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In Memoriam Of

Jose Lopez


In loving memory of Jose Lopez Lira. Beloved Husband of Evangelina Lopez. Loving Father of Enereida Veronica, Jose Adalberto, Erica Yvonne, Vladimir Alexander, Diana Lizette, and Tanya Karina. Beloved Father-in-law of Jasmine Lopez, Jamie Matthis, Ruben Lara, Sinisia Vidakovic, and Alexis Torres. Cherished Grandfather of Jazlyne Adaly, Devin Alexander, Alexian Xavier, Desiree Marie, Carlos Damian, Cyriana Soleil, Emilee McKayla, Marco Maximus, Stefan Lazar, Mason Alexis, Alexander Vladimir, Viktoria Angelina, Selena Azalia, and Vladimir Liam. Cherished Great-Grandfather of Aiko Storm. Devoted Brother of Dora, Juan, Rosy, Letticia, Martha, Carmen, Isabel, and Mario. Dear Uncle to Many Nieces, Nephews, father figure to all who knew him.

Jose Lopez Lira passed away on December 6, 2020. After 25 days of battling COVID-19 in the hospital, he put up one heck of a fight. He has always been such a strong, brave man and held on until the love of his life was allowed to visit him in person. Only a few short hours following Evangelina's visit he departed and began his eternal journey with the Lord.

Jose was a retired plaster foreman and a member of the Local 5 Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Union for over 30 years. He was a family man who devoted his life to his wife and six children. From an early age, he instilled in them the importance of having a relationship with God. He was an adventurous man who loved nature and spending time in the great outdoors. He loved traveling alongside his family. Those who were lucky to have met him said his larger than life, welcoming personality radiated a luminous aura of warmth and happiness. He was a prime example of what a father figure should be. His genuine, selfless, personable presence will truly be missed but his spirit will live on through all the souls he has touched; all who knew him strived to be a little bit more like him. They also carry the mantra of, "work hard, play hard, but God and family is always first."

In Loving Memory of Jose Lopez Lira we will be gathering in celebration to commemorate and share some of our best memories, our stories, to laugh, to cry and remember a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

Visitation Sunday, December 13, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, Tel: (708) 781-9212. Family and friends to meet for Mass on Monday, December 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 8000 South Linder Avenue, Burbank, Illinois 60459 Tel: (708) 423-0321. Interment following Mass at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 7201 Archer Road, Justice, Illinois 60458.

Mr. Lopez's family has arranged for a livestream of the prayer service which will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 13, 2020. The family respectfully invites those who are unable to attend the prayer service to participate starting at 7:00 p.m. central time in the United States at the following livestream link: If this link does not populate, simply cut and paste it into your web browser and hit "enter."

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