Our beloved father, Adan Quintana, 91, longtime resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in El Cerrito, NM on May 13, 1927 to his parents, Agapito and Maria Paz Quintana.
He served in the US Army during WWII and was stationed in Oakland, CA, where he would meet his future wife, Filomena Guerin Quintana. They resided in Las Vegas, NM and later moved to Southern California in 1957 where he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach CA for many years and raised their family. They returned back to Las Vegas, NM in1970 and retired from the Las Vegas City Schools in 1990.
Adan loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening, and was active in the Las Vegas Senior Olympics, winning medals in shuffleboard, and he held a shot put title for many years. Adan was a kind and gentle soul. A strong man who loved his wife, Filomena, and his family. He will be dearly missed by those who had the privilege to have known him. The memories we all shared with him will be forever in our hearts.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Filomena Quintana, until her passing on January 31, 2018, and his parents, Agapito and Maria Paz Quintana, and his brothers: Luciano, Evaristo, Manuel, and Cruz and his sister, Geraldine. He is survived by three daughters: Cecilia Quintana and partner Page Coleman, Rita Quintana and Sylvia Quintana; five granddaughters: Terese, Renee Montoya (Ronald), Nicole Gallegos (Ron), Stacie Guerin and partner, Dave Ortiz, April Furry (Ryan), and Jennifer Muniz (David); nine great-grandchildren: Iliana, Miranda, Aiden, Dylan, Raiden, Piper, Javier, McKenzie, and Amara. Adan is survived by brothers Samuel Quintana (Inez), George Quintana (Stella), and Agapito Quintana, Jr. (Cathy); and his beloved sisters-in-law, Frances Lucero and Margaret Quintana; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
As visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. Services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church with a rosary at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. Father George V. Salazar will celebrate the Mass. Cremation will follow the services and the interment will follow later on in the week in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Samuel Quintana, George Quintana, Aiden Muniz, Ronald Montoya, Dave Oriz, David Muniz, and Ryan Furry. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would prefer memorials be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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