norma VALDES
October 27, 2018
Mr. Zubiate,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
October 27, 2018
I have loved you all my life, you were one of the greatest servants I have ever known and thank you for building me up into all that I am today. You gave everyone your very best and I know you are with our Heavenly Father, our Savior Jesus Christ, beloved Evangelina, your son and my daddy Richard Jr. You are and have always been my hero, an example for all of us to be. May God bless you. Until we meet again!
Richard Zubiate III
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