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Paul J. Montanez Jr.
Service  Army (SFC)
Date Of Birth  May 9, 1984
PTS  June 29, 2021 (Alaska)

SFC Paul Joe Montanez Jr passed away June 29, 2021 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Paul was born on May 9, 1984 to Donna Gonzales and Paul Montanez Sr in Stockton, California. He grew up with six brothers and sisters. Following graduation from high school Paul enlisted in the United States Army in which he served for the remainder of his life.
During Paul's service he earned numerous medals and awards including the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. Paul also served two tours overseas.
When not working Paul cherished spending time with his son and family, and called every day. Paul loved hiking, camping, and visiting new places in the world and outdoors.
Paul is preceded in death by his grandparents Alice (Tominaga) and Richard Gonzales, Betty Montanez; and great grandparents Bernice (Duran) and Joe Tominaga.
Paul is survived by his mother Donna Gonzales Cardenas, Paul Montanez Sr.; siblings Reyna Fresquez, Andrew Cardenas, Celeste Ritchie, Joseph Montanez, Betty Montanez, and Cristina Montanez; son Paul Montanez
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