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Jose Najar

April 26, 1944 — January 13, 2024

Albuquerque

Jose Najar 1944–2023


Jose Najar, aged 79, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.

He was born in Mexico in 1944 to Gumesindo and Juana Najar and grew up with 10 brothers and sisters: Crisensiana, Faustino, Vicente, Roberta, Anastacia, Soccorro, Norberta, Angel, Juan, and Aurea. Currently, only four of them are still alive. They all had a ranch living childhood.

Jose Najar met the love of his life, Julia Najar while living in Long Beach, California. Julia had a son named Michael whom Jose loved as his own. In 1972, the two were married and started their new lives together. Later on, their son married Kathy and they had two wonderful granddaughters named Rosi and Lily.

Jose spent 24 years working in Marina del Rey. However, his favorite role was being a grandparent. He cherished his time with his granddaughters (whom he referred to as "his ladies") and adored being their Papa. Jose was always there for his family as a great father figure, father-in-law, godparent, and grandparent.

Jose will always be remembered for his love for all of his family and friends. His sarcastic words and infectious laughter will forever be imprinted in our minds. We will always imagine hearing him say "sweetie I'm home" one more time. We couldn't have asked for a better father, godfather, brother uncle Papa or spouse than Jose Najar. We will miss him dearly every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.


The first service for viewing will be held on Monday, January 22nd at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. The viewing will begin at 5:00 pm followed by the rosary at 6:00 pm. The address is 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque NM, 87106. The second service will take place on Tuesday, January 23rd at Holy Ghost Church with a mass at 10:00 am followed by the burial at 11:00 am at Fairview Memorial Park.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Interment

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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