ROMEO — Telesforo (Ted) Orlando Lobato Jr., 74, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2020. Ted was welcomed into the world on Nov. 17, 1945, in Romeo, the son of Telesforo Lobato Sr. and Mary Velasquez Lobato.
Telesforo served and was a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly and selflessly served our country. Ted was an honorable man whose presence always commanded respect and attention.
He was tall, handsome and lively. Those who had the privilege to know him knew he always carried himself with pride and dignity; he was always well dressed and smelled incredible.
His twinkling eyes w e r e s u p p o r t e d b y his beautiful smile and contagious laugh. He was an amazing storyteller, conver - s a t i o n a l i s t a n d a n excellent listener. Ted had a love and passion for old, classic vehicles and was talented enough to make his dreams a reality time after time.
Above all Ted loved his family. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. All who knew him loved him. His greatest joy in life came from the time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren.
Ted is survived by his wife, Vivian R. Lobato of Romeo; daughters: LeeAnn (John) Cisneros of Alamosa, Luann (Ralph) Bernard of Johnstown; Angel (Tiger) Espinoza of Aztec, NM; and Joline Lobato of La Jara; son, Teddy Lobato of Romeo; 12 grandchildren: Kimberly Bernard, Sean Bernard, Jonathon Bernard, Isabella Bernard, Savannah Bernard, Lucas Bernard, Jerome Salazar, Jerel Salazar, Nikki Espinoza, Cristopher Cisneros, Celine Cisneros and Isaiah Lobato.
He is survived by 3 great-grandchildren: Nevaeh Salazar, Nevaeh Bernard and Nalah Salazar; sisters: Marcella (Anthony) Espinoza of Farmington, NM; Trini (Art) Espinoza of Aztec, NM; Lilly (Joseph) Espinoza of Aztec, NM; brother, Leo Lobato of Romeo. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Telesforo was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Benito Lobato and sister, Marjorie Lobato.
A Private family Mass was held and he was laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
O n c e r e s t r i c t i o n s are lifted there will be a Memorial Mass held at a later date. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.