Enrique A. Colunga

Enrique A. Colunga, age 88 of Surprise, AZ died December 3, 2017 in Surprise, AZ. He was born July 15, 1929 in Colton, CA to Jesus and Maria Colunga. He served in the United States Army from January 7, 1948 to January 6, 1952 achieving the rank of Corporal. Enrique was Commander of American Legions, Colton Chapter from 1969 to 1975. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a coach of the Colton Mercury semi-pro baseball team as well as a sports announcer for the Colton Mercury baseball team. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Enrique is survived by his daughter, Barbara Lopez of Fontana, CA; sons, Robert Salsberry, Eddie Salsberry, and Eugene Salsberry of San Bernardino, CA; 14 grandchildren, Michael Lopez, Kathy Paredes, Antonette Gonzales, Lil Robert Salsberry, Mario Salsberry, Eric Salsberry, Lil Barbara Salsberry, Audrea Lopez, Summer Joy De Leon, Ashley Garcia, Phillip Salsberry, Brittany Salsberry, Eugene Salsberry, and Christopher Salsberry; 29 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, James Richard Salsberry, III.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, with a funeral service at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 11, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. A reception will be held at 6:00 pm following the service at 17836 W. Charter Oak Road, Surprise, AZ, 85338.

3 Comments on “Enrique A. Colunga

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are going to you guys. Never easy. I loved my Uncle and have warm memories if him in my heart.

  2. It would have been nice to know that my Tio Hank, my dad’s baby brother had died.. He has many nieces & nephews out here in California that loved him very much, but yet we didn’t know how to get in contact with him.. RIP Uncle Hank.. We all have great memories of you..

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