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Geronimo Villareal, age 75 years, was a native of Detroit, but he spent much of his time in Allen Park MI and San Antonio, TX. He passed away on October 8, 2021. The many people that knew him called him “Gerry” or “Champ” affectionately. He was heavily involved in promoting Tejano music and boxing, especially since he was very close to many performers/promoters including Little Joe, Ram Herrera, Don King, and Hector Camacho. He was seen in many venues including various locations in Texas and the Great Lakes Region.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Geronimo Villareal and Francisca Contreras; his son Joseph Villareal; and his siblings, Juanita Pérez, Helen and Leopoldo Villareal.

He is survived by: his wife Stella Villareal; his children, Jerry Villareal, Melissa Valentin (Horatio), Gabriella Villareal, Geronimo Villareal Jr., Geraldo Villareal and George Olvera; his daughter-in-law Kelly Lorenz; his siblings, Cecelia O'Brien (Randy), Linda Gutiérrez and Charles Villareal (Alyssa); his grandchildren, Desenia, Brianna, Andrew, David, Jared, Anahys, Tiago and Riella; and his great grandchildren, AJ and Ezekial. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15th 2021 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Voran Funeral Home - Allen Park Chapel (5900 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101). A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15th 2021 at 7:00 PM at the same location.

Pictured above Ram Herrera with Gerry Villareal


Georgina Marie Molina (née Hatzinikolis), 65, of Toledo, passed away peacefully while asleep on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Spring Meadows Nursing Home, in Holland, Ohio.
Georgina was born April 26, 1956 in Toledo, the daughter of Steve N. and Diane M. (née Walczak) Hatzinikolis.

Georgina was a 1974 Woodward High School graduate; a proud Polar Bear. She attended St. Michael's Catholic School in Toledo. She was proud to be a "Point Placer, Shorelander and North Ender".

Georgina received her Associate's Degree from Davis Business College in Administrative Business, and attended the RN program at Owens Community College. She worked at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room as Clinical Support, and also worked for Lucas County Metro Housing.

She became an Administrative Assistant to most of the Deans at the University of Toledo, having worked at both the main campus and the Scott Park campus, however she most enjoyed working under the Dean in the Department of International Studies; The Confucius Institute.

Georgina was a very caring, loving and generous lady who would put others needs before her own. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians [now the Guardians], Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

In earlier years, she was known for her love of muscle cars, owning and racing some of the greats, such as her Stingray & GTO. She loved her cats, (the late Mojo and Bongo), Tiger and Hunter who survive her. She loved to travel and take day trips with her husband, Fred.

She is survived by her husband Alfred "Fred" Molina; daughter, Maria Rodriguez (Jon Wiemer); numerous step-children; brothers, Mike Hatzinikolis and Steve Hatzinikolis II; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve Hatzinikolis and step-mother, Nancy Hatzinikolis, mother, Diane Perryman; siblings, Connie Perryman, Sheila Zagoric, Tina Lang, and Jim Lang.

Visitation will be from 12-8 pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo Ohio 43611. Services will begin in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Pastor Andy Garber, officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Woodward High School Alumni Association. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

It’s been a year and we miss you always;

Cassidy Ann Good

Born August 26th, 1978 and went home August 27th, 2020. Preceded by her father Douglas L. Good. Survived by her mother CaroLina Perez-Jimenez and her 4 sons; Dennis, Anthony, Lucas Britt and Julio Benitez. 3 sisters Tresa and Sonji Flores and Ronica Jimenez.

We love you Cassidy & Miss u always!


David “The Master” Sánchez, Sr, 66, passed away on August 3, 2021. He was born on December 28, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to Florentino & Amalia (Arce) Sanchez, Sr. Dave graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1972 where he learned to play the tenor saxophone and was in the marching band. He retired as your #1 Tejano Connection Car Salesperson from Dave White.

And David loved Tejano music, being, for many years, an outstanding lead vocalist for Adrian’s Fuerza band.

He was preceded in death by his father, Florentino Sánchez, Sr; his mother, Amalia (née Arce) Sánchez; his sister, Elijia Davila; niece, Juliana Ramirez; and nephews, Alan Bess and Robert Davila, Jr.

He's survived by his best friend and wife, Eva (née González) Sánchez; son, David (Lori) Sánchez, Jr; and daughters, Debra Sánchez (his miracle angel), Alyssa and Sydney Warnke; brother, Florentino (Lynn) Sánchez, Jr; sisters, Gloria Martínez, Marty (Abe) Ledesma, Anita Sánchez-Serda, and Mary Sánchez; as well as six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; he was greatly loved by all.

SOURCE: www.coylefuneralhome.com


Roberto Rosales Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Roberto was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 27, 1971 to Robert and Zoila (Castillo) Rosales. He was self-employed. His love for his children and family was most important to him.
Surviving are his wife, Leslie; children, Matthew, Christopher, Brittany, Martina, Angelica, step-children, Sonny & Sebastian Hernández; father, Robert (María); mother, Zoila Rosales; siblings Rose Anne Rosales, José Rosales; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and loving family members. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rolando Rosales.
SOURCE: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon, where his funeral service was held on Friday, July 9, 2021. Interment followed in Westwood Cemetery, Woodville, Ohio.

Vickey Sue López

Vickey S. López, 62, of Martin, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Vickey was born in Fremont, Ohio on December 19, 1958 to Gilbert M. and Lupe (née Castilleja) Ramirez. Vickey was a member of Cedar Creek Church.

Surviving is her husband of 44 years, Jorge; children, Antonio (Zulema), Juan (Marissa), Sahvanna López; grandchildren, Antonio Jr,, Catlyn, Jason, Veronica, Gabriella, Angelita, Kitana, Macerio, Juan Jr., Emilio; great-grandson, Gabriel; siblings, Raúl, Sally, Sylvia, Rick, Tim. Vickey was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Veronica.

SOURCE: www.egglestonmeinert.com


Andrés Pecina Jr., 57, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away March 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Andres was born May 26, 1963 in Toledo to Andrés and Constance Pecina Sr.

He worked for his family roofing business and as an auto mechanic. He had a passion for boating, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. His true love was spending time with his family; especially his children and grandchildren.

Andrés is survived by his children, Andrés Pecina III, April (Pete) Rodríguez, Augustine (Tiffany) Montano, Veronica Montano, Kenneth Montano, Andrea Pecina, and Carlos (Alexandria) Pecina; 14 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; and siblings, Magdalena Silvas, Michael Pecina, Angelena Ibarra, Marcos Pecina, Ronald Pecina, Leopoldo (Sonya) Pecina Paula (Mike) Lozano, and David Bernal.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Susanna, Andrea, and Marcos Pecina.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 3:00 pm until time of rosary at 6:00pm. Memorials may be directed to the Pecina family.

SOURCE: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel.


Maria “Rosa” B. Quiñones, 84, of Maineville, Ohio and formerly of Clay Center, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on March 8, 2021. Rosa took her last breaths, surrounded by her loving familia.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on June 18, 1936, the daughter of Rudolfo and Andrea (née Suarez) Bernal. It was also in San Antonio that she met and married the love of her life, Alejandro S. Quiñones on April 6, 1966. They were blessed with 51 years together.

Rosa always leveraged the gifts she was blessed with and left behind a legacy of caring for and helping others. She spent many years as an intake coordinator at the Guadalupe Clinic in Toledo, Ohio. Being bilingual, she followed that career, as a labor recruiter for the State of Ohio, both in Genoa and Port Clinton, Ohio, for many years. She assisted local produce farmers in their hiring of full time and seasonal workers.

Rosa was an adoring and dedicated mother to her children and extended family. No act of love or sacrifice was too much, in order to keep her children and family healthy and safe. By way of her beautiful name, Rosa loved spending hours gardening, especially in her later years. You would always find her amongst her flowers and plants; and with hands covered in dirt. Sometimes, her children would scold her for caring more for her garden, then her own health!

Rosa is survived by her children, Eddie Almaraz, Judy (Jay, December 2019) Reyna, Sylvia Feldman, Andy Almaraz, Alex (Rosemary) Quiñones, Alexandra (Mike) Batdorf, Nina (Sam) Ramirez; 21 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; siblings, Belinda (John) Rogers, Joe (Sharon) Martínez and Eric Martínez.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Andrea Martínez; husband, Alejandro; son, Rudy Almaraz; infant daughter, Judy Almaraz; grandson, Michael Barnes; granddaughter, Jessica Reyna; brother, George Martínez; and son-in-law, Jay Reyna.

Private services will be conducted with burial in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St. Genoa, Ohio, is honored to assist the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

SOURCE: walkerfuneralhomes.com


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Andrés “Andy” San Miguel Pecina of Toledo, Ohio, born in San Marcos, Texas, who passed away on February 5, 2021, at the age of 84, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Andy was very well-liked and was a loyal member of Latins United Social Club. He was a roofer by trade for most of his life.

He is survived by: his children: Magdalena Silvas (Ignacio), Michael Pecina, Angelena Ibarra, Andrés Pecina Jr., Marcos Pecina, Ronald Pecina, Leopoldo Lozano (Mike), and Carlos Pecina; and his siblings Esther Dioncio, Lily López, Leo Pecina, Marcos Pecina, Refugia Pecina, Angelo Pecina, Pablo Pecina, and Mary Ellen Pecina. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Leopoldo Pecina and Refujia Pecina (née San Miguel); his wife Constance (née Ortega); his daughters Susanna and Andrea; and his siblings Magdaleno, Frank, Ralph, and Robert Pecina.

Visitation was held on February 14th 2021 at the Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel (440 S Coy Rd, Oregon, OH). A Mass was held on February 15th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa, OH.

SOURCE: Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel.


Fidencio Parraz, Jr., 64, of Toledo, OH passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He was born August 19, 1956 in Toledo to Fidencio and Conception (née Díaz) Parraz, Sr. He was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School and employed by the Chrysler Corporation for 37 years - in the paint departments at Willys Jeep, Detroit Axel, the Marysville, MI Plant, and Warren Truck Assembly.


A devoted and hardworking husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jr. loved life and he loved family. He enjoyed working on cars, cooking, watching sports, sharing a great meal, babysitting, and playing cards with the grandkids. An avid movie buff and newspaper reader, he always looked forward to his daily paper and coffee. He was a member of Compelled Church, Temperance, MI.

Fidencio is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years María (née Marroquin) Parraz (married July 30, 1976); children, Fidencio E. Parraz, Carlos Parraz, Irene (Mario) Jimenez, and Crystal Parraz; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Stella (Pete) Ruiz, David (Ellen) Parraz, Delia Ethridge, Elena Parraz, Michael Parraz, Linda (Mark) Johnson, Olga (Mickey) Viertlbeck, Blanca “Eva” (Wendall) Goans, and Rubén Parraz, Sr; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elida Torres; and nephews Angelo Ruiz and Rubén Tomás Parraz Jr. Internment at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH.


SOURCE: www.sujkowski.com



Ricardo Dueñez García, age 61 of Toledo, OH, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at St. Vincent Medical Center. Ricardo was born on March 31, 1959 to the late Albert and Antonia (née Dueñez) García in Hereford, Texas.

Ricardo was a family man who loved every second spending time with his beloved children and grandchildren. He was a jokester and could make you laugh no matter what mood you were in. He made it a point to make you smile. He was an excellent cook and liked to watch movies. Netflix meant nothing to him; old fashioned DVD’s were the real deal.

Ricardo loved life and all the things he got to do while living it, like going camping and just “going out” to do something. He was an avid Facebooker and liked keeping up with his family and friends, no matter where they were.

Ricardo is survived by his children, Raquel and Regina; grandchildren Ciana, Analicia, Coreon, Carlito, Michael, Paul, Anthony, Riley, Eli, Aleah, Leland, Thalia, and Vicente; son-in-law, Matt; daughter-in-law Amanda; six siblings, Lisa, Marty, Cecil, Mary, Delia, and Danny, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Antonia García; and son, Ricardo Alfonzo García; sister, Juanita; and brother, Rubén.


Angelo Cortez, 32, was called home unexpectedly on Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was born in Toledo, OH to Michael Cortez, Sr. and Bernadette (née Johnson) Medrano on July 23, 1988.

Angelo had a love for sports especially his Dallas Cowboys, Michigan Wolverines, and New York Yankees. In his spare time, Angelo enjoyed golfing, playing cornhole, and living life to the fullest with family and friends. Angelo loved spending time with his three beautiful children and love of his life, whom he cherished dearly.

Angelo is survived by his wife, Angela (Cásares) Cortez; son, Angelo Cortez, Jr.; daughters, Ayla and Amya Cortez; family protector, Lola; father, Michael Cortez Sr.; mother, Bernadette (step-father Chris) Medrano; brother, Michael Cortez, Jr.; sisters, Alicia Cortez and Corrina Medrano; step-brother, Anthony Medrano; step-sister, Cierra Medrano; mother-in-law, Dawn Cásares; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Rebecca (Vásquez) Johnson; grandmother, Lucille Barrera; and great grandparents and extended family.

SOURCE: The Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH.

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 Genoa, Ohio.


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.


 He had a tremendous sense of humor and loved jokes, riddles, and other brainteasers.  


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 great-great grandchildren.


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 to obituary.


Robert Guerrero

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 bailes.

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


Hortencia Soto   

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 Portillo. 

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 friends.

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 her dearly!

SOURCE, partially: Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe.

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 adored.

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 Costilla, officiating.

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 www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.


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 Reynosa, Tamaulipas, 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 two children.

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 Church.

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, Juanita Mendoza.

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. 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 www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

SOURCE:  www.walkerfuneralhomes.com


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 Memorial Park.

SOURCE: www.freckchapel.com


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 Sifuentes.

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 John Tharp.

Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, there will be no visitation or services. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

SOURCE: www.coylefuneralhome.com


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 Barron.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Jaso; and two beautiful daughters, April Love Martínez and Leah Nicole Vásquez.

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 social distancing).

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 Cantina.

SOURCE: Castillo Funeral Home & Cremation Services


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 ask Adam!"

Fran was the glue that held the family together who will be deeply missed.

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 

Edward Y. Hernández

January 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.

Maria Delrosario Ybarra

August 29, 1945 - July 31, 2020

Maria 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.

She is 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.
After viewing and services, burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.

SOURCE: 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 grandchildren.

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

SOURCE: www.berstickerscottfuneralhome.com


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.

SOURCE:  www.NewcomerToledo.com

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,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. 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 

SOURCE: www.coylefuneralhome.com


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 Liborio.

Francisco left behind a legacy of determination—nothing was impossible.

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 grandmother.

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

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 Wolverines.

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 5:00 p.m.


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.

Source:  www.egglestonmeinert.com

Fernando Mauricio

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 24,1962.

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.

 Vito "Victor" Lia

April 27, 1936 - May 27, 2020

 Vito “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. www.dostalbokas.com

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.

Source:  Eggleston 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 community.

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” Delgado.

Source: Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.

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, and Lupe.

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 by all.

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 Paul Obregón.

October 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 deeply missed.

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.

Source: https://www.egglestonmeinert.com/

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 humor.
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 Tejano music.


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: “He 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 Antonio.”


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.


On the Internet:  https://www.kleinfh.com/obituary/robert-olivo



Dolores “Lola” D. Rodríguez, Latina and civil rights 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 [2003] and Diamante [1992] 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 politicians.

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.

SOURCE: www.urbanskifuneralhome.com


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) Alvarado, 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, Marchona!

Source: Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo.


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.


Jesús “Jesse” 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.

Jesse 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 friends. 

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. 


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 years together.

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, Santos Hernández.

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 www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

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 motorcycle. 


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) Rosales.

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, as 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, 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 Church.

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, 2006.

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, 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) Bosquez.

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.

Source: www.PurseFuneralHome.com


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 Toledo.

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.

Source: www.newcomertoledo.com


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 Chartering.

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 handed comment.

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).

Source: walkerfuneralhomes.com


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 Hernández.

SOURCE: www.freckchapel.com

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 María.

Source: www.coylefuneralhome.com

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, https://www.castillofuneral.com/


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 Campos.

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.

Source: www.coylefuneralhome.com


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.
Army 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 Josie Sánchez.
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

Source: walkerfuneralhomes.com


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 to music.

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 greatgrandchildren.

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 Memorial Park.

SOURCE: www.coylefuneralhome.com

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 Mexican Revolution.

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.

Source: www.coylefuneralhome.com


José G. 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.

After 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, 1973.

His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life with whom he enjoyed traveling, boating, camping, and fishing.

He is 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 Association.

Source:  Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd.


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 of yarn.

 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 camping.

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: coylefuneralhome.com

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 Herrera.

Source: Freck Funeral Chapel.  

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.

Source: www.freckchapel.com


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 García) Castro.

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 great-grandson, Davey.

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 Restlawn Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made out to Saint Rose Catholic Church and the Perrysburg Heights Community Center. To share memories and leave condolences for Josefina's family please visit our website at:

Source: www.witzlershank.com

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.

Source:  www.NewcomerToledo.com

Stephanie A. Rodriquez

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.

Source: www.NewcomerToledo.com


 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 Ministries.
Source: Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.


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. 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 Cisneros.

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.


Ruthann 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.

Ruthann 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.

Ruthann is preceded in death by her father Alfonso Sánchez and fiance Angelo Reyes.

She is 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.

Source: Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo; memorial tributes may be made at this website to the family to offset expenses.

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.

Source: www.freckchapel.com


María 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.

Cuca 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, Jr.
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 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.

Jimmy 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.

Jimmy 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.

Jimmy 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 funeral expenses.


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, Cindi (Mike) 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.

Source:  www.freckchapel.com


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.

Source: www.freckchapel.com


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 Halls, Tennessee.

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, Lilli.
Rubén was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Adelina.


Roy Loya 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.

Roy was 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.

Roy 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.

Source:  www.habeggerfuneralservices.com

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 Refujia Pecina.

Source: Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd.


Carolina 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 understatement.

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 unlovely.
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.

She is 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.

Dementia 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.


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.

Source: www.coylefuneralhome.com


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 10 years.

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.

Source:  www.reebfuneralhome.com


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 grandchildren.

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 and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, María; and siblings, Roberto Pérez and Carmin Pérez.

Source: www.egglestonmeinert.com


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.”

Source: www.celebratelifetoledo.com


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 hotel industry.

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 numerous stories.

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, 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.

Augustina married 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.


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 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rojelio García; sisters, María Reyes and Concepción “Cruz.”

To leave condolences for Frank's Family, visit: www.NewcomerToledo.com


Randolph López 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.

Randolph is 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 López.

Memorial donations to the family c/o Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe will be gratefully accepted.


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 Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. 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 traveling together.

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, 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 great-grandchildren.


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 www.witzlershank.com.


Anjel Trinadad “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, 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, 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 Potosi, Mexico. 
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 “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 Miguel. 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 nieces.
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 (née Jasso) Mora, 53, passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family after her valiant battle with cancer.

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 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 Cross Cemetery. 
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.

Source: www.hermanfh.com



Joel “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.


Joe was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Trina Molina, Estefana Orozco, Isabell Arellano, Rutilia Castilleja; and brother, Luis García.


In the photo, Joe is with several of his lovely nietas at a recent family [García/Castilleja] reunion.



Herlinda 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.


She was 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.


She is 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 grandchildren.


She was 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, 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 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lupe; brother Sam Ramírez; sister Linda Martínez; granddaughter Veronica López; and grandson Manuel Otero.


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 Hernández Family.


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 Raymond Salas.

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.

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 Church.
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. 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 of marriage. 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 “trio” music.
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 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lupe & Estella; son, Rudy; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Jessica.

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 Sentinel.

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. 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;  http://urbanskifuneralhome.com/

Herlinda “Linda” Santos Castillo
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 Louise,  Holgate.

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, 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 Anna’s memory.


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, CA.
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 www.dovinfuneralhome.com.

Source: Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue.

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, Edward Wahl. 

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.

Viola married 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 grandchildren.

Viola is 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.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Todd Joseph Muñoz Jr.; sister, Virginia Slasinski.

Source: 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.

Dina is 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.

Dina is preceded in death by her infant brother, Ismael A. Venegas; grandparents, Marciano and Filomena Guerrero and Jesús Venegas.

Source: 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


Crisanta Muñiz (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 journey.


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, 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.

Iris was 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.

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.

Mary enjoyed music, dancing, arts and crafts, DIY projects and gardening. She very much loved spending time with her grandchildren and providing care to her parents.

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.

María was 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 many friends.

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.

June 17, 1955 - February 12, 2016

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 him.

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. (“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, 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 Isabel.

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, Reynaldo Castro.
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

Al Abrams: 1941-2015

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.

On 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).


Virginia 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 great-great-grandchild.
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 S. 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 Tirado.

His family 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 Township.


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, 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 (Reyes) Luna.
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 holidays.
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 missed.

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 López.

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 Music Fest.
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 Frank.
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., 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 1995.

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 flower garden.
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 Isabel Plasencio.