Antonio Aranda

May 10, 1924November 17, 2020

Antonio (Tony) Aranda, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 17, 2020. Surrounded by his wife, Benny of 77 years, daughters Julie Herrera (Saul), Jenny Aguirre (Oscar), Susie Martinez (Mike), Terrie Ramirez (Victor) and Liz Carreon (Moises). Memories of “Pipa” continue with fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force-Korean War. After 35 years he retired from Ft. Bliss as a civilian employee. Survived by his sisters Socorro and Maria Luisa, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Petronilo and Patrocinia, brothers: Daniel, Jose, and David and sisters: Juanita and Josefina. Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, services will be private, however, family and friends may sign in to to view the vigil service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church.


  • Benedicta "Benny" Aranda, Wife
  • Juliet Herrera (Saul), Daughter
  • Jenny Aguirre (Oscar), Daughter
  • Susie Martinez (Mike), Daughter
  • Terrie Ramirez (Victor), Daughter
  • Liz Carreon (Moises), Daughter
  • Mr. Aranda is also survived by his sisters Socorro and Maria Luisa and many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Petronilo and Patrocinia, brothers: Daniel, Jose, and David and sisters: Juanita and Josefina.

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  • Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church


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Susie Acosta

November 27, 2020

Thank you God for giving us opportunity to share time with Mr. Aranda. Through time and many wonderful family experiences I received beautiful memories of him being so loving and caring with my parents. brothers and sisters. He always made dvds of family get togethers for each of us. One special time at my brother's and sister-n-law 's house I told him he reminded me of Robert DeNiro the famous actor. He laughed and stated "Hell No I'm too handsome to look like him and then turned to my dad and said ain't that right George"! Now my comfort is that he is in heaven with my parents and in my heart they are all be watching over us! Thank you Mr. A. for making such an impact in my family lives.

Margaret Poncedeleon

November 23, 2020

Carolina G Ponce sends her deepest condolences to your family my mom Carolina was childhood classmate of your dad . god bless you all prayers for the family .

Cristina Martinez

November 22, 2020

I’m very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the family. Mr Aranda was a kind soul. May he Rest In Peace. God bless. 🙏🏻

Patti Aguilera

November 21, 2020

Mr. A ~
Always a chuckle for me as he grabbed my hand and kissed it, and called me Mijo or Mesican, a name he gave me as a child. He was family to me and Jerry+ and now Jerry is having a toast with him in heaven. I remember running over to the house to look for the finger he sawed off while they rushed him to the hospital. There was nothing he couldn’t build, nothing he couldn’t do. He was one of my life’s heroes, and I loved him like a dad. Jerry and I both cried for him each time he went to the hospital, and that was years ago. Thank you Jesus for giving him nine lives. He was a blessing and I treasure the memories. 🙏😔🙏 Rest in peace and give my Jerry a bear hug!

Lucy Campos

November 21, 2020

Thank you Uncle Tony for being such a UNIQUE Husband to Aunt Benny, Father to your 5 daughters (never a son, that's why you called us all "mijos"), your son-in-laws, grandkids, great-grandkids, Brothers & Sisters, Nephews, Nieces, Compadres & Comadres,& the list goes on & on... especially a FRIEND TO ALL!!!I will remember you ALWAYS when we were at Abuelita's Patro's funeral & you came up behind me as I arrived at her casket for viewing. You hugged me & said she was the "BEST MAMA IN THE WORLD"! My heart was already in shreds as I knew that I had lost "MY BEST FRIEND" in the whole world! You were also there when Abuelito passed & for this I will forever be GRATEFUL!!! May you REST IN PEACE with the ARANDA CLAN!! Love Al, Lucy, Eric, & Dr. Amanda Campos


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