|Obituary posted by : Wilma Wilcox , neice || Person Description|| Donald Francis Baltz was born December 9, 1927, in El Paso, TX., to Dr. Leo Bernard Baltz, DDS and wife Anna Mary Sorg. Donald attended St. Patrick and Cathedral High Schools. He followed his brothers by joining the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1946 and during the next 20 years taught at St. Michael’s High School, Santa Fe; De La Salle High School , New Orleans; and Mullen High in Denver. Donald withdrew from the Christian Brothers Order in 1966 and began a career of teaching in numerous high schools in New Mexico, Arkansas, Illinois and Guam. His excellent teaching credentials is a testament to his fortitude, education and early upbringing. Donald retired after his last stint in Guam to The Vista Grande Retired Professional Administrative Personnel Retirement home in Rio Rancho, NM.
In 2007 Donald was diagnosed with pancreatic caner and his health deteriorated rapidly. Donald was a lay member of the Discalced Carmelites and of the Felician Sisters. In his last years he frequently tutored students in math. He was an Activist in the best sense of the word. His sympathy for the “underdog” and un-privileged was apparent in all his conversations; and his views were often printed in “letters to the editor” of local newspapers decrying the inequities and injustices of many political and governmental practices. He participated in many civic and environmental rallies and protests during his life. Monetary memorials may be made to De La Salle Christian Brothers Auxilliary, 1522 Carmel Dr. Lafayette, LA 70501.
Donald was preceded in death by his oldest brother Leo Bernard Baltz, FSC. He is survived by his wife Anna Mitchell Stole Baltz, his step children Patrick, Theresa, and Christopher, by his sisters Mary Odelia Baltz Klein, Gladys Ann Quintero, his two brothers Ralph Baltz, FSC and Arthur Baltz, FSC and by many nieces and nephews in the Albuquerque area. For additional information contact Wilma at 505-897-3456.
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