Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Nino, brother and friend Lorenzo M. Chavez, 73, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Lorenzo attended Albuquerque High School; then joined the United States Army in 1963 where he served his country until 1966 in the 33rd Armored Division. He retired from the City of Albuquerque Transit Department in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #118 in Rio Rancho. Lorenzo was active in VNEA billiards league and was a terrific pool player. He enjoyed a good game of one-pocket at the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque Senior Centers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo and Cesaria Chavez; his first wife, Lorraine Chavez; and brother, John Chavez.
He is survived by his son, Martin J. Chavez; grand-daughter Kayla L. Garcia-Chavez; God-daughter, Jalene Garcia; sisters, Theresa Garcia, Dolores Calhoun; brother, Pablo Chavez (Susi); sister-in-law, Emily Caraveo (Enrique); and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The VA Medical Center provided him with great care and we thank them.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3424 Fourth St. NW. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Casket Bearers will be Gil Saiz, Tony Munoz, Charlie Calderon, Frank Sandoval, Damian Caraveo, and Larry Garcia. Honorary Bearers will V.T. Chavez, Franco Ruiz and Lawrence Gomez.
Lorenzo's Care Is Entrusted To:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114