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1939 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
JOSEPH BALDEZ Joseph Paton Baldez, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, May 11, 2014, succumbing to cancer. He was born June 21, 1939, to Margaret and Joseph Baldez of Evanston, Ill. He graduated from University of Detroit High School in 1957 and received a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University in 1961. Upon graduation from Georgetown, Joe joined the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant and served two years in the Azores. He attained the rank of captain, served active duty until 1965 and joined the reserves. He worked in the financial management industry for 51 years, the last 34 years at Morgan Stanley. Joe is survived by his wife, Kristen; and three children, Joseph "TJ" Baldez and Lisa Baldez, with Clare Cumberland, and Leslie Shea Baldez, with Kristen Baldez. He is also survived by grandchildren, Phoenix Baldez, Joseph Carey and Samuel Carey; and siblings, Mary Chihan and Michael Baldez. Memorial Mass will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic, 3046 Alta Drive. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Nevada SPCA or Shade Tree.
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