Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1948

David Leroy Cisneros Obituary

Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1948

521 Views

Date of PassingMarch 27, 2012

David Leroy Cisneros Obituary

from Tucson, Arizona, United States

Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1948

David Leroy Cisneros Obituary

Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1948

521 Views

Date of PassingMarch 27, 2012

David Leroy Cisneros Obituary

from Tucson, Arizona, United States


David Leroy Cisneros, 63, passed away at his home surrounded by family in Yuma, AZ, on March 27, 2012. David was born on September 25th, 1948, in Morenci, AZ. to Theodore Cisneros and Cora Lopez. David graduated from Morenci High School in 1966. Upon graduation, he joined the Marine Corps as part of the Morenci Nine, who all joined as part of the buddy system. He served four years, with one tour of duty in Vietnam, and was one of only three that survived the war. He then returned to Morenci after his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps where he worked for Phelps Dodge for eleven years. He also earned his Associates Degree from Eastern Arizona College. He moved back to Yuma in 1982, where he soon began working at Yuma Proving Grounds until he retired in 2005. David enjoyed hunting, trout fishing in the White Mountains, football, baseball, basketball, listening to music, designing and building different wood projects, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren and family. David was preceded in death by his Daughter, Roxanne, Parents Theodore and Cora Cisneros, Sister Barbara, and Brother Teddy Cisneros. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gloria "Tilla" Cisneros; sons David (Janet), Robert, and Theodore; daughter in law Stacy Cisneros; grandchildren Jacob, Breanna, Jocelyn, Brandon, Adam, and Aiden Cisneros; Sisters Dora (Ed) Zappia, Marcela (Herman) Medina, and Gloria Molina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held on Monday April 2nd, in Safford, AZ. The family would also like to thank family and friends for all of their support and a special thanks to the Veterans Hospital in Tucson, AZ, Davita Dialysis, and Hospice Compassus of Yuma AZ.