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Rosalio "Chalio" Altamirano, 68

January 27, 2005


Aug. 10, 1936 - Jan. 18, 2005

Rosary will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley for Rosalio "Chalio" Altamirano, 68, of Stockton, a former Brawley resident who diedz

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. The Rev. Edgar Serrano will officiate.Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley, followed by a celebration of life reception at the Hidalgo hall in Brawley.

Mr. Altamirano was born Aug. 10, 1936, in Brawley, where he lived and worked as a self-employed truck driver. He also worked for Holly Sugar Corp.


He served in the U.S. Army National Guard for seven years and then moved to Patterson, where he worked for Libby-Owens Ford for 15 years.

Mr. Altamirano retired in Stockton and continued working part-time at the Aurora Club, where he made many friends who remember him as a kind and generous man, family said.

He married Lydia Curiel in Brawley on Feb. 15, 1958. They were married for 25 years.

Mr. Altamirano enjoyed music, especially trios and boleros, family said, adding he was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Lydia Curiel of Modesto; daughter, Grace Altamirano of Modesto; son and daughter-in-law, Al and Denise Altamirano of Modesto; grandchildren, Michael, Alec and Alyse Altamirano, all of Modesto; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tillie and Junior Sanchez, Maggie and Genaro Carpio, Stella and Ernie Mendoza, Susan Altamirano and Will Chavez and Candy and Cesar Arguilez, all of Brawley, and Elvia and Joe Estrada of El Cajon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Manuel and Tillie Altamirano of El Centro and Jesse and Diane Altamirano of Brawley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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