Albert M. Salcido was born in Miami, Ariz. on Nov. 26, 1949. He died on Feb. 7, 2013.
He graduated from Globe High School in 1969 and joined the Navy. He volunteered for Vietnam and did one tour.
After the military he worked for Cable Communications in Globe and met his wife, Tommie, and married her in 1974. Albert was also accepted into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers apprenticeship the same year.
He graduated in 1979 as a journeyman wireman electrician in Local 518. Albert and his wife, Tommie, with their children, traveled all over Arizona working construction for 13 years. In 1987 they moved to San Manuel.
Albert worked underground in the locomotive shop for Magma Copper Company for 10 and a half years. He went back to construction and worked on the Mount Graham Telescope, and then continued to travel working construction for five more years. In 2002 he had a heart attack and was medically retired.
In June 2011 Albert was diagnosed with brain cancer. On Feb. 7, 2013 he lost his battle with brain cancer.
Albert loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing, and also loved to play his Xbox 360. He always had a smile on his face, and was a very kind, polite, caring person.
He is survived by his wife, Tommie; and children, Tammy Maestas of Tucson, Ariz., Vickie (Charlie) Haglan of Denver, Colo., Cathy (David) Breton of Lawton, Okla., Albert M. (Raelee) Salcido, Jr. of San Manuel, Ariz., and Jenn (Pete) Franciosi of San Manuel, Ariz.; sisters, Vivian (Bill) Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rhonda Salcido of Globe, Ariz.; and mother, Celia Salcido of Tucson, Ariz.
Albert was also blessed with 12 grandchildren – Gabriel Maestas, Jr., Marcus Maestas, Esperanza Fraere, Korina Fraere, Antonio Fraere, Sergio Salcido, Sasha Salazar, Santiago Salazar, A.J. Salcido, Michael Salcido, Leon Salcido, and Albert M. Salcido III. He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Salcido, and brothers, Paul Salcido and Manuel Salcido.