Pres E. Salaz passed away peacefully at home on July 6 in Tucson.
He was born on March 9, 1925 in Watrous, New Mexico. After graduating high school in New Mexico, Pres served overseas in the US Army during World War II. He later attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Pres worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico for many years before moving to Tucson with his wife Mary Grace in 1979.
His love of coaching and sports when his sons were growing up led him to be a most enthusiastic U of A Wildcats fan. He was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Mary Grace, daughter Geri Kraft (Delbert) and sone Presley Salaz and Mark Salaz (Sheryll). He is also survived by his three grandchildren Adam Dufour, Lindsey Rivera (Alex), and Aaron Salaz, and three great-grandchildren Christian, Roman and Alessandra Rivera.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Bring's Broadway Chapel 6910 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson. Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 AM Thursday July 11, 2019 at St. Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church 1375 South Camino Seco, Tucson. Interment with Military Honors will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday July 12, 2019 at the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana 15950 North Luckett Road Marana, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.