La Prensa Obituaries
Marcelino “Ino” Castilleja
June 2, 1928 to January 11, 2021
Marcelino “Ino” Castilleja, 92, of Genoa,
Ohio died Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving
family. He was born in Fredericksburg, Texas [near San Antonio] on June
2, 1928 to Crespin and Locadia (née Carrión) Castilleja. Marcelino
married Rutila García in Covington, Kentucky on March 28, 1949.
The couple settled in
Marcelino worked at U.S. Gypsum in Genoa
for 4 years then worked at Martin Marietta Co. in Woodville for 41 years
before retiring on April 9, 1994. He enjoyed traveling to visit with
family in Texas, going to the casino,
all things Mickey Mouse, collecting
aluminum cans and cashing them in for an account for his
grandchildren—he loved spending time with his extended family.
Ino loved his wife's
tamales; she and their 7 beautiful daughters would make dozens of
tamales every weekend. It was truly a social/networking event.
Ino loved Mexican black and white movie
classics from the 1930s and 1940s—movies starring, for example, Pedro
Infante, Cantinflas, Germán Valdés, Dolores del Rio, María Félex, and
Blanca Estela Pavón. He loved Tejano, conjunto, norteño, and mariachi
music, with groups such as Ramón Ayala y Los Bravos del Norte, Grupo
MAZZ, and Los Tigres del Norte.
He had a vast collection
of Tejano band posters and other paraphernalia in his garage. He loved
to collect memorabilia, including gathering important newspaper
clippings of important news events. He had an eye for history.
had a tremendous sense of humor and loved jokes, riddles, and other
Ino was a religious and spiritual
individual; he attended Mass evert Sunday.
Marcelino leaves to cherish his memory his children, Gloria (Michael)
Pearce, Esther Sandwisch, Rutila (Eddie Almaraz) Artiaga, Olga (Craig)
Bechtel, David (Mary Lou) Castilleja, Rachel (David) Riffle, Steve
(Jackie) Castilleja, Martin (Kimberly) Castilleja, Lucy (Tony Latona)
Castilleja, Thomas (Dawn) Castilleja, and Jesse (Cynthia) Castilleja.
Marcelino also had 34 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and 15
Ino is proceeded in death by his parents;
his wife Rutila; daughters Dora Castilleja Pecina and Mary Castilleja;
brother Rosendo Castilleja; and an infant sister. His lovely wife
Rutila [Ruth] proceeded
him in death on February 17, 2012, after 62 years of marriage.
Private visitation was held Friday, January 15, 2021, at Robinson-Walker
Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St. Genoa. A public funeral service
for Marcelino was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday January 16, 2021 at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Auditorium, Genoa. Interment followed in
the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa, where he is interned next to his wife
and daughters Dora and Mary.
SOURCE, partially: Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Genoa contributed
May 3, 1949 to January 15, 2021
Robert “Bob” Guerrero Sr., 71, of Toledo, OH died Friday, January 15,
2021, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born on May 3rd, 1949,
in Findlay, OH, to Roberto A. Martínez and Alicia Barboza Guerrero.
Bob graduated from Woodward HS in Toledo in 1967, was in the U.S. Air
Force from 1967 to 1969; and married Irma González on February 5, 1973.
Bob worked at several automobile plants and La Fronteriza before joining
the staff at Ply Gem Windows; he worked there for 27-plus years. Bob
loved doing activities with his extended family, which included going to
auctions and flea markets. He loved music and dances, especially Tejano
He is survived by his wife Irma;
stepmom, Guadalupe Martínez; children, Roberto (Eliza) Guerrero Jr.,
Sebastian (Crissy) Guerrero, Monica Guerrero, Martina Guerrero, David
Herrera, and Amy (Jack) O'Rourke; siblings, Melinda Sánchez and Rubén
Orozco; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving
are half-siblings, Roland M. (Gina) Martinez, Roberto M. Martinez,
Sandra L. Martinez, Ruby (Corey) Martinez, George A. (Julie) Martinez,
Margot (Gerald) Martínez; and Roberto (Angelina) Martínez Jr.; and those
that called him Grandpa, Uncle, and Friend.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Ramón Barboza;
daughter, Roberta Guerrero; grandson, Sebastian "Sob Sob" R. Guerrero;
and sister, Alicia (Guadalupe) Barboza.
Visitation will be Friday, January 22,
from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd.,
with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10
a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will
conclude with Military Honors in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to a charity
of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be shared at
April 13, 1932 to
January 11, 2021
Hortencia “Tencia” Soto (née Portillo) of
Toledo, Ohio went home to be with her Savior & Lord Jesus Christ
surrounded by her children on Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born on
April 13, 1932 in Kerrville, Texas
[near San Antonio] to Regino & Delfina
Along with her husband Juan, Hortencia was
the former owner of Los Amigos Restaurant and Las Palmas Ballroom, both
on Stickney Avenue in Toledo.
Through all her years of working, she made
every effort to attend her children's school events, worked with Girl
Scouts and worked as a Care Giver for the Area Office of Aging till she
was 80 years young.
While she enjoyed music from “Dust in the
Wind” (Kansas) to “Amazing Grace,” being from the San Antonio region,
she especially loved Tejano and norteño music. With her Las Palmas
Ballroom, she and her husband promoted dozens of famous Texas bands
like Fandango USA and Jay Pérez, who ventured north. For over a decade,
the majority of well-known Texas bands performed at the ballroom. After
the baile, many of the fans would cross the street to dine at the
family restaurant, Los Amigos.
She enjoyed cooking for friends and family,
crocheting, word puzzles, caring for her plants, and loving on her pets
“Jake”, “Walley”, & “Pearly”. Hortencia loved traveling, especially for
family events. She treated friends like family and strangers like
Hortencia is survived by her children
Rosemary, Susan (Florencio) Amaya, John (Sylvia) Soto Jr., Olga Soto,
Rebecca (Felipe) Rivera, Rubén (Diane) Soto, Celia (Mark) Snyder,
Priscilla Soto (Karena), George (Lynn) Soto, Sophia (Mitch) Berg, and
María (Scott) Decker; siblings Christina Garcia, Olivia López, Linda
Little, Henry Portillo, and Ernie (Sherri) Portillo; and her many, many
precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, and last great grandchild
to be born, Hannah Hortencia Soto.
Hortencia was preceded in death by her
husband, Juan C. Soto; son, Camilito Soto; parents: Regino & Delphina
Portillo; and brothers, Pedro, Paul, and Tony Portillo.
She will be dearly missed by all who loved
SOURCE, partially: Sujkowski Funeral Home
Roy J. “Coach Roy” Costilla
April 28, 1954 - January 4, 2021
Roy Costilla was born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 28, 1954. He passed at
home January 4, 2021 with his family by his side.
Roy attended Woodward high school. Roy
was a devoted family man and father.
Roy was a longtime member and retired
from Union Local 134 and worked at Metta Technologies. Coach Roy coached
softball, baseball, and football for numerous north side and east side
kids whom he considered his own.
Surviving is his loving wife Teresa J.
Costilla; children Louie (Hollie) Costilla, Alexis (Jena) Costilla,
Antonio (Shawnte) Costilla, Teresa (Juan) Costilla; brothers Eloy,
Raymond, Louie, and Chris (Kim) Costilla; sisters Sylvia (Barb), Gloria,
Lucy Carr, Cindy (Jim) Gayheart, and Eva (George) Armour; and his fur
baby, DaDa. He will also be missed by his 10 grandchildren, whom he
He was proceeded in death by his
parents, Miguel and Eva Costilla; brothers, Mike and Tony Costilla;
in-laws, Larry Carr and Karen Costilla; and grandchildren, Delwon
Meredith Jr. and Emilliesa Ybarra.
Family and friends gathered at Newcomer
Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio
43623, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., where
funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m., with Roy's sister, Gloria
SOURCE: Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel.
Fernando Marquez, Sr.
Fernando Marquez Sr., 47, of Toledo, Ohio died Saturday, December 26,
2020 at Mercy-St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born in Detroit,
Michigan, the son of David C. and Delfina (née Navarro) Marquez, on
March 5, 1973. He married Rosanna (Durán) in Toledo on January 9, 2001
and she survives.
Fernando enjoyed remodeling and doing work for family and friends. He
had a great sense of humor and made friends easily, wherever he went.
Fishing, camping and spending time with his family were a priority for
him. Fernando loved music and where there was music, he could be found
playing the spoons!
Fernando is survived by his wife of 20 years, Rosanna; children Sara
Marquez, Maricella (Antonio) Villarreal, Fernando D. Marquez, Anayssa
(Larry) Bryan, Fernando Marquez, Jr., Anthony Fonseca, Estrella L.
Marquez, Fernando (Selena) Marquez III, and Augustine A. Marquez; 10
grandchildren; his siblings Mary Espino, Crissy (Terry) Hennessy, David
Marquez, Irene (Robert) Miller, Monica Pérez and Tina Sánchez-Marquez.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Marcos Marquez.
A Funeral Mass was conducted at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 738 S. St. Clair St., Toledo.
Visitation was from 2-8 PM, Monday, January 4, 2021 at Walker Funeral
Home, Oregon Chapel, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Ohio. The use of masks
and social distancing were observed at all times.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Rosalinda “Rose” Hernández,
age 60, of Toledo, OH. passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at
Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She was born February 15, 1960 in
México to José and Tomasa (née Mendoza) Zapata.
Rose moved to the United States at a young age with her family. She
graduated from Genoa High School and Owens Community College
earning her degree in Medical Transcription. Rose met and married the
love of her life, David Hernández in May 1997 and together they raised
Rose and David attended Our Lady of Lords and St. Jerome Catholic
Churches. She was active with a Bible Study group at Sts. Peter & Paul
Rose was a loving wife, mother, and
friend, cherishing time spent with her family and other special friends.
As her children grew up, Rose enjoyed staying involved with the
activities they were a part of in school. She also enjoyed cooking many
wonderful dishes for all to enjoy.
Rose is survived by her loving husband
of 23 years, David Hernández; daughter Olivia Hernández and son
Alejandro Hernández; siblings, José (Robin) Zapata, Mario Zapata, María
Elena “Nena” (Dan) Eblin, Elida (Tom) Potts, and Pedro Zapata. Also, are
special women Preciosa Rios and Brittany Reichow, who were like
daughters to Rose and David.
Rosalinda was preceded in death by her parents and favorite aunt,
The family receives guests December
29, 2020, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Newcomer Funeral Home, Northwest
Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Rev. Anthony Coci presides
with Prayer Service beginning at noon in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers during these
restricted times of COVID – 19, the family requests Memorial
Contribution be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Rose’s memory.
In an effort to keep the Hernández
Family safe and healthy, guests are asked to wear a mask and observe
Social Distancing while in attendance.
David and his family appreciate your
thoughts and expressions of kindness during this very difficult time.
SOURCE: Newcomer Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel.
JULIO M. LOSOYA
Julio M. Lozoya, 87, of Martin, OH, passed away Sunday, December 13,
2020 at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon, OH. He was born on April 12,
1933 in San Benito, TX to the late Alfredo and Manuela (née Miranda)
Lozoya. On June 1, 1955, Julio married Rosa L. Carver, she passed away
October 16, 2004.
Julio was a US Army Veteran having served in the 82nd
Airborne out of Fort Bragg, NC. He worked for Daimler-Chrysler Toledo
Machining Plant for almost 40 years. He was always happy and joking
around. He loved Tejano music and was a true family man. He will
be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Julio is survived by his children Ruth Yvonne Petrocco, Manuela Lozoya,
Anita Lozoya, and José J Lozoya; many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; brothers Pedro Lozoya, Rosario Lozoya; sisters Lupe
Ramos and Grace Lozoya.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters Juanita Garza,
Olga Lozoya, and brother José Lozoya.
Visitation for Julio will be 2-4 and 6-8, Wednesday, December 16, 2020
at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa,
Ohio, 43430. Services will be private and burial will follow at Restlawn
Memorial Park, Perrysburg. Face masks will be required and social
distancing observed. Julio’s family would like to thank everyone for
their prayers during this difficult time. Those wishing to express their
sympathy to the family can leave an online condolence at
Larry Martin Sr., age 92, of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully at home
on December 9, 2020. Larry was born to Apolonio Andres and Rosalia (née
Salmon) Martínez in Seguin, Texas on February 13, 1928. He was an
accomplished musician playing accordion in his band, Larry Martin and
the Happy Boys. He loved Tejano music.
Larry was a fan of the Price is Right tv quiz show and was able
to attend two live productions. He worked at the Toledo Jeep for 48
years until his retirement and was a member of UAW Local 12.
Larry is survived by his children Carmen
Martin, Rosemary Flores, Larry Martin Jr., Arlene Ruiz, Betty Anzaldua,
Helen (Paul) Hawkenson, Robert Martin, Jerry L. Martin, Mary Lou (David)
Castilleja, Joan Martin, Harry Martin, Anthony (Julia) Martin, Sandy
Martin, and Daniel (Tina) Martinez; and many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Carmen, in
2009; son, Frank Martin; son-in-laws Edward Flores, Louis Ruiz, and
Abelardo Anzaldua; and grandson Anthony Julian Martin.
A private burial followed at Restlawn
Pete Sifuentes, age 77, of Whitehouse, OH, passed away at home on
December 7, 2020. He was born to Francisco and Josefa (née García)
Sifuentes on July 10, 1943. He was a graduate of Macomber High School in
1961 and then Pete served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He
married the love of his life, Karen Endricks, in May, 1968 and together
they raised 2 children.
Pete started his career working for the Ford Motor Company until he was
hired as a Police Officer for the Toledo Police Department. Pete's
brothers from the Toledo Police department fondly referred to him as
"Jesse." After his retirement, he worked security for the Lucas County
Courthouse, Whitmer High School, and the Maumee Municipal Courthouse.
He was a member of the TPPA, American Legion Post #384 in Whitehouse,
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Elks in Maumee, Latins United,
and the Moose in Sylvania. Pete loved fishing, boating, basketball, and
the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed golfing with his brother Ray.
Pete is survived by his loving wife,
Karen; daughter Staci (Leo) Espino; son Scott (Lacey) Sifuentes;
grandchildren, Trae, Andrella, Leo III, Santos, and Alessandro; brothers
José (Martha) and Mike Sifuentes; sister-in-law Debi (Ray) Sifuentes; as
well as many other extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Ray and Frank
The family would like to extend a
special thank you to the EMT Units that responded and the Lucas County
Sheriff's Department for their compassionate care, especially Sheriff
Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, there
will be no visitation or services. A Memorial Service will be held at a
Linda B. “Lin” Vásquez, age 72, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 8,
2020 at home surrounded by loving family. She was born on August 25,
1948 to Nino Barron and Sara Alvarado in Houston, Texas.
Lin worked as a medical assistant before retiring in 2013. She enjoyed
playing Bingo, crocheting, reading, and second-hand shopping. Lin
treasured time spent with her family, especially her children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her smile, spirit and caring
nature will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her loving husband of 44
years, Armando Vásquez; children Henry (Samantha) Martinez and Ismael
(Janice) Vásquez; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and
siblings, Robert (Madonna) Arellano, Cathy (David) Medellin, and John
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother
Joseph Jaso; and two beautiful daughters, April Love Martínez and Leah
The family will receive guests on
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 2 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home
– Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo, (419-473-0300) with a
Celebration of Life beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. (For the
safety of the Vásquez family and their guests, masks are required with
The family would like to give a special
thank you to all of the nurses and aides with Hospice of Northwest Ohio
for all their love, care, compassion and support given to Linda and our
family through this difficult time.
SOURCE: Newcomer Funeral Home – Northwest Chapel.
Blanche Sánchez was called home by the Lord on Friday September 11,
2020, at Toledo Hospital. Blanche was born to Albert and Consuelo
Sánchez on May 1, 1957. She had a way of making friends everywhere she
went. She found joy in providing others a hot meal and an open ear.
Blanche enjoyed traveling the country, checking out the sites and the
casinos. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family,
especially her grandchildren. She loved sports, especially softball
where she was a player for many years for Las Peloteras Mexicanas.
Her voice was her signature and her laugh was infectious. She had a
passion for living life to the fullest. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her sons Ismael (Emily) Gómez, Javier (Carmen) Gómez,
sisters Elida (John) Palomo, Juanita, Suzanna, Weda and Virginia Sánchez
her brothers Pete and Albert Sánchez. Also, her grandchildren Frankie,
Ismael, Ilaina, Catarino, Lexis, Locario, Esperanza, Joshua, Angelica,
Manuel, Anthony, Aliyah, Javier, Isreal and Gabriella. Great
grandchildren Adalynn and Antonio and much extended family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Sarah Gómez, son Fransisco
Martínez Gómez, father Albert Sánchez, mother Consuelo Sánchez, nephews
Isreal García and Marcos Pecina Sánchez, sisters Gabriella Flores
(Fishy), Gloria and Antonia Sánchez, brothers Joseph (Bucky), Albert and
Tom Sánchez, and husband Fransisco Gómez.
Her Family will receive friends for limited visitation (masks must be
worn, 40 in building at a time, guest please limit your time so that
others may have a chance to pay their respects and social distancing
will be observed inside facilities) at the Castillo Funeral Home
1757 Tremainsville Rd. Friday after 3 PM followed by a Celebration of
Life Service at 7 PM. A celebration of life dinner will be held for
family and close friends on Saturday from 2-5p.m. at The East Side
SOURCE: Castillo Funeral Home & Cremation Services
FRANCES M. MARTINEZ
Frances M. Martinez, 72 years, of River Road passed away Tuesday, August
11, 2020. She was born to the late Antonio and Ernestine (née Geronimo)
Cruz on January 9, 1948 in Toledo. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy
in Toledo in 1966.
Fran's greatest enjoyment was spending
time with her sons, granddaughters, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews,
cousins and long-time friends. She especially enjoyed opening her home
to welcome family and friends for swimming and grilling. She was always
ready to entertain and no one ever went hungry. She also enjoyed
bowling, Bunco, puzzles, attending softball games for both her husband
and granddaughter and was a huge University of Michigan fan. She also
enjoyed shopping and loved to spoil her granddaughters. Fran would laugh
when her sisters and brothers scolded her about wanting something sweet
that she couldn't have and would stop when they would say "I'm going to
Fran was the glue that held the family together who will be deeply
Left to cherish her memory is husband, John A. Martinez; sons, Patrick
Anthony, Daniel Michael, and Adam Joseph (Alexis) Martinez;
grandchildren, Chelsey (Tim) Arnett, Cicilia, Sabrina, Marisa, Adalina,
and Annicita Martinez; brothers, David and Phil (Angie) Cruz; sisters,
Barb, Patti and Lisa Cruz; sister-in-law, Barb Fultz, beloved Aunt's
Virginia (Geronimo) Irwin and Elizabeth Geronimo and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, and cherished long-time friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents,
Antonio and Ernestine (Tina) Cruz, in-laws Rudy and Trina Apodaca,
Grandparents Francisco and Maria Geronimo, many beloved Aunts, Uncles,
Cousins, and her beloved K-9 companion, Missy.
Fran's video tribute at CoyleFuneralHome.com.
20, 1962 ~ August 10, 2020 (age 58)
Edward Hernández of South Toledo passed away August 10, 2020 in St.
Vincent Mercy Medical Center at the age of 58. Eddie was born in Toledo
on January 20, 1962 to the late Felix and Eloisa Hernández.
Eddie was a big Cleveland Brown fan. He also enjoyed listening to music
(especially oldies) and taking his son to perform whether it was in a
band or DJ a gig. He loved being a grandpa, spending time with his
family and friends; he was loved by everyone.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Laura Hernández and brothers
Gilbert and Felix Hernández. Eddie is survived by his wife Anita (Bito)
San Fernando Hernández; grandson Fernando Hernández, Jr.; brothers
Carlos (Diane) Hernández, Ernesto Hernández, Joe (Liz Quimbar) Hernández
and sister Susie (Raymond) Juárez and many nieces and nephews.
SOURCE: Castillo Funeral Home, 1757 Tremainsville Rd.
August 29, 1945 - July 31, 2020
Delrosario Ybarra, 74, of Pontiac, MI, passed away on July 30, 2020 at
her home after a long illness. Maria was born on August 29, 1945 in
McAllen, Texas to the late Marcelo and Isabel Hernández. Maria worked at
Sears for 10 years, before she became a stay at-home mom/wife.
One of her
favorite hobbies was to attend bingo nights. Maria enjoyed going to
Tejano dances to watch her husband perform [[Joe Ybarra and Sangre
Nueva.] and dance the night away with family and friends. When she felt
lucky, she traveled to one of her favorite places, Las Vegas, NV. Maria
also enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends, such places as Texas
and California. Maria fought such an ugly disease (Dementia) till the
end and will be missed by many.
survived by her loving husband, Jos Flores Ybarra Sr.; her two sons,
Michael Ybarra (Yvonne) and Jose Ybarra Jr. (Victoria); her
grandchildren, Gusdiana, Michael, Clarisa, Sergio, Jose III and Lenaiah;
her great-grandchildren, Analiea, Reynaldo III, Alano, Royce, Romeo and
Xiomara; her siblings, Olivia Reyes (Joe), Lydia Ovalle (Goyo) and
Marcelo Hernández Jr. (Rosie); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maria is preceded by her brother, Eloy Hernández, and her special
cousin, Linda Garza.
viewing and services, burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (Pontiac).
Sixto M. Elizondo, 71 of Toledo, Ohio went to be with the Lord at his
home surrounded by his loved ones, on July 16, 2020, after a lengthy
illness. Born on October 1, 1948 in Louis, Texas to Marcos and Consuelo
(née Calderon) Elizondo. Sixto served in the US Army for 4 years and
worked for the Toledo Fire Department for 5 years and as an Electrician,
retiring in 2014. He was a member of both IBEW Local 8 Toledo and Local
60 of San Antonio Texas.
Sixto enjoyed watching all sports in
person and on TV, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and San Antonio
Spurs. Sixto also enjoyed dancing with his wife, traveling and fishing,
watching Western movies on Grit TV and the Christian Channel. Sixto
enjoyed being in the company of his wife, children, grand- and
great-grandchildren as he loved nothing more than being with his family.
He also loved to share the love of Jesus with everyone he talked to.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years,
Sabina (née Martínez); son, Sixto M. Elizondo Jr.; daughters, Sabina
(Mike) Serratos, Irene Elizondo, Consuelo (Mondo) Nino, Gregoria
Elizondo; sisters, Rachel (Raymon) Salazar, Consuelo (José) Cordero;
brother, Richard (Rosie) Elizondo; 22 grandchildren; 19 great
Sixto was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Elizondo; brother,
Marcos Elizondo Jr.; and his parents.
The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home
3453 Heatherdowns Wednesday July 22, 2020 after 1:00 p.m. where services
will be held at 6:00 p.m. Please plan on wearing face masks during the
viewing and services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations
can be made to the José Martínez Memorial Galería, 1224 Broadway,
Toledo, Ohio 43609 in memory of Sixto. Feel free to leave a message on
Sixto's condolence page at Berstickerscottfuneralhome.com
RAYMOND “RAY” VARGAS, SR.
Raymond “Ray” Vargas, Sr., age 84, passed away suddenly Friday, July 10,
2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on March 21,
1936, to Cipriano and Gregoria (née Contreras) Vargas in Luling, Texas.
Ray married his soul mate, Blaise Rodríguez, on April 21, 1956. He
worked at Libbey Glass for 37 years retiring in 1991 and owned and
operated Ray & Son’s Place from 1987 – 2002. Ray loved sports and was an
avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Michigan Wolverines.
He enjoyed reading and taking care of his family. His smile, spirit and
caring nature will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 64
years, Blaise Vargas; children, Raymond Vargas, Jr., David Sr. (Denyse)
Vargas, Richard Vargas, Christina Lutman, Angela (Ian Sr.) McCormack,
Vincent Vargas Sr., Sandra Vargas, and James Vargas; 20 grandchildren;
29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; siblings, Candelaria
Rocha, Ernesto Vargas, Sr., and Miguel (Ofelia) Vargas, Sr.; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his son, Robert
J. Vargas, Sr.; siblings, Pedro Sr., Francisco Sr., Aurelio, and Carman;
son-in-law, Keith A. Lutman; daughter-in-law, Karen Vargas; grandsons,
Seth Vargas, David T. Vargas, Jr., and Tyson Ray Vargas.
ANDRE PAUL CAMPOS
11/13/1967 - 06/29/2020
André Paul Campos passed away
unexpectedly On Monday June 29, 2020 at the age of 52. He was born
November 13, 1967 in Toledo to James and Inez (Hernández) Campos, Jr,
and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1986 and attended the
University of Toledo.
André worked in logistics and was a
material technician at Syncreon, a position which he loved.
He will be deeply missed by all his
friends and family who loved him, especially his best friend, his wife
Kathleen “Miss Kittie,” who survives him.
Also left to cherish his memory is his
mother, Inez Campos; brothers, Ancelmo and Alan Campos; nine nieces and
nephews; as well as twenty-two great nieces and nephews; and was
preceded in death by his father, James Campos, Jr..
ROBERTA A. FRANCO GUERRERO FIGUEROA
Roberta A. Franco Guerrero Figueroa,53, born December 2, 1966 to parents
Connie Franco and Robert “Bob” Guerrero Sr. (Irma), passed away July 8,
2020 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by husband Javier Figueroa;
children Brandy Guerrero, Jeri Guerrero, Roberto Martin, and Chelsea
Zapata; her loving siblings Roy Franco (Charles), Victoria Franco
Sheffield (John), Luis Franco (Melissa), Amy O’Rourke (Jack), Robert
Guerrero Jr. (Eliza), Sebastian Guerrero (Crissy), Monica Guerrero, and
David Herrera; and grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other
loved ones who grieve and remember a life gone so soon.
Feb. 12, 1957 to July 9, 2020
Adam Pecina Sánchez, 63, of Toledo, OH, passed away suddenly on July 9th,
2020. He was born February 12, 1957. He was a former Roofer & Landscaper
by trade, after having attended Perrysburg High School. He loved to
dance to Tejano music. His loss is a devastation to the whole family.
Survived by his children with Margaret Sánchez, which are Ruth Ann,
Lori, Adam Jr., and Susanna. Also survived by his mother, Esther Pecina
Dionicio, sister Christina [David Gonzáles], brothers Pete [María]
Sánchez and Joe Hernández; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his father Pedro G. Sánchez, grandparents Leopoldo
& Refugia S. Pecina, many uncles, aunts, cousins, and nephews and
nieces. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
PAULINE Z, RODRIGUEZ
Pauline Z. Rodríguez 87 of Toledo, OH, passed away Sunday July 5, 2020
in her home. She was born April 10, 1933 in Poteet, Texas to Mariano and
Chana Zavala. Pauline worked as a certified nurse’s aide in both Ohio
and Texas and enjoyed crocheting and reading the Bible.
She is survived by her daughters, Marta
Rodriguez and Diana (Jesus) Lerma; grandchildren, Victor Garza, Raymond
and Leticia Bermejo, Jessica Lerma, Salvador (Jenny) Lerma and Erica
Lerma (Nick Hooks) and Sarah Lerma (Daniel Milosevic);
great-grandchildren, Federico, Ray-Ana, Alejandro, Xavier, Raymond,
Kataleya, Jarobi Joseph Lerma and Andy as well as numerous nieces and
nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Esaw Jr.; 2 brothers
and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be held at the Coyle
Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Tuesday July 14, 2020 from 10:00
a.m.-12:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Forest Cemetery. Please view
and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.
FRANCISCO DE LA PEÑA
Francisco DeLaPeña of Oregon, Ohio passed away June 22, 2020 at his home
in El Paso, Texas. The son of Alfonso and Guadalupe Hinojosa-DeLaPeña he
was born in Torrean- Coahuila, Mexico on March 26, 1926. He retired from
General Dynamics Defense Contractor on May 31, 1991. He was skilled in
various trades and built his own home.
Francisco is preceded in death by his parents; late wife, Ofilia;
partner, Maria; and grandson, Alex DeAnda. He is survived by his sister,
Antonia Limon; son, Alfonso; daughters, Sofia, Adela (John) Flores and
Linda; grandsons, Steven (Amy), Michael, John, and Pilar;
great-grandchildren, Victoria, Taylor, Estrella, Kelsey, and Andrew;
great great-grandson, Landyn; and special niece/nephew, Mauda and
Francisco left behind a legacy of determination—nothing was impossible.
MARIA ESTELLA QUINTANILLA
September 18, 1966 to June 14, 2020
Maria Estella Quintanilla, 53, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away at St. Ann
Mercy Hospital on June 14, 2020. She was born in Adrian, Michigan on
September 18, 1966 to Ramiro and Estefania (née Durán) Quintanilla.
Maria loved crafting, puzzles and tending to her flower garden. She was
a selfless woman who was always willing to help anyone. She loved to
cook and be with her family, but what she cherished most was being a
Maria is survived by her children,
Carlos (Stephanie) Quintanilla, Lisa (Augie) Quintanilla, Ryan (Shatara)
Quintanilla, Michael (Jessica) Hamdan, Tracy (Rodolfo) Hernández,
Jennifer Hamdan; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren; siblings,
Antonio (Mary) Quintanilla, Ramón (Angie) Quintanilla, Juan (Berta)
Quintanilla, Frances (Raul) Hinojosa, Maria Durán; sisters-in-laws,
Diana and Cindy; and many loving family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rufugio, Manuel,
Gabriel; sister, Rosalinda; and 2 nieces and nephews.
Source: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley
Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road
PAUL H. RIOS
April 2, 1948 – June 18, 2020
Paul H. Rios, age 72 of Toledo, OH,
passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Paul was
born on April 2, 1948 in San Antonio, TX to José and Eleanor (née
Hernández) Rios. Paul was a truck driver for many years. He was fun
loving, a jokester but a caring person. Paul loved to fish, hunt, camp,
crabbing, barbacoa, play euchre, watch scary movies with the grand kids,
and just enjoyed family gatherings. Paul was a fan of the Michigan
He was preceded in death by his parents and sons Christopher Gibson and
Robert James Rios.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gloria; children Robert Timothy
Rios, Paula (James) Murray, Paul Rios and Koren (Robert III) Barnes;
siblings José (Socorro) Rios Jr, Antonio H. (Roxanne) Rios, Angelita
Zapata, Manuel Rios, and Janie Valencia. He is also survived by many
grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family members.
The Rios family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a
Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd, Toledo, on Friday June 26, 2020
from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. where the funeral services will begin at
BENNIE PERALES JR.
Bennie Perales Jr., 66, of Toledo, Ohio
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June
11, 2020 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
Bennie was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 24, 1953 to Benito and Lucia
(née Martinez) Perales. Bennie, a Sheriff Deputy for 24 years retired
from the Lucas County Sheriff's Department. Prior to working for the
Sheriffs Dept Bennie had worked for Libbey Owens Ford for 10 years; he
also was the owner of Quick Plow Inc.
He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Bennie enjoyed
music and playing the drums; he also loved to watch football, especially
Norte Dame and Oakland Raiders. In the 1980s he coached football for
East Side Central and in the 90s he coached the Oakdale Vikings. Other
hobbies included grilling and gardening. His true love was his family,
with his heart of gold he loved spoiling them.
Surviving are his loving wife, Blanca
(née Vallejo) Perales; daughters, Rita (Perales) and Roberto Delgado;
Laura (Perales) Sifuentes and Aaron Howard; Mother, Lucia M. Perales;
Grandchildren Benito (Lalo) Perales III, Elizabeth Enright, Carlos
Delgado, Matilde Delgado; Great grandchildren, Josiah Handy; sister,
Lucy “LuLu” Perales; brother, Francisco Perales; his fur babies and best
friends, Molly and Michael.
Bennie was preceded in death by his father and sister, and
brother-in-law, Margaret (Perales) and Robert “Bob” Layne.
Fernando Mauricio 57, of Dallas, Texas passed away on May 19, 2020 at
Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He was born in Lorain,Ohio on May
He attended Clearview High School.
Attended Sacred Heart Chapel when he lived in Lorain.
He enjoyed football and loved the Dallas Cowboys. He loved cookouts with
family and friends. Fernando loved listening to Mexican music, dancing
and making tamales any time he had the chance to.
Survivors include brothers Joseph and Manuel Mauricio of Lorain;
Sisters Frances Mauricio of Lorain and Deloris Mauricio of Cleveland,
step father Robert W. Burns of Meadville, Mississippi. Many loving
nieces, nephews, great-neices and great nephews . Fernando had extended
family in Lorain, Cleveland, and Dallas, Texas and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Jose I. Mauricio, mother Lucas (
nee Mendiola) Burns, paternal and maternal grandparents., sister
Sipriana G."Piany" Mendiola.
April 27, 1936 - May 27, 2020
“Victor” Lia, age
84, of Brecksville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
He was born April 27, 1936, in North Olmsted, son of the late Luigi and
Edith (nee Dara) Lia. Victor was the proud owner of Victor Lia
Refinishers for over 40 years. He was a Cleveland Firefighter for 29
years. He enjoyed wine making, cooking, and building model ships. He
loved gardening, fishing, and golfing. Victor's energetic personality
will not be forgotten, nor will his well-known "BS-ing." Devoted husband
of 55 years to the late Marion (nee Modenbach) Lia; cherished father of
Edith (Charles) Schilla, Luigi (Heidi) Lia, Jacqueline Rivera, and
Vincent Lia; treasured grandfather of Charlie Schilla, Frank and
Brittany Lia, Nikita Schmiedel, Salvatore Rivera, and Antonio Lia;
beloved great grandfather of Zoe; loving brother of Frank Lia, Mary Mauk,
Antoinette (Emil) Jasica, and Theresa (Frank) Malinkey (all deceased);
caring uncle of many nieces and nephews; dearest friend of many.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 4PM - 8PM in
the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. Graveside
service will commence on Friday, June 5, at 10AM in Sunset Memorial
Park, North Olmsted. Please meet at the Sunset Chapel at 9:30AM for
procession to graveside. To ensure the health and safety of our
community, we are following all guidelines set by local, state and CDC
officials. The funeral home staff, as well as the family are asking that
guests wanting to attend the visitation, please pay your respects to
Victor and his family, but do not congregate for an extended period of
time, as limited attendance in the chapel will be permitted to allow for
social distancing. Masks are recommended for everyone's safety.
Janet García Tristan
Janet García Tristan,
65, of Toledo, OH passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at home. She was
born in Fremont, OH on October 16, 1954 to Martin and Juanita “Janie”
García. Janet attended Fremont Ross High School. She was an amazing
cook, selfless, loving and would do anything for anyone. Janet was a
very beautiful and loving wife to her husband, Angel.
Janet is survived by her husband,
Angel Tristan; children, Sonya (Leo) Pecina, Sofia Garcia, Juanita
Garcia, Connie (Antonio) Herrera and Johnny Garcia Jr.; 22
grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, Steve “Tato” (Andrea)
Garcia, Angie Sánchez, Hank (Yolanda) García, Abel García, Manuel
(Theresa) García, James (Denise) García and Genevieve Vásquez.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Martin García,
Ella Mae Cordoza, Edward García, Paul García, and Gilbert Garcia.
Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel.
Reyes “Ray” Longoria
1945 to 2020
Reyes “Ray” F. Longoria, 74, of Oregon, OH passed away peacefully on
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo,
surrounded by his beloved family. He was born October 22, 1945 in
Harlingen, TX to Fernando and Paula (née Arreola) Longoria.
Ray married the love of his life and soul mate, Esperanza “Hope” Davila
Longoria on October 31, 1964 in Fremont.
He received a Business Degree from Stautzenberger College and worked for
the Ohio State Health Department for many years, serving the Hispanic
He owned and operated several restaurants
including Reyes Café and La Hacienda.
Ray was a legendary musician with the “Los Aztecas,” which is now
a 2nd generation family band that started as “Los Solistas” with
his brother Fernando. His Tejano sound was unique and all six of his
sons played in the band, which was very popular throughout the Midwest.
He loved spending time with his wife and family. After retiring he
devoted all his time and love to his family.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Esperanza,
Oregon, OH; children, Ray (Whitney) Longoria Jr., Ritchie (Gima)
Longoria both of Oregon, OH, Rene (Diana) Longoria, Toledo, OH, Ronnie
(Cynthia) Longoria, Millbury, OH, Robert (Cara) Longoria and Ricky
(Nancy) Longoria both of Toledo, OH; brothers, Wenceslao “Vince”
Longoria of Mexico and Fernando (Rosa) Longoria, Fremont, OH; and all
his many beautiful nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sally “Celia”
Source: Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State
St., Fremont, OH.
CRUZ CASTILLEJA GARCIA
February 1, 1937 – February 7, 2020
Cruz Castilleja García, 83, of Genoa, OH passed away February 7, 2020 at
Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH. She was born in Houston,
Texas on February 1, 1937 to José and Matilde (Barrientos) Castilleja.
Cruz worked at Genoa Care Center for 23 years, before retiring in 2009.
She was a past member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa
and was active in Spanish prayer groups.
Cruz was also a long-time member of Inner City Baptist Church in Toledo.
Cruz was the matriarch and spiritual leader of the family. She was very
loving and caring. She was not only a mother to her children, but also
acted as one to grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cruz also loved
to cook. She was always in the kitchen making homemade tortillas and
other traditional Mexican dishes.
Cruz is survived by her children Mary
Lou Magana, John García, Nancy García, Robert (Mary) García, Fred García,
and Louie (Corrina) García; 22 grandchildren; special grandchildren Mary
Helen Guillen, Alex Rosales, Monica, and Rosa García; many great and
great-great grandchildren; and sister Rosie Ramirez. She was preceded in
death by her parents; and daughter Margie Guillen; brothers Raymond,
Jonny, Jessie, and Martin; and sisters Ninfa, Josephine, Mary, Annie,
The family will receive friends at
Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel,
1111 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447, on Thursday, February 13, 2020
from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 14 from 2:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, February 15 at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 Main Street, Genoa from 10:00
a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in Clay Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions
can be directed to hospice of Northwest Ohio. She will truly be missed
February 18, 1969 - February 2, 2020
Esmeralda “Esmie” Obregón, 50, of Portage, OH, departed this life into
our Heavenly Father’s arms on February 2, 2020 at Bridge Hospice Care
Center, Bowling Green, OH. She was born on February 18, 1969 in Fremont,
OH to the late Julia Sánchez and Benito S. Obregón.
Esmie was a graduate of J.J. Shuer
School, Oregon, OH. She worked at Woodlane Industries/ViaQuest in
Bowling Green since 1995 as a production worker. She loved music and
dancing, especially all Michael Jackson songs and dance moves. She was a
passionate WWF fan and loved John Cena. Ohio State was her only team and
she loved teasing the rival Michigan fans in the family. She was spunky
and silly. She loved all, was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory
siblings Olivia (Julian) Herrera, Rolando Obregón, Anita (Steve) Martin,
María (Rosendo) Flores, Benny (Jackie) Obregón, Juanita, Cruz, and Tony
Obregón, Ramón and Yolanda Sánchez; and nephew/honorary brother Richard
“Potsie” Sánchez; many nieces, nephews; great and great-great nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Linda
Sánchez, Ralph Castillo, Alfonso, Rudy, Roger, and Richard Sánchez, and
13, 1977 - February 8, 2020
Rolando “Ro” Rosales, 42, of Toledo, OH passed away, Saturday, February
8, 2020. He was born in Toledo on October 13, 1977 to Robert and Zoila
(Castillo) Rosales. Ro worked at Patriot Fence for several years. He
enjoyed playing softball and watching sports, especially the Oakland
Raiders. He loved spending time with his whole family. Ro was a very
selfless man who had a heart of gold. He would do anything for anybody.
What he cherished most in the world were his two daughters. He will be
Surviving are his daughters Eliza and
Emyah Rosales; father Robert (María) Rosales; mother Zoila Rosales;
siblings Rose Anne Rosales, Robert (Leslie) Rosales Jr.; José Rosales;
and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and loving family members. He
was preceded in death by his nephew, Johnny Jaye Willett.
The family will receive friends at the
Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S.
Coy Road on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The
family will also greet friends in the funeral home on Friday, February
14, 2020 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Interment
will follow in Westwood Cemetery.
Andrew William Colter Jr. “Chuzz Ruiz”
July 3, 1990 - January 2, 2020
Andrew William Colter, Jr. “Chuzz Ruiz”, 29, passed away
peacefully on January 2, 2020. He was born in Toledo on July 3, 1990 to
Andrew Colter, Sr. and Raquel Ruiz. Chuzz attended Anthony Wayne High
School. He was a loving father, son, brother and grandson. Chuzz enjoyed
fishing, bowling, golf and spending time with his family, grandparents,
and friends. He was known for his bright smile and outgoing sense of
Chuzz is survived by his son Anthoni Colter, his father Andrew Colter
Sr. (Brianna), his mother Raquel Ruiz (Kevin Harrow), brothers Jordan,
Justin, and Gabriel Colter, Nathan Harrow, step brother Billy Zeller,
and step sister Macie Zeller; grandparents Ed and Margaret Ruiz, Bill
and Pat Colter, and many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in
death by his cousin, Rubén Parraz, II.
Source: Coyle Funeral Home, www.coylefuneralhome.com
Born June 29, 1959 –
November 3, 2019
Robert (Bob) Olivo of Houston, TX was called to be with the Lord on
Sunday November 3, 2019. He was born in Lima, Ohio to the late Eduardo
and Emilia (née Polendo) Olivo Sr. but moved to Houston, Texas after he
became an adult.
Bob loved his family and life itself. He was very patriotic, having
served in the armed forces. Bob was a pioneer in the Tejano music
industry being inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in 2014.
He was known as the King of the Oldies. He also wrote numerous
songs for top Tejano artists and was known as the human encyclopedia of
For many years, he hosted a Sunday night program on BNetRadio.com,
from 6 until 10PM, playing Tejano “Oldies but Goodies” on the Bob
Olivo Show. He also prepared a variety of mixes to play on the air,
especially of the Tejano musicians he enjoyed such as Jay Pérez, Grupo
Mazz, Jessy Serrata, and Jimmy Edward. Bobby also worked in the 1990s at
Southwest Wholesale where he worked with his nephew Mark Bejarano,
selling and distributing the latest in Tejano cassettes and CDs.
According to Tony Rios, who played with the band of Bob’s brother Eddie:
was an awesome friend of mine where I had the pleasure of working with
him when he began his music career professionally in 1979. He was
soundman for Eddie Olivo y Los Impactos till around 1982. We both
moved on with our careers—I moved to Toledo and he left for Texas. We
always stayed in touch and especially on our birthday since we both were
born on June 29th. I was so proud of him, especially when he called me
to let me know he was being inducted to the Tejano Music Hall of Fame.
He was so happy and extremely proud. He will always be in my heart and I
will always cherish those special memories of our crazy and great times
we had performing throughout the Midwest—Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.”
Rico de La Prensa: “It
was my greatest delight to know Bob and his love for Tejano music. We
need to remember him at this forthcoming Tejano Music Awards in San
Robert (Bob) is survived by wife Marisol Olivo of Houston, TX; daughters
Candi Marie Gómez (Joao Gómez), Lori Ann Olivo, and Iris Sarai Olivo;
sons Angel Javier Olivo, Austin Julian Cortez Olivo, and Joncarlo Cortez
Olivo; grandchildren Ava Marie Gómez and Román Javier Gómez; 11 siblings
Elida Martínez, of Columbus Grove, OH, Yolanda Bejarano of Columbus
Grove, OH, Elvira Davis of San Antonio, TX, Eduardo(Geraldine) Olivo of
New Haven, IN, Irene (Fernando) Cuevas of Winter Garden, FL, Dolores
Contreras (Santana) of Bradenton, FL, Juan Antonio Olivo of Austin, TX,
Elutherio (Isabel) Olivo of Lima, OH, José Olivo of Corpus Christi, TX,
Juanita Olivo of Leipsic, OH, Lucy (Abe) Bermudez of Leipsic, OH.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers: Eduardo Olivo
Jr., Rogelio Olivo, Raúl Olivo, and José Palacios.
Visitation was November 11th at Klein Funeral Home,
9719 Wortham Blvd., Houston. Funeral Mass was performed on November 12,
2019 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Rd,
Houston, followed by a procession to Houston National Cemetery, 10410
Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.
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Dolores “Lola” D. Rodríguez, Latina and
activist, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2019, in her beloved
North End home, Toledo, surrounded by her loving family. She was born
November 22, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Ramona and Cirilio Garáy. At
18, she married Santos Rodríguez, Jr. and they moved to Lima, Ohio. They
later settled in Toledo where they raised their family.
During her 50+ years of civil and
political activism, she impacted thousands of lives. Her passion was to
empower her Latino community. She was a recipient of one of the first
César Chávez Humanitarian  and Diamante  awards. She was a
lifelong member of Latins United and sat on numerous Democratic
boards and committees. She was the loudest cheerleader for many local
She had an incredible relationship with
God. She was a devout Catholic, whose faith lives on through her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Santos Jr.; sister, Rita; brothers Oscar, Tiodolo, Gustavo,
and Cirilio; sons Richie and Robert; granddaughters Marissa and Jayme;
sisters-in-law Paula and Donna; and brothers-in-law Jared and Rojo.
Surviving are: her brothers Francisco
(Josie), Martin (Virginia), Richard (Mary), and Lupe (Maryann); sister
Charlotte; brother-in-law Pete and sister-in-law Lori (Vincent); also,
her children RoseMary (Jack), Santos (Beth), Ramona (Kyle), Rebecca
(Marcus), Little Ricky (Heather), Paulie (Melody); her daughters-in-law
Catherine and Annie; also, her grandchildren Cecelia (Vincent), Jessica,
Ricardo (Jennifer), Kyle (Crystal), Erika (Chris), Rubén, Jimmy, Santos,
Ramón (Nicole), Brock, Pierce (Mary), Austin, Bria, Geena (Giovanni),
Mariah, Sena, Saúl, Joey, Reyna, Donna, Patrick, Chenzo, and Marcus; and
her 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio and
Texas, and countless “acquired” children.
SARITA (AVALOS) VASQUEZ
Sarita (Sara) Vásquez/Avalos unexpectedly passed away Thursday, Oct. 3,
2019 at the age of 47. She was brought into this world on Oct. 17, 1971
in Toledo to Epifanio and Sara Avalos. Sarita enjoyed playing 10,000
with her family and friends. She also enjoyed helping all her customers
as a businesswoman entrepreneur. Everyone who knew her, knew that she
loved making money. Sarita was known for her dedication, ambition,
outgoing attitude, and beautiful soul. She was one of a kind and she
truly was a BOSS.
Sarita is preceded in death by her husband Alex Vásquez and is survived
by her kids Alex Vásquez, Danny Vásquez, Sarita Negrin, and Priscilla
Vásquez; six siblings; best friends “Baby” Vásquez (dog) and Melissa
Asad as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
SOURCE: Castillo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1757
Tremainsville Rd., Toledo.
Margie (née Muñiz)
75, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Toledo
Hospital. She was born in Toledo on August 21, 1944 to José and
Florencia (née Zapata) Muñiz. Margie spent 58 years married to her
loving husband, Gilbert Alvarado, and he survives.
Margie selflessly gave every day of her life. She was strong,
hardworking, kind and courageous, with boundless amounts of energy.
Proudly, she was everyone’s protector and savior. She never encountered
a challenge that she couldn’t overcome or problem she couldn’t solve.
Margie was the anchor in her children and grandchildren’s lives. They
meant the world to her and she was adored by each and every one of
them. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Her quick wit and
delicious cooking will forever be missed. As a woman of great faith,
Margie was a life-long member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Margie is survived by her husband, Gilbert; children Vicky (Ray) Owens,
Susan (David) O’Donnell, Gilbert D. Alvarado, Edward (Jauncy) Alvarado,
Denise Alvarado, David Alvarado; grandchildren Elisea, Raymond, Nicole,
Michael, Brittany, David, Marisela, Serena, Alexis, Gabrielle,
Christian, Seth; ten great-grandchildren; and sister María Montelongo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Joe, León, and Ringo;
and grandson, Gabriel Edel.
Descansa en paz,
Source: Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W.
Sylvania Avenue, Toledo.
WALLACE E. CHASTEEN
Wallace Edward “Ace” Chasteen, 65, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away
peacefully Sunday, August 31, 2019. Ace was born in Toledo on March 5,
1954 to William and Agnes (née Nuhfer) Chasteen. He worked as a
Millwright for Local 1090 as well as owning and operating “Sportsman
Bar” in East Toledo [See mural on side of the Sportsman.].
Wallace had a very inquiring mind about science and the universe; he
also loved to ride his Harley.
Wallace is survived by his significant other, Lorene; children, Wallace
Jr, Stacy, Adrianne (James) Kolasinski, Robbie, and John; brothers,
Jack, Richard, and Robert; as well as 13 grandchildren, and 2 great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers,
William and Larry.
Source: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S.
Coy Rd., Oregon. Memorials may be directed to Autism Society NWO.
JESUS GONZALEZ JR.
González, Jr., age 71 of Maumee, OH passed away with his loving family
by his side on Monday evening, August 19, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born June 28, 1948 to Jesús González, Sr. and Andrea (née Mireles)
González in Laredo, Texas.
graduated from Woodward High School and shortly after he married the
love of his life, Conception "Connie" (née Marroquin) González on May 6,
1967 in Toledo. Jesse was the owner and operator of La Fronteriza,
Inc. for 23 years, a well-known tortilla factory in Toledo. He was
awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year of Northwest Ohio, an award he and
his family are very proud of.
One of Jesse's passions was boating; he loved the water and boating on
Catawba Island and Lake Erie with family and many dear friends. He also
was very supportive of his grandchildren's school and sporting events.
Most important to Jesse was his family; he was loving and dedicated
husband to Connie for 52 years; wonderful father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. His legacy will live on through his family and
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Connie González; children, Trina
(Tony) Yarrito, Cindy (Chris) Valentine and Jesse III (Trinity) González;
grandchildren, Paul, Angel, Nick, Alex, Gina, Brandon, Marcos, C.J. and
Eva; great-grandchildren, Juliana, Sophia, Nevaeh, Hayden and Kamryn;
siblings, Emma (Homer) Canales, Virginia (Simon) Rodriquez, Mary (Pete)
Rios, Gracie (Rogelio) Hernández, Irma (Bob) Guerrero, Roman “Mickey”
(Sylvia) Gonzalez, Lydia (Joe) Ruiz and Nancy Rios; mother in law, Vera
Marroquin and furry friend, Mickey and Blanca. In addition to his
parents he was preceded in death by his brother, César J. González.
JOSE L. HERNANDEZ
José L. Hernández, age 56,
of Toledo, OH passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
José was born on September
20, 1962 to the late Benjamin and Juana (née Rivera) Hernández in Valle
Hermoso, Tamaulipas, México. He was one of eight children in the family.
He met and married the love of his life, Claudia Calderas on August 11,
1981 in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, México. They renewed their marriage
vows on November 15, 1985 in Harlingen, Texas. They spent 38 wonderful
José worked for Midtown
Pallet and Recycle in Toledo for about 20 years as a forklift driver. He
enjoyed working on cars, fishing, watching soap operas, dancing with
Claudia, and going to the casino to play the slot machines.
José was known for his
happy spirit, strong will, and spontaneous personality. His family and
especially his grandchildren meant the world to him. He was known to
take the kids on vacation on shorthand notice. Every weekend he would
bring lots of food over for the family and grandchildren. José was loved
by all who met him and he will be sorely missed. He had a big heart and
was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Beloved husband of Claudia
Hernandez. Loving father of Luis F. (Dawn Davies) Hernández and Rosa (Rigo
Gómez) Hernández. Dearest grandfather of Arianna Bunch, Sebastian
Davies, Ashton Davies, Brea Hernández-Davies, Jayden Gómez, Ayari
Hernández, and Anneli Gómez. Dear brother of Rosa Sandoval, Jesús
Hernández, Irma Hernández, Juan Hernández, Benjamin Hernández, and
Marisol Hernández. Preceded in death by his parents and one brother,
Family and friends are
invited to visit on Wednesday August 21, 2019 from 1-8 PM at Rupp
Funeral Home. Jose will lie in state at 12 PM at Rupp Funeral Home where
a funeral service will be held at 1 PM. Officiating is Fr. Molina.
Burial will take place immediately following at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Donations in honor of Jose
are appreciated towards the family.
Online condolences to the
family may be made through
Lorain City School District mourns the loss of Hawthorne Custodian
It is with deep sadness
that the Lorain City School District announces the passing of
life-long Lorain resident Larry D. Indre. Larry passed away
suddenly, at the age of 62, on Aug. 12. A 1975 graduate of Southview
High School and retired, U.S. Steel millwright of 34 years, Mr. Indre
came to Lorain City Schools in 2016 where he served as head custodian at
Hawthorne Elementary School. It is known, when he was not maintaining
the daily operations of Hawthorne Elementary School for scholars and
staff, Indre could be found woodworking, tending to his vegetable
garden, cheering on the Cleveland Browns with friends and family or
fulfilling his desire of “being in the wind” while riding his
Paula Sanchez, of Toledo, passed away on August 2, 2019, at the age of
66, leaving to mourn family and friends.
She was born August 25, 1952 to Gumecindo, Sr. & Juanita (née Martínez)
Paula cherished her time with family and great grandkids, dancing to
Tejano music. She also enjoyed toy shopping at Walmart with her
granddaughter, Saralycia Lou. Paula was known for her love of crossword
puzzles and would often have several books full of them. She will be
remembered for her witty sense of humor.
She is survived by her siblings Robert (María), Rubén, René and
Margarita Vásquez (Raúl); her children Daniel (Diane), Linda, and Lisa
(Ricardo); her step-children James Williams Jr., Jenae Williams, and
DeDe Williams; her grandchildren Saralycia Lou, Aleeca, Krislyn, Daniel,
Felecia, Marcus, Nene, Sarina, Savanah, and Selena; and her great
grandchildren Caden, Jacob, Jazzlyn, Analiyah, Marcus, Xavier, Romero,
Raelynn, Alex, Santiago, and Auriella,
well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Gumecindo and Juanita Rosales; her
brothers Gumecindo Jr, Jesús, and Samuel; her fiancé James Williams; and
her great grandchild José.
Source: Castillo Funeral Home, 1757 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo.
ELLA MAE CARDOZA
Ella Mae Cardoza, age 77, of Toledo, passed away July 21, 2019 at Lakes
of Sylvania. Ella was born August 15, 1941 in Houston to Martin and
Janie (née Martínez) Garcia Sr. Ella was a member of St. Catherine
She is survived by her siblings James
(Denise) García, Manuel (Theresa) García, Angie Sánchez, Steve (Andrea)
García, Hank (Yolanda) García, Abel García, Genevieve Vásquez, Janet
(Angel) García, Gilbert García; children Gilbert Cardoza, Jr., Nora
Cardoza, Norma Cardoza, and David Cardoza.
In addition to her parents, Ella was also preceded in death by her
brothers Martin Jr., Paul, and Eddie.
Burial was at West Union Cemetery,
Gibsonburg, Ohio. Memorial
contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Ella's memory.
George L. Olvera
3-11-1954 to 8-5-2019
George L. Olvera, 65, of Toledo, passed away on August 5, 2019 at St.
Vincent Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1954 in Defiance, OH.
He was known as “Care Bear” to everyone. He loved to sing, dance, go to
the casino and watch movies. He married Rose Olvera on November 2,
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings Rita Licardie, Martha
Guerra, Sandra Greeler, and Ricardo Olvera; his sons Luis Carter, George
Olvera, and Ricardo Olvera; and his daughters Micaela Olvera, Caryna
Maciao, Katalina López, Nina Olvera, and Sonia Olvera; 16 grandchildren;
and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Andrea Olvera and his
brothers Carlos and Juan Olvera.
EDWARD S. FLORES
Edward S. Flores, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Eddie was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas on February 26, 1946 to Martin
and Maria (née Sánchez) Flores. On August 21, 1965, he married the love
of his life Rosemary Martin. He was employed with the Ford Motor Company
for 37 years. Eddie was an avid vegetable gardener, enjoyed bowling at
the Toledo Sports Center, dancing, gambling, traveling and walleye
fishing on Lake Erie.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 53
years, Rosemary; sons, Edward John (Marta) Flores, Ronald Joseph Flores,
and Vincent SalMichael (Raeleen) Flores; grandchildren, Venessa M.
(Scotty) Gschwind, Edward J. Flores Jr. (Ashley), Gabriel E. Flores,
Jennifer S.P. Flores, Crystal L. Flores, Heather N. Flores, Ronald J.
Flores Jr. (Kylie), Brianna R. Flores, Vincent S. Flores Jr., and
Kataleena U. Flores; great-grandchildren, Analicia, Lexi, Raquel,
Gabriella, Tatiana, Alivia, Lillyahna, Isabella, Selena, Kam’Ron, and
Gianna; siblings, Martin (Linda) Flores, Anita (Valentine) Mora, and
Leandra ( Rubin Pérez) Leroux; dear friends, Kenny& Josie and Monique;
along with many loving family members and friends He was preceded in
death by his parents and nephews, Louis and Ysidro.
Memorials may be directed to the
American Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.
Source: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S.
Coy Road, Oregon OH.
Segundo Bosquez, age 76 of Adrian, MI, passed away at home on May 26,
2019, under the care of Great Lakes Hospice and surrounded by his loved
ones following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born September 25,
1942 in Asherton, Texas to the late Julian and Leanore Maria (née Padrón)
On August 3, 1974 he married Elizabeth (née Reyes) and she survives.
Also left to mourn the loss of this great man are siblings, Juan (Lela)
Bosquez of Michigan; Julian (Dora) Bosquez of Texas; Freddie (María)
Bosquez and Mario (Teresa) Bosquez, María (Román), Juana (Luis) Rocque,
and Hilda Bosquez, all of Oregon; children, Segundo Bosquez Jr., Saúl
Bosquez, Sophia (Roberto) Cuellar, Selso Bosquez, Sonia (Mississippi
Mike McCray) Bosquez, Sulema (Ben) Chapman and his youngest and favorite
daughter, Soley (Jesús) Sánchez.
He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, including special grandchildren
Michael, Jessica and Isaac McCray and Zoe and Patton Sánchez and 7
great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by sons Scott and Sidney Bosquez and grandchildren Sierra Bosquez
and Benny Lerma.
Funeral Services were held 5:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2019 at J. Gilbert
Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI. Private burial took
place in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian, MI.
FRANCISCO MONTOYA SR.
Francisco “Frank” Montoya, Sr., age 60, of Toledo, OH passed away
peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice. He was born in
Santa Monica, Coahuila, México on April 7, 1959 to Adam and María (née
Andrade) Montoya, they survive.
Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army National Guard and currently
worked at Yoder Machinery in Holland. Most important to Frank was his
family, especially the love he had for his wife, children, and
grandsons. He enjoyed sitting on his patio where he enjoyed the back
yard and simple life. Frank was also passionate about Mexican and Tejano
music and was a current member of Regina Coeli Catholic Parish in
Left to cherish his memory is his
loving wife, Monica (née Martínez) Montoya; parents, Adam Montoya and
María Andrade; children, Francisco “J.R.” Montoya, Juan Montoya,
Rosamaria Montoya (Vay Thaboun) and Adam Montoya; grandsons, Francisco
III, Kristian, Savay, Masao, and Alessandro; daughter in law, Irene
Montoya; father in law, Rodrigo Martínez; many siblings, nieces,
nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Gloria Martínez and
nephew, George Salazar. Interment
at St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, W. Erie Rd. in Temperance, MI.
FRANK P. SIFUENTES
Frank P. Sifuentes, age 72, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home
in Toledo. Frank was born March 29, 1947 in Toledo to Frank M. and
Josefa Sifuentes. He was a member of Libbey HS Class of 1965 and
received his Associate's Degree from the University of Toledo.
Frank enlisted in the Navy and was a
Radioman aboard the U.S.S. Davidson. He served in Vietnam, Japan,
Taiwan, and Pearl Harbor among other ports all over the world. It was
during his time stationed in San Francisco that he became a San
Francisco 49ers fan. We couldn't talk him out of it. He was also a
member of the Whitehouse American Legion.
He proudly served and protected the city
of Toledo as a Toledo
Police officer for 27 years.
He loved his time on the Force as a School Resource officer, part of the
D.A.R.E program and Detective Bureau. He retired as Sergeant in 2000.
Frank was also a HUGE Ohio State Buckeye
fan, but you wouldn't know it if you were watching a game with him.
We're pretty positive his armchair quarterbacking single handedly lead
THE Ohio State Buckeyes to the National Championship in 2014.
He was initiated as an alumnus member of
the Delta Chi Fraternity at Tri State University alongside his son,
Sean. He recently visited campus to celebrate the chapter's 50th
Frank took great pride in his nine
grandchildren and would brag about them any chance he got. He would drop
anything to help anyone and was always there with a quick joke or off
Frank is survived by his wife of 45
years, Paula, who was his nurse while he was a patient at Parkview
Hospital; sons, John (Dawn), Sean (Erin) Sifuentes; daughter, Vikki (Swade)
Gragg; grandchildren, Maggie, Jonathan, Nickolas, Matteo, Lillian, Alexa,
Sofia, Zachary, and Xavier; and siblings, Pete (Karen), José (Martha)
and Mike Sifuentes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his
brother, Ray (Deb).
JUAN RIZO JR.
Juan Rizo Jr., 77, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on May 10, 2019, at his
home. He was born on July 11, 1941 in Arandas Jalisco, México to Juan
and Ester (née Sánchez) Rizo. Juan Rizo was employed by Toledo Midwest
Terminals until his retirement.
He is survived by his children Theresa
Hernández, José Rizo, Delia (Jeff) Maddox, Alfonso (Sandra) Rizo, María
Zavala, Juan Rizo, Rachel Rizo, Tony Rizo, and Lawrence Rizo; siblings
Al (Jane) Rizo and Miguel (Alice) Rizo; many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Juan was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Ernesto
Rubén T. Párraz, II
February 21, 1989 – May 1, 2019
Rubén Tomás Párraz, II, died
unexpectedly in Toledo on May 1, 2019. He was born February
21, 1989 to Rubén and Christina (née Martínez) Párraz. Ruben
graduated from Anthony Wayne High and was a construction
worker for Hawaiian Pool Company.
Rubén was all about family
and friends, and always wanted the best for everyone. He
will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived
by his parents and his son Gabriel Párraz, who was his
world; his siblings DeAna, Mario, José, Angelica Párraz, and
Eric Gomcz. He is also survived by his special uncles Mundo,
Kevin, and Jesse; his special aunts Raquel, Connie, Rebeca,
and Olga (Micky); grandparents Edmundo and Margaret Ruiz,
Sr.; nephews Alex, Mario,II, and nieces Angel, Amarie, and
JUAN ANTONIO PORTILLO
January 20, 1955 ~ April 11, 2019
Juan Antonio Portillo passed away unexpectedly on Thursday April 11,
2019 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center at the age of 64. He was born
January 20, 1955 in Toledo to Antonio L. & Elfida (née Guerra) Portillo
and graduated from Woodward High School in 1973.
Juan worked in various organizations including the Lucas County Board of
Elections and was an entrepreneur. He lived in Toledo, Detroit, Windsor,
and Grand Island, Nebraska where he owned and operated a movie theater.
Juan loved gardening, collecting antiques and salt & pepper shakers Most
of all he loved his family and would be known to have an ice-cold Coors
Light and a shot of Crown.
Juan is preceded in death by his father Antonio and is survived by his
husband Richard; mother Elfida; brothers Armando, Edward, Michael (Rose)
and Gary (Rachel) Portillo; seven nieces and nephews; seven great nieces
and nephews; furry friend Zoey; as well as numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, and lifelong friends.
Source: Castillo Funeral Home,
PEDRO P. CAMPOS
Pedro P. Campos, 66, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at home, surrounded by
his family and friends. He was born in Toledo, OH June 9, 1952 to Frank
and Josephina Campos. He graduated from Scott High School in 1970. He
worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator with Union Local 18
for Glen Groffis, where he retired after 37 years.
After retirement, he found joy in spending time with family and friends.
He enjoyed going on trips and making jokes. His nickname was "Coffee"
because "he grinds so fine". You could always find him with a beer in
his hand, Staceys on his feet, and Mexican/Tejano music in his soul. He
was a proud member of Latins United and Maumee Eagles.
Pedro leaves behind his wife of 47 years
Lydia (née Vásquez) Campos; his daughters Cindy Teran (Humberto), Jackie
Campos (Jesse Morales); his son Pedro Campos (Priscilla Loredo); 9
grandchildren, Serrina and Huberto Teran Jr, Pedro and Emilio S. Campos,
Maricela and Elena Villarreal, Alessandra, Aubriana and Fransisco
His mother survives him, as well as his siblings Anna Campos, Jesse
Campos (Lisa), Chuck Campos (Robin), and Eddie J. Campos (Jennifer).
Many close friends and family also survive. He was preceded in death by
his father and his brothers: Frank Jr. and Anselmo Campos.
Rubén Cantu, 76, of Genoa, OH, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at the
Toledo impatient facility of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Rubén was born
in McAllen, Texas, on July 20, 1942, the son of Magdaleno and Francisca
(née Alameda) Cantu. He married Deborah S. Green in Toledo on October
11, 1965, and she survives.
Rubén was a freight conductor for the
Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 31 years, retiring in 2002. He was a
veteran, serving in the U.S.
and a member of the Genoa American Legion Post #324. He was a 1960
graduate of Genoa High School and was an avid Genoa Comet fan, attending
many athletic events.
He enjoyed woodworking with his wife, Deborah, exhibiting and selling at
craft shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Rubén liked to fish and
spend time with his friends of the ROMEO Club (Retired Older Men Eating
Out) and was a friend of Bill W. for 35 years. His real love was always
his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren.
Rubén is survived by his loving wife of
53 years; his son Victor (Matthew) Cantu; daughter Paula (Justine)
Cantu; daughter-in-law Amy Gibbons; grandchildren Jessica (Pearce),
Sarah (Nate), Brittany (Eric), Nick (Alexis), Austin, and Jacob; great
grandchildren Timmy, Gracyn, Bailey, Cori, Kaden, Gregory, Rhett, Mason,
and one on the way; brother Raúl (Pat) Cantu; sisters Rosa Cantu and
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Robert and Richard
Cantu, and Mary Garza; and nephew Allen Cantu.
Online condolences may be shared with
the family at
JOSE E. RUIZ
José E. Ruiz, 73, of Toledo, passed away Thursday March 21, 2019 at the
University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born October 1, 1945 in
Weslaco, Texas to Pedro and Juana Ruiz, Sr. He was a dedicated hard
worker, retiring from the Jeep Corp. in 2018 after 33 years of service.
José was faithful to his Christian beliefs and was especially devoted to
his family. He was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan and he loved listening
José was preceded in death by his
parents; brothers Pedro Jr., Pablo, and Reynaldo; grandsons Anthony and
Antjuan as well as other family members.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Thaimi; daughters Lydia,
Lisa (Dajuan) Wilson, Linda, María, Cynthia (Andrew) Ramírez, Enedina
“Nina”, Thaimi, Teresa, and Josefina as well as 30 grandchildren and 24
Family and friends may visit at the
Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday March 28th. from
2-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 29th. beginning
at 11am in the funeral home with burial to follow in Ottawa Hills
JUANITA M. VALDES
March 11, 1924 - February 8, 2019
Juanita M. (née Chávez) Valdes at the age of 94 entered fully into the
presence of Our Lord on February 8, 2019 following six months of end of
life Comfort Care provided by Compassus Hospice at Shalom Park Nursing
Home, Aurora, CO. where she resided since 2016. All who assisted in her
care loved her and appreciated her kind demeanor. She fought dementia
with grace and perseverance.
Juanita is survived by her loving children Juanita (Delmos) Newsome,
Rudy Valdes, Rita Valdes, Mary Jo Valdes, Sofia (Alvin) Hughes, and
Raymond (Amanda) Valdes; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 3
great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph L. Valdes; daughter
Rosario (Rosie) Valdes; mother María (née Acosta) Chávez; father
Leocadio Chávez; three sisters and their husbands: Virginia (Cory) Ruiz;
Marcelina (Mike) Espinoza; Erlinda (Robert) Gonzáles; also, three
brothers: Rubén, Raymond, and Vincent and numerous nephews and nieces
who have passed while still young.
Juanita was one of the first families that moved to Toledo after the
Visitation was held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on
February 22, 2019, where a Rosary was recited. Funeral services were
held on February 23, followed by the Funeral Mass in SS. Peter and Paul
Church, Toledo, OH. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Romo, 87 of Maumee, OH passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at
Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Taylor, Texas on March 18,
1931 to Francisco and María Romo. He moved to Toledo when he was 16
years old as a migrantworker and later was employed by the Jeep
Corporation, where he retired after 30 years. He met the love of his
life, Nancy Durán. They dedicated their lives to one another in marriage
for 65 years.
attending a Crusillo in Texas, Jose eventually brought the Crusillo
Movement to Toledo, where it flourished and led to other ministries such
as Marriage Encounter, Bible studies, Prison Ministry Crusillo, and
Ministering at Migrant Camps. José also ministered through the love of
his music, especially Tejano music. José and Jimmy Campos were ordained
the first permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Toledo, on September 17,
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his
life with whom he enjoyed traveling, boating, camping, and fishing.
survived by his loving wife Nancy; children Elias Romo, Diana (Rafael)
Angel, Susan (Eduardo) Belmares, Michael (Chris) Romo, and Ana (Robert)
Modrowski; grandchildren Maricela, Rafael ll, Nichole, Ellaina, Liza,
Viviana, Sara, Hunter and Faith; great-grandchildren, Paulo, Alan,
Rafael lll, Diana, Emily, Emiliano and Camila.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Maricela, brothers
Jesús, Aurelio and Elias and sisters Eloisa and Amalia.
Visitation held at the Coyle Funeral Home. Funeral services held at Our
Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral with the Most Reverend
Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo, as the principal celebrant.
Interment followed at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may take the
form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the Alzheimer’s
Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd.
CONNIE M. RODRIGUEZ
Connie (née Constance/Consuelo Geronimo) M. Rodríguez, age 81, of
Toledo, Ohio died peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 10, 2019
where she was under hospice care for pulmonary fibrosis. She was born in
Toledo on May 12, 1937.
Connie attended St. Peter and Paul grade school and was a 1954 graduate
of Central Catholic High School. After high school, Connie dedicated
much of her life to raising her six children. She was also a very active
volunteer, who for many years, helped the following organizations: Gesu
School and Parish; St. Clement School and Parish, the Lucas County Fair;
Latins United; and the Spanish American Organization (SAO) among others.
Connie worked for a period of time at Gesu Parish cleaning and tiding up
after the priests while they were under the pastoral care of the Society
of Jesús—the Jesuits.
Connie loved to cook, read, and keep herself busy doing just every day
ordinary things. She was a gifted craftswoman, who enjoyed sewing and
crocheting blankets, scarfs, and anything else that she could make out
Connie was a devoted religious family woman—she loved God and she
believed in treating others as she was treated. In her younger years,
Connie loved to travel; she had been to many states and enjoyed going
Having never gone to college, Connie was far wiser than most would know.
She kept up with the times and always had a sense of what was happening.
She will be truly missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jesse Rodríguez. She was
preceded in death by her oldest son, David J. Rodríguez.
Surviving children are sons: Daniel, Trinidad J. [T.J.] (Tracy), and
Victor; daughters: Susie and Frances; grandchildren: Francisca, Jacob,
Dominic, Audrey, Victor Jr., Victoria; and great granddaughter Carysa.
Also surviving is her sister, Virginia (Geronimo) Irving. Likewise,
Connie has numerous other loving and caring family members in Ohio,
Texas, and Michigan who will miss her dearly.
Source: Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd.; visit:
ANTONIO CRISTOBAL HERRERA
July 20, 1960 – February 2, 2019
Antonio Cristobal Herrera [“Tony,” age 58] of Toledo, passed away
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Tony was
born to Crisoforo and Julia (née Chavira) Herrera July 20, 1960 in
Oregon, Ohio. He graduated from Clay High School in 1978 and was a
member of the Local 500 retiring after 35 years. Tony loved to fish and
was always looking for the perfect fishing spot. He enjoyed hanging out
in his garage supervising car repairs while playing or listening to
music. He was a devoted family man, great father and made sure everyone
had what they needed. Tony was known as the “fun tio”.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Michelle; children,
Antonio Jr. (Lindsey), Crisoforo (Mary), Sarah (Jacob), and Maria
(Ryan); 16 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Julian (Clara), Mary (Isameal),
Lorenzo (Jan), Dolores (Carlos), Anita (Lee), Chrisoforo (Diana), Dahlia
(Fernando), Fami (Jim), Rosalina, Rosario (Jerry); and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eva
Source: Freck Funeral Chapel.
LINDA MAE MENCHACA
February 12, 1948 – February 4, 2019
Linda Mae [née Rozmus] Menchaca, 70, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at
Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born February 12, 1948 in
Omaha, Nebraska. Linda was an accountant for Rudolph Libbe where she
retired with 18 years’ service. She loved her grandchildren and always
attended all of their events. She enjoyed bingo and bowling.
Linda is survived by Manuel Menchaca, her loving husband of 53 years;
children Angelina (Jeff) Knisely, Cristina (Andy) Hogencamp, and Manuel
Menchaca Jr.; 11 grandchildren, Manuel Menchaca III, Max and Megan Reed,
Brittany and Matthew Hogencamp, Randy DeLuca Jr., Dallas, Austin,
Nevada, Nolan and Liberty Knisely; siblings Frankie (Jeanne) Rozmus,
Carol (Charles) Cheloha, Larry (Bonnie) Rozmus, Sharon (Matthew) Hansen,
Susie Rozmus and Ronnie Rozmus; and 30 nieces and nephews. She is
preceded in death by her parents Frank Rozmus and Anna (Bogatz) Kimball;
sister Lorraine Krajewski; nephews Jeff Rozmus and Stevie Mendez.
JUAN O. DELEON
Juan O. DeLeón, age 76, of Temperance, Michigan, passed away on
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Mercy St. Vincent's Medical Center in
Toledo. He was born on May 26, 1942 in Big Wells, Texas to Alberto and
Dolores (née Ortiz) DeLeón. Juan enjoyed tinkering in his garage, the
hoods on the cars were always up. While working in his garage, he loved
listening to Mexican and Tejano music. He also enjoyed working in his
yard, particularly landscaping. Juan was a member of Christ the King
Lutheran Church, Lambertville, Michigan where he was involved with the
Building Committee at the church.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 19 years, Veronica
DeLeón; sister, Amanda (Jesús) Maldonado and brother, Mario (Inez)
DeLeón; step-son, Matthew (Andrea) Potter; grandchildren, Alex, Marcus,
Simon, Ezekiel and Ethni; many endearing nephews and nieces. He was
preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Albert DeLeón,
Guadalupe DeLeón and Ramón DeLeón.
The family will gather for a Memorial Service for Juan on Wednesday,
February 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2843
Sterns Rd., Lambertville, Michigan 48144.
Josefina Oviedo, age 93,
of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. She was born
July 24, 1925 in Dolores, Texas to the late Pablo and Atanacia (née
Josefina was the heart and soul of a very large family. She helped her
daughters raise Mario, Eddie, Eugene, Danny, Tommy, and Monica. She
worked hard all her life since age 11. She got to know many people in
the Perrysburg area with her job as a Domestic Housekeeper. Josefina
loved her community and she helped break ground for the Perrysburg
Heights Community Center.
Josefina was of strong
faith, she was a lifetime member of Saint Rose Catholic Church and was a
valued member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Group.
Left to cherish Josefina's memory are her children, José G. (Delma)
Oviedo, María C. Sánchez, Lydia (Encarnación) Díaz-Corona, Olga Linda
(Billy) Lockett, and Arturo Jaime (Frances) Oviedo; daughter-in-law,
Rita Oviedo; and many grandchildren.
Preceding Josefina in death are her husband Teodoro Oviedo, Sr.; sons,
José Cecilio Oviedo, Teodoro Oviedo, Jr., and Ricardo Oviedo;
granddaughter, Carlena; great-granddaughter, Leandra and a
Family received friends Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street
Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133) with the Rosary being recited at 7:00
p.m. Prayers will be in the funeral home Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at
9:45 A.M. with a Funeral Mass taking place at St. Rose Catholic Church,
215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Burial will follow in
Memorial Contributions can be made out to Saint Rose Catholic Church and
the Perrysburg Heights Community Center. To share memories and leave
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Gustavo Oviedo Arredondo
Gustavo Oviedo Arredondo, age 78, of Toledo, Ohio passed
away on Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving
family and friends. He was born January 12, 1939, in Laredo,
Texas to Matilda and Antonia (née Oviedo) Arredondo.
Gustavo graduated from Martin High School and served in the
United States Army. He married his beautiful wife Gloria and
moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1965 where Gustavo worked for
Libbey, Owens, Ford as a glass technician for 30 years and
retired. He loved to take his family to Pearson Park for
bike rides and paddle boating. He enjoyed family outings to
restaurants and movies and the family's annual trips to
Cedar Point and Laredo, Texas. Gustavo had a kind and gentle
spirit, he was a man of faith who loved and cared for his
family. He will be greatly missed but our hearts will be
filled with the best memories of him and we will always
remember the lessons he taught us.
Left to cherish his memory are children, Gerardo (Patricia
Basil) Arredondo, Cindy (Dave) Geronimo and Lisa (Rick)
Akeman; grandchildren, Tiffany Akeman, David and Ciara
Geronimo, Sam Basil and Jackson Bean; siblings, Antonio
(Olga) Arredondo, Joe (Olga) Arredondo, Rosa Martínez, and
Sylvia Flores; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and
cousins in Texas.
Gustavo was preceded in death by his wife Gloria (née
Cásarez) Arredondo and son Marcus Arredondo.
Stephanie A. Rodriquez, age 41, passed away on January 8, 2019. She was
born on September 6, 1977 in Toledo, Ohio. Stephanie worked as a School
Bus Driver for the past 15 years with Anthony Wayne and Trinity
Transportation. She loved the summertime when she could lay out by the
pool, going to the salon and “being a Diva.” Those who love her, will
miss her beautiful smile.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Carlos Rodriquez Jr.; parents,
Robert Anello and Sue (Tom Stephenson) McWilliam; sisters, Gina Routhe
(fiancé, James Bork) and Jessicaa Ford; nieces, Kaley Anello (fiancé,
Wesley Hall) and Izabel Routhe; special nephew, Jaden; great-nephew
on-the-way, Cooper; former spouse, Carlos Sr.
MARY LOU VILLARREAL
Mary Lou Villarreal, 85, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on December
11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Metamora, Ohio
on May 1, 1933 to Apolinar J. and Maria C. (née Padilla) Arias. Mary Lou
was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School. She worked for
Ohio Bell as a telephone operator, retiring after 38 years. She was an
active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mary Lou enjoyed
traveling and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Norma) of Glendale, AZ; daughters
Barbara and Karen Villarreal; and granddaughter Erika Villarreal. Mary
Lou was preceded in death by her parents and her 12 siblings.
Memorial donations may be given to Feed Your Neighbor or the Toledo Area
Source: Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.
MARIA ENRIQUEZ DE TAYLOR
María (née Enríquez) Taylor, 64, of Pemberville, OH passed away Friday,
October 26, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born
on July 19, 1954 in Fostoria, OH to Encarnación and Juanita (Hernández)
Enríquez. She attended Eastwood Schools and graduated in the Class of
1973. She would later marry and raise two daughters.
María was a clerk with the Ohio Department of Transportation for 29
years. Her memberships included St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling
Green and the Pemberville Freedom Post #183 Auxiliary to name a few.
María had a great admiration for nature finding beauty in the world
around her, such as the color of the leaves and the stars of the sky.
Creation was a gift that she did not take for granted. Her greatest joy
remained being a mother and grandmother.
María is survived by her mother Juanita (Moises) Avila of Pemberville;
daughters Felicia (Jonathan Boyd) Otte of Bowling Green and Shelby
(Scott Rife) of Pemberville; grandchildren Harlow, Maddox, Willow,
Julia, Ian, and Isaiah; brothers Encarnación (Tammy) Enríquez Jr. of
Pemberville, Emanuel Enríquez of Bowling Green, Fred (Stacie) Enríquez
of GA, Jesse (Maureen) Enríquez of GA, Juan Enríquez of Bowling Green,
Raymond (Anita) Enríquez of Bowling Green; sisters Esther (Lloyd) Spahn
of Luckey, Gloria Pizana of Bowling Green, and Linda (Kirk) Rublaitus of
Luckey; significant other Kenny Rahe of Pemberville; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father; husband John Taylor; infant
brother and sister, Steven & Helen Enríquez.
JOE V. HERNANDEZ
Joe V. Hernández, 72 of Reseda, CA and formerly of
Findlay, oh passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. He was born in
Laredo, TX on June 15, 1946 to the late José B. Hernández and Estella
He is survived by two brothers; Robert and Fernando
Hernández both of Findlay, sister, Stella Y. Villareal of MI, nieces and
nephews; Bianca Leal, Jerry Villareal, Tony Villareal, Ashley Hernández,
Jerry Hernández and Jason Hernández. Joe was preceded in death by a
brother, Robbie Hernández and sister, Norma Hernández.
He was a devout catholic and a longtime member of St.
Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Joe was a very independent person
and great friend who had an unforgettable sense of humor. He enjoyed
classic cars and collecting antiques.
A Memorial Mass Was held on Saturday, August 25, 2018
at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 617 W. Main Cross St,
Findlay with Fr. Michael Zacharias officiating.
A. Sánchez passed away unexpectedly August 5, 2018 in her home at the
age of 37. She was born March 5, 1981 in Toledo to Alfonso Sánchez and
Concepción Jaso and attended Libbey High School.
enjoyed playing pool and dart ball and was well liked by all of the
people in the leagues she played in. Most of all, she loved being with
her family. Ruthann, Queen of the South End, was always the life of the
party, singing and dancing. She was known for her good heart and will be
deeply missed by all who knew her.
is preceded in death by her father Alfonso Sánchez and fiance Angelo
survived by her sons Jesús Reyes, Vicente Sánchez, and Anglelo Ryes,
Jr.; daughters Danielle Searcy, Angelina Marks and Annalicia Reyes;
mother Concepción Guadalupe (Carlos Fragoso) Jaso; stepmother Adalia
Sánchez; sisters Patricia (Richard) DeLuna, Veronica (Anthony) Reyes,
Michelle (Ralph) Boles, Julie Sánchez and Jane Thorson; brothers Alfonso
Sánchez, Jr., Rubén Martínez, Andrew (Helen) Sánchez, Ricky Dickerson,
Michael Dickerson, Rick Ruiz, Derek (Marcie) Ruiz and Jonathan (Nicole)
Ruiz; special friends Rikitana Taylor, Shiloh Burke, Juanita Ruiz,
Deanna Cunningham and Michelle Salazar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo; memorial tributes
may be made at this website to the family to offset expenses.
CATARINO “CATO” HERNANDEZ
November 23, 1977 – July 15, 2018
Catarino was born on
November 23, 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Gregoria and Lupe. Cato
was a man of many trades and ran a business with his father. Cato was
the best Father, Husband, Grandpa, Son, Brother, Uncle and Cousin anyone
could ask for.
Cato loved spending time
with his family and children. Family was everything to him. He enjoyed
fishing, swimming, cooking, grilling, and riding his 4 wheelers and dirt
bike. He was a diehard Oakland Raiders and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and
loved watching football. Cato would always help people in need and never
judged anyone about their life. Cato had a heart of gold. Catarino
passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2018.
He is survived by his
loving wife, Christina; parents, Gregoria and Lupe; father-in-law,
Hector; children, Catarino Jr. (Angelica), Celia, Michael, Felix,
Santos, Graciela and Adelina; granddaughters, Izabella and Marcella;
sister, Venselada; brothers, Lupe Jr. (Juanita) and Roberto and many
loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
grandparents, Juan, Elvira and Gregoria; mother-in-law, Linda, and
special cousins, Nick and Lola.
MARIA REFUGIA MARTINEZ
Refugia “Cuca” Martínez passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018
at the age of 65 years old. Her family was by her side. Born on July 4,
1953 Maria always looked forward to celebrating her birthday every year
with her family and friends. She had many friends and was loved by
family and friends alike.
loved to play Bingo and was an admirer of dance. Wherever there was
music, you could find her there dancing the night away. Her favorite was
Mexican/Tejano music by popular artists that carried on the Mexican/Tejano
heritage. María was a Green Bay Packers fan and loved cheering her team
on every season. María was fluent in sign language and took pride in
showcasing her signing ability.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eusebio and Concepción
Martínez; brothers, Carl, Simon, and José (Joey) Martinez; nieces,
Gloria Ruiz, Sandra Elizondo, April Martínez; and nephew, San Martínez,
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Balbina (Tomás) Ruiz, Sabina
(Martin) Elizondo, Margaret (Ed) Ruiz, Lupe Jaso (Carlos), and Suzie
Martínez; brothers, Thomas Martínez, Henry Martínez, and Juan (Carol)
Martínez; and many nieces and nephews whom she considered her own in a
very special way.
JAMES “JIMMY” GONZALEZ
González, 67, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 6, 2018,
at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX. A native of Brownsville,
TX, Jimmy, as he was known to all, was the front-man for Tejano
group Jimmy G y Grupo Mazz.
was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by his family,
friends, and fans. His ability to make his family, friends, and fans
feel special was experienced in his humble nature. Although Jimmy
was known in the Tejano music industry as being a “musical genius”
because of his talent for arranging, producing, and composing
hundreds of hit songs, albums, and for winning 8 Grammys and
hundreds of other awards; he never tired of hearing his fans chant
his name and was always humbled by their love for him.
always enjoyed signing autographs and posing for pictures with his
fans. Jimmy's generosity with the public was important to him and
was evident in the numerous toy drives and the countless benefit
concerts he performed for local churches.
Jimmy's playful spirit will especially be missed by those who knew
him best. He loved watching the Dallas Cowboy games and the phone
calls and texts giving game updates to many during football season.
Jimmy's simple taste for local cuisine was seen in his love for
Rutledge Burgers, hot dogs, tamales, BBQ's, and sweetbread.
There are a few things that Jimmy loved more than his adoring fans
and music and they included his love for his mother, Consuelo; his
wife, Lisa; his sons and grandchildren.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Consuelo “La Morena” and
Santiago “Chago” Méndez González; an infant daughter, Lisa Denise
González; a grandson, Baby Patrick Henry González; and a
brother-in-law, Richard Villarreal.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anna Lisa González; his 5
sons: Henry Lee (Patricia), James “Junebug” (Lenore), Lee Michael
“Mikey” (Nancy), Joseph “Choch” (Celina), and Robert Lee “Uker”
(Erica) and their mother, Yolanda Solis. He was the proud
grandfather of 10: Lee Michael Jr., Dominic James, Jaymee Leigh,
Myranda Jolie, Miranda Larysse, Nicholas Anthony, Meagan Grace,
Henry Lee, and Sofia Lee.
will also be missed by his siblings: Beatriz “Bea” Villarreal, Julia
“Lulu” Garza, Tommie “Magill” (Betty) González, Cindy (Adolfo)
García, and Norma Lee (Lonnie) Valdez along with numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Visitation was held on June 11, 2018 at the Brownsville Event
Center, 1 Event Circle. The Funeral Mass was on June 12, 2018, at
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1914 Barnard Rd., Brownsville, Texas.
Committal services followed at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Nicolas Becerra, 40, of Reno Beach, OH passed away Saturday, June 9,
2018. He was born on to Juan and Rosemarie Becerra on November 8,
1977 in Toledo. Nick worked for Malcolm Meats and in construction;
drywall and roofing. He had a magnetic personality and a charismatic
smile. He loved working out, tattoos, rock music and Mexican food.
Nick loved his family and was very protective of them, foremost his
sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Nick has rejoined his
mother in Heaven and surely having their morning coffee talks.
He is survived by his sons, Nicholas Jr. (Antonia Escobar) and
Brayden; grandchildren, Nico and Graciella; father, Juan; siblings,
Teresa (Ray) Becerra Ramirez, Raquel (Manuel) Valero, John (Sarah)
Becerra, Kristina (Luis Aldana Pacheco) Becerra, Rose (Marcos)
Estrada, Ecequiel Becerra and José (Amanda) Becerra and several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother,
Rosemarie Becerra; grandmothers, Elvira Hernández and Rosa Lombrana.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 16 in SS. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church. Burial followed at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to José Becerra to help with
Rubén Antonio Anaya, 60, died Monday, June 11, 2018 at Heartland of
Perrysburg, OH of pulmonary fibrosis. He was born July 12, 1957 in
Toledo. Rubén enjoyed boxing and owned his own boxing gym in the
late 1980s. He was a collector of many things especially musical
instruments and jewelry that he liked to give as gifts.
Rubén is survived by children, Zulema (Antonio) López, Sonia (Brian)
Wood, Victor Anaya and Luisa (Nathan Espinosa)Anaya; grandchildren,
Angelita, Aliyah, Zoie, Veronica, Brock, Gabriela, Ariana and
Dahlia; sisters, Vivian Gonzáles, Luisa Anaya, Vickie (Al) Ludeman,
Smith and Barbara (Butch) Nino; many nieces and nephews.
Rubén was preceded in death by his parents, Reubén and Victoria (Vásquez)
Anaya; wife, Joyce; son, Scott and brother-in-law, Eddie Gonzáles.
Funeral Mass was held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Epiphany of the
Lord-St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
Antonia Sánchez passed away peacefully on April 27th, 2018
surrounded by family and friends. Antonia was born in Toledo, Ohio
to Alberto and Consuelo Sánchez on December 10th, 1964. Antonia was
a dedicated mother and grandmother who adored all the children in
her family. She loved shopping, vacations, and spending time with
her loved ones.
She is survived by her children Michael (Rachel), Connie, and
Heather (Jr.); grandchildren Michael Jr., Melina, Emyah, Miranda,
Dude, Elijah, Alexander, and soon to be baby Antonia; and a very
special Goddaughter, Alicianna García; brothers Albert and Pedro
(Nikki); sisters Elida, Blanche, Suzanna, Bertha, Juanita, and
Virginia. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
Antonia was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Gloria, Fish,
and Linda; brothers Albert, Tom, and Bucky; and nephews, Frankie,
Marcos, and Mello.
Rubén Fonseca, age 68, passed away on April 10, 2018 in Toledo OH. He
was born on October 15, 1949 to the late Elena and Damian Fonseca in
Rubén was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a
hard-worker his whole life and retired from Neville’s Landscaping. He
played softball for many years. Rubén loved old Western movies and
Investigation shows. He adored his grandbabies and his dog, Cheyenne.
Left to cherish his memory are wife, Kathy; children, Rubén Jr. (Tammy),
Arthur, Damian, Jesse (Kris) and Brandi (Kristopher) Lyons; siblings,
Sammy (Leticia) Díaz, David (Hilda) Díaz, Janie (Emilio) López, Raymond
(Lannie) Fonseca, Lupe Fonseca and Adela Hill; grandchildren, Rubén,
Logan, Sophia, Corine, Austin, Hannah, Matthew, Christian, Mason,
Thomas, Ashley, Damian, José, Isiah and Alex; great-granddaughter,
Rubén was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Adelina.
ROY LOYA GUERRERO
Guerrero, 76, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at
Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his family. He retired from Ford
and was a Veteran of the army national guard. Roy was born in Mercedes,
TX to the late Francisco and Guadalupe Guerrero.
preceded in death by his brothers Mike Padrón, Rubén Padrón, Eliberto
Guerrero, Baldemar Guerrero, Francisco Guerrero Jr., and Polo Guerrero.
Roy is survived by Elipidio Guerrero, Esmeralda (Henry) Durcan, Ester
(Jimmy) Salazar, Children Rogelio (Lisa) Guerrero Jr., Elizabeth (Rick)
Nova-Peace, Rene (Joe) Guerrero, Teresa Guerrero, and Deidra Lizcano.
Roy also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host
of nephews and nieces.
enjoyed his Tejano music, Budweiser, cowboy hats, cowboy boots,
Winston's, and cowboy shows. Roy was a lifetime member of Latins
United Club where Roy enjoyed dancing. If you had a mic, he had a
song; he loved to sing.
Alejandro Ray “Alex” López, age 48, of Toledo, OH passed away Monday,
March 19, 2018 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born January
3, 1970 in Toledo to Juventino and Lily (Pecina) López Jr. Alex was
employed by Smuckers and Great Lakes Window. He had a passion for music
with his favorite artists being the Eagles, Van Halen, and Leonard
Skynard. At the age of 15 Alex began his own DJ business, “Mr. Music”.
He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and San
Antonio Spurs. Alex was a parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church.
Alex is survived by his parents; sisters, Mary Ellen (Patrick) Pecina,
Christina (David) Gonzáles, Joanne Garza, Estrella López, Lily Ann López;
brothers, David (Heidi), Juventino III (Jennifer), Alfred (Crystal),
Ronald Ramos, Thomas (Melisha), Jason, and José López; and numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Stephan; brother, Randolph López
Sr., and grandparents, Juventino and Juanita López Sr. and Leopoldo and
Source: Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd.
CAROLINA RODRIGUEZ ABALOS
Rodriguez Abalos was welcomed to heaven by her husband of fifty-seven
years, Anastacio B. Abalos, parents: Juan and Rosario Rodriguez;
grandchildren: Marcos Lucio and Tammy Abalos; and great-grandchildren:
Ashlynn and Mathias Abalos.
She was surrounded by her children Agripina (Juan) Rincon, Alicia (Roy)
Lucio, Ben (Theresa) Abalos, Tom (Becky) Abalos, Roberto (Connie) Abalos,
Anastacio Jr. (Sheila) Abalos, John (Marie) Abalos, Antonio (Leticia)
Abalos, Jim (Tina) Abalos and David (Cheryl) Abalos, at ProMedica
Skilled Nursing facility in Monroe, MI as she passed on March 14, 2018.
Born December 29, 1929, in
Orange Grove, Texas, Carolina was the oldest of eight children. Coming
from humble means, she learned early the value of hard work and the
importance of faith, family and friends. She made sure to instill this
in all her children. To say she was selfless and caring is an
She always went way beyond
when it came to helping others, even if they were strangers. Her
generosity at one time was recognized by the Archbishop of the
Archdiocese of Detroit office of Hispanic Affairs, where she and her
husband were awarded the Juan Diego award for their help within the
community. She was a true champion for the underdog, the unloved and the
Carolina loved her church, and had a healthy reverence and respect for
the Virgen de Guadalupe. In addition, she volunteered for many years at
the annual St. Joseph's Erie Labor Day festival. Her Mexican food was
enjoyed by many and helped to raise many funds for the church.
survived by forty-seven grandchildren, ninety-four great-grandchildren
and twelve great-great grandchildren; siblings: Roberto (Sara)
Rodriguez, Marcelino (Elena) Rodriguez, Julio (Jeannie) Rodriguez,
Nicolas (Juanita) Rodriguez and Gloria Walters.
Deceased siblings are Juan Jr. (Maria) Rodriguez, Nicolasa (Daniel)
Ramos, and brother-in-law Robert Walters.
has a terrible way of changing one's life, but as her disease
progressed, she was lovingly cared for by Alicia and Roy Lucio so that
her final years were as good as anyone could ask for. Special thanks to
ProMedica Hospice of Monroe, and the wonderful caregivers at ProMedica
Skilled Nursing facility in Monroe.
ELUTERIA RAMIREZ RODRÍGUEZ
Elutería “Tita” Ramirez Rodríguez, originally of San Perlita, Texas
passed away peacefully at her residence in Toledo , Ohio on January 10,
2018. She was born August 1, 1933 in Green Lake, Texas to Andrés P. Sr.
and Ramona (Leija) Rodríguez.
Tita was a Cursillista and loved Jesús, Mary, and all the Angels and
Saints. She loved and was very involved in St. Ann's Catholic Parish of
San Perlita, Texas. She served in the Rosary Altar Society and was known
as one of the three Golden Girls of the choir. She worked in the
cafeteria of the San Perlita School where she retired after 25 years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Adolfo “Fito” and Gloria
Ramirez Jr.; grandchildren, Tito, Corinna and Jeremy (Judy) Ramirez;
brother, Guadalupe Bernal; sister, Ramona R. Graciani; 8
great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Tita was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Guadalupe R. Bernal,
Petra R. Martínez, Angela R. Villanueva and brother, Andrés Rodríguez.
Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Marygrove Church, Swanton, Ohio
on January 20.The family wishes to thank las familias de Villanueva,
Graciani, Martínez, Rodríguez, Bernal, y Leija and all of her
friends for the blessing of being there for her all her life.
PRISCILLA MARIE GONZÁLES
Priscilla Marie (née
Flores) Gonzáles went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 29, 2017
surrounded by her family. Priscilla was born in Bluffton, Ohio on Oct.
1, 1974. She was raised in Ottawa, OH where she graduated from Ottawa
Glandorf in 1993. Priscilla went to work for Mercy Health Partners for
On Sept. 1, 2007 she married her soulmate, Victor Gonzáles. Priscilla
and Victor together have a daughter, Angelina. Priscilla leaves behind
her mother, Lydia Díaz and stepfather, Mario Díaz; five sisters, Alice
(Curtis OH) Asman, Salina Flores, Regina (Adrian MI) Sakala, María
(Adrian MI) Mendivel; stepsister, Crystal (Jeremy) O'Neal; two
stepbrothers, Matt and Paul Díaz; nieces, Joellie and Taylor Asman and
nephew Julian Díaz.
Priscilla also had six stepchildren, Cassandra, Tomás, Carlos, Corina,
and Victoria and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her father, Joel Flores; son, Joel Flores; and father-in-law, Tomás
Gonzáles. Priscilla came from a loving family, the Cortez and Flores
families, and she was loved by all.
William Pérez, 85, of Toledo, OH and formerly of Genoa, OH, passed away
Monday, December 18, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. William was born in
Puerto Rico on November 21, 1932 to Curmelo and Asucisión (née Nieves)
Pérez. On May 29, 1954, he married the love of his life, María Algarin.
After moving to the United States, Mr. Pérez worked at Great Lakes
Window, retiring in 1998.
William and his family were dedicated members of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, Genoa, where he was ordained as a Deacon June 26, 1983
and ministered to many in the Latino community. He was a 4th Degree
member of Genoa Knights of Columbus Council # 4237. His true passion was
spending time with his family; especially his children and
William is survived by his children, María Pérez-Smenner, William Jr.,
Eddie, Mayda (Leo) Lynch; grandchildren, Arquimedes Tull, Clarivel (Ron)
Tull-Gratop, Carl Robinson, Sona Teresa Shroreder, William Michael Pérez,
Christopher Luis Pérez; great-grandchildren, Alaynah, Carmyn, Jackson,
William Michael , Jeremiah, Xavier, and Mila; siblings, Angel Pérez,
Norma Pérez, and Mildalia Pérez; along with many loving family members
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, María; and siblings,
Roberto Pérez and Carmin Pérez.
Samuel Rosales died peacefully on December 26, 2017 after a brave battle
with cancer in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Samuel, affectionately known
by so many as “Uncle Sam,” could bring joy and laughter to any crowd
with his jokes and witty charm. He loved to spend time with family and
attended church every Sunday to worship the Lord. His heart was big and
his sense of humor bigger.
Sam leaves to cherish his memory his fiancée, Amy Hilt; son, Sam Jr.
Castillo, daughter, Veronica Pérez; stepchildren, Michael and Alysia;
grandchildren, Michael, Meraina, Dominic, Adrian, Damien, Dominic,
Analysia, Carmoni and Ka-mya; siblings, Robert (María) Rosales, Paula
Sánchez, Rubén Rosales, Rene Rosales, Margaret (Raúl) Vásquez; and a
host of nieces and nephews which lovingly called him “Uncle Smitty.”
EPIFANIO DE LA CRUZ ARTIAGA
Epifanio “Joe” De La Cruz Artiaga, age 86, joined the love of his life
in heaven at the Genoa Care Center on December 12, 2017. Epifanio, or
“Joe,” was born April 7, 1931 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, México and was the
oldest of four children.
In México, Epifanio and his family lived on a farm of about 500 acres
until his father passed away when he was 8 years. Due to hardships when
he was about 11 years old, Epifanio sold the only possession he had (his
father’s rifle) and… boarded a bus to
the United States with his uncle.
Once in the U.S., he was on his own as his tio returned to
México. He supported himself by working in a vegetable packing plant,
working as a waiter, ranch hand, as a professional boxer, and in the
In 1948, Epifanio met a slender, brown-eyed girl with long black hair
named Julia Palacios when she was working in a tortilla factory
near Brownsville, Texas and they were married on March 10, 1949 in
Brownsville. They enjoyed their lives in Harlingen, Texas with their
children until 1962 when they moved to Ohio.
Epifanio and Julia traveled with their children, working, until they
settled in Rocky Ridge, Ohio. The children were taught to work early on
and during their travels the family worked picking oranges and cotton in
the south, cherries and tomatoes in the north, and other items in
Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, and Michigan.
When they settled in Ohio, Epifanio worked doing paving and other jobs
until he found employment at The Andersons in Maumee, OH. He
worked there for over 30 years until he retired in 1993.
When the children were little, he and Julia belonged to a church singing
group. They liked to fish and would spend many days fishing along the
banks of the Portage and Toussaint Rivers. He enjoyed spending time
swimming with his children in Lake Erie, near Port Clinton. Epifanio had
a tremendous sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh with his
Epifanio was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years; son Jesús
Artiaga, 3 infant children, and 1 great grandson.
He is survived by: his sons Juan (Ruth) Artiaga of Perrysburg, OH; José
E. (best friend Geri Sondergeld) Artiaga Jr. of Weston, OH; Ricardo (Louann)
Artiaga of Whitehouse, OH; Enrique “Ricky” (Judi) Artiaga of Oak Harbor,
OH.; Freddy (Rene) Artiaga of Toledo; Alex (Mariana) Artiaga of Palm
Harbor, FL; Thomas Artiaga of Toledo; Paul Artiaga of Perrysburg, OH;
also, daughters María Artiaga of Toledo; Aurelia (Larry) Brockman of
Oroville, CA; Gloria (William) Bennett of Oak Harbor; Isabel (Roger)
Kleopfer of Holland, OH; Cristina (Mark) Kenski of Sandusky, OH; and
Angela (Jody) Henry of Mansfield, OH; also, 40 grandchildren, 48 great
grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Dec. 15, 2017 at the Robinson-Walker Funeral
Home, Oak Harbor. A Mass was celebrated by Reverend Father Tim Ferris on
Dec. 16, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor beginning with
prayers offered at the funeral home. Interment followed at Clay Township
Cemetery, Genoa, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
AUGUSTINA R. ESTRADA
Augustina R. Estrada, 89, of East Toledo, OH passed away Sunday,
December 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Genesis Healthcare.
She was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas on August 28, 1928 to Emiterio
and Anita (née Ramirez) Rocha.
the love of her life, Francisco Estrada Sr. and together they enjoyed
dancing, playing music and being active at Good Shepherd Church before
his passing. She enjoyed her rose garden, being with her friends and was
proud of starting the Oasis Club.…
What was most important to Augustina was spending time with her family,
especially her grandchildren.
Augustina is survived by
her children, María (Larry) Middlebrooks, Eva (Jerry Cásares) Czerminski,
Antonio Estrada, Sylvia (Cody) Carothers, Carolina (Ramón) Flores,
Laurie (John) Slowinski; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 15
great-great grandchildren; sister, Eloisa (Valente) Estrada; brother,
Nicholas Rocha; and several nieces, nephews and loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francisco; son,
Francisco Jr.; 9 siblings; and grandson, Dillon.
JOSE FRANK CASTRO
José “Frank” Castro, age 72, went to the Lord on December 1, 2017. He
was born on November 25, 1945 in Laredo, Texas.
Frank's passion was music; he was well-known as the leader of the
conjunto band, “Frank Castro y Los Amigos” that performed in Ohio
and Michigan. He enjoyed carpentry and welding work, especially projects
for his children. Frank will be remembered as a kindhearted man who was
always willing to help others. He was a loving Dad and Grandpa. His
family will miss his jokes and adventurous spirit.
Frank is survived by the mother of his children, Elva García; companion,
Felisa López; children, Luciano (Nora) García, Frankie Castro (fiancé,
Richard McCarthy), Marcus (Tonya) Castro, Atanacia “Tanya” (Steve)
Martínez and Jason (Brian) Lutts; siblings, Josephine, Juanita, Jesusa,
Pablo “Paul” and Gilbert; grandchildren, Bianca, Luciano Jr. (fiancée,
Jamie) , Erica, Marcus Jr. (Briana), Zachary (fiancée, Valerie), Cassidy
(fiancé, Mike), Emily, Anastasia, Stephen Jr. and Rojelio; 12
He was preceded in death by his son, Rojelio García; sisters, María
Reyes and Concepción “Cruz.”
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RANDOLPH LOPEZ SR.
Sr., age 51, of Toledo, OH passed away November 28, 2017 at the Mercy
St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1966 in Toledo to
Juventino and Lily (née Pecina) López Jr.
A graduate of Woodward High School, Randolph worked in home construction
and remodeling for many years. He was a skilled carpenter, tile worker,
and car mechanic. He loved singing and dancing, and making people laugh.
A devout Catholic, he read the Bible daily and was the family
peacemaker. He loved children and teaching them life lessons through
Bible stories. He was a parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church.
survived by his parents; children, Jane Franco, Mary López, Alexandra
López, Lily Ann López, Randolph López Jr., and Juliano López; their
mother, Debora Franco; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ellen (Patrick)
Pecina, Christina (David) Gonzales, Joanne Garza, and Estrella López;
and brothers, David (Heidi), Juventino III(Jennifer), Alfred (Crystal),
Ronald (Heather) Ramos, Thomas (Melisha), Alejandro Ray, Jason, and Jose
donations to the family c/o Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe will be
Santos Rodríguez, 85, of Oregon, OH, passed away Thursday, November 30,
2017 at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Santos was born on November 1, 1932
in Guadalupe Co, Texas to Isidoro and Prudencina (née García) Rodríguez.
He had worked for Conrail Railroad for 40 years as a carman and foreman.
He was everyone's guiding light of how to be
husband, a father, a grandfather, a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin,
a great man. Santos was a US
Veteran, serving during the
He did a lifetime of things throughout his life and still had more to
do, but it was time for him to go into his next adventure, and that was
to always be that bright light for us to follow, and him watching over
us and never too far from our hearts.
Santos had a passion for music and dancing (especially la música
tejana), which he shared with his wife, Gloria. They also enjoyed
Surviving are his loving wife, Gloria; children, Nilda Ann,
Richard, Michael (Lisa) Rodríguez; grandchildren, Nicole, Trisston,
Asilia; brother, Joseph Rodríguez.
Santos was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter,
TELESFORO RAY GÓMEZ
Telesforo Ray Gómez, age 87, of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully
on November 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January
5, 1930 in Waco, Texas to Marcus and Manuela. Telesforo was a
self-employed truck driver and served his country in the Korean War as a
Paratrooper. He earned the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service
Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan) and
the National Defense Service Medal.
Telesforo is survived by his six children, sons, Reynaldo (Debbie)
Gómez, David Gómez, Gilbert Gómez; daughters, Yolanda Davis (Kevin),
Gloria Ramirez (Tony), and Lisa Billups (Arthur); 21 grandchildren; 23
Lucia Ibarra, 75, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017
at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Lucia was
born on September 8, 1942 in México to José María and Concepción (née
Ramos) Flores. She was married to José Ibarra Sr. on November 5, 1960 at
St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg OH.
Lucia was a member of St. Peter and Paul Church, Toledo OH. Lucia loved
reading, tending to her garden, and enjoyed cooking for her family.
Lucia is survived by her children, José Ibarra Jr., Narciso Ibarra,
Telma Ibarra, Joyce Ibarra, Patricia (Cruz) Gómez, Guadalupe Ibarra; 11
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many brothers and sisters; many
loving nieces and nephews; and her fuzzy companion, Burrito.
She was preceded in death by her husband, José, and her parents.
Online condolences may be sent at
ANJEL TRINADAD “BUTCH” PIÑA
“Butch” Piña, age 68, of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully November 17,
2017 at UT MCO. Anjel was born on December 28, 1948 to the late John and
Erlinda (née Rodríguez) Piña. Anjel owned and operated Carlita's Mexican
Restaurant. He was a man that would do anything for his friends and
family. Butch was a fan of the Detroit Tigers and Dallas Cowboys.
Anjel is survived by his girlfriend, Rachel Navarro; children, Jacob
(Mona) Demecs, Jason (Olivia) Demecs and Marissa Cantu; grandchildren,
Trinadad, Gabriella, Jacob, Alana, Elizabeth and Glorianna; sisters,
Anita Garraway, Juanita Cargile, Patricia Piña and Jackie (Mike) Govito
and many nieces and nephews that cherished his love, laughter and jokes.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, John F. Piña.
ISABELLE MARÍA RODELA
Isabelle María Rodela, 89, of Genoa, Ohio passed away in her residence
on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Isabelle was born in Toledo, Ohio on July
17, 1928 to Walter and Pauline (née Rodríguez) Romero. Prior to
retiring, Isabelle had worked in retail management with Elder Berman and
Bridal Aisle. A strong Christian woman, Isabelle enjoyed being with her
family. She also enjoyed cooking and playing softball.
Surviving are her children, Trinidad “Trinie” (George) Dietz, Walter
Rodela, Carlos… (Linda) Rodela,
Robert Rodela; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; brother, and
Manuel Romero. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil
C. Rodela; son, Victor M. Rodela and her 6 siblings.
MARIA R. ZAPATA
Maria R. Zapata, 71, passed away to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
September 26, 2017 at Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco TX. Maria Zapata
was born August 30, 1946 to Rafael & Juana Maria Castillo in San Luis
She is preceded in death by her parent & 2 brothers, Salvador Castillo &
Carlos Castillo Lara. Mrs. Zapata is survived by her husband Apolonio
Zapata of Weslaco, TX; 3 sons, Hector Zapata, Raúl Zapata, both of
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Jorge Zapata of Toledo, Ohio; 1 daughter,
Nora Elia Zapata of Weslaco, TX; 2 brothers, Rafael Castillo of Chicago,
IL, Enrique Castillo Lara of Mexico and 1 sister, Guadalupe Castillo
Lara of Mexico.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren.
Rose (Ringling) Vásquez, 63, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12,
2017 at UTMC. She was born March 30, 1954 in Toledo, OH.
Rose (Ringling) Vásquez passed into eternity on Tuesday,
September 12, 2017. She was one of 15 children. Rose was
born in Toledo, Ohio on March 30, 1954 to parents Ramiro and
Mary Vásquez. She was a 1972 graduate of Waite High School.
Anyone who knew Rose was familiar with her great sense of humor, energy
for life, and her heart of gold. She was the type of person who would
put the needs of others before her own, even if it meant giving the very
last dollar in her pocket to a complete stranger. Caring for others was
her passion and she would visit with people in hospice who were alone.
She loved to cook all kinds of food and spending time with her family.
Rose deeply loved her children Regina (Chico) Lasoya, Robert C.
Ringling, Joseph Ringling and Heather Vallejo who are left behind to
cherish her memory. Also surviving are grandchildren Angela Lille,
Anthony Carmony Jr., Sierra Case, Marcus Case, Leanna Ringling, Joseph
Ringling, Jenna Ringling, Timothy Ringling, Joshua Ringling, Victor
Vallejo Jr., Victoria Vallejo, and Veronica Vallejo, as well as one
great grandchild. Also surviving her are brothers Ramiro, Ernesto,
Roger, Herman, and Alfredo Vásquez; sisters Lillie Zavalas, Tina Vásquez,
and Linda Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert G. Ringling Jr, brother
Demetro Vásquez, and sisters Carmen Salazar and Jane Vásquez.
ALBERTO SAN MIGUEL
Alberto “Tio Beto” San
Miguel, age 92, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on June 27,
2017 at Orchard Villa in Oregon, Ohio. He was born on April 16, 1925 in
Fentress, Texas to Alberto and Virginia (née Yvargüen) San
Alberto was a lifetime member of Latins United/Latinos Unidos and
enjoyed Tejano music, dancing, and being surrounded by numerous family
and friends. He was well regarded in the Latin community.
Alberto is survived by his son Filberto, daughter Rosa Fernández, and
many grandchildren and great grandchildren; also, numerous nephews and
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Refujia, Antonia,
Almarante, Julia, Beatriz, Consuelo, and Eliazar.
Memorial Services were held for Tio Beto on July 13, 2017 at SS Peter
and Paul Church, followed by dinner at Latins United/Latinos Unidos.
NORMA JEAN MORA
Norma Jean (née Jasso) Mora, 53, passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 in
her home surrounded by her loving family after her valiant battle with
She was born March .9, 1964 in Saginaw, MI to Herman
and Ernestine (Cabrera) Jasso, Sr. Norma graduated from Libbey High
School and attended Stautzenberger College. She enjoyed arts & crafts,
making her famous tamales as well as decorating cakes. Norma looked
forward every morning to feeding the birds and squirrels even before her
own breakfast. She was a member of Latinos Unidos (Latins United).
She is preceded in death by her husband Silverio Mora; father Herman
Jasso, Sr., mother Ernestine Elizardo; stepfather Santos Elizardo;
stepmother Erma Fonseca and grandson Octavio Vina.
Norma is survived by her children Sonia González and José González; grandsons Demarceano and
Eduardo Vina; siblings Enedina (Orlando) Overstreet, Herman (Elizabeth)
Jasso and Jay (Letha) Jasso; 12 nieces and nephews; 23 great nieces and
nephews. Her nieces & nephews will all miss her telling them "bring me
your face" and "I'm going to slap you.”
Family received friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville.
Memorial tributes may be made to Norma's family to offset expenses.
JULIO CESAR “CESI” CASTRO
Julio César “Cesi” Castro, age 81; beloved husband of Norma Luz (née
Aponte) for 55 years; loving father of María Elena Fuentes (José), César
(Tracy), Rico, Gertrudis “Trudy” Ramos (José), and Julio César, Jr. (Ilbia);
grandfather of Frankie, Antonio, Bianca, Michael, Marissa, Veronica,
Gabriella, Ilbialisse, and Julito; great-grandfather of Jovan and
Mariano; son of the late Julio A. Castro (Gertrudis, née Quiñones);
brother, uncle and friend of many; U.S. Army Veteran.
Julio was the proud owner of Cesi’s Caribe Grocery for over 50 years.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3114
Scranton Rd., Cleveland, Friday, June 16, 2017, at 11AM, Interment Holy
Friends received at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Rd. (at Snow Rd.),
Thursday, June 15, 1-3PM and 5-8PM and in church Friday from 10-11AM.
Josefina Jaso, 80, of Gibsonburg, OH passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017
at Mercy St. Charles, Toledo. She was born in Miquihuana, San Luis
Potosi, México on August 27, 1936 to Pedro Maldonado and Consuelo Baéz.
On February 14, 1951, in Monroe, MI, she married Reynaldo Jaso. They
shared 61 years together until his passing on May 31, 2012. Josefina
enjoyed listening to music—especially the song, La Bamba—and
dancing. She liked to spend time shopping, sewing, and gardening. She
was never without her favorite Sunkist Orange Soda. Josefina had a
special place in her heart for her cat Chula, going to church,
and praying the Rosary. She loved cooking and family gatherings.
Josefina was a loving homemaker for their children, Reynaldo Jaso,
Jr.(who is deceased), Carmen (Rey) Bosquez of Houston, TX, Raúl (María)
Jaso of Northwood, Rebecca (Alberto) Martínez of Houston, TX, María
Elena (Andrés) Zapata of Gibsonburg, Carolina Jaso of Millbury, and
Ustolia (Louie) Rook.
Also surviving are grandchildren: Rey, III and Danny Jaso; Raúl, Jr.,
Rafael, and Reynaldo Rebollar; Michael, Raquel and Raúl Alex Jaso; Noe,
Selena and John Martínez; Noemi (José) Padrón-Zapata, Andrés Zapata,
Jr., and Erica (Victor) García; Sara Mendoza, Rosa and Cristina Martínez;
Elizabeth, Ricardo, Cain, Issac, Jamie, and Ben Escobedo; many
great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Moises
Hernández of Gibsonburg.
“Joe” García, 89, of Genoa, OH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May
10, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was ‘puro Tejano.” He was born in
Houston, Texas on March 11, 1928 to John and Mary (née Guerra) García.
Joe was a
hardworking man, who invested 25 years working at Martin Marietta in
Woodville and 25 years working at Chrysler machining plant in
Perrysburg, retiring in 1994. Joe was generous, kindhearted, and humble.
He loved his family dearly and was always full of advice.
He had a
passion for going on long drives through Genoa area and sitting on his
front porch on Main Street, listening to music [especially Tejano
music], and waving at passing friends, neighbors, and passer-byers. Our
beloved Joe believed that McDonald's had the best coffee and he enjoyed
treating his loved ones to a hot cup any time.
His beloved family includes his children, Roy (Vikki) García, Joel A.
García, Irene García, Richard (Tammy) García, Mary Ann García, and
Albert (Jessica) García. Joel also has fantastic grandchildren, Joey
García, who preceded him in death, Jeff García, Crystal García, Melanie
Torre, and Brittany Stork. He had two great-grandchildren, Paige Smith
and Gavin Stork, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe has three
half-siblings, Juanita Pérez, Lupe García, and John García, Jr.
preceded in death by his parents; sisters Trina Molina, Estefana Orozco,
Isabell Arellano, Rutilia Castilleja; and brother, Luis García.
photo, Joe is with several of his lovely nietas at a recent
family [García/Castilleja] reunion.
Perez, 86, resident of Findlay, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 6th,
2017 in Jacksonville, FL surrounded by her children. She was born in
San Antonio, TX on July 25, 1930 to the late Simon and María (Malacara)
Casiano. She married the late Felipe Perez in 1953. She was also known
as Linda or Amelia to some, she worked at Findlay Industries, member of
St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church, and a member of the
Guadalupe Society all in Findlay for many years.
the backbone of the family and raised her children to respect others as
well as to care for others when needed. How she loved dancing with dad
and was always in style according to fashion trends. Her favorite
pastime was watching her novelas on TV. Always full of energy
and ready to cook or entertain anyone who visited her in her home. She
will be missed by her family and by many who have had the privileged to
have walked through her door, her door to her heart.
survived by her son Jerry (Sharon) Pérez of North Baltimore, Diane
(Richard) Tellez of Westerville, Phillip Pérez of Findlay, Yolanda
(Jamie) Tellez of North Baltimore, Richard (Arlene) Pérez of Findlay,
Norma (Todd) Sands, and Daniel Pérez, both of Jacksonville, FL. Sister:
Juanita Castillo Houston, TX, Brothers: José Casiano and Simon Casiano
II, both of San Antonio, TX., 21 grandchildren and 25 great
preceded in death by, her husband, Felipe Pérez, brothers: Alfonso Ruiz,
Roberto Casiano and Oscar Casiano, sisters: Magdalena Aguilar and María
Jesusa Segura, all of San Antonio, TX, and her grandson, Cory Pérez.
GILBERT M. RAMÍREZ
Gilbert M. Ramírez, 85, of Genoa, OH passed away on April 24, 2017 at
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born on March 16, 1932 to
Gilbert and Inez (Martínez) Ramírez. Gilbert was a US Air Force Veteran
and then a press operator for 38 years at Jeep before retiring in 2001.
Gilbert loved traveling and spending time with la familia. He was
a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish.
Gilbert is survived by children Raúl L. (Maryanne) Rendón, Jr., Vickey
S. (Jorge) López, Sally A. Ramírez, Sylvia (Dan) Yeager, Rickey (Irma)
Ramírez, Timmy G. Ramírez; also, siblings, Paul Ramírez, Robert (Mary)
Ramírez, Carmen García, Basilio Ramírez, Joe Ramírez, Nieves (Edward)
Rangel, and Jane Costillo; also, 18 grandchildren and 42
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lupe; brother Sam Ramírez;
sister Linda Martínez; granddaughter Veronica López; and grandson Manuel
JOSE LUIS HERNANDEZ
José Luis Hernández, 38 of Toledo, OH passed away Friday, April 7, 2017
at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. José was born in Toledo on December 18,
1978 to Tomás López and Rosalinda Hernández. His true passion was
spending time with his family.
Surviving are his children Alyssa, Annessa, and Ricardo; 2
grandchildren; mother, Rosalinda; siblings, Desiree Hernández, Elisha,
Tomás, Antonio, Joshlin López; Monica Otero, Angie Puente; many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death…
by his father.
Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home,
Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, April 13 from 2-9 pm with
Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will
be held in the funeral home on Friday at 12:00 p.m with visitation from
9:00 until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Historic
Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the
GILBERT S. MARTÍNEZ JR.
Gilbert S. Martínez Jr.’s spirit passed from this earth to rest with the
Lord on March 28, 2017. He was 68 years old and lived in Toledo with his
loving wife of 37 years, Joan R. Martínez, who survived him.
Gilbert had a good life filled with love and family. He filled the role
of our “Macho Patriarch” by living his life full of passion, devotion, a
little stubbornness, a huge helping of love mixed in with his own bit of
cantankerousness. He spent much of time on his hobbies including:
skydiving, boating, fishing, photography, and reading.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert S. Martínez Sr.; mother,
Helena Martínez; and brother, Rudy Martínez.
Gilbert is survived by his wife and 5 sons, Christopher (Donna) Martínez,
Brian (Sherri) Martínez, Jay (Sabrina) Martínez, Kent Murnen, and Scott
Murnen; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, John
Martínez, Irene Martínez, Antonio (Theresa) Martínez, Elodia Price, and
Rebecca (Spencer) Blunt.
Helen Salas, 58, passed away on April 3, 2017. She was born in Toledo on
May 16th, 1958. She worked for Pepsi Cola for many years and then
worked for Walgreens Distribution Center for the last 14 years of her
life. Helen kept her doors open to anyone and was always there when you
needed her. She loved to party and treasured times spent making
memories. Helen always had room in her heart to love one more person and
will be extremely missed.
Helen is survived by her son Ricardo (Raquel) Salas; daughters Daniela
(Johnpaul) Ayala & Raelene (Ronnie II) Komives; grandchildren, Araceli,
Danali, Santos, Diego, Ronnie, Romón, RaeLyn & RaeLena siblings,
Sevastian Jr (Amelia), Betty (Joe), George (Liz), María (Freddie), Dora,
Linda (Cristobal), Beatriz, and Marty (Irma). Helen was a loving mother
figure to her step daughters Angel, Tronquillia & Emilia Rosas, her niece,Vicky
(Joey) Ybarra and nephew Phil Cloyne.
Helen had 3 very special nieces: María (David), Nellie (Tony) & Minnie
(José). She also had a special niece who she loved like a daughter (Mic)
and a special nephew who could do no wrong in her eyes (Jason).
She was preceded in death by her father Sevastian Salas, Sr. and her
mother Trinidad (née Hernández) Salas along with her sisters Alicia
Jiménez, Dorothy García, and brothers Diamond, Rubén, Romaldo, and
Merida Estrada, 53 of Toledo, OH passed away March 10, 2017 after a
brief illness; she was surrounded by her loving family. She was born
December 18, 1963 in Monroe, MI to Octavio and Alicia (Delrio) Estrada.
Merida most cherished spending time with her family and friends,
cooking, watching the Cowboys football team, and helping others. Her
biggest joy was becoming a grandmother.
Surviving are her mother, Alicia Kharsa; father, Octavio (Berta)
Estrada; daughters, Jennifer Alonzo, Judy Martínez, Jaymee Ochoa;
granddaughter, Aaliyah Ochoa; sisters, Rendi Estrada-Slagle, Tzety
(David) Navarro, Yuriri (John) Gonzales; brothers, Samuel Estrada,
Octavio Estrada Jr; longtime companion Lupe Fonseca; special sister in
law, Virginia Salazar; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
MARIA DE JESUS LOPEZ
María De Jesús López Guzmán, 73, of the Toledo, OH area passed away
March 9th, 2017. María Guzmán was the daughter of Baudelia
(Rocha) and Tomás López, who preceded her in death.
María worked as a farm laborer, housekeeper, factory worker,
and homemaker. She enjoyed crafts, her Roman Catholic faith,
and she loved her family. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Kurt) Fitzenreiter,
Adolph “Chopper” (Tina) Guzmán Jr., Belinda (Jeffrey)
Russell, and Christopher Guzmán; three sisters, Catalina
Sánchez, Juanita Baldwin, and Juana Anita Flores; four
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her parents; brother, Pedro
López; sister, Carmen López, and two great grandchildren.
Anna Montano, 75, of Toledo, OH passed away on Monday, March
13, 2017 in Waterville. She was born July 15, 1941; she
enjoyed attending and volunteering at the Inner City Baptist
She was preceded in death by her parents, José and Matilda
Castilleja; son, Larry; brothers, Raymond, Johnny, Martin,
and Jesse; and sisters, Ninfa, Mary, Josephina, and Lupe.
She is survived by daughters Cecelia and Lisa; sons, Kenny
and Rene; numerous grandchildren; and great- grandchildren;
and sisters, Cruz and Rosie.
ALEJANDRO S. QUIÑONES
Alejandro S. Quíñones (“Jando”) was born July 18,
1932 and passed away on March 8, 2017, surrounded by the
love of family. He lost his battle with cancer at the Dayton
VA Hospice, Dayton, OH. He met the love of his life, María
“Rosa” Bernal, in San Antonio, Texas and celebrated 58 years
Jando was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving
during the Korean War. He was a self-taught acoustic guitar
player. His love of music included listening to and playing
Surviving are his wife, Rosa;
sons, Eddie (Rutila), Andy & Alex (Rosemary); daughters,
Elizabeth, Judy (Javier), Sylvia, Alexsandra (Mike) & Nina
(Sam); siblings, Alicia & Ray; 21 grandchildren; and 23
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Lupe & Estella; son, Rudy; grandson, Michael;
SEBASTIAN R. GUERRERO
February 28, 1996 to February 28, 2017
Sebastian R. “Sobsob” Guerrero III, age 21, passed away unexpectedly
February 28, 2017. He was born on February 28, 1996 in Toledo, OH to
Sebastian R. and Crissy A. (née Herrera) Guerrero, Sr.
Mr. Guerrero attended Chase and Riverside Grade Schools and was a 2013
graduate of Glass City Academy. At the age of 18, Sebastian joined the
Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing as an Airman. He was assigned
to the Force Sustainment Squadron as a services journeyman and recently
returned from an overseas deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s
Sebastian was a loving father and family man. He was a car and
motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed boxing and watching his favorite
football team, the New Orleans Saints. A fitness conscious person, he
exercised frequently and loved to look good. He will be remembered as a
humble man with a one of a kind personality.
Sebastian is survived by his parents, Sebastian Sr. and Crissy; son,
Sebastian M. Guerrero; sister, Raquel A. Guerrero; brothers, Sebastian
“Sabe” and Roberto Guerrero; girlfriend, Selena Pecina; godmother,
Alicia Garza; grandparents, Robert and Irma Guerrero, Gasper Herrera and
Antonia Vasquez-Herrera; special aunts Tina Herrera (Ricardo Aldaco) and
Monica Torres; special uncles David (Nancy) Herrera and Robert (Lisa)
Guerrero; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
RAYMOND S. PACHECO SR.
Raymond S. Pacheco Sr. of
Toledo OH passed away January 25, 2017. He was born January 6, 1929 in
Mexico. Raymond lived a full and rich life. He enjoyed a nice
conversation with family and friends. His greatest wealth was the love
he had for his family.
Raymond is survived by his
dear wife, Alicia Pacheco, and their children, Alicia (Melvin) Peepers,
Raymond (Tina) Pacheco Jr., Gloria (Paul) Rios, Linda (Oswaldo)
Pacheco-Vera, Edward (Theresa) Pacheco, and María (Gregory) Cole; also
surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pacheco was preceded
in death by his sons Moises, Juan, and David Pacheco and daughters
Cecilia and Rosario Pacheco.
Source: Urbanski Funeral Home;
Herlinda “Linda” Santos
March 30, 1930 – January 3, 2017
Herlinda “Linda” Herreria Santos Pérez Castillo, age 86, of Celina, Ohio
died Tuesday, January 03, 2017 in Celina Manor, Celina, Ohio. Linda was
born March 30, 1930 in Poteet, Texas to the late José M. and Brijida
(née Herreria) Santos. She was a retired factory worker and had
assisted in nursing homes.
Survivors: Children, Alfonso Pérez, Edgerton, Ohio; Roberto Pérez,
Defiance, Ohio; Ramón Pérez, Toledo, Ohio; Isabel Giesige, Celina,
Ohio; Yvette Schlarman, Columbus, Ohio; Brigette Cron, Celina, Ohio;
and Esteban Castillo, Celina, Ohio; also, 33 grandchildren, 37
great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also, two
brothers and one sister: Everett, Findlay; Lupe, Antwerp; and Mary
She is preceded in death by her parents, son, John Pérez, daughter,
Linda J. Pérez, two grandchildren, Seth Giesige and Rebecca Pérez.
Also, brothers, Jesse Sr., José María, Jr., Roger, Joe, and Rubén, Jr.
Also, sisters, Elvira Flores, Beatrice Barrera, and Corinna Luna.
She is interned at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Archbold, Ohio.
Source: Arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, Ohio.
ANNA M. ORTIZ
Anna M. Ortiz, age 67, of Toledo, OH was granted her angel wings on
December 10, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born August 11, 1949,
in Bay City, Michigan to Elias Friaz and Dora Ortiz. Anna was raised in
Laredo, Texas by Anselmo and Severa Melendrez, eventually permanently
relocating to Toledo, Ohio in 1973.
She was employed as a Team Leader with Daimler Chrysler Jeep for more
than 30 years, retiring December, 2009. Anna was an inspiration to many
and helped many people along her journey. She was motivated,
intelligent, and had a heart of gold. She enjoyed coaching and playing
on a softball league “Las Peloteras Mexicanas,” camping with her family,
especially at The Mohican reservation, rooting for her Pittsburg
Steelers, playing euchre, going to the movies to eat her favorite snack
popcorn, hanging out and laughing with friends, eating at her favorite
restaurant Smucker's, cooking authentic Mexican dishes, traveling with
both friends and family, attending Cedar Creek Church every Sunday, and
dancing to her favorite Motown and Tejano jams.
Anna was the most loving and greatest Nana to her “beauty” Ana'leah and
Jayden. The most important love of Anna's was her love for her family.
Anna believed that blood does not make you family, but love does. She
will be deeply missed by all who knew her. “Perhaps my time seemed all
too brief - don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts
and share with me. God wanted me now; He has set me free.”
Anna is survived by her siblings: Cynthia, Estella, Irma, Connie, Helen,
Raúl Jr., Ricky, Josie, Joe, and David. Anna was preceded in death by
her grandparents, Tomasa and José Ortiz; her father, Elias Friaz; her
mother, Dora Ortiz; her stepfather, Raúl Treviño Sr.; her brother, Abel,
and sister, Margarita.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association or the
American Diabetes Association in
JOHN DIEGO MARTINEZ
John “Diego” Martínez, 81, of Lorain, OH passed away
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain,
following a sudden illness. Born June 17, 1935 in Malakoff, Texas, he
moved to Lorain in 1942. Diego graduated from Lorain High School in 1955
and the served in the US Army. He worked for Ohio Edison for 24 years,
retiring in 1992. Prior to this, he worked for Lake Terminal Railroad.
Diego was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel and the Utilities Workers
Union of America Local 351.
He had a passion for music, especially Tejano.. He was the founder and
executive producer of Los Nombres music band, which had become
popular to Lorainites with the song “Lady Lorain.” Diego had a true love
for the city of Lorain, his country and the U.S. Flag.
Surviving are his sister, Mary Molina of Ft. Worth, Texas; and many
nieces and nephews including his nephew and niece who he was legal
guardian to, Amado Martínez of Toledo and Elena Martínez of San Diego,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nazario and Josefina “Pepita”
(née Rodríguez) Martinez; brothers, Larry Martínez, Manuel Velásquez,
and Amado “Maw” Martínez; and sister, Carmen Amelia Inchaurregui.
Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Full military Honors will be
conducted at the cemetery. To send online condolences go to
Source: Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue.
DANIELLE MARIE BLAKE
Danielle M. Blake went to be with the Lord on Sunday November 27, 2016
at the age of 36. She was born September 1, 1980, in Toledo to Lloyd
Blake and Jesusa Reyna.
She is survived by her children, Delicia, Onicia, Danielle, Tyleah,
Tyniyah, Donevin, Janet, and Toni; parents, Lloyd Blake, Jesusa Reyna,
and Dora Wahl; siblings, Chad Blake, Tiffany (Amador) Santiago, Edward
Wahl, III, Stella (Tomas) Wahl, Dominic (Nicole) Wahl, Destiny
Frye; special aunt, April Saldivar and numerous nieces and nephews.
Danielle was preceded in death by her son, Derrick and her father,
Source: Castillo Funeral Home, 1757 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo.
Viola Dina Muñoz, 83, of Fremont, OH went to be with our Lord and
Savior surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at
Bethesda Care Center. She was born on November 29, 1933 in
Fredericksburg, TX, the daughter of Crispin and Inez (Sylva) Rendón. She
was a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Fremont.
Tony Muñoz on April 30, 1953 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX and
he survives. She enjoyed working at ECI where she retired in 2003. She
was also a homemaker and was very involved in the community through
various jobs and organizations. Viola enjoyed gardening, going to flea
markets and garage sales and spending time with her 10 children and many
survived by her husband of 63 years, Tony Muñoz, Fremont, OH; children,
Robin (Jason) Durnwald, Sande (Paul) Gottron, Virginia Hill, Tony Muñoz
Jr., Gilbert Muñoz, Tim Muñoz, Tommie (Tom) Chesser, Todd Muñoz, Paul
(Emily) Muñoz, Dina (Eric) Potridge; siblings, Vicki Fought, Roy, Joe
(Lupe), Rubén (Judy), Raymond (Marylou) and Paul (Lucy) Rendon; 47
grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren.
preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Todd Joseph Muñoz Jr.;
sister, Virginia Slasinski.
Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E. State St.,
Fremont, OH. Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH.
Enedina “Dina” A. Venegas, 40, of Fremont, OH went to be with our Lord
on December 2, 2016 surrounded by her family at her home. She was born
on July 6, 1976 in Toledo, OH to Ismael and Elena (Guerrero) Venegas.
Dina was a 1998 graduate of School of Hope. She enjoyed coloring and
staying in motels. She loved to watch television and movies and take
care of her dolls.
survived by her parents, Elena Venegas and Ismael Venegas both of
Fremont, OH; siblings, Ismael J. (Courtney) Venegas, Summerville, SC;
Israel J. (Amber) Venegas, Phoenix, AZ; Brandy (Marcos) Palacios, and
Domingo Sotelo, both of Fremont; grandmother, Petra Venegas, Dallas, TX;
care giver, Marcelino Ramírez; step-brothers, Luis and Marcelino
Ramirez; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
preceded in death by her infant brother, Ismael A. Venegas;
grandparents, Marciano and Filomena Guerrero and Jesús Venegas.
Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E. State St.,
Fremont, OH. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.
Jaime S. Santiago
(September 12, 1945 - November 19, 2016)
Jaime S. Santiago, 71, of Avon Lake, Ohio went home to be with the Lord
Saturday, November 19, 2016 in his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 12, 1945 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He came to
Lorain in 1961. Jaime attended Ebenezer Pentecostal Church of God,
Lorain. He retired from Lake Terminal Rail Road in 2004. He enjoyed
fishing, working on cars, gardening and maintaining his home. He loved
being with his family.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 48 years, Irma Santiago (née
Figueroa) of Avon Lake; Daisy (Richard) Kaminski of Sheffield Lake, and
Damary (Thomas) Glover of Cape Coral, Florida; son Jaime (Ruth) Santiago
of Avon Lake; grandchildren Ashley, Adrienne, Savannah, Jaime III,
Jeremy, Jasmine and Jacob; great granddaughters Nala and Scarlett;
brothers Sixto, Regalado and Marcelino Santiago all of Lorain, Eladio
and José R. Santiago both of Puerto Rico; sisters Candida Ramos, both of
Lorain, and Anadelia Santiago and Guillermina Santiago of Puerto Rico.
Jaime was preceded in death by his parents Marcelo Santiago and Paula
Tirado and a brother Carlos S. Tirado last year.
His family received friends Tuesday, November 22 from 4 to 8 PM at the
Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain,
Ohio. His funeral service will be in the funeral home Wednesday morning
at 10 AM. Reverend William Rios, Pastor of Ebenezer Pentecostal Church
of God, Lorain will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial
Park, Amherst Township.
Irene García de Juárez
June 30, 1946 to October 22, 2016
Irene García Juárez
entered into eternal rest at her San Antonio residence on October 22,
2016, at 4:13 pm after a long battle of ALS. Irene G. Juárez was born in
Karnes City, TX but subsequently her family move to Ohio. She started
school in Ohio where she attended St. Mary’s grade school and Notre Dame
High School. Irene married her first husband, Leo, and had four boys.
Before she started her
career, she worked at the YWCA, Sun Oil Refinery, and later retired from
the Dental Dispensary of Northwest Ohio. Aside from her career, came a
lifelong passion for dancing to Tejano music as well as bowling at the
Lido Lanes in Toledo. She was an avid sports fan who followed a variety
of sports from the Little League, into high school and collegiate levels
and onto professional action where she closely followed her beloved
Detroit Lions and Tigers and San Antonio Spurs.
After her first husband’s
death, she discovered her love for traveling. This led her back to
Texas, where she always called home. With her beautiful hazel, green
eyes and alluring smile, she attracted many friends and her own Texas
cowboy, Mario Juárez Sr., who changed her life in more ways than one.
After they fell deeply in
love and married in 1998, she decided to move to San Antonio where she
enjoyed Fiesta, Tejano music, and parades. She and Mario made many trips
to casinos across the country where she was the luckiest person around.
She resided in her San
Antonio home for the last 18 years, where she enjoyed cooking a variety
of meals. She especially enjoyed baking Snickerdoodles and making
Waffles for all her family and friends. Irene and Mario became known as
“Grandma and Grandpa” of their neighborhood. Irene always knew how to
make everyone feel welcomed and loved. She will also hold a special
place in our Texas hearts.
She’s preceded in death by
her first husband, Leo García and both parents María Hinojosa and
Timoteo Urrutia, Sister Christine Ochoa, and son Tony García.
She is survived by her
second husband Mario Juárez Sr.; brother Michael (Michal) Urrutia;
sisters Mary (John) Flores and Helen (Richard) Hoffman; sons Chris Frias
(Kelley), Tom (Tracy) García, and Dan (Kristine) García; step-children,
daughters Yolanda Juárez (Rey), Patricia and Fernando Morales; sons
Mario (Maria) Juárez, Richard (Alicia) Juárez, Jesús (Veronica) Juárez,
Eric (Domingo) Limón, and Albert Juárez; numerous nieces, nephews,
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In honor to Irene G.
Juárez, contributions should be made to the ALS Association.
Marina Zapata with Muhammad Ali
Marina Zapata, 53, of Genoa, Ohio went home to be with the
Lord on Sunday October 30, 2016. She was born in Piedras
Negras, Coahulia, Mexico on November 30, 1962. Marina went
to Genoa High School and was a member of The Rock Church in
Oregon. She was very active in the area and coached for many
years with the East Toledo Family Center and PAL Little
League Baseball. Family was extremely important to her. She
was a proud cheer mom, enjoyed throwing parties and giving
her grandchildren Christmas…
gifts. Marina was very sweet and loved her family and life.
She also enjoyed shopping and garage sales.
Surviving is her husband, Jesse Puente; mother, Francisca
Zapata; children, Jacob (Vanina) Zapata, Alejandro Zapata,
Jasmine Zapata and Mateo Zapata (nephew); grandchildren,
Jacob Jr., Alayna, Nicholas, Ryan, Ryonna, Ramari and Ramir;
siblings, Andy (María Elena), Sylvia (Eliseo), Tony
(Michelle) Reyes and Raquel; nieces and nephews, Noemi (god
daughter), Vanessa, Andy, Mercedes, Eliseo Hector, Tony,
Marco, Eliseo Jr., Isaias, Audrianna and Seth; and many
other cousins, great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Reyes Zapata; son,
Josh, and step daughter, Dana.
Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church, Genoa, Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.
Burial followed at Clay Township Cemetery.
July 16, 1917 - September 4, 2016
(99 years; née García) of Toledo, Ohio, was born and raised in Kenedy,
Texas and passed away at Hospice of NW Ohio on September 4, 2016, where
her family comforted and spiritually cared for her throughout her
Her passion was gardening, walking, dancing, music, fiestas, “la loteria,”
“La Virgen,” and grandchildren. All who encountered her know her motto
was “happiness” and she leaves family and friends with this legacy as
well as her pillar of strength and courage.
Crisanta was preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio Muñiz, an
Army WWII veteran, infant daughter Diana Muñiz, and four
siblings. She leaves behind her family: I. Emilio (Janie) Muñiz
of Texas, Viola (Atanacio) Gómez of Texas, Robert (Brenda)
Muñiz of Ohio, Oscar (Sheila) Muñiz of Ohio, and Sylvia
(Alan) Muñiz-Mutchler of Ohio; also, six siblings, surrogate son
Robert Twinning, 15 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend a sincere appreciation for the years of
devoted and compassionate medical care from Dr. Thomas Tafelski
and the outstanding care from staff at UTMC and Hospice of NW Ohio.
A special gracias to Padre Francisco Molina and Father
Richard Notter, who always provided her with special spiritual
enrichment and she in turn gave them blessings.
As she wished, la familia will pay tribute with memorial masses in her
honor—“Our mother and grandmother will be laid to rest in Kenedy,
Texas.” Those wishing to make a contribution in her memory can make a
donation to SS. Peter and Paul Parish or the Aurora González Mayores
(Senior) Center in Toledo.
María De Jesús Durán
María Durán, edad 82, de Toledo, Ohio, fallecio el 19 de
agosto 2016 en su hogar. Ella nacio el 8 de junio del 1934
en San Felipe, Guanajuato, México. Ella era buida de Senon
T. Durán. Dejo a sus hijos, Gloria Romero, Horacio Romero
(Trine), Mucio Durán (Stacy), Delfina González (Antonio); 6
nietos y 5 bisnietos. María le gustava atender a toda la
familia que no se fueran de su casa sin comer y también le
gustava escuchar música y ver todas las peliculas de Vicente
Fernández y La India María. Descansara su Cenizas en
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
IRIS NAVARRO CANDELARIO
Candelario, 58, of Lorain, oh, passed away following injuries sustained
in a car accident on Saturday July 2, 2016. She was born June 29, 1958
in Lorain and was a lifelong resident. Iris graduated from Southview
High School in 1977.
Iris worked as
a Special Education Administrative Assistant at Elyria City Schools and
previously at Lorain City Schools as an Administrative Assistant. She
was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. Iris was fond of traveling
and adored her work, friends, and her family. She was beginning to learn
a number of outdoor activities including paddle boarding and canoeing.
She was developing a fondness for boating as well. Iris will be
remembered for her sense of humor, love, and generosity.
She will be
deeply missed by her daughter Alicia Candelario of Cleveland, son Carlos
Candelario of Cumming, Georgia and her partner Ken Klein of Avon Lake.
Her father Regino Navarro of Lorain; brothers José Navarro of Texas,
Miguel Navarro, Hector (Carmen) Navarro and Gilberto (Diana) Navarro all
of Lorain, Roberto (Sandy) Navarro and Regino (Gladys) Navarro, Jr. both
of Kentucky; sisters Lucia (Tony) Morell and Carmen Ramos of Florida,
Judith (Luis) Figueroa, Silvia (Richard) Williams and Angela Navarro all
of Lorain, many nieces and nephews, the Klein family of Avon Lake, and
her dear friend Lizette Ayala Valdez.
preceded in death by her mother Natividad de Jesús in 2007, brother
Nelson Navarro de Jesús earlier this year and her dear friend María
Maldonado, who also passed away from the tragic accident of July 2nd.
MARIA R. MALDONADO
María Rosario Maldonado, 59, of Lorain, OH passed away Saturday,
July 2, 2016 from injuries sustained from a auto accident.
She was born October 7, 1957 in Lorain and lived in Lorain
all her life. Mary graduated from Southview High School in
1975. She was self-employed as a housekeeper and caregiver.
She was previously employed at Moen, MTD, Lithonia and US
Steel. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Chapel and
the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
music, dancing, arts and crafts, DIY projects and gardening. She very
much loved spending time with her grandchildren and providing care to
She will be
deeply missed by her daughters Elisa Maldonado and Ilyia Maldonado both
Lorain; her parents Luis G. and María M (née Dueño) Maldonado of Lorain;
sisters Carmen González of Lorain, Judith (Leo González) Maldonado of
Aibonito, Puerto Rico; Rose Delic of Elyria, and Milly (Manuel) Brillon
of Lorain; brother Deacon Luis A. (María) Maldonado of Amherst; seven
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her brother Steve Maldonado; niece Jessica Delic
and nephews Christopher Maldonado and Steven Pruchinsky.
Constance Carol Ortega Pecina
Constance “Connie” Pecina—originally from Ohio and now resident of
Colorado—was born on October 15, 1940 at Fostoria, Ohio to Camilo and
Frances (née Johnson) Ortega and passed away on May 17, 2016 at her
daughter’s home in Granada at the age of 75.
She is preceded in death by her parents; children, Andrea and Suzanne
Pecina; great-grandson, Pablo Pecina and her siblings, Carmen Martínez,
Joyce Gaytán, Mary Ann Martínez, and Betty Hilton.
Constance is survived by her husband, Andrés Pecina of the family home
in Toledo, OH; children, Magdalena (Ignacio Jr.) Silvas of Granada,
Angelena (Jerry) Ibarra of Holly, Andrés (Bertha) Pecina, Jr. of Toledo,
OH, Marcos Pecina of Seguin, TX, Ronald Pecina of Northwood, OH,
Leopoldo (Sonia) Pecina of Toledo, OH, Paulena (Michael Lozano) Pecina
of Holly, Carlos Pecina, Jesse Pecina and Savanna Pecina all of Toledo,
OH and Michael Pecina of Sarasota, FL as well as numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived
by her siblings, Elaine Ogle, Camila Ortega, Andy (RoseMary) Bernal, Jr.
and Sandra Ortega as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and
Memorial contributions may be made to the Constance Ortega Pecina
Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office, Peacock Funeral Home,
209 South 4th Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052;
tele: (719) 336-2234.
Services for Toledo, Ohio residents regarding Connie Pecina were held at
SS. Peter and Paul Church on May 30th.
RICARDO OVIEDO SR.
June 17, 1955
Ricardo “Rick” Oviedo, Sr., 60, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away with his
family by his side on February 12, 2016. He was born on June 17, 1955 in
Toledo to Teodoro and Josefina (née Castro) Oviedo.
Rick was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. He
was a natural born artist, who showed his love through his work. Rick
had his own style and unique personality; he was a one of a kind.
Rick was a family man with a big, caring heart not only for his family
but also friends. He always left an impression whether it be with his
work, a smile, or a joke and he will be dearly missed by all who knew
Rick is survived by his mother, Josefina; companion, Cheryl; children,
Carlos, Ricardo, Jr., Jessica, and Sonya Oviedo; siblings, Lupe, Conchi,
Lili, Lindy, and Jimmy; grandchildren, Desiree, Carlena, Vanessa, Justo,
Ricardo III, Antonio, Isabella and Ryiah and four great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Carlena; father, Teodoro;
brothers, Cecilio and Teodoro, Jr. and wife, Angel.
Burial will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions
may be made to the family to offset Rick’s expenses.
ROBERT VILLALON JR.
Robert Villalon Jr. (“El Pink Panther”), 66, of Toledo, OH passed away
on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. He was
born in Toledo on September 26, 1949 to Robert and Guadalupe Villalon
Sr. Robert worked as a factory worker for City Auto Stamping.
Robert enjoyed Mexican and Tejano music and dancing, as well as being a
promoter for both. Robert was a member of the Latins United and SS.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a true family man helping any of
his family out whenever they needed him, but above all his grandchildren
held a special place in his heart.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 35 years, María
Villalon ; children, Guadalupe (Jack) Meach, Genevieve Villalon, Frank
Vásquez, and Herlinda Villalon; 13 grandchildren; and siblings Minnie,
Paul, Sylvia, Harry, and Angie. Robert was preceded in death by his
parents, granddaughter, Amanda and brother, Jesse.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. S. Josh, his
staff and granddaughter, Victoria for their loving care.
TINA MARIE LOSOYA
Tina Marie Losoya, who was born on August 17, 1963, to Rene and Isabel
Losoya, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tina was
preceded in death by her father, Rene, and is survived by her mother,
Isabel and siblings, Rene (Regina) Losoya Jr., Diane Losoya, Angelo
(Sarah Cornell) Graza and Julian S. (Rachel Montano) Garza. She is also
survived by nieces and nephews, Rene III, Joseph, Joshua, Monique,
Damon, Julian II, Noah, Vincent, Angel, Nicholas, Mario, Eden and
Friends may call at The Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue,
Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, November 8 from 2 to 7 p.m., where Funeral
Services will begin at 7 p.m. Interment will be Private. Memorial
contributions in Tina's name are requested to the family.
Theresa Tello Castro
4/29/1939 - 10/27/2015
Theresa Castro departed at
home with her 3 children,Vida (Robert) ,Vicki (Buda), Javier (Monica),
in Oregon, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years,
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Ruben, Raul, Alicia, Velia,
Elena, Julia, Jay, Gabriel, Ricardo, Salvador, Reyna, 9 great
grandchildren Arianna, Atilano, Selena, Ruben Jr., Alianna, A'layah,
Analina, Analia, Santiago, Reynaldo.
The Castro family will be having a memorial luncheon at Latins United
706 S. St. Clair St. Toledo Ohio 43609, on Nov. 7, 2015. From 11 am- 4
pm. All friends and family are welcome to come.
Eleanor Montes, 86 years of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday October
13, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Raymondville
TX to Antonio and Juana Martínez.
Eleanor was a woman who lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed
gardening, traveling, going to the casino, but most of all she loved
being with her family and all their many friends, all of whom either
called her mom, Aunt Eleanor or grandma. She was proud of her Mexican
Heritage and her ability to speak Spanish. Eleanor was a member of the
Latino clubs Latins United and Spanish American Organization, and to VFW
Northwood Post Ladies Auxillary.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Montes; sons Joe
Montes Jr., Jesse Montes; daughter Judy Ruble; granddaughter Nicole
Montes; great grandchildren Ebon and Eric Maire and her parents; brother
Frank Martinez and sister Mary Vásquez.
She is survived by her children Tony (Lori) Montes, Mary (Frank) Torres
and Janet (Lewis) Mellinger; grandchildren Angie, Mike, Monique,
Brittany, Jennifer, Jesse, Ronnie; 10 great grandchildren; sister
Juanita Waxler and brother Tony (Mary) Martínez
Motown pioneer, longtime La Prensa contributor passes away
Rodolfo “Rudy” Sánchez passed away on
September 25, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Genoa, OH
on October 20, 1949, to Rodolfo and Julia (Siller) Sánchez, he served in
the U.S. Army in Vietnam War, earning a Purple Heart. He later became a
devout, faithful servant to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Rudy was an avid music lover, played bass and loved singing Tejano music
with family and friends. He will be remembered most for his story
telling and huge, giving heart. He was like family to all who knew him.
Survived by beloved wife and true love of 47 years, Juanita “Janie” (García)
Sánchez; children, Gina García-Sánchez, Danny (Diane) Sánchez, Lisa
(Ricardo) Gonzáles-Sánchez, April and Linda Sánchez, Connie, Monalisa,
Ursula and Sonya Ballez; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
siblings, Ramón and Yolanda Sánchez, Olivia (Julian) Herrera, Rolando
(Mary) Obregón, Anita (Steve) Martin, Esmeralda Obregón. Very dear to
his heart, Rudy Guevara, Marcus Sánchez, Mateo Sánchez, and Gonzalo
Camacho; along with more family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents and siblings, Ralph Costilla,
Alfonso, Linda, Roger, Richard Sánchez and many loved ones.
DAVID N. MARTÍNEZ
September 4, 2015 David N. Martínez of Adrian MI passed away
at his daughter’s home in Ypsilanti. David was born in
Blissfield on April 29, 1943 to Ramón and María (née
Navarro) Martínez. He graduated from Blissfield High School
in 1963. He married Ana (Martínez) Martínez of Adrian in
Georgia on May 31, 1965. After being honorably discharged
from the U.S. Army in 1967 he returned with his wife to
raise a family in Adrian. David worked for the Ford Motor
Company in Saline for 30 years before retiring.
He is survived by three daughters, Georgina Martínez of San Antonio, TX,
Elida Martínez (Bernabe) Robledo of San Antonio, TX, and Theresa
(Clifford) Martínez-White of Ypsilanti; six grandchildren, Jacob Pabolo,
Caleb Martínez Sewell, Eliana Robledo, David Robledo, Marianna Robledo,
and Valentina Martínez Moore; brothers Tony (María) Martínez, James
Martínez; sister Lydia (Felipe) Guzmán; sisters-in-laws, Mary Gómez,
Emily Martínez, Angie Martínez, Olga Olivarez, Gladys Martínez; step
brother, Rufus Madrid; and his long time companion Margaret Garza and
her daughter Yvonne (Cristian) Morales; and many nieces and nephews who
he loved dearly.
Mr. Martínez was preceded in death by his wife, Ana Martínez; mother
María Navarro Martínez Madrid; father Ramón Martínez; step-father,
Casimiro Madrid; brothers, Henry Martínez, Raymond Martínez, and Paul
Martínez; sister Marie Louisa Martínez (José) Valdez; mother-in-law
Angelita Martínez; nephew, Ernesto Martínez; niece, Beatriz Martínez;
and three brother-in-laws, Isidro Martínez, Federico Martínez, and Jesse
Gómez; and step sister, Asención Cruz (née Madrid).
Díaz, originally from Robstown TX, passed on August 4, 2015, at Harper
Hospital in Detroit, MI after losing a lengthy battle to Chronic Kidney
Disease. Virginia retired from working with the State of Ohio, Dept. of
Mental Health, working as an account clerk in a supervisory position at
the Toledo Mental Health Center. She was elected Treasurer of the OCSEA
chapter at this facility. Other positions that she had were working for
Riverside Hospital and various factories in the Toledo OH area. She also
was a radio disc jockey for a local Mexican-American radio program in
the Toledo area. She loved la música tejana.
She is survived by her children, Charles J. Sarabia (Abbie), Israel L.
Díaz (Jane), Victor M. Díaz, Cynthia Ann G. Torres, and Abraham A. Díaz.
She had 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 1
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Albert E.
Díaz; parents, Louis and Juanita Sarabia; brothers, Jesús Sarabia,
Felipe Sarabia, Francisco Sarabia, and Rubén Sarabia; and sisters,
Estefana Silva, Alicia Rodríguez, and Mary Lucio.
CARLOS TIRADO SANTIAGO
Tirado, 82, of Lorain, OH passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his
home following a lengthy illness. Carlos was born May 4, 1933 in San
Sebastian, Puerto Rico. He came to Lorain in 1950.He retired from Lake
Terminal Railroad in 1993. He worked there for 37 Years. Carlos was a
faithful member of Sacred Heart Chapel for over 55 years. He was a
Crusillista and active with, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the
Charismatic Group. Carlos was also involved with fundraising for the
construction of the new church.
He will be
deeply missed by his wife of 50 years Ana M. Tirado; sons Carlos (Janet)
and Edwin (Evi) Tirado both of Florida, Albert (Bernice)Tirado and
Nelson (Teresa) both of Lorain, daughters Marlene Tirado and Pauline
Santiago both of Lorain; brothers Sixto, Regalado, Jaime and Marcelino
Santiago all of Lorain, Eladio and José R. Santiago both of Puerto Rico;
sisters Candida Ramos both of Lorain and Anadelia Santiago and
Guillermina Santiago of Puerto Rico; 11 grandchildren, and one great
granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
Carlos was preceded in death by his parents Marcelo Santiago and Paula
will receive friends Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at the
Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain,
Ohio. Friends may also call Friday from 8:30 AM until the time of Mass
of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Chapel, 3401 Pearl
Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Father William A. Thaden, pastor will be the
celebrant. The burial will follow Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst
CRISPINA A. RODRÍGUEZ
Crispina A. Rodríguez, 89, of Gibsonburg, OH passed away on August 2,
2015 at the Hospice of Western Reserve, Cleveland. Born in Maxwell, TX
on October 25, 1925, she was a daughter of Narciso and Consuelo (Baez)
Avalos. Crispina retired from BGSU as a custodian. She enjoyed cooking,
sewing, and gardening.
Crispina was married to Aniceto Rodríguez; he preceded her in death
October 1985. She is survived by children, Antonia Rodríguez, Dora
Rodríguez, Crispina Molina, Olga Ramirez, Rubén Rodríguez, Teresa
Rodríguez, Roberta García, and David Rodríguez; siblings, Tony Hernández,
Moises Hernández, and Josefina Jaso. Also surviving are many many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, whom
she considered God's precious jewels of her crown of life.
Crispina is preceded in death by her parents; twin infants, Fidel &
Rogelio Rodríguez; son, Arturo “Rey” Rodríguez; daughter, Esther Treviño;
siblings, Anastacio Abalos, Apolinar Rodríguez, Elodia Garza, Epifano
Avalos, Fidel Hernández, and Lolita Avalos; and grandson, Marcos Cásares.
GERARD J. LUNA
Gerard J. Luna, of Toledo, OH passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the
Hospice of Northwest Ohio Inpatient Unit, Perrysburg, surrounded by his
family and serenaded by his music and blessings from Rev. Kent Kaufman.
He was born December 19, 1961, in Toledo, Ohio to John G. and Augustina
Gerard was a gifted musician who played and composed all types of music.
He performed on the saxophone, trumpet, accordion, keyboard and rhythm
instruments. Gerard was active in the Latino community and especially
supported the homeless by also volunteering and performing for them on
Preceded in death by his mother, he is survived by his father, John G.
Luna; sisters, Guadalupe Luna, Eva Miller, Micaela Luna, Andrea Luna,
and brother, Ruben Luna; brother-in-law, Dionicio Valdes, and a host of
special nieces and nephews.
Consuelo “Connie” Avalos, 48, of Toledo, OH, passed away on
Saturday, May 30, 2015. Her 3 children (Diamond, Ruby, and
Chello), mother (Sarah), 4 brothers (Epifanio Jr., Rubén,
Benjamin, and Raúl) and 3 sisters (Esmeralda Treviño,
Eriselda, and Sarah) survive Connie, who will be dearly
Christina Gomez, 50, of Curtice, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 31,
2015, at The Willows in Oregon. She was born in Toledo on November 2,
1964, to Ignacio and Dolores (née Navarro) López and had worked as a
Department Manager with WalMart for many years. Christina was a loving
wife, mother, and grandmother and cherished every moment spent with her
husband and her grandchildren.
Christina is survived by her loving husband, Felipe “Flaco” Beltrán
Gomez; mother, Dolores; children, Dolores (Daniel) Stevenson, Carolina
(José) Castro, and Jaime Beltrán; grandchildren, Celestina, Alondra,
Angie, and Annicia; siblings, Richard (Cassidy) López, Carmen (Carlos)
Castillo, and Wella López.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ignacio, and brother, Rudy
November 29, 1956 - May 6, 2015
Arturo López, 58, of Lansing, MI passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He was born to Willie and Delia (née
Castillo) López Sr. on November 29, 1956 in Saginaw, MI.
Arturo had a heart of gold and tremendous passion for Tejano
music. He started out with his band La Corporación 35 years ago,
partnering with his good friend and colleague Kookie Hernández, and has
inspired a multitude of people, including his family, especially his
brother, Gary López, and other future musicians. The band was extremely
popular and entertained Tejano audiences throughout the Midwest. The
band received numerous awards and was actively engaged in the Midwest
Tejano Music Awards from 1991 to 1997. There will be a special
tribute to him on June 7 in Saginaw, MI during the Midwest Tejano
Along with his passion for music, Arturo loved spending time with his
family, reminiscing about the “good times.”
Survivors include his children: Christi López, Arturo López Jr., and
their mother, Honda, Carlos López, Mario López, Brisa López, and their
mother, María; his grandchildren: Anthony Delgado, Alexus Delgado,
Carlos Gaije López, and Lyriq Hall; his dear mother, Delia López; his
brothers and sisters: María (Bob) Díaz, Mario López, Blanca (Frank)
García, Gary (Irene) López, Nina López, Jackie López, Elsa (Gary)
McClain, Tony López, and Rolando López; very special nephew, Gary López
Jr.; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews,
cousins, and friends; his very special cousin, Francis “Kika” Sevilla
Wright; and members of La Corporación: Kookie Hernández, Rubén Herrera,
and Joe Herrera Jr.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie López Sr.; sister, Irma
López; and his brother, Willie López Jr.
The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on May 12, 2015 in All Saints Parish
(St. James Church), 710 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI. Rev. José María
Cabrera presided with interment in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Juan Ramos Jr. 65, of Toledo, OH, passed away in his residence on
Friday, May 8, 2015. Juan was born in Adrian, Michigan on June 13, 1949
to Juan and Ambrosia Ramos Sr. He had worked at Page Plus Cellular. Juan
enjoyed playing the drums for Rubén Ramos and La Familia band for many
years. His true love and enjoyment was spending time with his
grandchildren and his family.
Surviving are his wife, Sulema; children, John (Leandra), Priscilla
(Arnold) Escobar; grandchildren, Ashley, Riana,…
Arnold, Alex; sister, Lupe Mahn; nephew, Rueben (Mary) Ramos. Juan was
preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Benny, Mary, David, and
Visitation held at Eggleston, Meinert &
Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Tuesday from 2-8
pm and where his funeral service held on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Interment follows in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHRISTOPHER PATRICK NAZARIO JR.
Christopher Patrick Nazario, Jr., 34 yrs., a resident of Lorain, OH,
passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in
Lorain, following a sudden illness. He was born May 12, 1980 in Lorain.
Christopher was a lifetime resident of Lorain, and attended Admiral King
High School. He was employed at Northfield/Oldcastle Company in
Sheffield Village. His hobbies included sports, music, and cooking. He
loved dogs and cats, especially Zva his dog and his cat Dino. He loved
physical work such as landscaping and helping his family with
maintenance around their homes. Christopher enjoyed spending time with
his family, especially with his niece Kayla.
Survivors include his parents Christopher P. and Debbie Nazario (née:
Ponorica); brother Michael Nazario all of Lorain; niece Kayla Nazario;
paternal aunt Angie Nazario; maternal grandmother Norma Ponorica (née:
Shippe); paternal step grandmother Pet Nazario; maternal uncle Anthony
Ponorica; maternal aunt Kim Risdon (Rob); his godfather Mark Nazario and
godmother Valerie Buckley; many aunt, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather George Ponorica in
2009; paternal grandfather José Nazario in 2009; paternal grandmother
Margaret Nazario (née: McCabe) in 1994; and his uncle Joe Nazario in
SENOVIA ROSE HERNÁNDEZ
Senovia Rose Hernández, 102 years, passed away peacefully
en la casa on March 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving
family. She was born in Waring, TX on October 30, 1912, to
Hipolito and Cipriana (née Martínez) Rodríguez. Her family
moved to Toledo, OH in December 1925. Senovia was a
wonderful homemaker throughout her life. She was a member of
the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph’s parish in Sylvania, and
an active member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where she
taught catechism classes in the early 1930s. She was an avid
reader, enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, and tending to her
She is survived by her children: Francisco (Priscilla) of
Albuquerque, NM, Mary Mantey of Toledo, Fernando (Linda) of
Riga, MI, Margarita “Peg” (Daniel) Kasprzak of Toledo,
Nicolas (Julia) Hernández of Oregon, Oh; 19 grandchildren
and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren, along with
nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are her sisters: Sr. Therese Rodríguez, IWS,
Mary González, and Theresa Hernández.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Angel
Hernández, in September 2005, and her siblings, Genovea,
Patrick, Virginia, Louis, Juana, Genevieve Rodríguez, and
RICHARD P. GARCIA
Richard P. Garcia Sr, 84, of Lorain, OH died unexpectedly on
Wednesday March 11, 2015 in the emergency room at Mercy
Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was born March 17,
1930 in Rockdale, Texas and had resided in Lorain since
1949. In 1949, he worked at the Lake Terminal Railroad in
Lorain then joined the US Army and served during the Korean
War as a medic with the rank of Corporal. After his
discharge from the Army, he returned to Lorain and worked at
The Shovel as a Supervisor/Foreman for 18 years. Later, he
worked at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant as a Maintenance
Welder for 23 years retiring in 1995. Richard was an active
member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he was
a member of the Senior Sociables. He was a member of United
Auto Workers Local #425 in Lorain, a member and past
president of the Mexican Mutual Society, a member of the
Lorain Senior Community Center where he was in charge of the
building and maintenance, a trustee of the Lorain
International Festival Association, a member of Sacred Heart
Chapel Guadalupe Society and a member of IAV Post #1. He
enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Pauline García (née
Prieto), children Rick García (Lori) and Diana Lesiecki, all
of Lorain, grandchildren Tim García (Katie) of Woburn,
Massachusetts, Renee García and Chris García (Britni), all
of Columbus, AJ Lesiecki and Jonathon Lesiecki, both of
Lorain, sisters Ruth De La Garza and Mary Alice Solis, both
of San Antonio, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents AC and Antonia
García (née Zamora), brother Edward García, sisters Elvira
Cauthen and Sally Aguirre and son-in-law David Lesiecki.
Enriqueta (née Hernández) Rodríguez, 74 of Toledo, OH passed
away on March 11, 2015 at The University of Toledo Medical
Center. She was born July 14, 1940 in San Miguel Regla
Hidalgo, Mexico to Guadalupe and Juana (Licona) Hernández.
She leaves behind her husband, Juventino Rodríguez; her
brothers: Cecelio Hernández, Alberto (Veronica) Hernández,
and Olegario Hernández; seven children: Arturo (Ruth Ann)
Hernández, Pepe (Patty) Escutia, Emilio Hernández, Markus (Karie)
Rodríguez, María Rodríguez and Irma Rodríguez; niece Juana
(Bert) McLellan; 24 cherished grandchildren; three treasured
great-grandchildren; one great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings:
Lupe, Paz, Chavelo, and Micaela; sister-in-law, Elia
Sylvester Muñoz , 86, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Toledo Ohio, surrounded by his
loving family. Sylvester was born on December 28, 1928, in
Marlin, Texas. He was a devoted husband of 60 years to Elda
Muñoz , who survives him. He was a devoted father and
grandfather and is also survived by his children, Sylvester
(Juanita) Muñoz Jr., Sylvia Muñoz , Joseph F. (Rosemary)
Muñoz , Griselda (Elias) Espinoza; John Muñoz ; and James E.
Muñoz ; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
STEVE DeHOYOS JR.
Steve DeHoyos Jr., 54, of Perrysburg, OH died Monday,
February 16, 2015, in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He
was born in Oregon, OH on November 2, 1961, to Esteban and
Marie (née Navarro) DeHoyos and was married on, January 31,
1986, in Bowling Green to Diane M. Gonzáles.
Steve was a 1980 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School
and continued his education at Bowling Green State
University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in
Political Science. He worked for 10 years at Jobst Institute
and most recently for John Hancock in insurance sales. Steve
was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg where
he was a former treasurer of the Boy Scouts and for eight
years served as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in
Steve was a lifetime fan of the Detroit Tigers and also a
fan of St. Francis de Sales High School, the Ohio State
Buckeyes, BGSU and the Detroit Red Wings and any team that
involved kids. He was also a fan of ANY team that was
playing Michigan. He enjoyed listening to Mexican and Tejano
music, watching sporting events, laughter, and it touched
his heart when anyone laughed at his jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Andrew S. DeHoyos of Perrysburg
and Gabriel S. DeHoyos (Chelsi Vásquez) of Holland; grandson, John
Villarreal; sisters, Diane DeHoyos of Texas and Rose DeHoyos of Genoa,
OH; many nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law, Francisco and
Marie Gonzáles; sisters-in-law, Delia Gonzáles, Josephine (Albert)
González, Eleanor (Javier) DeJesús, Rose Mary Gonzáles (Steve) Barton,
Christy Gonzáles, and brother-in-law, Fred Gonzáles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Petra Reyna of Toledo;
sister-in-law, Lupe (Serafin) Centeno, and brother-in-law, Frank
Alberto Almaraz, born July 7, 1926 in Texas, lived a long,
meaningful life. Alberto passed away peacefully in his home
on January 25, 2015, with his loving wife of 66 years,
Ofelia, and his family by his side. Services were held at
SS. Peter and Paul Church, Toledo.
Mary C. Garza, 68, died peacefully on January 26, 2015 at Hospice
in Perrysburg, OH. She was born April 8, 1946 in Eaglepass, TX to Ysidro
and Petra (née Maldonado) Durán. Mary married Braulio “Lal” Garza 47
years ago. She worked as a beautician all her life. Mary also worked at
Chrysler, retiring in 2008. She was dedicated to serving the Lord, her
husband and children, grandchildren, and a host of friends. Mary was a
selfless and humble person to all who knew her. She ministered to those
in her life with Christian CDs. She adored being with all of her family.
She is survived by her children Cynthia (Stacey Simmons), Nicole
(Robert García), Mona (Edmundo Ruiz) and her only son Joseph Garza;
grandchildren Roberto Ribas, Anthony II and Alex Urbina, Julian and
Joaquin Simmons, Mia, María and Edmundo Ruiz; special nephew and god son
Manuel (Melinda) Mora. She is survived by her siblings Sylvester Durán,
Petra Montez, Ysidro, José and Sesario Durán, and many nieces and
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Braulio, and
sisters Delfina Mora and Esperanza Gonzáles.
It is with great sadness that the family of Rudy Guardiola of Toledo, OH
share the sudden passing of their beloved Rudy Guardiola. Rudy was a
great part of the laughter within his family. Rudy enjoyed fishing, zero
candy bars, hard licorice, reading books on tape, ‘B’ rated movies, and
rooting for his favorite Detroit teams, the Lions and Tigers. Rudy
served in the U.S. Army. He worked for more than 25 years in the Toledo
Area Sanitary District - Mosquito Control.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Ashlee Salazar (Mike J.),
Jesse, Angelica (Austin L.) and Miguel; grandchildren, Jessie and Mason;
his father, Raúl Guardiola (Rudy) and his brother and sisters, John
(Marina) Guardiola, Alicia (Charles) Geyer, Gloria (Donald) Mikolajczak,
María Guardiola, Eleanor (Francisco) Villagomez and Esther Guardiola
(Ramón P.) and many, many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by loving mother, Diamantina, and baby brother,
Manuel Nieto, age 78, of Lorain, OH passed away on Thursday, Jan.
29, 2015. He was an avid bowler and golfer, playing in many various
leagues. He was a steel worker at US Steel and a co-founder of Mexican
Mutual Society; most important to Manuel was his familia.
Manuel is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Virginia (née
Kovach); his loving children, Enedina Nieto (Jerry), Nancy Jessel, Carol
Kolcun (David), Dennis Jessel, JoAnn Harris (Buford), Arthur Nieto
(Gloria), Adela Nieto, Rebecca Nieto, Grace Nieto, Paul Nieto, Dan
Nieto, Gene Nieto, and Ben Nieto; 22 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in
death by his parents, Pablo and María Nieto; one brother; and two
Louis R. Segura, age 64, of East Toledo, OH passed away suddenly on
January 18, 2015. Louis was born on May 24, 1950, the son of Manuel and
Emma (née Toral) Segura.
Surviving are sisters, Margaret Finkbeiner and Rita Hulls; brothers,
James, Steven (Nancy), David, John (Boni), Patrick, George and Joseph;
sister-in-law, Rose Segura and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gloria Maulbetsch;
brothers, Alfonse, Anthony, Charles, and Edward.
RUDOLPHO V. FLORES JR.
Rudolpho V. Flores Jr., age 58, of Toledo, OH passed away
suddenly on Monday, January 19, 2015, in St. Vincent Mercy
Medical Center. He was self-employed most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodolfo Flores Sr.,
and brother, John Victor.
Rudolpho is survived by his mother, Consuelo (née Campos)
Flores; children, Carissa, Vanessa, Milisa, Sara, Danielle,
Rudy III, Mathias, and Brodderyk; 16 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren, and sisters, Christina, Raquel, Linda,
Suzanne, and Connie.
JULIO ZAVALA SR.
Julio Zavala Sr., 88, of Lorain, OH passed away Saturday, January 17,
2015 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy
Feb. 17, 1926 in Escalon, California, he came to Lorain in 1948 and has
lived here since.
Julio worked 33 years at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant as a welder,
retiring in 1991. Prior to this he worked in the naval shipyard in New
Jersey and Lake Terminal Railroad.
was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain, and the United Auto Workers
Union Local 425.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Gabina Candelaria (née Balbuena); a
son, Julio Zavala Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; daughters, Gloria (Jorge
Flores) Zavala of Lorain, Yolanda (Michael) Dudek of Eastpointe,
Michigan, and Amparo Portillo of Dearborn, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and
14 great grandchildren; and a sister.
was preceded in death by his son, Javier Zavala in 1993; and his
parents, Leopold and Apolonia (née Fuentes) Zavala; and 4 sisters.
Anthony “Cool Breeze” Levario of Saginaw, MI passed away
January 1, 2015 at his home. Anthony was born September 4,
1967 in Midland TX. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill High
School and the Media Tech Music Institute in Austin.
The Tejano worked in the entertainment industry in Michigan
and Texas—he was a member of Tejano band Más Caliente
Surviving are his four daughters: Eulalea “Lala” Levario,
Laura Levario, Victoria Levario, and Antonia Levario; four
grandchildren: Anthony Miller, Noah Miller, Malaya Hughes,
and Jamir Hughes; three brothers: Joseph (Mamie) Levario
III, Daniel Levario, and Jason Levario; two sisters:
Margaret (Juan) Selley and Valerie Urivez; his mother, Dora
Urivez; grandmother, Lucille Levario; and many nieces and
Antonio was preceded in death by one daughter, Selena
Levario; his father Joseph Levario, Jr.; and grandfather,
Rubén Flores, Sr.
A benefit dance is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 2015 at
Florence Street Hall, 110 Florence St., Saginaw MI.
Rosa Lombrana, 89, of the old South end of Toledo, died
peacefully on January 7, 2015. She was born in Franklin,
Minnesota on June 9, 1925, to Emeterio and Lucianna Alonzo.
She grew up in Crystal City, TX and raised her children in
Toledo, Ohio. Rosa was a longtime active member of Sts.
Peter and Paul Catholic church, the Guadalupe Society and
the DeColores, a religious organization. She was known for
her famous tamales. Many will remember her long lines at her
food both at the Toledo ethnic street festivals. Rosa
enjoyed watching her telenovelas and going to dances.
Rosa is survived by her children, Jesse, María, and Antonio
Lombrana; over 60 grand, great, and great-great
grandchildren; her sister, Estella Rivera and her special
niece, Olga Avalos and family. She was preceded in death by
her parents; her children, Rosemarie Becerra, José, Ray,
David, Romiro, and Martin Lombrana; her brothers, Guadalupe,
Emeterio, Antonio, and Augustine Alonzo.
In Loving Memory of our Mother
You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.
Happy Birthday Mom
ELSA VÁSQUEZ FERREYRA
Elsa Vásquez Ferreyra, age 89, passed away peacefully on December 14,
2014 at Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Elsa was born in La Serena,
Chile on August 25, 1925. Her mother Fresia moved with Elsa to Lima,
Perú at an early age, where she attended school. She married her
sweetheart Jorge Vásquez Gutiérrez and together they raised their family
in Lima, Perú.
They had 6 children: Jorge Vásquez, Fresia Vásquez, Hernán Vásquez,
Mario Vásquez, Elsa Nakashima Vásquez, and Ines Vásquez.
Of her 6 children, she is survived by 4: Fresia (who lives in Maryland),
Hernán and Elsa (who reside in Toledo), and Ines (who resides in Lima,
Elsa is also survived by 20 great grandchildren, living from Rome,
Italy, Maryland, Ohio, and Michigan to Lima, Perú.
A Memorial Mass and blessing of her ashes will be celebrated at Saints
Peter and Paul Catholic Church located at 728 S. St. Clair St. Toledo,
Ohio 43619, on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12:00 noon, with Fr. Francisco
Molina. Her daughter Ines will be present to deliver her mothers’ ashes
to rest next to her husband and mother at the British Cemetery in Lima,
Lunch and a gathering will follow at the parish hall adjacent to the
church immediately after the Mass. All her friends are invited to share
some of Elsa’s memories with her family.
The family suggests tributes to her fund at SS. Peter and Paul Church
for the preservation of the beautiful 25’ mural of the Virgin of
Guadalupe, the patroness of the Américas, which she always admired as a
sign of motherly love and hope to all who visit the neighborhood.
Paula (née Vribes) Hall, age 41, was called home on December 23,
2014. She was born July 28, 1973. Paula loved her family deeply, was
loved by many and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her children Jeremy (Chelsea), Anthony, Keysha,
Keyjuan, Aaliyah, and Angela; her companion Limon Wilson; brothers
Anthony and Scott; sisters Tina, Tanya, Kathy Jo; and granddaughter
Amina. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunts,
uncles and children. A memorial service will be held at the Fredrick
Douglas Center, 1001 Indiana Ave., on Friday, January 2nd at 2 p.m.
FRANK V. AVILA
Frank V. Avila, born January 29, 1944, age 70, of Swanton, OH, passed
away Thursday morning, November 27, 2014, after a fatal car accident.
Frank is a veteran of the Vietnam War; he worked full time as a security
guard. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He loved listening
to music; some of his happiest times were playing the base guitar in a
band with his brothers called “Conjunto San Juan.”
Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rosemary Avila, and five
children: Román (Darlene) Avila, Martín (Angela) Avila, Umberto (Becky)
Avila, Elda “Peach” (John) Rafey, and Cecilio Avila; also three
brothers, Mike Avila, Tony Avila and Robert Avila; two sisters, Juanita
Aldaco and Jessica Blanco; he leaves behind 17 grandchildren.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Saturnino Avila and Consuelo
Avila; also his brother, Mario Avila and sister, Tina Guardiola.
SALUD GONZÁLEZ DE CORTEZ
Salud “Sally” Rose González de Cortez, age 92, of Toledo, passed away
Saturday, November 29, 2014, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. A graduate of
Central Catholic High School, she attended Community Technical College,
studying business administration. She worked as a broker for 15 years
for E.O.P.A., advocating for Latinos to get the benefits they deserve.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J; sisters, Leona,
Josephine, Mary, Aurora, Sue Campos, Ruth García, Sister María Jose OSU
and Remedias; brothers, Frank, Manuel, Fritz, Sylvester, Joseph, and
She is survived by brothers, Anthony (Irene) González; children,
Anthony, Alexander, Josephine (Bill), Helen (David), Jesús, Theresa, and
Ramón; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
JOSEPH “JOSE” MARTINEZ, March 19, 1956
to November 30, 2014
Joseph “José” Martínez (Joe), 58 years old, a local, self-taught artist
from South Toledo was called home to heaven on Sunday, November 30, 2014
after experiencing an unexpected health condition at St. Vincent’s
Hospital. He was born on March 19, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to the late
Eusebio (Sam) and Concepción (aka Concha née Cortinas) Martínez.
José, known to many as Joe, was a very talented artist and member of
OLA – Organization of Latino Artists. His contributions include the
painting of over 30 murals in the city in an effort to bring beauty,
vibrancy, and expression through art to South Toledo, an area of the
city that he held close to his heart.
Joe worked with area troubled youth in hopes to help transform their way
of thinking. He often shared his story on how painting and art had a
profound impact on his life and changed his own way of thinking. He was
an active supporter of the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center
and La Galería. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory his son Joey (Bambi) Martínez
Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; his daughter Amie (Roberto) Avelar; his
grandchildren Joe III, Felipe, Concepción (Chita), Selena, Emiliano,
Monica, and Roberto III ; his siblings Thomas Martínez, Balbina (Tomás)
Ruiz, Sabina (Martín) Elizondo, Juliana (Edmundo) Ruiz, Henry Martínez,
Lupe (Carlos) Jaso, Suzie Martínez, María (Cuca) Martínez, Juan (Carol)
Martínez of Angola, IN; several nieces and nephews; and his girlfriend
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Cayetano (Carl)
Martínez and Simon Martínez; nieces Gloria Ruiz, Sandi Elizondo, April
Martínez; and nephew Cayetano (Carl Jr.) Martínez.
JOSE A. HERNANDEZ
Jose A. “Papo” Hernández, Sr., age 63, of Lorain, Ohio passed away on
Nov. 15, 2014, in the Cleveland Clinic, following a long illness. He was
born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, coming to Lorain over 20 years age.
José Hernández was employed with US Steel Corp. as a crane operator and
a supervisor for the Lorain Metro Housing Authority retiring in January
He enjoyed watching TV and spending time with his family and friends. He
will be missed by his daughter, Lissette Román, of Miami Fla.; sons,
José A. Hernández, Jr., José E. Hernández, and Steven Hernández, all of
Lorain, Emilo Joe Hernández of Miami Fla., Marius Lamar Hernández of
Lorain; seven grandchildren; brothers, Emigdio Hernández, of Puerto
Rico, and Domingo Mendoza, Jr., of Lorain; sister, Fanny Mendoza, of
Lorain; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents, Miguel A. and Aracely Hernández;
step-father, Domingo Ocasio.
CHERYL LYNN CARRILLO-TORRES
Cheryl Lynn Carrillo-Torres, age 56, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away
October 9, 2014, at her home. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on September
18, 1958, to Connie (née Nino) and Carlos Carrillo. Cheryl attended
Rogers High School and retired from Hunt’s Foods. She enjoyed watching
old movies and old TV shows, her favorite being I Love Lucy. She
also enjoyed her weekly talks with her grandchildren.
Cheryl is survived by her mother, Connie, and her father, Carlos
Carrillo; sons, Samuel Jr. (Tammie) Torres, Steven (Courtney) Torres;
daughters, Rebekah (William) Torres and ReAnna (Mark) Cunningham; 13
grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; grandmother, Helen Nini;
brothers, Anthony (Janie), Michael, Christopher (Sharon), Daniel
(Theresa) and Tom Brenda Carrillo; sister, Cathi Carrillo; 2
stepbrothers; step-sister, Kathy Johnson; companion, Jeff Regis and his
family from Niagara Falls; 23 nieces and nephews; the father of her
children, Samuel Torres Sr. and the Torres family and her “brother from
another mother,” Frank Martínez Jr. Cheryl was preceded in death by her
grandparents, Jesse Nino, Aseción, and Leocadia Carrillo; stepmother,
Betty Carrillo; niece, Connie Carrillo and 3 infant great-nephews.
María Guadalupe “Lupita” Andaverde, 86, of Genoa, OH, died late evening,
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Genoa Retirement Village. She was
born on March 2, 1928, in Edcouch, Texas, to Martin and Gregoria (née
Villarreal) Ramirez. On July 21, 1946, in Weslaco, Texas, she married
Edelmiro “Andy” Andaverde and he preceded her in death on July 30, 2005.
María attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa, where she
and her husband were founding members of the Guadalupe Society of which
María was a past treasurer, vice president and president.
In the 1960s María and her husband organized and were responsible for
helping to introduce the summer Mexican Masses to the migrant community
at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. María was well known for her
excellent Mexican cooking throughout the area and was often called to
help cook and organize the funeral luncheons for the Mexican community.
She also catered Mexican wedding receptions and quinceañeras for family
María was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending
time with her children and grandchildren at all family gatherings. She
especially loved each and every one of her grandchildren and will be
greatly missed by them at future family events. Some of her favorite
pastimes were playing bingo, word search puzzles, watching her
novellas, watching her favorite TV program, Sabado Gigante with
Don Francisco, listening to Mexican music, and gardening for which
she truly had a “green thumb.”
María is survived by her children José (Mary Lou) Andaverde, Ricardo
(Grace) Andaverde, Reynaldo “Manny” (Sandy) Andaverde, Daniel Andaverde
(Cathy Clarkcone), Irma (William) Wolph, Rene (Cinda) Andaverde, and
Ludivina “Lulu” Andaverde (Clare Cain).
She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and
one great-great-grandchild. Other survivors include her sisters, Ninfa
Orozco and Manuela “Mela” (Ignacio) García; brothers, Remigio (Marta)
Ramirez, Victor “Tito” (Carmen) Ramirez and Rudolfo “Rudy” (Aurora)
Ramirez, along with many nieces and nephews.
María was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Jane
Andaverde; grandson, Bhart Andaverde; former daughter-in-law, Sandra (Sooy)
Andaverde; infant sister, Angelita Ramirez, and infant brothers, Rene,
Domingo, and Marcelo Ramirez; sister-in-law, Gloria López, and
brothers-in-law, Eduardo “Eddie” Orozco and Ernesto “Ernie” Padilla.
RAÚL HERNÁNDEZ SR.
Raúl “Blackie” Hernández, Sr., age 84, of Toledo, OH, passed away on
Saturday, September 27, 2014, at home. He was born August 14, 1930, in
Odem, TX. He married his “Chuy,” Lola Hernández, on November 12, 1958,
who preceded him in death. Those who knew him knew what he liked
including music by Fats Domino, but that didn’t stop him from being a
loyal husband, father and hardworking man. He retired in 1985 from
Royster’s Fertilizing Co.
Raúl was the last Tio to the families of his sisters, Trinidad Salas,
María Mendiola, and brother, Felix Hernández, all who preceded him in
He was also preceded in death by his son, Rudy Sr. and grandson, Thomas.
Surviving are his children, Raúl Jr. (Crystal), Paul (Laura), Norma,
Valerie and Alexandra Hernández; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-
grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, including, Nico (Nicole Magaña)
who will miss him dearly. Although he’s gone, we know he’s going to Da
Le Shine on that Blueberry Hill with his Chuy.
Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington, age 26, of Beavercreek, OH passed away on
Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She is preceded in death by her
grandmother, María Tomasa-Ortiz.
Melissa is survived by her husband, Greg Bebbington; parents, Tony and
Lilly Ortiz; sister, María Ortiz; grandfather, Carlos González, as well
as numerous other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington
Scholarship through the Wright State Foundation.
MARTIN R. CARABALLO
Martin R. “Papá” Caraballo, 64, of Lorain, OH passed away Thurs., Sept.
18, 2014, surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s
Disease. Martin was born Oct. 30, 1949, in Yauco, Puerto Rico, the
youngest of seven children to Martin Sr. and Isabel Caraballo. At 29
years, he relocated to Lorain, and was employed as a Mold Cutter for 38
years until his retirement in 2005. Martin was a skilled bowler with the
Spanish American Bowling League and won many accolades over the years.
He was also an accomplished wood worker, whose completed works included
everything from handmade, functional carousels to custom designed
furniture and dollhouses. Martin enjoyed gardening and working outdoors,
particularly maintaining his extensive rose garden. His most prized
possession and his greatest enjoyment was his family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 27 years, Bev (née Skidmore); his
three hijas, Topaz Reyna of Lorain, Sonia (Marcus Hintz) Caraballo of
Lorain, and Sol (Ryan) Demich of Amherst; ten grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, four
siblings, and two infant grandchildren.
Raúl Hernández, 92, of Lorain, OH, passed away Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 at
the home of his son, Raúl. Raúl was born on March 3, 1922 in Lares,
Puerto Rico. He retired from Standard Pipe in 1989, working there for 33
years. He was an avid gardener, cook, and loved playing dominoes. He was
a member of Templo Emmanuel.
He is survived by his former wife of María Hernández; sons Raúl Hernán
Hernández of Lorain, Frankie Hernández (Megan) of Valrico, Florida; Raúl
Otero of Carolina, Puerto Rico; daughters Ruth “Cuchie” Hernández (Fico
Torres) of Lorain, Norma Pérez of Detroit, MI, and Irma Flecha of Tampa,
Florida; 4 adopted children: Francine, Victor, Joey and Scott Hernández;
sisters, Monin Mendez and Iris Martínez of California; brother, José
“Cheo” Martínez of Puerto Rico; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren
and 12 great great grandchildren.
Raúl was preceded in death by his wife Agracelia Hernández; parents Luis
Crespo and Francisca Hernández; brothers, Rafaél and Luis Hernández; and
daughter Celida “Sally” Ortiz.
MARY S. LEAL
Leal went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2014. Born August 24, 1924
in Laredo, Texas. María Soliz married Alfonso Leal and moved to Toledo,
Ohio in 1953. Mary S. Leal worked at Mercy Hospital for over 25 years
raising 7 children and several grandchildren. In October 2013 Mary S.
Leal moved to Carrollton, Texas.
Mary S. Leal joins her spouse (Alfonso) and three sons (Alfonso Jr,
Gilberto and Antonio) in the realms of heaven. Surviving are four
children Maria Salazar, Jane Leal Ledesma, Roberto Leal and Luis Leal,
many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Mary S. Leal was beloved by all who knew her. Mary S. Leal was a lover
of crossword puzzles, novelas, music, and family.
‘Say not in grief 'she is no more' but live in thankfulness that she
ABRIEL VINCENT RUIZ
Abriel Vincent “Abez” Ruiz, age 34, of Toledo, OH passed away Wednesday,
September 3, 2014. He was born to Paul and Amelia (Bermejo) Ruiz on
October 12, 1979, in Toledo. Abriel worked as a tattoo artist for
Goodfella’s Tattoo / Electric Ink. Drawing was his passion, but Abez was
also a writer, filling pages of notebooks with all kinds of art.
Abriel is survived by his mother, Amelia Ruiz; siblings, Pablo Ruiz and
Juanita Ruiz; nieces and nephews, Deleno and Dalaice Stine, Gabrielle
and Mercedes Ruiz; significant other, Tiana Villarreal; friends, Tiffany
W., Mama Sue and Alexandria G. Also surviving are many uncles, aunts,
extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ruiz; grandparents, Pedro
(Juana) Ruiz Sr. and Raymond (Tomasa) Bermejo.
Rafaél “Ralph” Barboza, age 73, of Toledo, OH passed away Sunday, August
31, 2014, in his home. Ralph was born on December 15, 1940, in New
Braunfels, TX to Ramón and Jesusita (née Reyes) Barboza. Ralph was a
retired employee of Libbey Glass. He loved cars, photography, cooking
and was proud to be a Macmen. Ralph served our country in the United
States Air Force. Ralph’s first love was his wife of 36 years, Polly, 2
daughters and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly; siblings, Rubén, Roy,
Robert, Ramón, Aurora, Eva, Willy, and José. Ralph is survived by his
daughters, Alexandra Barboza and Melinda Boyer; grandchildren, Brandon
and Brianna Boyer and Andre Scott; siblings, Angelita Gallardo, Alicia
Morales, Rudy Barboza, and Richard Barboza.
JESUS A. CORTEZ
Jesús A. Cortez, of Toledo, OH, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014,
at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born February 24,
1948, in San Antonio, TX to Luis and Menchora (née Tellez) Cortez and
worked as a driver for North American Van Lines for 15 years. He most
recently was employed with Boeing as a mechanic and in his spare time
loved dancing. He was a huge sports enthusiast attending the Indy 500
every year and supporting the San Antonio Browns Backers, Spurs and OSU
He will be dearly missed by his children, Armando (Marie), Diana (Joe)
Kovach, Fred (Kim), Laurie (Cory) Coutchure, Isidro Cortez, Elida
Coronado, and Jesse (Adrianna) Cortez; grandchildren, Breana, Chase,
Jessica Campos, Tiffanie Clemens, Katlynn Kovach, Miranda, Austin,
Nicholas, Alexander, Jacob, Marissa, Jade, Anthoni and Marianna; 5
great-grandchildren and siblings, Luis Jr., Velia, Amelia, Alberto (Jesús’s
twin), Irma, Oralia and Lydia. Jesús was preceded in death by his
parents and brothers, Rogelio and David.
DAVID D. GONZÁLES
David D. Gonzáles, 30, of
Toledo, OH died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 9, 2014. He was born on
January 2, 1984 in Toledo. He worked for 12 years as a commercial roofer
for 4 Guys and a Roof. He enjoyed music, weight lifting, animals, and
the Dallas Cowboys. He was known by all as the one guy “who would give
you the shirt off his back;” he will be dearly missed by all family and
Surviving are his mother, Danice (Gary) Stern; father, David (Christina)
Gonzáles; daughter, Faith Marie Gonzáles-Shelton; siblings, Samantha,
Victor, and James Gonzáles; grandmother, Elsie Eckel; step-grandmother,
Susan Marinski; nephew, Jason Gonzáles; and step-mother, Bonnie Dzienny.
David was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Gonzáles; grandmother
and grandfather, Matilde and Victor Gonzáles; grandfather, Daniel
Marinski; and uncles, Chris and Craig Marinski.
Juanita Cortez Cruz, 56, of Fremont, oh passed away Thursday, July 24,
2014 at Bethesda Care Center. She was born April 10, 1958 in San Benito,
TX the daughter of Cruz and Odelia (Ramirez) Cortez. Juanita was a
dedicated employee of Speedway for 20 plus years before going on
disability. She also enjoyed the company of friends and family,
shopping, talking on the phone, cooking and spending time with her
grandchildren, the joys of her life.
Surviving are: a daughter, Sylvia (Justin) Burel; and son Donnie Cruz,
Jr., both of Fremont; grandchildren, Javien Burel and Domiana Cruz;
brother, Ed (Audra) Cortez of Berea, KY; sister, Nelda (Sixto) Peña of
Brownsville, TX; special niece, Bonita Weaver of Fremont; numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins for which she cared for
deeply. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents.
GLORIA RAMOS SALAZAR
Gloria Ramos Salazar, 61, OF Gibsonburg OH, passed at her home Thursday
evening, July 24. Born on September 14, 1952 in Fremont, Gloria was a
daughter of Martin and Mary García, Jr, II. She graduated from Woodmore
High School in 1970 and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in
Gibsonburg and a First Grade CCD teacher. She was a homemaker and a
stay-at-home Grandma. Gloria was an avid participant of the Military
Family Support Group, helping spouses and families of active service
personnel. She had worked in the Gibsonburg Schools as a bilingual
teacher's aide for 13 years.
Gloria is survived by her mother, Mary Retana, of Oregon; husband of 39
years, Manuel Salazar, Sr., whom she married at St. Michael’s Catholic
Church; children Manuel, Jr. of Gibsonburg and Nicole (Brandin Walker)
Salazar of Fremont; grandchildren Marciano and Antonio Salazar; and
siblings Alice (Hector) Cisneros of Toledo, Albert García of Toledo,
Dora García-Padilla of Denver, Martin (Jane) García of Maumee and Diane
Ramírez of Oregon, OH. She is preceded in death by her father, Martin
García, Jr. II.