Henry A. Lovato, age 83, born July 12, 1916, died peacefully at
home Thursday morning, August 5, 1999. A life long resident of
Albuquerque, he is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Doris
Lovato; son, Henry Anthony Lovato II and wife, Carla; his other
daughter, Susan Sanders and her husband, G.E.; by loving
grandchildren, Karen Lovato, Brandon and Colt Sanders, other
grandchildren, Paul Martinez, Marleen Quintana and husband,
Arnold; and great-granddaughter, Savannah; a brother, Fred
Lovato and wife, Frances; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances in 1978.
A survivor of the Bataan Death March, he was a prisoner of war
for 42 months during World War II. He was a member of the 111th
Calvary, 200th Coast Artillery; American Defenders of Bataan and
Corregidor; American Ex-POW's, VFW and DAV. He was awarded
numerous medals including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Honorary Pallbearers are Karen Lovato, G.E., Brandon and Colt
Sanders, Ralph Rodriguez, Leo Padilla and Agapito Silva. Rosary
to be recited on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at St.
Joseph's on the Rio Grande Church (4080 St. Joseph's Place NW).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday August 11th at
10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery & Mausoleum (7500 Paseo
del Norte NE). Reception to follow at home of Henry & Jane
Lovato, 5 Mill N.W.