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3435 North 1st Avenue
TUCSON, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-888-1111
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Oscar-Ernesto Morales

Oscar-Ernesto Morales

Wednesday, November 8th, 1933 - Monday, September 21st, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Oscar-Ernesto Morales, on Monday, September 21, 2020 while recovering from major back surgery. He was born in Tucson in 1933, the son of pioneer families dating back to Spanish colonial times. His mother belonged to the Zepeda-Suastegui family who were some of the earliest Europeans in this area. José Ignacio Moraga, the commander of the Tucson Presidio in 1792, was his great-great-great grandfather. José Joaquín Moraga, the commander’s younger brother, was the ensign under De Anza who founded San Francisco, California. The commander’s son was the last presidio commander of Tubac. The family was also related to the Arguellos who planned the city of Los Angeles. His father belonged to the earliest families of Sonora when it was New Spain.

Oscar started his schooling at Roskruge, was graduated from Tucson High School and the University of Arizona where he received degrees in music with majors in piano, education, administration and Spanish. He was a piano student of Julia Rebeil and later of Edna Church and Alfred Del Moral. After his university graduation he served in the United States Army as a bandsman and entertainer on the East Coast. Oscar taught music at Alice Vail, Safford and was the director of music at the Escuela Campo Alegre in Venezuela. He taught Spanish for the University of Washington in Mexico and was the department chair at different periods at Catalina High, the Gregory School (one of the four founding masters) and University High School. He did language studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and graduate studies at the University of Jalisco and in Spain. While growing up in Tucson, Oscar was an Arizona Daily Star carrier for route 37, a soda jerk at the old Owl Drug Store, and a haberdasher at Jacome’s Department Store. He was the organist at Santa Cruz and Holy Family Church as a young man. A composer, his Mass was performed at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church.

Oscar was active in the National, Arizona, and Tucson Education Association, a Human Relations Commissioner for the City of Tucson, on the board of the El Encanto Homeowners Association and a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. An amateur genealogist, he was active in the Arizona Historical Society and a member of the Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson.

Oscar was predeceased by his parents Francisco and Beatriz, and sister Alfia. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Patricia, his daughter Micaela (Kwame); his son José (Kelly); sister Elda; brother Herman; grandchildren Bridget, Alisa, Xavier, and Audrey; and a loving, extended family and many, many friends.

There will be a small private funeral and committal due to Covid19 restrictions. A celebration of Oscar’s life will be held when it is safe for us all to congregate again. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Oscar’s name to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona or Pima Animal Care Center.
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