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Reynaldo "Ray" Salazar passed away peacefully on April 28th, 2016, shy of his 85th birthday. He was preceded in death by his mother Guadalupe Chaparro (Raul), father Reynaldo Salazar, and brother Frank Salazar Sr. He is survived by his sisters Olga Rosen and Alice Watson. He is also survived by his wife of 61 years Dolores Salazar and their children Debra Kosich, Susan Bullard (Ted), Michael Salazar (Sheryl), Mark Salazar (Laura), Linda King (Russell), Matthew Salazar, and Martin Salazar. His surviving grandchildren to include: Eric Salazar, Jennifer Bobst, Sydney Hamilton, Taylor Maresca, Corey Salazar, and Ryan Salazar, along with having six great grandchildren. Ray was a devoted and caring husband and father, who put the needs of his family first and foremost. Ray was born and raised in the city of El Paso and graduated from El Paso High School in 1949. Ray joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. Ray graduated from Texas Western in 1957 with a BBA degree majoring in accounting while working fulltime to support his family. Ray served as the mayor of El Paso from 1977-1979. As Mayor, the construction of a new city hall, along with four community recreation centers. Ray worked tirelessly for the community that he so dearly loved. Ray had many accomplishments in his life to include: starting the Emergency Medical Service System, elected as Secretary-Treasurer of United States Border Cities, served as acting president of the El Paso Community College, and was one of the original Co-Founders of the American Association of Spanish Speaking Public Accountants later becoming nationally known as National Hispanic Business Association. He was a great man and he will be sorely missed by all. Special thanks to Dr. Dobrin, and Dr. Cortez. Viewing will be held at the Martin Funeral Home 128 N. Resler ( on May 5, 2016, 5:00-9:00 pm. Services for Mr. Salazar will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1118 N. Mesa St. at 11:00 am, Friday May 6, 2016. Burial to follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 1:00pm.
Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 30 to May 9, 2016
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