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Enrique Granillo Jr.


Enrique known as Henry and/or Ricky; loving husband, father, and grandfather, died on Saturday, August 12,2023 at the age of 77, in Tucson, AZ. He was born on October 5, 1945, in Florence, AZ to parents, Henry R. and Francis S. Granillo.
Henry is survived by his wife, Sherry L. Granillo with whom he shared twenty-four years of marriage. Surviving family members: children; Phillip and wife, CC Granillo, Ricki Jo Chu, Derek Granillo, and Elizabeth Atkinson; stepchildren, Eric Froberg and wife, Kim, Amy Gonzales and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Lauren, Zachary, and Jacob Froberg, Janelle and Raquelle Gonzales, Christopher, Jessica, and Taylor Chu, and Mandi Granillo; great granddaughter, Bella Chu. Brothers and sisters: Esther Witten, Betty Isch, Lilly Johnson, Ernie Granillo, and Delia Garner. Many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Henry proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Corp of Engineers for three years (63-66). Henry was stationed in Korea from October 1963 - November 1964, and later served on a temporary assignment (TTY) for four months in Vietnam. Henry returned to Fort Leonardwood in 1964 and his entire unit volunteered to go to Phan Rang, Vietnam. He returned home in 1966. Henry then was employed by Anaconda Mine in Green Valley for three years.
On April 1, 1969, Henry was hired at the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Henry served the people of Arizona as the head of the Employment Service (Job Service & Unemployment Insurance) in Tucson, AZ. He administered federal, state, and local programs for recipients of Tucson and surrounding areas. In addition, Henry worked closely with many community and educational agencies to develop work training programs throughout Tucson. After thirty-four years in state service, he retired in 2001.
Henry will be missed. A memorial service will be held at the AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Marana, AZ on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.