Edward L. Contreras Jr., 88, of Oro Valley, passed away on October 7, 2022. He was born on October 26, 1933 to Edward and Elena (Montoya) Contreras Sr. in Tucson, AZ. On August 6, 1955 he married his highschool sweetheart, Helen at St. Augustine Cathedral Church in Tucson. Helen and Edward moved from Tucson to Oro Valley in 1977. Ed worked as an Air Traffic Controller for 31 years in Tucson and Fort Huachuca, AZ. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Ed was raised in Tucson with his family including Sisters, Sylvia (Pete) Moreno Sr., Mary Helen (Jim) Barfield. He attended Amphi High School as a part of the 1952 graduating class.
Ed is survived by his loving family; Sister, Mary Helen; Son, Michael (Katina) Contreras; Daughter, Anna (Ron) Falk; Son, Albert (Rosemary) Contreras; Son, Gilbert (Cathy) Contreras; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Wife, Helen B. Contreras; Father, Edward Contreras Sr.; Mother, Elena Contreras; Sister, Sylvia Moreno.; Grandson, Marshall Contreras. Cremation will take place in the El Encanto Crematory-Dodge.
Mass will be offered on Friday, October 21 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Memorials and Flowers can be sent to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Online condolences can be given at adairfuneralhomes.com