Jose Ernesto Luna, 79 was born in Puerto De Luna, New Mexico on 12/22/1942 to Mariano Luna, Sr. and Francisca Ocana. Mr. Luna passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving wife and children.
Mr. Luna grew up in Vaughn, New Mexico, attended Vaughn Municipal Schools and graduated in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Army on June 5, 1964 and served his country until May 31, 1967. Upon his return, he courted and then married Erlinda Sisneros on June 29, 1968 and became a wonderful father to her 4 children. They were married for 53 wonderful years. Soon after marrying, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he joined the Albuquerque Fire Department. He served alongside his colleagues in the Fire Department for 21 years and retired as Captain Luna on June 1, 1987.
Mr. Luna is preceded in death by both parents, Mariano Luna Sr. and Francisca Ocana, mother-in-law Matilde Tillie Sisneros, his son Joseph Luna, son-in-law Manny Aguilar, Jr. along with 2 sisters and 8 brothers. He is survived by his soulmate Erlinda Luna, son Louie Luna, son John Luna and Irene, daughter Melissa Missy Velasquez and Randy, along with six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, all of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also survived by his only remaining sibling, Amy Luna Lucero of Vaughn, New Mexico. He is also survived by many close relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends. We will miss him greatly.
A catholic funeral service with rosary will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 beginning 9:30 AM at St. Jude Thaddeus Church located at 5712 Paradise Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114. A Viewing will take place before the service from 9:00AM - 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park located at 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124. Following Interment a Reception will be held at American Legion Post 69 located at 9000 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87114.