Victor Macaluso Jr.

August 8, 1928August 19, 2018

Victor Macaluso Jr. was called home to his savior on August 19, 2018 at the age of 90. Vic, as he was known by his family and friends, was a loving husband to Doris Ellen (Mann) for over 66 years. He was also the proud father of two children, Ron and Debby and the proudest grandfather, and great grandfather. Vic was born on August 8, 1928 in Trinidad, Colorado to Victor Macaluso Sr. and Mildred (Chaffee) Macaluso. He attended school in Trinidad and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He went on to serve as a Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1950. Vic owned and operated Trinidad Battery for 40 years, later the Family Album Photo Studio, and then taught photography at Trinidad State Junior College for more than 20 years. He served on various boards, was a member of many organizations and clubs, and was most proudly a life-long member of the Masonic Lodge where he served as a Past Master. Victor was proceeded in death by his parents Victor and Mildred Macaluso; his brother Richard Macaluso; his beautiful wife, Doris Macaluso; son-in-law, Joe Mapes; and granddaughter, Vikki Mapes. He is survived by his two children, Ron (Patricia) Macaluso of Carlsbad, NM and Debby (John) Damrell of Whitharral, TX. His four grandchildren, Mandie (Clint) Hill of Tyrone, CO; Ryan (Sarah) Macaluso of Windsor, CO; Megan Damrell (Tyson Tyler) of Levelland, TX; and Katelan (Cody) Byars of Vega, TX. He also leaves behind six great grandchildren, Brittanie and Weston Hill, Berkley Byars, Kamryn Tyler, and Brenden and Ryder Macaluso. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Trinidad, Colorado with family and friends at the Masonic Cemetery.


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Kathlyn Kellum Billett

August 24, 2018

Drove past the old houses last week -- Had a fast trip to T'dad ... My son even said we should go down the alley toward my old place. Just find old neighbors to loose them. Peace to everyone. Kathlyn Kellum Billett

Tanya Tortorice Fischer

August 21, 2018

Many prayers and condolences to all the family. Very kind man. I was one of his photography students at Trinidad state. He was very patient with all the students and I learned so many skills from him. No doubt his grandchildren were bright stars in his life.