Obituaries (12/19/2012)

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ALEGRIA – Richard (Pineapple) Alegria, 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Socorro. He was born in Olaa, HI on Aug. 25, 1927, to Alexandro and Olivia (Victorino) Alegria. He served in the Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Petty Officer No. 2. After his service to his country, he worked as an auto mechanic — a very good one. Our DAD had a huge heart for those he called cherished friends. He was loved by his family and friends and his dogs. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita (Martin) Alegria in 2010. Dick is survived by his loving children, daughter  Marleen Alegria, USMC retired; son Richard Alegria; daughter Kathleen Alegria; grandchildren Maxwell T. Alegria and Lance Jones; his extended family including Harold of Fremont, Calif., Jesse and Ron of Ripon, Calif., Gloria of Milpitas, Calif., and Frank of Socorro. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe. The family gives a special thanks to the Luciano Gallegos family for making our Dad’s life easier to live, also to the staff of the Socorro Good Samaritan Society and to the Socorro Senior Center. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Richard’s honor to the Good Samaritan Society, 1203 Hwy 60 W. Socorro, NM 87801 or the Socorro Senior Citizen Center, 1410 Ake Ave, Socorro, NM 87801. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Dick’s services are entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
835-1530