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Carmelo Rawlison “"C, C R, Rocky"” Puig

Ponce, Ponce Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 29 Aug 2012 (aged 76)
Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Burial Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100044716 · View Source
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Carmelo Rawlison Puig ("C","C R"," Rocky")
"C" passed away peacefully on August 29, 2012, surrounded by his family in Sparks, Nevada. He was 76 years old. He was born on May 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, moving to New York City with his mother in 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958, as a Radar Technician for F-86 aircraft, duty stations in Tripoli, Libya; Casablanca, Morocco; Rantoul, IL; Columbia, SC; and Marietta, Georgia.

Carmelo serving in the U.S. Naval Air Reserves crewing P-3 Orion aircraft. He was employed by the Hewlett-Packard Company in Loveland, Colorado, before moving to California in 1966 for employment with the Bendix Corporation at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Barstow, as a NASA contractor starting on the Gemini program and contributing throughout the Apollo lunar missions and Skylab program. He moved to Camarillo, CA, in 1974 and was employed as a Systems Analyst by the Department of the Navy at Point Mugu for 25 years before retiring. He last resided in Fallon, Nevada. He loved attending Journey Community Church in Fernley.

His hobbies included general aviation ("C" held Private and Commercial Pilot ratings, enjoyed piloting Cessna 150 and 172 aircraft), photography and sports, in particular baseball and the LA Dodgers.

He is survived by his three children, Rawlison D. Puig, Escondido, California, Michael R. Puig, Peyton, Colorado and Clarissa E. Puig, Ventura, California; grandchildren Chelsea and ReBecca of Peyton and Angel Puig de Robles of Chico, California; and great-grandchild Mirella of Peyton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcelina Rosa Gonzalez; step-father Eleuterio Gonzalez.

A memorial service will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, California, on Nov. 13, 2012. I




  • Created by: Janice Prichard
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100044716
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carmelo Rawlison “"C, C R, Rocky"” Puig (31 May 1936–29 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100044716, citing Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA ; Maintained by Janice Prichard (contributor 46984070) .