Blea, Gilbert Age 85, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, April 16, 2016. Gilbert, retired from APS after 30 years of employment.
Preceded in death his loving wife of 65 years, Irene C. Blea.
Gilbert is survived by five children, Irene R. Barela and husband Edwin, Gilbert R. Blea and wife Kathy, Joe Blea and wife Dorothy, Pam DeBlaay and husband Mark, David Blea and wife Brenda; his siblings, Manuel, Rosemarie, Rita Atencio and husband Carlos, Robert Blea and wife Ramona; 19 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited at 8:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edwin Barela, Andres Barela, Joseph Blea, Michael Blea. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alfred Blea, Max Ramirez, Marcus DeBlaay, Mikey Kauffman.
Those who wish to sign Gilbert's online guest book may visit www.danielsfuneral.com
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