A wrestler, softball player, runner and above all a loving father. Leopoldo Cordova went to be with the Lord on Friday April 16, 2021.
He was born February 13, 1956 in Flagstaff, Arizona and lived there the majority of his life. He attended Mt. Elden Elementary School, East Flag Junior High and Coconino High School. Leo excelled at athletics as an Arizona State Champion wrestler, member of a National softball championship team and champion runner. One of his greatest passions in life was wrestling; he coached for eighteen years, molding other young wrestlers into champions and instilling them with strong lifelong values. A brilliant mechanic and machinist, he was also the owner of Aspen Machine shop. After leaving Flagstaff, Leo moved to Dallas, Texas and then Houston, Texas; he was a highly sought-after machinist in the field of aerospace engineering. In Texas he made good friends and met his devoted wife Michelle.
Over his life Leo made an impression on others, he was truly unique, kind, generous energetic and fun. He was deeply loved and will forever be carried in the hearts of all those that knew him, he will be so incredibly missed, this is truly a great loss.
Leo was a beloved wrestling coach, co-worker, son, brother, friend, uncle, loving husband, grandfather, and father. He is survived by his wife Michelle Greer Cordova, his children, Leo Cordova; Dr Felina Cordova-Marks; Ty Cordova; granddaughter, Maya Matson Cordova; ex-wife, Teresa Martinez; his parents, Betty and Tim Cordova; and his siblings, Hope Olguin; Joseph Cordova; Adela Eschelbacher; Teresa Peek; Margaret Collins; Vivian Sosa; Anna Diaz and David Cordova.
Viewing for Leopoldo will be held Saturday April 24th 2021 from 10am-noon at Lozano’s Flagstaff Mortuary, 2545 N 4th Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. A graveside burial service will be held Saturday April 24th at 1pm at Citizens Cemetery,1300 S San Francisco St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
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