Word has been received of the death of Robert Salazar, Grace Brethren pastor in New Mexico for many years. His obituary appears below.
Reverend Robert Glenn Salazar, went to heaven to be with Jesus Christ, His Lord and Savior, on December 30, 2019, at the age of 88 in Frisco, Texas.
He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Taos, New Mexico and graduated from Taos High School in 1950.
He married Marilyn Steinberger in Lewistown, Pa., in 1956.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and graduated from BIOLA Bible College in Los Angeles, Calif., with a BA in Christian Education. He served as pastor of the Albuquerque Grace Brethren Church for five years, served as pastor of the First Brethren Church of Taos, N. Mex., for 16 years, produced the daily Chapel Time Radio Program for 16 years, and established the Taos Christian Academy where he served as principal for 15 years. He served on the Taos School Board, served as chairman of the Governors Regional Criminal Justice Council of Northern New Mexico as appointed by the New Mexico governor, and was a member of the Taos, New Mexico Rotary Club. He served as the Camp Director of the Summer Brethren Camp at Loma Verde, where he shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with thousands of children, established the Grace Brethren Foreign Missionary office in Spain, served as pastor of the Everett Grace Brethren Church in Everett, Pa., and was a member of the North Dale Baptist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Amado Salazar and Maria Elsie Gutierrez; beloved wife, Marilyn Grace Steinberger; and brother, Lloyd Salazar.
He is survived by three children, Colleen Young, Alan Salazar, and Jeffery Salazar, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Rose Holcomb, and Elsie Salazar and 3 brothers: John Salazar, Timothy Salazar, and Amado Salazar.
Grave site service will be held at Maitland Cemetery in Lewistown, Pa., and a memorial service to be held in Taos, N. Mex. Date, time, and venue of both services to be announced at a later date.