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Alex A. (El Jano) Corrales

Posted 2006-10-09 by Edward Peed
Published in the Tucson on 10/7/2006.

Alex A. Corrales "El Jano" of Winkelman, Arizona, son of Edwardo and Antonia.

Born on November 6, 1925 in Cooks Lake Aravaipa, Arizona, Pinal County. Alex passed away on October 1, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona.

He served in the U.S. Navy, World War II as Aviation Boatswains Master, third class upon the U.S.S Carrier Salamaua from 1943 to 1946. Honorably discharged, January 20, 1946 after 34 years of service.

On August 22, 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lucy Valdez. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; daughter, Terri; sons, Tony (Rosie B.) and Alex Jr.; eight grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Prudencio "Palomo" (Mary) and William (Carmen), Manuel, Raymond (Isabel), Louis (Vada) and Richard Garcia; sisters, Betty (Frank) Guzman of Dudleyville, Arizona and Mary Lou (Eloy) Martinez of Winkelman, Arizona; brother-in-law, Reynaldo Valdez (Eva) of Winkelman, Arizona; sister-in-law, Isabel Marin (Alfonso) of Miami, Arizona.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, 602 W. Ajo Way. Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Southern Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, Arizona with full military honors.

Alex will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. God bless us with your love and care, you are forever in our hearts "Tata" From the three "Guerenos", Billy, Anthony, Robert Joseph Noel Villa. Your own baby Bob. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

The Copper Basin News
October 18, 2006 10/18/2006

Alex “El Jano” Corrales, 80, of Winkelman, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at the VA Medical Center Hospital in Tucson.

He was born Nov. 6, 1925 to Edwardo and Antonia Corrales in Cooks Lake Aravaipa, Pinal County, Arizona. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He was an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, third class, and took part in the Philippine liberation, earning a Victory Medal WWII. He left the Navy in January 1946.

Mr. Corrales worked for ASARCO for 34 years before retiring.

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Lucy; daughter, Terri of Tucson; sons, Tony (Rosie B.) of Mesa and Alex Jr. of Kearny; and brothers, Prudencio (Mary) and William (Carmen), both of Tucson. He also leaves behind his adopted family, Betty (Frank) Guzman of Dudleyville; Mary Lou (Eloy) Martinez of Winkelman; Manuel Raymond (Cheli) Louis (VADA) of Winkelman; and Richard from Tucson. Other survivors are brother-in-law Reynaldo Valdez (Eva) of Winkelman and sister-in-law Isabel (Alfonso) Marin of Miami. Mr. Corrales was the loving Tata to nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.

Visitation for Mr. Corrales was held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with the Mass of Christian Burial following at St. John’s Catholic Church in Tucson. Interment was at Southern Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista with full military honors.

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