EL PASO -- Juan Stockmeyer, a judge and businessman who also dabbled in politics and writing, died Monday. He was 72 and had diabetes.
Stockmeyer was a municipal court judge before running for state representative in 1972.
Stockmeyer owned Club Morocco before retiring in 1998, and also owned the Pistolero Saloon and several restaurants Downtown.
Also an author, Stockmeyer wrote the book "Carpentry for the Horseman and Rancher." And for years he owned Crichet Printing, which was on Myrtle Street near Downtown.
El Paso lawyer and longtime Democrat Tom Diamond said that back in the '70s, Stockmeyer was referred to as the "mad printer" by his political friends, who included Judge Woodrow Bean.
"He owned that print shop and would use it to print stuff for his political causes," Diamond said. "He was a real nice guy, and he will be sorely missed. He was a positive force in this community."
After retiring in 1998, Stockmeyer began building and selling items for arts and crafts shows, including wooden turkeys; his sister, Frederika Stockmeyer, said he liked to build small Thanksgiving turkeys that people could put in the front yard, "He said the hobby was relaxing and enjoyable."
Juan Stockmeyer will be remembered for being involved and committed to the El Paso community, and for helping others.
Stockmeyer is survived by his wife, Barbara Stockmeyer. They were married in 1958 in Juárez. He is also survived by his son, Juan Stockmeyer, his daughter, Anna Walker, and three sisters.
He was buried Thursday at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa.
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Elaine - El Paso TX - Thursday Sep 3 - Mr. Stockmeyer was the kindest of men. All of El Paso will miss his presence.
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