Joseph Anthony Salazar Passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 11, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Anthony was born on October 4, 1954 in San Mateo, NM. He was a devoted and loving husband to Donna Castillo Salazar and a loving father to four children David Johnathan Castillo, Marie Salazar Sanchez, Joseph A Salazar and Stacey Armenta. Anthony was a proud grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Anthony was preceded in death by his parents Delfinia and Reynaldo Mirabal, and birth father David Salazar, Brothers Harold and Willie Salazar and Sister Tita Valdez. He is survived by his sisters Prescilla Salazar (Art) of Castlerock Co., Debi Gallegos (Louie) of Albuquerque, Gale Jaramillo (Gary) of Grants NM, and Clara Lindquist (JD) of Grants NM and Brother in-law Fred Valdez of San Rafael NM. And many loving nieces and nephews.
Anthony was very proud of his Military career which he served in the US Army for 14 years. He also had a long career in corrections and retired in 2016 and got to enjoy his favorite hobby of fishing and just driving around the mountains to sightsee.
A viewing and rosary will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. A celebration of life will be held at a later day.