It is with great regret and sorrow
that we must inform you of the death of our classmate,
Martin "Red" Zaldo. He died in Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA of natural causes.
Red is survived by his wife
Julie; their children Patrick and Kelly; their daughter-in-law Rachael;
granddaughters Madison and Parker; and his brother Bill, USMA '59.
Red's funeral service will be at
11 am, Monday, May 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 17270 Ward Street,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Burial will be later in the week for the family
In lieu of flowers, donations in
Red's memory may be sent to any of the following:
Attn: Coach Joe Sottolano, West Point, NY10996. Make checks payable to
Army Athletic Association, and put “Friends of Army Baseball in memory of
Martin “Red” Zaldo, ’61.”
Tumor Society, 22 Battery Street #612, San Francisco, CA 94111
Foundation, 804 W Diamond Avenue, #210, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Well done, Red. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\E-1 Red Zaldo.pdf
Red and I go back to grade and high school in El Paso,
Texas. We were both "Brats" and were real close friends. We both did a year of
prepping after high school before entering WP with the Class of 1961. We sang in
the Catholic Choir for 4 years. Red beat me across the graduation stage by a
year. Red finished as Class Goat in 1961.
In 1970, both off active duty, we found ourselves both in Los Angeles. Red was
single and moved out of his house for a few weeks so my family could live there
while I looked for a job and a place to live. He was always generous in that
In LA we went to Dodger games and were active in the WP societies there. I had
not seen him since 1996 before I moved to Dallas.
Red will be missed by those who knew him.
Peace be with you old friend.
Tom Moore, USMA 1962