We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Eduardo George Moreno. Eduardo died at home in the arms of his lifelong love, Alicia Chavez Moreno, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Eduardo was the kindest, gentlest, most patient, calmest, most unassuming, and sweetest man we’ve ever known. He was 84.
Born to José Moreno and Leonor Olivas Moreno on January 5, 1937, in Santa Rosa, NM, he was the youngest of 6 children. His parents and four of his siblings have passed into eternity before him, and Eduardo will be overjoyed to be in their company again.
Eduardo & Alicia’s lifelong love started when they were just kids: “Edward” was a junior and “Alice” a freshman at Santa Rosa High School when they started dating back in 1954. They married after Edward completed basic training and before he reported to his first duty station in San Diego, CA. He was away when their first child was born, but the family was together in the Philippines when their second child was born. Eduardo devoted 20 years of his life as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Navy and when he retired in 1975, he settled with his family in Santa Fe, NM, where he pursued various vocations to support his family, most recently as a maintenance tech at SFCC, where he worked for over a decade.
Eduardo was an avid bowler most of his life, and he and Alicia were active members of the bowling community here in Santa Fe, until Parkinson’s Disease made bowling impossible.
Eduardo was a community activist dedicated to numerous causes, and despite his quiet nature, spoke up for the causes he believed in. Eduardo was instrumental in founding the Santa Fe Chapter of PFLAG, was a passionate fundraiser for numerous HIV/AIDS service organizations, an advocate for the LGBTQ community, and a member of the Santa Maria de la Paz AIDS Task Force. Eduardo was also a Habitat for Humanity volunteer for many years, building homes for people in need. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003, he became a staunch supporter of the local PD community. The most caring of souls, Eduardo will be deeply missed by many.
Besides his lifelong love Alicia, Eduardo leaves behind: his daughter Yolanda Montiel and her husband, Dan, as well as their son Nolan Edward Montiel; he also leaves behind his son Edward Pete Moreno and his husband Lumar Alves. His faithful furry companion, Chispa, will also miss him dearly. He also leaves behind a legion of loving godchildren, nieces, nephews, a brother, a sister, vários primos, y familiares, and many, many friends. We all love you so much, Eduardo!
A rosary is planned for Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 9:30am at Santa Maria de la Paz, and will be followed by a mass. Eduardo will be buried with military honors at the National Cemetery on November 24, 2021, at 9:45am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made in Eduardo’s name to the Parkinson's & Movement Disorder Alliance, the organization that has provided the most services and programs to people with Parkinson’s here in New Mexico. Donations can be made at PMDAlliance.org. You may also bring a jacket to donate to Santa Maria de la Paz’s donation bin for homeless children on Thursday.
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