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Ruben "Maracas" Rincon, 71, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on October 26, 2012. Ruben was born on November 19, 1940 in Dona Ana, NM, and grew up in San Juan, El Paso, TX. He passed away with family by his side at home, after a long battle against cancer. He was a hard working man and master of many trades including working in construction in Los Angeles, CA, ASARCO, and Merchants Fast Motor Lines. He was preceded in death by father, Demetrio Rincon, mother, Petra Rincon, great-grandmother, Felicitas Del Val, sisters, Amalia Cavazos , Eva Magallanes, Concepcion Vera, brother, Agustine Rincon, and granddaughter, Amber Morgan Rincon. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years Cristina C. Rincon, daughters, Norma R. Salcedo (Andres), Anna B. SleeK (David), sons, Ruben Rincon (Italia), Ricardo ?Black? Rincon (Yoly), brother, Roberto Rincon, sisters, Estella Martos, Romelia Guereque, Celia Pineda, and Ofelia Martinez. He was loved and cherished, and will be missed by 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces and friends. He will be remembered as a role model and mentor too many, and for his loyalty, generosity and big heart for family, friends and avid sports lover. His family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Gopalan and Staff, ASU at Del Sol Hospital, and La Mariposa Hospice for their tender care. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Hillcrest Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Pallbearers are Andres Salcedo, Jr., Marcos R. Salcedo, David A. Sleek, David A. Sleek, Jr., Ricardo Rincon, Jr., Ruben Rincon III, Joshua J. Rincon, and Jorge Rendon, Sr. Honorary Pallbearers are Alonzo Rincon, Fernando Rincon and Roberto Rincon. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332.

Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, 2012
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