Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) Eloy Salazar

Gerald (Jerry) Eloy Salazar

Gerald (Jerry) Eloy Salazar

Gerald (Jerry) Eloy Salazar was born September 24, 1954 in Williams, Arizona. He passed away October 25, 2015 in Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father Joe Salazar, mother Christine Salazar and siblings Sheila Fousel, Gina Edwards and niece Trisha Salazar. He is survived by his loving wife, Shawn Strong Salazar, children T.J. Blahnic, Christopher Salazar, Ryan and Tia Strong, Robin and Collin Madol, Ralyn and Chris Jelus and Rachel and Charlie Garcia, grandchildren Johna Jensen, Alex, Mathew, Ryan and Clara Salazar, Tirza and Zachery, Isaac and Fox Garcia, siblings, Joe Salazar, Diane Dennison, Glenn and Ursula Robins, Rosemary and Tony Blahnic. Other relatives are uncles George Short and Sonny B, nephew Little Joe Salazar and niece Keri Salazar along with Joe MCcormick and Carrie Salazar.

He went to Vietnam in 1972 and returned to Phoenix where he lived and worked as a Dogmag operator. He moved to Flagstaff in 1993. He worked in construction and ran a janitorial business. He volunteered at the Family Food Center, Hope Cottage and Sunshine Rescue Mission every day.

He moved to Williams in 2004 where he worked at Sportway Supplies for LaDonna and Marvin Weatherhead and for APS until 2008. Then he helped to build the treatment plant for CDM, where he received recognition for achievements he accomplished there. He continued working at APS until 2012.

A severe injury caused the illness, which ultimately resulted in his death. He loved God, the Constitution, his country, people and animals and he helped so many people in his lifetime. Services have not been scheduled at this time.

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