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Chavez, Esequiel "Zeke"
86, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 9, 2016. Zeke was born in Torreon, NM on July 7, 1930. Zeke lived most of his life in Phoenix, AZ. He was married to Virginia Chavez until her passing in 1987. Zeke "proudly" served his country in the United States Army during the end of the Korean War. Zeke retired as a City of Phoenix foreman but continued to work at various jobs up until his 70's. Zeke was a member of the American Legion Post 41 for more than 50 years and continued to be an active member until his passing. Zeke leaves behind 7 children, Tommy Chavez, Frances Melendez, Deborah Watson, Annette Ortiz, Janet Reish, Virginia Herb, Robert Chavez. 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother. He was preceded in death by his 2 daughters Rosemarie and Catherine Chavez. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him and were touched by his life in some way. Visitation will be Thursday November 17th 6:00-8:00pm at Able Funeral Home and funeral mass Friday November 18th 9:00am at Sacred Heart Church Phx.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 16, 2016
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