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Martin Pecina Jr., 61, of Curtice, Ohio passed away, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Mercy St. Anne Hospital. Marty was born in Toledo, Ohio to Martin Sr. and Celia (née Martínez) Pecina.

Marty was a roofer for Local 134. Sports-wise, Marty was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. He also was actively involved for many years with various softball teams—performing. coaching, and overall supporter. He played for/with teams like the infamous Rick Jimenez and Chendo Ramirez teams.

Marty especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his loving wife, Mercedes; children, Carlos, Martin, Jacinto, Selena, Marcos, Manuel, Michael; many grandchildren; other immediate family members, Ruperta Pecina, Flora Gonzales, Ramona Pecina, Greg Pecina, Magdaleno Pecina. Marty was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Rick, Robert, Sonia and Virginia.

SOURCE: Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel

Jose Catarino Rodriguez III

September 5, 1974 ~ February 3, 2022 (age 47)

José “Jay” Catarino Rodríguez III, age 47 of Perrysburg, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born on September 5, 1974 to José C. Rodríguez, Jr. and Refugia “Kookie” (née Pecina) in Toledo.

Jay loved fishing, boating, classis cars, and music. He also enjoyed building model cars and could always be up for some Mexican food. His favorite team was the New England Patriots and cheered for them whenever he could. Above all, he cherished every moment he got to spend with his family—vacationing, camping, and spending time with family were some of his favorite things to do.

Jay is survived by his fiancée, Tara Barrera; children, Anthony (Brittany), Angelica, Julian, José IV, Mercedes, Jayla, Jianna, and Jayanna; mother, Kookie Pecina; and father, José C. Rodriquez, Jr.; siblings, Eloy, Sandra, Eliza, Christina, Olivia, Angel and Jesse (Ashleigh); 11 grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa José Rodriguez, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Leopoldo and Refugia Pecina; and nephew, José Ramirez.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 2 – 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with an hour of visitation prior to the service from 10 – 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio.

SOURCE: Freck Funeral Chapel.

Ezekiel Villa-Hernández

March 31, 1933 to January 18, 2022

Ezekiel Hernández Villa, 88, Of Toledo, Ohio passed away in his home on January 18, 2022. Ezekiel was born March 31, 1933, in Crystal City, Texas to Benjamin and Antonia (Hernandez) Villa. Ezekiel served in the United States Airforce a total of 30 years active and in reserves. He served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, retiring as a Tsgt. Sargent.

Ezekiel has been the owner and co-founder along with his wife Consuelo, of El Tipico restaurant for the past 54 years. Ezekiel was also an Ordain Minister for over 20 years thru the Church of Christ founding the Christ Latino Mission.

He served on several community boards and was very active in serving his community. The former pastor and 30-year military veteran received several honors later in his life including Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan in 2019 by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. Toledo City Council unveiled a street sign in 2013 in Villa’s honor near his restaurant, renaming it Ezekiel Villa Corner.

Ezekiel was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Consuelo Villa (2008), whom he was married to for 54 years, daughter, Linda Consuelo Villa, son, Sergio Villa Morales, brothers, Pancho Villa, Pollo Villa, Benjamine Villa and sister Esther Rodriguez.

Surviving are his Son, Franciso (Jan) Villa, daughter, Dina Villa, brother, Elias (Theresa) Villa, sister, Maria (Merced) Gonzales, grandchildren, Isaac (Susan)Villa, April (Ben) Johnson, Isaiah Villa, also surviving are 4 great grandchildren.

The four most important passions in his life were his love for sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus, his love for his Country, his love for his family & his love for serving the community.

Ezekiel will be buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio Texas. The family suggest memorials to be given to Flag City Honor Flight PO Box 885 Findlay, Ohio 45839 or


 Francisco Martin Villagomez

Francisco Martin “Frank” Villagomez, age 42, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, Monday, January 24, 2022. He was born May 26, 1979 in Toledo to Francisco Roach and Eleanor (née Guardiola) Villagomez.

Frank was a 1997 graduate of Swanton High School. He married his beloved wife, Heather Chaney on June 9, 2007, and together they raised two daughters, whom he loved and cherished tremendously.

He loved fishing off his boat on the Maumee River and going up north to Manistee, Michigan salmon fishing. He also looked forward to camping trips with family and friends. He worked for Greyhawk Greenhouse Supply in Swanton.

Frank was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lavonne Villagomez and Diamantina Guardiola.

Frank will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 14 years, Heather; daughters, Jocelyn and Natalie Villagomez; his parents, Francisco and Eleanor Villagomez; brother, Manuel (Angie) Villagomez; paternal grandfather, Francisco Villagomez; maternal grandfather, Raul Guardiola; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and special nieces whom he adored.


Ram Herrera and Gerry Villareal


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 HerreraDon 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

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.



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.



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



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.



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


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



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.



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.



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



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.


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



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.


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.

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 HomeMillbury 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.


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,