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Angel Martinez-Ruiz - 60

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Angel Martinez-Ruiz aka Jose Angel Martinez Alvizo passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was 60. Born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Angel came to the United States in 1986 and migrated his family in July of 1998, laying roots in Chicago Heights. He was a longtime parishioner and active member of St. Paul Church/Our Lady of the Heights. Worked as a Machinist for Niagra LaSalle. Husband for 41 years of Rosa nee Chagoya. Father of Rosa (Emmanuel) Aguilar, Irma (Dagoberto) Gonzalez Jr., and Norma (Alejandro) Torres. Grandfather of Iraly Aguilar, Dafne Aguilar, Emily Aguilar, Katie Aguilar, Chelsea Aguilar, Renata Gonzalez, Ismael Torres, Angela Torres and Aracely Torres. Brother of Sergio (Herminia) Chavez, Francisco J. (Elsa) Chavez and Susana (Javier) Lopez Alvizo. He was proceeded in death by his mother Maria Fidencia Alvizo Colchado and father Jose A. Martinez. Angel loved to spend time with his family, they always came first to him. His grand children were his love and pride. He was a part of the Emaus Ministry and more recently, Nuevo Amanecer at St. Paul/Our Lady of the Heights and helped many encounter the love of God through his service in ministry. He devoted his life to service of friends, family, church and who ever needed the help. Angel will be remembered by his smiles, jokes and wise advice. A true warrior from the moment he was born. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks East of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 3:00 to 9:00pm. Lying in Repose on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am at Our Lady of the Heights Parish (St Kieran Church), Chicago Heights with Mass to follow at 10:00 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and

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