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    Gilbert Garcia

    Gilbert Garcia Gilbert Garcia, age 79 of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Complete obituary coming soon).  Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Private cremation to follow. Gilbert retired from J & L Steel Company and he was a Korean War U. S. Army Veteran.  To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Gilbert Garcia, age 79 of …

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    Alice Bonilla

    Alice Bonilla Alice G. Bonilla, age 90 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Diane A. Bonilla and Cynthia E. Bonilla; nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her husband, Cesario S. Bonilla (1991); nephew, Christopher Gonzales (2017). Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:45 am at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN followed by 10:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church,…

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    Emma Torres

    Emma Torres Emma Torres (nee Martinez), age 87 of East Chicago, IN passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at home.  She is survived by 3 children: Gustavo Torres, Ernesto Torres and Adriana (D.J.) Figueroa; 6 grandchildren: Ernie, Sara (Richard) Robinson, Michelle, Justin, Andrew and Christian; 2 great grandchildren, Cole Luciano and Eva Michelle Robinson; siblings: Fernando (Tina) Martinez, Queta (late Roberto) Rodriguez and late Albeza (late Alberto) Garcia and late Esther (late Manuel)…

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    Manuel Ramos

    Manuel Ramos Manuel A. Ramos, age 76 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Guadalupe M. Ramos; son, Manuel E. (Susie) Ramos; 2 grandsons, Mario and Jose Ramos; brother, Jorge Ramos;  nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his parents, Anselmo and Hilda Ramos; and brothers:  Adolfo and David Ramos. Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 pm to…

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    Gregory Sanchez

    Gregory Sanchez Gregory J. Sanchez, age 59 of Westville, IN formerly of Munster, IN passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joni Sanchez (nee Myers); 3 children: J.R. (Debbie) Ford, Marissa Ford and Jack (Jenny) Sanchez; 4 grandchildren: Heather and Brandon Stojakovich, Julianne and Jackie Sanchez; father, Raymond J. (Debbie) Sanchez, Sr.; brother, Raymond Sanchez, Jr.; several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie S…

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    Ray Currier

    Ray Currier Ray Currier, age 58 of Hammond, IN passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at home.  He is survived by his daughter, Rayann (Anthony) Skinner; 4 grandchildren: Sierra, Zach, Greyson and Ava; siblings: Dennis Ziemkowski, John Watson, Dixie (late Jimmy) Miller, James (Susan) Currier; girlfriend, Rhonda Gibson; numerous nieces and nephews; fur babies, Reagan, Angel and Mamas.  Preceded in death by parents, James and Anne Currier; brother, Timothy Ziemkowski. Visitation at FIFE…

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    Sylvia (Alcala) Loredo

    Sylvia (Alcala) Loredo Sylvia (nee Alcala) Loredo, age 79, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020.  Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Melissa (John) Poe of Hobart, IN; 2 son, Greg Campos of Denver, CO and Eric Loredo of Hammond, IN; 3 grandchildren:  Ethan Poe, Alyra Loredo, and Lianna Loredo; brothers:  Frank (Sue) Alcala and Vincent (June Ann) Alcala; sisters:  Freda (Fred) Reyes, Eleanor Ceja, Irene (Gibo) Vera, Lupe (Billy) Rosas, Yvonne (Jim) Walk…

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    Antonio “Tony” Guzman

    Antonio “Tony” Guzman Antonio R. “Tony” Guzman, age 77, of East Chicago, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  Tony is survived by his 3 children:  Martine “Marti” Guzman, Monica (Robert) Gonzalez and Dominic Guzman; 3 grandchildren:  Evan J. Hess, Martin A. and Brianna A. Gonzalez; brother, Ruben (Sara) Guzman; sister, Rafaela Sanchez; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his wife, Adeline “Lela” in… Antonio R. “Tony” Guzman, ag…

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    Celia Martinez

    Celia Martinez Celia Martinez (nee Flores), age 91 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, January 31, 2020.  She is survived by two children, Debra (late Salvador) Bolaños and Alfonso Martinez; 3 grandchildren: Mariela Bolaños, Salvador Alfonso (Jessica) Bolaños and Alejandra Bolaños; sister, Rose Del Bosque;  nieces and nephew, Joyce Del Bosque, Dina Garcia, Mark Del Bosque and Carol Flores.  Preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso (2000); brother, Oscar… Celia Martinez (…

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    Della Buchanan

    Della Buchanan Della L. Buchanan (nee Reder), age 45 of Valparaiso, IN passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home.  She is survived by her husband, Melvin O. Buchanan; 2 children, Deanna Sanchez and Lawrence “L.J.” Sanchez; father, Malcolm Reder; 2 sisters, Melissa and Kinnie.  Preceded in death by her mother, Marsha Reder. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN.  To share an online condolence, logon to… Della L….

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    Julio Salinas

    Julio Salinas Jose Cesar Salinas, age 39 of East Chicago, IN and Rio Grande City, TX passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. Funeral services will be held at Rodriguez Funeral Home, 4989 East US 83, Roma, Texas 78584 (PH. 956-849-1545).  Burial at La Paz Cemetery, Rio Grande City, TX. Jose Cesar Salinas, age 39 of East Chicago, IN and Rio Grande City, TX passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. Funeral services will be held at Rodriguez Funeral Home, 4989 East US 83, Roma, Texas… View &nbsp…

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    Patricia Tellez

    Patricia Tellez Patricia “Patty” Tellez, of East Chicago, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 29, 2019.  Patty is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Hernandez; sister, Elizabeth (Eddie) Gonzalez; brother, Victor (Carolyn) Tellez; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by son, Alfredo Tellez; and parents:  Manuel and Paula Tellez. Graveside services were held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN with Rev. Terry Steffens officiating. Patty…..

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    Maria Sustaita

    Maria Sustaita Maria Guadalupe Sustaita, age 57 of East Chicago, IN passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Private services were provided by FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Maria Guadalupe Sustaita, age 57 of East Chicago, IN passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Private services were provided by FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To… View   Send Flowers

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    Helen Pokrifcak

    Helen Pokrifcak Helen Pokrifcak (nee Horbiak), age 93 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, January 2, 2019 at home.  She is preceded in death by her husband, George Pokrifcak (2001). Funeral and Burial Services will be private. At rest at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Hammond, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com   Helen Pokrifcak (nee Horbiak), age 93 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, January 2, 2019 at home.  She is preceded in death by he…

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    Ramona Pomales Suarez Hassan

    Ramona Pomales Suarez Hassan Ramona Pomales Suarez Hassan,  age 73 of Highland, IN and Guayama, Puerto Rico passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at home.  She is survived by 3 children: Chadia (John) Hassan-Gonzalez, Nadia (Luis) Torres and Ramze Hassan; 3 grandchildren: Yazmin, Daniel and Amir; 2 great grandchildren, Dominick and Yesenia; siblings: late Maria M., Jose C., Raquel, late Ruben, Fe, Jose Antonio, late Maria S. and Francisca; numerous nieces and nephews.  Pr…

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    Alexis Edwards

    Alexis Edwards Alexis S. Edwards, age 26 of Indianapolis, IN formerly of Merrillville, IN passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. Private Funeral Services will be provided by FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN  46312. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, PH. (219) 398-3210   Alexis S. Edwards, age 26 of Indianapolis, IN formerly of Merrillville, IN passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. Private Funeral Services wil…

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    Ramona Pomales Suarez

    Ramona Pomales Suarez Ramona Pomales Suarez, age 73 of Highland, IN and Guayama, Puerto Rico passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at home.  She is survived by 3 children: Chadia (John) Hassan-Gonzalez, Nadia (Luis) Torres and Ramze Hassan; 3 grandchildren: Yazmin, Daniel and Amir; 2 great grandchildren, Dominick and Yesenia; siblings: late Maria M., Jose C., Raquel, late Ruben, Fe, Jose Antonio, late Maria S. and Francisca; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her hu…

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    Angelo Garcia, Jr.

    Angelo Garcia, Jr. Angelo Garcia, Jr., age 82, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Angelo Garcia, Jr., age 82, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online… View   Send Flowers

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    Victor Manuel Bracamontes

    Victor Manuel Bracamontes Victor Manuel “Vic” “Snorky” Bracamontes, age 61 resident of Hammond, IN but a die hard East Chicagoan passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at home.  He is survived by his mother, Josefina V. Bracamontes; brother, Gustavo Bracamontes; 3 sisters, Maria Guadalupe (Gregory) Strobel, Beatriz Bracamontes and late Leticia Bracamontes; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his father, Manuel A. Bracamontes (2018). Funeral arrangements are pending at….

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    Aaron Ruiz

    Aaron Ruiz Aaron Ismael Ruiz, 1 years old of Whiting, IN passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019.  He is survived by his parents, Margarita Rodriguez and Manuel Ruiz; brother, Anthony; 2 sisters, Cynthia and Katie; maternal grandparents, Martina and Antonio Rodriguez; paternal grandparents, Adela and Ismael Ruiz; maternal great grandparents, Teodora and Filemon Ramirez; paternal great grandparents, Clementina and Ruben Tello; many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial wil…

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    Lucia Torres Flores

    Lucia Torres Flores Lucy Torres entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  She was born in Puerto Rico but was a long-time resident of Bloomington, IN and then later moved to Munster, IN.  Lucy received a Master of Arts Degree and then later received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Among her literary accomplishments, she published a bilingual book of original poems, “Mi Libro – My Book”, and has……

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    Michael Michel

    Michael Michel Michael Michel, age 70 of Hammond, IN passed away Wednesday, Decemeber 11, 2019.  He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Christine (nee Margetis) Michel; sister, Linda Michel who just passed away December 14, 2019; step daughter, Cassandra Janiszewski; step son, Robert Janiszewski; 3 grandchildren: Alexandra, Autumn and Bobby; special nephew, Hank (Gladys) Cook; many other nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Elizabeth Michel; brother…

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    Linda Michel

    Linda Michel Linda D. Michel, age 67 of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019.  She is survived by her sister in-law, Christine (late Michael) Michel and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Michel; brothers: David, Bill and Michael (who just passed away December 11, 2019); sisters, Patricia and Jean. Funeral services will be held (Date & Time Pending) at 11:00 am at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., E…

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    John Budny

    John Budny John R. Budny, age 66 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at home.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John (2008) and Bernadine (nee Moricz) Budny (Nov. 22, 2019), and brother, Jim Budny (1983). Private burial will be held at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN on Thursday, December 12, 2019. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com John R. Budny, age 66 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at home.  He …