Roger Korte, devoted husband, and father passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the age of 50.
Born September 4, 1968, in El Paso, Texas, Roger was a Coronado High School graduate and Marine Corps veteran. He followed his military service with a 25-year career as a firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department.
It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman.
Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones.
Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX.
To all concern,
Captain Joseph Lynn Conner's family will be having a memorial event on February 09, 2019 starting at 10:00 am located at the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church 10500 Kenworthy St. El Paso, TX 79924. There will not be any burial services after. Download: connor funeral bulletin (002).pdf
On October the 28th Lt. Rafael Rafolo Rodriguez passed away from cancer. It's with a heavy heart that we share this news with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and we wish them our condolences.
Please join us,
Mass at St. Mark's Catholic Church.
11700 Pebble Hills at Saul Kleinfeld.
To everyone who may not yet have heard the news, our dear friend Alex Gallardo has passed away following a tragic accident.
Funeral plans are still being arranged, and any updates regarding locations and times will be posted here.
As you are all aware, Alex has left behind three sons. What has happened is beyond comprehension and we are all still in shock.
Services will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Del Sol Church East located at 11501 Vista Del Sol, El Paso, TX, 79936 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a 12:00-noon service. His Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 4:00 PM at the Fire Fighter Hall (3112 Forney Ln. El Paso, Texas 79935).
Fellow Brother and Sisters,
If you have not seen or heard, one of our own, Lt Rafael "Rafa" Rodriguez is battling cancer once again. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting or working with Lt. Rodriguez, let me introduce him to you. Rafael Rodriguez has been serving the department and his community for over 18 years.
Yesterday, late afternoon in the El Paso hot sun, on an ordiarny sunday all was quiet. Then a fellow fire fighter walked in to anounce an email from Fire Chief D’Agostino.
The email read:
It is with great sorrow that I pass on to you the loss of our brother Chris Hayes. His battle with pancreatic cancer ended this afternoon.
GUINN, TIMOTHY RYAN, 76, Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Vigil Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment: Concordia Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from Dec. 25, 2013 to Jan.
Retired Firefighter WALTER THOMAS
Walter W. Thomas, 73, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Arlington. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Walter was born Dec. 26, 1940, in El Paso to Robert and Ethel Thomas. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
James Thurston Buckaloo Born March 12, 1930 in El Paso, TX. Married for 63 years to Emma Lou Magers. They have 4 children, Danny, Dwight (deceased), David, Dorothy. He was a grandfather to 17 grandchildren and a great grandfather to 27 great grandchildren. He was a Lieutenant for the El Paso Fire Department for 23 years. As a firefighter he saved many lives and almost lost his own life several times fighting fires. He also worked for United Blood Services for 15 years as a hospital representative. He then volunteered with his wife for United Blood Services. They were on call 24/7 to deliver blood to the hospitals for emergency surgeries and accidents. He always got the blood there on time which meant that those lives were saved also. In 1999 our Dad received the Very Honorable Hildalgo award, for his volunteer work. He was a Hero. Our Dad was a very caring man, gentle, yet very strong. Our Mom was the love of his life. What a great example of true love and devotion he set for all to see. They were friends, lovers, soul mates, they were made for each other by the hand of God. He was a Husband. Our Dad loved his children. He was always there for us no matter what, wanting to help in anyway he could. He shared his wisdom, love and strength with his children. He was Our Coach, Our Teacher, Our Hero. He was our Father.
Published in El Paso Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 21, 2013
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RETIRED LT LORENZO ARELLANO Lorenzo "Larry" Arellano Sr July 11, 1950- August 29, 2013 Lorenzo "Larry" Arellano, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, went home to be with our Lord on August 29, 2013. He is survived by wife Rosa Emma Arellano, children, Veronica Gregory (Rick), Bianca Arellano Marquez (Roman), Lupita Vasquez (Tony), Larry Arellano Jr., and Rebecca Arellano. Mother Maria (Tita) Arellano, Brother Tony (Lulu), and Sisters Carmela, Martha (Joe), and Irma, as well as six grandchildren, Savannah, Stefan, Samuel, Tinsley, Paisley and Julieta, and ten nieces and nephews. Larry, as he preferred to be called, graduated from El Paso Tech and went on to become a firefighter for the EPFD where he served for 28 years, retiring on December 2002. He then became employed by the Clint ISD as a bus driver, where he made countless friends and touched many students' hearts. First and foremost, Larry loved God, his family, his Harley, his beer and good tequila. He also enjoyed building things and complying with his wife's "Honey Do's list" around the house. He was a man of impeccable character, quiet and reserved, but always ready to lend a hand, advice and a word of comfort to anyone who needed it. He was our rock, an example to follow and our greatest friend. Until we meet again, vaya con Dios y descanse en paz. The Arellano family extends their deepest gratitude to El Paso Fire Department's Rescue 29, Firefighters Union Local 51, Maltese Knights Motorcycle Club, Clint Independent School District and to all friends and family for their words of comfort, food and prayers. The Arellano Family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East. Funeral Mass for Larry will be on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Raphael Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to San Juan Diego Church 14520 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79938 in Larry's name. Service arrangements entrusted to the care of FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL MARTIN EAST 1460 GEORGE DIETER DRIVE EL PASO, TEXAS 79936. 915-855-8881. www.martinfuneralhomeeast.com . Published in El Paso Times from September 3 to September 10, 2013 .
Merlyn D. Rosburg D.O.B. 3-1-1939 went home to our Lord March 26, 2013 at 10:10 p.m. He was a retired city Firefighter. Preceded in death by son, George Rosburg, mother, father and older brother. Survived by wife Kay Rosburg, son Greg Rosburg, daughter Paula Rosburg Gonzales, 8 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren, sister Arlene Pies & brother Orlo Rosburg, & many other family and friends. Funeral arrangements will be held at 9:00 a.m. on April 8, 2013 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from April 6 to April 13, 2013
Lloyd V. Moore, El Paso Firefighter. Lloyd passed away on March 19, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army and came to El Paso in 1965. He retired from the city of El Paso Fire Department in 1993. Lloyd had a love of old cars and trucks and spent his life in pursuit of his passion. Lloyd was beloved by his sisters; Doris Bonneau of Victoria, Texas, Pearl Cody, Kelso, Washington and brother Vennis Moore. He will be remembered by his friends and brother firefighters. Lloyd's remains will be scattered at sea in a private family ceremony.
Published in El Paso Times from March 30 to April 6, 2013
Retired Firefighter William Garfield 'Hawk' Hawkins III
A memorial service for William Garfield “Hawk” Hawkins III will be at Memorial Heights Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 3 p.m., under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Hawk passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013. He was 62. Born June 30, 1950 in El Paso, Texas, to William Garfield Hawkins II and Thelma (Price) Hawkins, Hawk was raised and educated in his birth community, graduating from Belair High School. After graduation he served in the United States Navy until receiving an honorable discharge in 1973. On April 17, 1976 Hawk married the love of his life, Lynne Stubblefield, and the couple was blessed with two great children. Hawk had a diverse work career beginning with the El Paso Fire Department and retiring after 20 years of service. In 1993 after moving to Oklahoma Hawk worked alongside his family at the local movie theaters across Green Country. Hawk also, was successful in starting a silk screening business. When Hawk wasn’t busy working, some of his favorite past times were target practice with his air rifles and working on his sister and brother-in-law’s pecan farm. Favorite hobbies included riding his Harley-Davidson Hard Tail, and tinkering in his shop which fueled his obsession with tools and love of duct tape. Hawk became a born again Christian in 2005. He enjoyed his Sunday School Class and being a part of the Rogers County Jail Ministry. Hawk also had a special way of letting those that meant the most to him know it — and that was by giving them their own nickname. Those that survive are his wife Lynne Hawkins of the home; son William Garfield Hawkins IV and Krystle; daughter Nicole Hawkins; grandchildren Madelyn Hawkins and Cruz Castañeda; sister Bernadette Scott and husband Ronnie; nieces Michelle and Jeanann ; and nephew Stephen. Hawk was preceded in death by his parents.
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Joseph Sylvester Doyle, Jr. on March 5, 2013 in San Antonio. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Uncle. He was born on December 23, 1955 in Great Lakes, Illinois and was a long time resident of El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Irvin High School in 1974. Earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science and after 28 years with the City of El Paso Fire Department, he retired as Battalion Chief. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Sylvester Doyle, Sr. and sister Patricia Rhodes. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Marie Doyle; sons Garrett and James; mother Esther; brothers Kenneth and Michael; and sisters Marie Crump, Mary Miller, and Lillie Zanni. Your presence, we'll miss. Your memory, we'll treasure. Loving you always. Forgetting you never. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00PM on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Schertz Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 7:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma, with interment following at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from March 8 to March 16, 2013
Forever In Our Hearts It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Ruben Muñoz Sr., 58, of El Paso on August 24, 2012. He was a proud graduate of Jefferson High School class of 1972. In 1977 he became a firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department and retired after 22 years of service in 1999. Ruben was a member of Jefferson Alumni, EPISD Bond Committee, and the Western Refinery Citizen Advisory Board. He also spent countless hours volunteering at Jeffeson High School. Preceding in death are his parents Andres and Rosa Muñoz, brother Juan Muñoz, and sister Magdalena Muñoz. Those left to mourn his passing include his wife of 35 years, Sara Muñoz, his daughters Sarah A. Muñoz (Eric Puga) and Ruby A. Muñoz, his son Ruben Muñoz Jr., and granddaughter Sarah Renee Muñoz. Surviving brothers include Andres Muñoz Jr. and Ramon Muñoz, sisters Rebecca Muñoz and Beatrice Torres, nieces and nephews. Services are as follows: Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 2nd at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina Drive from 5:00 -9:00 P.M. with rosary at 7:00 P.M. Mass will be held on Monday, Sept. 3rd at Our Lady of the Light, 4700 Delta Drive at 10:00 A.M. We would like to thank all of our family and friends for your prayers, love, and support during this difficult time. Jefferson faculty/staff and students/parents: Thank You for being part of our family. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
RAMOS, ROBERTO A., 69, Rosary: 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Funeral Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen East Cemetery. Services by Funeraria Del Angel Martin Central.
FLORES Carlos Daniel Flores Sr., a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and mentor passed away on June 8, 2012. He was born on June 30, 1939 in El Paso, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and then found his passion by working for the El Paso Fire Department, where he served 22 years. Thereafter, he spent ten years working for the El Paso County Sherriff's Department. He volunteered at St. Raphael's Catholic School, Ysleta Independent School District, MissionValley Regional Command Center, and Valley View Middle School. He leaves behind six children: Carlos D. Flores Jr., Andres Flores, Guillermo Flores, Carlos D. Flores III, Julie Flores-Campos, and Roman M. Flores; 13 grandchildren, and his brothers Roman and Edward Flores and twin sister Elvia McVay. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Manuel and Gertrude Flores, Sister Rosie Chavez, Brother Manny Flores Jr. and Daughters Yvonne Meadows and Rebecca Flores Stopka. He will be deeply missed by many. The Flores Family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will immediately follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Ysleta Independent School District Education Foundation: Rebecca Flores Stopka Memorial Scholarship. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL MARTIN EAST 1460 GEORGE DIETER DRIVE EL PASO, TEXAS 79936. 915-855-8881. www.martinfuneralhomeeast.com
Charlie Burrola was a beloved Husband, Father and Grandpa. He passed away peacefully on March 18, 2012 and was born October 9, 1936 in El Paso, Texas. He served our country in the US Air Force for 4 years. He devoted 28 years of his life serving as a dedicated El Paso firefighter. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Maria L.; daughter Lucy Gallegos (Agustin); sons: Carlos (Cindy), Michael (Cathy) and David (Brenda). He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Rodolfo & Francisco; and sister, Dolores and preceded in death by Emma. The family would like to personally thank Martin Foster Care for all their support and kindness. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 5 to 9 with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 22, 2012 at 1p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Military Honors. Serving as Pallbearers will be his three sons, Carlos, Michael, and David, grandsons Gabriel, Joshua, Jacob and Matthew, and son-in-law Agustin. We Love You, Pops! Please visit online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
Robert "Bob/Junior" Kerbie Ball, longtime El Paso resident , went to be with our Lord on December 17, 2011. He was born November 30, 1930 in Cosby, TN to the late Kervie and Delilah McGaha Ball. He was the ninth of eleven children. Bob retired from the El Paso Fire Department in 1990 with 30 years of service. He was the founder of Bob's Pest Control and also served in the U.S. Army, worked for the railroad and the U.S. Border Patrol. He was an active member of the Retired Fire Fighters Association. He was baptized while a child and attended services at First Baptist Church with his late wife. Bob loved his family and enjoyed history, gardening, flea markets and searching out the best Mexican food restaurants. Bob is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Randy Wilmore of White City, KS; grandson, Phillip Bishop of KS; great-granddaughter , Bianca White foot of KS; brother and wife, Alfred and Kappy Ball of NJ; brother, Johnnie Ball of TN, sister, Lucille Ball Self of NC and many nieces and nephews. Bob married Colleen Wood Ball December 24, 1954 who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his son, Kirby "Scott" Ball; granddaughter, Crystal Bishop; brothers, Glen Ball, Roman Ball, Wilse Ball and Joe "Bud" Ball; sisters, Dorothy Ball Polky, Lucinda Ball Spence and Beulah Ball Herder. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina at Yarbrough. Bob will then have a second visitation service at Manes Funeral Home in Newport, TN on Monday, December 26, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12 noon. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Newport, TN. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.
Published in El Paso Times from December 19 to December 26, 2011
GREEN Elmer Irvin Green passed away September 23 at his home in El Paso after a longtime illness. He was born June 17, 1925 on a Choctaw Indian reservation in Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his adopted parents Elmer Dow and Osie Annie Green, wife Vivian Jo and ex-wife Mary Angela. He is survived by his ex-wife and a long time friend Joyce Duncan; Sister in-law, Betty Arnett; his children: Sharon(Dennis) Mosqueda, Mark(Dawn) Green and Jennifer(Adam) Wilson; his grandchildren: Brain Mosqueda, Aaron Long, Kyle Gayda, Andrew and Anthony Canale, Kayleigh, Aleasha and Austin Green along with numerous great grandchildren. Elmer had served time in the United States NAVY during World War II, and then in 1958 he moved to El Paso and after 20 years with the City of El Paso Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Captain. He had also worked on the Border Patrol and as a school bus driver for the El Paso School District. His great love and companionship were his Schnauzer dogs, April and Bo. Funeral Service, 12:30pm, Tuesday September 27, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Full Fireman Honors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
Published in El Paso Times from September 24 to October 1, 2011
KIMBALL Charles Thomas Kimball (Tom), 79, passed away on May 2, 2011 as a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Born Sept. 9, 1931 in Washington D.C. to Col. Edward Albert Kimball and Susan Dorothy Lannon Kimball. Tom served his nation proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict with the 2nd Infantry Division. Predeceased by his 1st wife Angela Infante Kimball, of 35 years who died June 26th, 1990, he is now survived by his 2nd wife, Rita Joyce Kimball, married Aug. 21, 1992. He lived in El Paso, Texas and worked 32 years for the El Paso Fire Department from Jan 29, 1955 to June 26, 1986, retiring at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Tom was a member of Toastmasters for over 40 years starting in August 1965. In April 2000, he was inducted into the El Paso Senior Games Hall of fame primarily for swimming events at all distances for over 15 years and earning over 150 medals. Tom is also survived by his eldest son Edward Albert Kimball, Fremont, CA, dtr-in-law Laura, grandchildren Jane and Zak; Daughter Susan Dorothy Eyler, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, grandchildren Jennifer, Lisa, Autumn and great-grandchildren, Kanisha, Virginia, Alexa and Angela.; Son David Bryan Kimball and gf Veronica, grandchildren Bryan, Jake, Santana and Ashley; Son Robert Clark Kimball; dtr-in-law Mary, grandchildren Krystal, Robert and Jacqueline. He leaves behind his beloved poodle companions Taffy and Scruffy. Visitation will be May 8, 2011 from 5-9pm at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East Funeral Home, 1460 George Dieter. Funeral Service will be May 9, 2011 at 11:45am at Saint Raphael's Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar and Burial to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 1:00pm. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of El Paso in lieu of flowers if desired.
HARPER John C. Harper, 59, (Retired El Paso Fire Fighter) born August 22, 1951 in El Paso, Texas was called to the side of his Lord and Savior on the morning of Friday, February 4, 2011. John was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Carnes and brother Larry Carnes. Those who will remember him always are his wife, Blanca Estela Harper; mother, Imogene Cox; brother, Danny Cox; sisters, Sherry Engle, Cindy Lampron and Kathy Gahan; sons, Curtis Harper and David Duran; daughters, Wendy Smith and Joanna Leitch; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren as well as many other friends and family. John graduated from Bel Air High school in 1969. He was an avid Houston Texas fan. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends and his chocolate shakes. 2 Timothy 1:4 "I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again." We will rejoice in his life as we know John is at peace and joyful to be home with our Lord and Savior. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Park Hills Christian Church located at 5701 Alabama. Graveside Services will begin at 11:30 am, Wednesday February 9, 2011 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
Joe D. Quinones, 65 passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in El Paso. Mr. Quinones was a Vietnam Veteran, who served in the U.S. Marines and was a retired firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Quinones. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Quinones; son, Daniel Joseph Quinones; daughters, Victoria Quinones and Abigail Quinones; mother, Genoveva Quinones, and sister, Olga Chao. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 9:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Crestview Funeral Home. Vigil will be recited at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Crestview Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will follow with full Military Honors at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services under the direction of CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME. 1462 N. Zaragosa Rd. 856-1400
Wolf, Kenneth William Phoenix - August 6, 2010. Ken, son of Karl (Deceased) and Myrna L. Wolf was born in El Paso, Texas on July 27, 1952. He was preceeded in death by his Grandparents, Julis O. & Margaret Wolf, William D. (Papoo) & Elizabeth (Mamoo) Richards. A devoted firefighter, Ken joined the E.P.F.D. in 1971 ending a dedicated career of 25 years as an Officer of Code Enforcement in the Fire Marshall Division. Whether hosting family and friends as an accomplished cook, bowling with the guys, or as chaperon for Pac-10 teams in the Sun Bowl, Ken's fervor and vitality were contagious. A lifelong proponent of fire safety and awareness, he enjoyed his retirement on Phoenix's golf courses and coaching for his granddaughter's volley ball team. Ken is survived by his two children, Jennipher M. Sanchez (Ralph) of Westminster, CO, and J. Karl of Phoenix, Az, his mother, sister Karla Niemi (Ralph), brother Kris of Hamilton, MT, sister Anna of San Carlos, CA, several aunts & uncle, nieces and nephews, and is the beloved Grandpa to Lexy, Bubba, & Ali ~ "Lobo, we will miss your laugh!" Friends are invited to attend memorial services with the family Saturday August 21st, 4 pm at Cielo Vista Church, 3585 N. Lee Trevino Drive El Paso, Tx. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to The Liver Foundation or El Paso Fire/Police Pension Fund.
Francisco Xavier Hernández, Sr. 1936-2010. Hear that lonesome whippoorwill He sounds too blue to fly . . . On August 4, 2010, our beloved "Pop" was called away to his eternal home after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Born in El Paso Texas on May 17, 1936, Francisco was named for the missionary Saint Francis Xavier. As a boy, Francisco attended Zavala Elementary and in 1954 he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. In 1960 he became a member of the El Paso Fire Department. Francisco proudly served El Paso, Texas the only home he ever knew for twenty-four years as a firefighter. Francisco lived by the credo of "Feo, Fuerte y Formal." His devotion to family and friends was without prejudice. He loved a good joke, a cold beer and another cold beer. He was bull and bullfighter, man and child, sinner and saint. He will be missed and never forgotten, for his simple plan was not one of a simple man. The paths to glory he paved remain manifest under our feet. O, cease to heed the glamour That blinds your foolish eyes, Look upward to the glitter Of stars in God's clear skies. Their ways are pure and harmless And will not lead astray, But aid your erring footsteps To keep the narrow way. And when the sun shines brightly Tend flowers that God has given And keep the pathway open That leads you on to heaven. R. Frost. He is preceded in death by his father Andres Gonzales Hernández, his mother Luisa Vásquez Hernández, brothers Andrew G. Hernández and Alfredo V. Hernández, and his beloved daughter Elizabeth Alice Hernández. He is survived by his wife Guadalupe D. Hernández, his children, MaryLou Hernández and Lety Hernández; two young men he raised as his own: Lorenzo Diaz, (Lizette) and David Diaz; grandchildren: Yazmin, Lyla. Francisco Xavier Hernández Jr., Alfredo Hernández, Patricia Hernández, Hector Hernández, Teresa Chavira, (Manuel) Joseph Hernández (Evelyn), eleven grandchildren: J.R. Rodriguez, Amber Hernández, Brian Michael, Jason Michael, Stephen Hutchison, Sean Hutchison, Geoffrey Hernández, Lisa Hernández, Alyssa Chavira, Jacob Chavira and Ava Hernández; four great-grandchildren: Trinity Anté, Shane Anté, Anja Rodriguez and Audrey Hernández; his sister Maria Luisa Lara and brother Gorgonio Hernández; and the woman he married in 1956, his lifelong friend and mother to seven of his children Armida H. Hernández. May your strength give us strength, May your faith give us faith, May your hope give us hope, May your love bring us love. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Vigil Service will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. At St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (519 S. Latta St.). Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME www.hillcrestfuneralhome.org. 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332
Norman Joseph Hutchins passed away on Monday, July 5th, 2010 in Provo, UT. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Norman was born on July 15, 1936 to Blaza Rodriquez and Howard O. Hutchins in Las Vegas, NV. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso, TX in 1954. He married Herlinda Bonilla on May 11, 1957. Norman served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. He returned to El Paso where he joined the El Paso Fire Dept., where he retired with the rank of Chief. He and Herlinda settled in Fairview, UT in 1992. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a gifted mechanic and an avid outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jack Lorenzo Hutchins and his half-brother Donald Hutchins. He is survived by his loving wife Herlinda, and their five children: Diana Jo Lott (Virgil), Escondido, CA; Norman Lance Hutchins (Ronda) , Mesa, AZ; Melody Hope Sanchez (German), El Paso, TX; Brenda Lynn Wall (Steven), Salt Lake City, UT; and Paul Osbourne Hutchins (Crystal), Lake Port, CA; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also mourning his loss are his brothers Robert Hutchins (Cheryl) and John Hutchins and his sister Jacqueline Spilsbury (Max); and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Robert Hutchins, John Hutchins, Max Spilsbury, Virgil Lott, Norman Hutchins, German Sanchez, Steven Wall and Paul Hutchins. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 11th from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. The Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12th at 9:30 at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Saints, 1212 Sumac. Interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912.
Elton Lee Arnett passed away June 30th in El Paso after a short illness. He was born on March 1, 1928 in Corsicana, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Troy Lee and Luella Arnett. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty R. Arnett; sister in law, Joyce Duncan; brother in law, James Benedict; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Elton retired after 29 years with the City of El Paso Fire Department as Deputy Chief. He was also a 32 Degree Mason 50 years and endowed, member of the Kingsbury No. 887 Kingsbury, Texas, and a member of the Valley of El Paso Orient of Texas. His great loves were his terrier dogs Tater and Peanut and 8 cats. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast with a Funeral Service to begin at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
RAUL (Pablito) HOLGUIN, 70, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Holguin was a retired Captain with the El Paso Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maricela Holguin. Children, Lisa H. Aranda, Edward and Rebecca Beltran and Laura Holguin. Grandchildren, Mary Beltran-Waltman, Paul Beltran, Danny Holguin, Christina Aranda, Angela Beltran, Erica Aranda and Emily Holguin. Brothers, Avelino and Daniel Holguin. Sister, Dora Rodriguez. Best friend and sister-in-law, Alex and Celia Sepulveda. Many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home – Carolina. Vigil Service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Evergreen East Cemetery. A special thanks to Sierra Medical Center CCU Staff. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
Retired FST Halver C. Vance passed away Friday ,March 19, 2010 in his home in Spanaway, Washington. He retired in May of 1978 from the El Paso Fire Department. His last assignment was Engine 4 "C" shift. No servcices are planned at this time.
Elbert Sidney Underwood, 85, passed away in El Paso, Texas after a short illness. He was born on February 24, 1924 in Ravenna, Texas, the son of Elbert W. and Beada Watkins Underwood and moved to El Paso when he was stationed at Biggs Airfield during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Louise Underwood. He is survived by his two sons: Dennis Underwood and his wife, Emily and Gary Underwood and his wife, Anne; three brothers, Weldon, Henry and Jack Underwood and one sister Raenell Hodges; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Underwood retired from the El Paso Fire Department after a 30 year career, and at the time of his death operated a horse boarding stable in northeast El Paso. Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm Friday, February 12, 2010 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfurneralhomes.net
Robert E. "Bob" Wilde, 81 of Wichita Falls, died Thursday, February 4, 2010. The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 8, 2010, in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Bob was born June 1, 1928, in Scotland, Texas, the son of Theodore and Mary Wilde. He and his six brothers and sisters grew up on a farm in Windthorst. He served in the US Army in Japan from 1946 until1948. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. After his military service, hr returned to Wichita Falls, where he lived until he took a job with the El Paso Texas Fire Department. He retired in 1980 at the rank of Chief. He lived in Ponta Texas from 1981 until 1995 and returned to Wichita Falls, where he resided until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mary Willde, his brothers Alvin, Hubert and William and his sister Helen Dupape. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Argretta Wilde of Wichita Falls; children, Robbie & Linda Wilde of Ft. Worth Texas; Terry & Rick Braziel of San Antonio Texas, Marie & Leo Trisollini of Camden Arkansas; Thomas Martin of Portland Oregon, Rita Albridge of Cleveland Ohio; Eugene Smith of Los Alamos Colorado; sisters, Evelyn King, Dorothy Gambrill and Helen Wilde; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.
Retired El Paso Fire Department Battalion Chief, Norbert John Scanlon, 78, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. He served the El Paso Fire Department for 28 years retiring from Battalion 3.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be held in San Antonio, Texas
The El Paso Fire Department expresses their sincerest condolences to Chief Scanlon's family.
JOE S. HOLGUIN JR., born on October 27, 1939, passed away on December 4, 2009 . He graduated from Fabens High School where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. Joe attended Texas Western College (UTEP) where he played two years of junior varsity basketball. He also played baseball for the Fabens Merchants. Joe joined the El Paso Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He played baseball, softball, and basketball for the El Paso Fire Department. Joe loved all sports and UTEP Miner athletics. He was preceded in death by his father Jose Santos Holguin and by his brother Rolando A. Holguin. Joe is survived by former spouse Irma Gladys Holguin; son Joseph R. (Veronica) Holguin; daughter Diana R. (Ryan) Trudgen and 7 grandchildren Cassandra, Graham, Bianca, Ashleigh, Tyler Kinsley, Joseph S., Ryan and Bryanna Holguin; great granddaughter Alexandria Graham. He is survived by his mother Irene Holguin; brother Robert I. (Esperanza); sister Irene (Willie) Perez and Carmen Fuentes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Del Sol ICU. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crestview Funeral Home. Vigil service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Crestview Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (Fabens). Rite of Committal will follow at Fabens Cemetery. Services under the direction of CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME. 1462 N. Zaragosa 856-1400
Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00am Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 3155 S. 200 W. with Father David Hasser will celebrate.There will also be one hour of visiting at the church prior to the service on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009
Visitation: Vistation will be Friday, September 4, 2009 at Ellers Mortuary Main St. Chapel 725 S. Main St.
David Allen Denman, CB handle Â“El PasoÂ”, 65, Kokomo, died at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born in Kokomo, on Oct. 16, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles C. Denman and Mary E. (McClelland) Denman. On April 21, 1967, in El Paso, Texas, he married Carmen (Siller), and she survives. He was employed with the El Paso, Texas, Fire Department for 25 years. He also worked as an inspector at the Chrysler casting plant for 13 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving from 1965 through 1967. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 1166. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his grandson, Nicholas, bowling and talking on the CB radio. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Denman; two sons, Michael Wayne and wife KaLynda Denman, and John Charles Denman; one daughter, Melissa Ann and husband David Allen Erb; two brothers, John Thomas and wife Deborah Denman and Randall Wayne and wife Sandy Denman; two sisters, Loretta Sue and husband Bob Frank, and Ruthellen and husband Steven Wood; grandchildren, David Austin, Bethany Renae, Keisha Marie, Skylar, Ashley, Nicholas Mathew, Kiara Leigh, Allison Maria, Jacob Allen Kenneth, and Emily Sue; also, Uncle Bob and Aunt Vera McClelland, and Aunt Helen; and family in Mexico City, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents; also one nephew, Matthew Allen. Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 West, Kokomo. Father David Hasser will celebrate. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, where a Rosary Service is 7:30 p.m. There will also be visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Firefighters Association for Burn Victims or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with envelopes available at the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Firefighters Association for Burn Victims or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
JAMES (JIM) CLYDE COX, 80, was born in Winters, Tex as on April 17,1929. He died peacefully at Vista Del Sol Hospital in El Paso on Aug. 18, 2009. Jim faithfully served his country for four years in the Air Force. Following his honorable discharge from the armed services, he moved to El Paso where he joined the Fire Department, rising to the rank of Captain. While fighting a fire Jim suffered a massive heart attack and retired from the Fire Department. Jim always had strong interest in aviation.After his retirement, he built and flew a single engine two seater, with an open cockpit, which he joyfully flew locally and around the country with family and friends. He would often recount how the color scheme he chose for his plane would only show red when approaching and yellow while departing and how it would automatically "trim out" at the designed cruising speed. He married Carmen Terrazas in El Paso on Aug.19, 1956. Together, they shared El Paso life for 53 years and their passion for traveling and camping around the nation, particularly in their beloved Rocky Mountains and Pacific coast. As much as Jim loved aviation and flying, he equally loved and enjoyed the numerous dogs they owned and who were coddled as if they were royalty. Jim is survived by his wife Carmen; a sister Iris A. Arcadi of Old Town, Florida; several brother and sister-in laws, and many nieces and nephews, all who now mourn the passing of their "Uncle Jim". Visitation for Mr. Cox will be on Sunday, August 23, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Vigil Service will be on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. at El Paso Mission Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. at St. Rafael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by EL PASO MISSION FUNERAL HOME. 2006 YANDELL Dr. 562-9999
Published in El Paso Times from August 22 to August 24, 2009
William Michael O'Leary, 51 born in El Paso, Texas, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009. He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country in Korea, and a twenty-year veteran of the El Paso Fire Department. He retired as Captain. He owned and operated Advanced Wrought Iron in Vinton, Texas. A very loving son, father, brother, and friend, he is survived by his parents Patrick T. O'Leary Sr. and Phyllis D. O'Leary of El Paso, His brothers Patrick T. O'Leary Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, Edward L. O'Leary of Omaha, NE, Douglas W. O'Leary of El Paso and Scott A. O'Leary of El Paso, His children, Shauna L. O'Leary of Oklahoma City, OK, Michael B. O'Leary of Port Angelos, WA and Kaitlin M. O'Leary "Teena" of Holts Summit, MO. His fiancé Tobi Jo Varnell of El Paso, and ex-wife, Constance J. O'Leary of Norman, OK. Public Viewing will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 23rd at the Martin Funeral Home Central, 3839 Montana Ave. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 24th at Martin Central with Interment following at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. "May God bless you always Billy Mike".
Published in El Paso Times from August 22 to August 24, 2009
Absent from body face to face with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 26, 2009. Bobby Gene Atkinson was born in Brownwood, Texas. He was preceded in death by parents, James Atkinson and Cleo Reynolds. Our family is celebrating Bobby's homecoming into heaven! He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary, son, James Robert Childress, daughter-in-law, Sandra, daughter, Mary Ann Gillispie, son-in-law, George, 8 wonderful grandchildren, 18 precious great and great-great grandchildren, and brother, Richard Atkinson. Bobby served in the US Airforce and later served on the El Paso Fire Department retiring as training chief. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2009 at Sunset Funeal Home-Northeast. Interment will follow to Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
MCGILL, PAUL, 44, Visitation: 5-7 pm September 30, 2008 at Martins East Funeral Home with a prayer vigil to follow at 7 pm. Funeral Mass: 11 am October 1, 2008 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, Las Cruces, NM.
Brother Firefighters shall meet at Martins East Funeral Home between 9:00 to 9:30 on our private vehicles to participate in the procession to St Raphael Catholic Church
EL PASO -- Paul McGill, a longtime El Paso firefighter who led area residents in honoring some of the New York City firefighters who responded to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 44.
McGill "will be remembered as a hardworking and dedicated firefighter who loved the El Paso Fire Department and was popular among firefighters for being a great cook," Fire Department spokesman Lt. Mario Hernandez wrote in a statement. "Paul will be sadly missed by the Fire Department."
He is survived by his wife, Catrina, and four daughters, Meagan, Nadia, Tiffany and Justice.
McGill, a member of the department for 20 years, was assigned to Fire Station 4 in Central El Paso and was generous to the most helpless people in the community.
During a 2006 ceremony in which children being treated for cancer at ProvidenceMemorialHospital were made honorary firefighters, McGill spoke about their examples of courage he admired and said they helped inspire him during his struggle with cancer.
In 2002, McGill chaperoned three New York firefighters in El Paso as they visited area schools and spoke about their experiences responding to the terrorist attack on the WorldTradeCenter.
Michael D. Hernandez may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 546-6151.
·Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
·A prayer vigil will follow at 7
p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, 1460 George Dieter.
·Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar.
·In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in McGill's name to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM88005
The Administration would like to thank all our members that participated in both the service and the funeral for active duty firefighter Paul McGill including the Honor Guard, the crews of Ladder 24 and Ladder 1 for flying the flag, Communications PSC Carlos Deanda (last call) and especially the liaison, Deputy Chief Matt Widtfeldt.
GLENN WAYNE PRITCHETT passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the age of 57. He was born on April 15, 1951 in El Paso to Hollis and Betty Pritchett. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and Vietnam. Mr. Pritchett also was a Firefighter for 25 years and retired as a Captain. He is survived by his parents, his loving wife of 26 years Mary Pritchett, daughters; Stephany Pryor and husband Aaron, Ashley Pritchett, Kelley Pritchett, sons; Aaron Pritchett and Kyle Pritchett. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kyrsten Pryor and Codey Pryor and sister Karen Magee and husband Mike. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harding-Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2322 Lee Trevino. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Navy and Fire Department Honors. Services entrusted to Harding-Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home, 320 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902.
ROSS, REX D., 60, Memorial Service: 11 am August 9, 2008 at Sunset Funeral Home-East. Survived by wife: Mary S. Ross; daughters: Rebecca Woolsey, Meghan Ross Medina, Emilee Ross; brother: Stephen Ross; sisters: Maridel Wilson, Shirley Vandermeer, Shannon Brown, Patty Heinle, Sandy Bailey.
Judith Lynn McGlothlin-Castillo passed away Saturday, May 3 and is at peace with her husband Victor. Judy was born July, 21, 1952 in Elgin, Illinois. Loving the outdoors, she was an avid hiker and backpacker, enjoying the Franklin, Gila and Lincoln Mountains. As a paramedic for more than 20 years, she not only touched, but also without a doubt, saved many lives. She planned to continue her caring nature in a nursing career. She was a loyal friend to many and caring wife and mother and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. You are my rock and my best friend mom, I love you so much. She is survived by daughter, April McGlothlin of El Paso; brothers, Mike, Bob, and Bill Philippe; and father Herman Philippe of Illinois. Preceded in death by mother, Margaret; husband, Victor Castillo; son, Dale and sister, Debbie. In Iieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Fund or the Candlelighters. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Interment will be Private. Service entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net. Published in the El Paso Times from 5/5/2008 - 5/10/2008.
As the family of Gary V. Rinker stood by his side, they witnessed the transition from Earth to Heaven; peaceful and full of God's grace leading the way for the rest of us to follow. At the age of 63, he begins a new life. The legacy of love he leaves behind includes his wife of 42 years, his sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Priscilla, Rusty and Lulu, daughter and son-in-law Judith and Paul McFarland, brother Berland, daughter-in-love Monica, grandchildren Christian, Caleb, Sunshine due on 9-23-2008, Xavier, Gloria, Vanessa, Aaron, Mathew, Amber, Brittany, Ariel, great grandchildren Dominic, Jaylin and Syriana. His community involvement included attending and serving at First Assembly of God as board member, Sunday School Teacher, Men's Ministry leader, Royal Ranger leader. He participated as a Gideon and was involved in the Eastwood Optimist Club coaching boys and girls sports. He attended Austin High School. He was a firefighter and retired from the El Paso Fire Department in 1990. He served in the US Navy. Viewing will be Monday, April 7, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home at 1755 N. Zaragosa. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 12 noon at First Assembly of God Church 3928 Montana. Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. His life celebration will directly follow at First Assembly of God at about 3:00 p.m. His final wish was that we all meet him in Heaven. In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to Royal Rangers at First Assembly of God, Gideons, Church on the Street or Teen Challenge.
Published in the El Paso Times from 4/6/2008 - 4/8/2008.
The family of Gary V. Rinker is grateful for the support of Local 51, the El Paso Fire Department, and the Retired Firefighters Association during our time of need. Your prayers, thoughts and love comforted us as we witnessed my dad pass on into Heaven.
Thank You All,
Russell Rinker P26C
Retired Fst Gary Rinker passed away on Saturday
after his battle with cancer.
Our prayers and wishes are with
him, his son; Lt Rusty Rinker and his family.
God Bless You
Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.
Gary loved to share his many wonderful memories about his experiences with you all.
Judith McFarland, Gary (Jr.), Russell and Judy Rinker
El Paso Firefighter and community activist, Kip Hall, 39, passed away on Sun 10-21-07. Kip was born in Fort Devens, MA, on 9-21-68. Graduated from Irvin High School in El Paso in 1987, and had a Bachelor's from University. Joined the Army in 1987, where he served his country for 11 yrs. He was married to Sandra, his surviving wife on 12-3-88. Joined the El Paso Fire Dept. in 1998 and the Firefighter Combat Challenge Team in 1999, where he represented El Paso in in worldwide competition. Kip was the first to arrive and the last to leave. He lived to serve his family and the people of El Paso, as he actively supported countless charity events in his beloved city. His spirit will serve to inspire those who were privileged to know him. Kip is survived by his wife Sandra Hall, sons Kipp and Anthony, daughter Alexandra, mother Carmen, father Clifford Hall and sister Missy. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm on October 25, 2007 with a vigil at 7 pm at San Jose Funeral Home at 10950 Pellicano. Mass of the Christian Burial will be said at 1 pm at Santo Nino de Atocha Church, 210 S. Clark on Friday, October 26, 2007. The wake of your life will lift those who knew you for the remainder of theirs. Thank you brother, father, husband, and faithful servant for your inspiration to go above and beyond the call of duty. We love you. You will be missed.