Merced T. Montoya Jr. (Monty), a longtime Scottsdale resident, died peacefully at home with his family on June 24, 2020 at age 96. His wife, Esther, passed in 2017. He is survived by his children: Linda Sbragia (Lawrence), Carl Montoya (Donna), Marty Montoya, Wendy Stevens (John), 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Eliza Greer and Dolores Bishop, who reside in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and his extended family nieces and nephews in New Mexico and other parts of the United States.
Born and reared in Monticello, NM, Monty moved his family to Arizona in 1953 where he was employed by the Bank of Douglas, the precursor to the Arizona Bank. He worked for the bank in Yuma, Phoenix and Tombstone before permanently settling in Scottsdale in 1963. Monty retired in 1984 as a full Vice President for the bank that eventually became the Bank of America. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish, Scottsdale Elks, American Legion and Civitan Club. In his retirement, he and Esther enjoyed traveling, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He will be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix where he will reunite with his wife Esther. Funeral Mass and burial services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. (Arizona time). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Network (DSNetwork) at the following link: https://www.dsnetworkaz.org/
Due to COVID-19, the services will be limited ONLY to immediate family members. However, the services will be live streamed at 10:00 A.M. on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stphx.org.
Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.