John Robert Salazar
February 7, 1950 — February 3, 2023
Cherished and beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend John R. (Bob) Salazar went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2023. He was 72, just shy of 73. He is survived by his two children, Shuri Romero and husband Jonathan Romero, and Roberta Maestas, grandchildren J. Trevor Romero, Nicolas Romero, Jacob Romero, Caley Romero, Mia Maestas, and Emma Maestas.
He also is survived by sisters Teresa Garcia and husband Freddy Garcia and Rose Jaramillo and fiancé Michael Herrera. Sister-in-law Esther Salazar. Nieces and Nephews Antoinette and Joe Sandoval and family, Renee and David Jaramillo and family, Nichole and Kevin Cowboy and family, Natalie and Jeremy Cottle and family, Janell and Chris Varela and family, Frances and Alex Belanger and family, Kimberly and Desarae Castillo-Jaramillo, Vanessa and Isaac Perez, Naomi Salazar, Ray Anthony and Carrie Salazar and family, and Joseph Jaramillo.
Bob, was born in Albuquerque, NM, on February 7, 1950, in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from West Mesa High School then served in the United States Army as a Military Stock Control and Accounting Specialist, completing his service in Okinawa, Japan. After returning to the U.S., he completed Barber and Cosmetology college in San Jose, CA, and went on to a career in this field for over 45 years. He also worked for 20 years at UNMH in Sterile Processing.
Bob adored his grandkids and his kids, which included his sons-in law. His face lit up whenever he was with his grandkids and especially loved watching them play sports. He was very proud of his daughters and had a such a big heart for them, always loving them unconditionally. He also loved all his family so genuinely and without hesitation. He had a big enough heart for everyone. To know him was to love him. He made friends wherever he went and was so very loved by all.
Bob loved to bowl and fish throughout his life and was quite good both. He loved Rocky movies, was a great cook, and loved enjoying going to movies on Sundays. He was a big Raiders fan and was able to enjoy a live game with his daughter Shuri and son-in-law Jon. We will cherish the many wonderful memories we all have with him.
Rosary with mass to follow will be held Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Shrine of Saint Bernadette ~ 11509 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. There will be a reception to follow held in the perish hall.
Burial will take place the following day, February 24th at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. ~ 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.