Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Richard Augustin Delgado

Richard Delgado, 73 passed away on May 14,2017.
  He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Augustine Casanova Delgado and Guadalupe Jacques Delgado.
  He earned a bachelor of music education from Texas Western College (now UTEP). He moved to Albuquerque for a position as an orchestra teacher with APS, while performing with the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra (now NM Philharmonic), as a violinist. As another talent, photography, grew into a business, he opened Delgado's Photography, photographing hundreds of weddings and taking thousands of portraits. He received many awards including International Wedding Photographer of the Year and was recognized as a Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America. He loved to capture the beauty of NM in scenic photography. He also returned to teaching music, enjoying the two great passions of his life.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jose and Armando.
  He is survived by Willva Delgado; daughters Carolyn and Julie Delgado (Gary Wershum); son, Anthony Delgado (Susan); grandson, Stefan Delgado; granddaughter, Candace Elkins-Whitehead (Skyler); great-granddaughter, Noah Elkins-Whitehead; sister, Rita Delgado; brother-in-law, Jerry Bateman (Francy); nieces and a nephew.
  A memorial will be Friday, May 19, 6:30 to 7:30pm Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE. Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00am at St. Therese Church, 3424 4th St. NW with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, Albuquerque.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663

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BarbaraMarshall May 20, 2017

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I always appreciated Richard who volunteered to teach my high school journalism students how to take, develop, and print pictures with a minimum of equipment. He seemed to really enjoy helping young people to succeed. He also taught string music at my great-grandson's elementary school and fostered a love of music in him. I am certain there are many people whose lives were blessed by knowing him.

Ellie May 26, 2017

Mi sentido pésame para la familia deseando que en estos momentos difíciles puedan recibir verdadera esperanza en la promesa de Jesús en Juan 5:28,29. Es alentador el saber que la muerte es solo temporal y que en el futuro aquí en la tierra, volveremos a ver a nuestros seres amados que hemos perdido temporalmente en la muerte. Que la paz de Jehová, el Dios de todo consuelo, esté con ustedes hasta ese momento.

Elisa Banda Hidalgo June 01, 2017

Did my wedding pictures on 5/19/1979 Albuquerque , New Mexico

Mrs. Delgado, My husband Larry and I would like to give you our condolences. Mr. Delgado did our wedding pictures 38 years ago on 5/19/1979, his pictures are timeless. I remember him as being such a quite and patient man. I was honored when he asked me to take additional pictures 4 months after our wedding. We went up to Sandia Crest and took pictures while the sunset, one of the pictures he took of me won him an award. I'm sure you and your family will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Larry and Elisa Hidalgo