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Johnny G. Maldonado

April 12, 1935 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Johnny G. Maldonado Obituary

Johnny G. Maldonado, 88, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023. 

He is preceded in death by his first wife Ninfa Garcia-Maldonado; parents: Pablo Maldonado, Sr., Floripa Maes-Maldonado; sons: John Paul Maldonado, Eric Maldonado; daughter: Nellie Saenz; brothers: Robert Maldonado, Joseph Maldonado, Louie Maldonado, Louciano Maldonado, Morris Maldonado, Bernie Maldonado, Ernest Maldonado, Paul Maldonado, Jr., Richard Maldonado; and granddaughter: Victoria Saenz. 

Johnny is survived by his second wife Bobbi Jackson, brothers: Porfillio Maldonado and family, Florian Maldonado and family; daughter: Yvette Dahl and husband Ron; son: Steve Maldonado; grandchildren: Dr. Shamaine Giron and husband Dr. Devin Giron, Natasha Spencer, Shana Dahl, Dion Mares, Erica Maldonado, Julian Maldonado, Janelle Alvarez, Martin Saenz and family, Raquel Saenz and family, John Mark Saenz and family, Ray Saenz, Sylvestre Saenz, Jr., great-grandchildren: Mia Lazine, Annelise Giron, Bennett Giron, Ethan Giron; nephew: Placido and Kathy Maldonado and family, as well as many more family and friends. 

Johnny was born in Yrizarri, NM on April 12, 1935, he was one of 13 boys. Johnny had a love for the East Mountains where he lived until he moved to Albuquerque at the age of 14. 

He met Ninfa Garcia, (eldest daughter of Nick and Trinnie Garcia,) when they were teenagers in 1951. While dating he would pick her up on his motorcycle, they dated exclusively until their marriage in 1953. They were married for 36 years before Ninfa unexpectedly passed away at the age of 49 in 1989.  

Johnny worked multiple jobs which helped him gain the skill set needed to eventually work for the City of Albuquerque in 1959 as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Due to his hard work, diligence and ever talkative nature, he was on a first name basis with many of the city officials, including Mayor Kinney. Despite his limited education, he was promoted to supervisor of Street Paving and Flood Control. He worked there until he retired in 1985 at the age of 50. After retirement he spent his time fixing things around the house and for friends and family. 

Johnny's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 12:00 pm at Reflections Chapel located at 2400 Washington St. NE, 87110. Rosary will be recited at 3:00 pm. Service will begin at 3:30 pm. Johnny will be laid to rest on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 11:30 am at Mount Calvary Cemetery located at 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, 87102.

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January 6, 2024

12:00 PM
Reflection of Life® Chapel
2400 Washington St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

January 6, 2024

3:00 PM
Reflection of Life® Chapel
2400 Washington St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

January 6, 2024

3:30 PM
Reflection of Life® Chapel
2400 Washington St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Graveside Service
January 12, 2024

11:30 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
1900 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102


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