He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emelia Candelaria; brothers Faustin and Bernie; and a sister, Delfinia Lucero. He is survived by a brother, Manuel (Doreen); two sisters, Claudine Quintana and Angie Candelaria; friend Kathy Scott; sister-in-law Barbara; extended family Nick, JR and April Lopez Donovon and Luis; several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
His last instructions to us were to be cremated and buried in Arboles and he did not want a formal service. As hard as that is, we will honor those wishes. He was an amazing man; we all love him very much. Needless to say, we will all miss him, but he will forever be in our hearts.