Esteban Dávila, 93, of Lorain, passed away in his home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
He was born March 5, 1919 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. He came to Lorain with his spouse in 1953. Esteban retired in 1983 form General Motors
, Elyria Assembly Plant. He worked there for 32 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel. Esteban was a "Cursillista," member of a weekly prayer group and playing the congas in the church choir. Esteban was a devoted husband and loving grandfather. He loved fishing, dominoes and meticulously maintained a large garden.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margarita Dávila; sons, William, Gerardo, Roberto, Santo and Ricardo Dávila, all of Lorain, Esteban Dávila Jr., of LaGrange, Ky., Nelson Dávila, of Lincoln, Va. and Angel Dávila, of Houston, Texas; daughters, Lillian Barretto and Linda Dávila, both of Lorain, María García, of LaPorte, Ind. and Grisel Porrata, of Norfolk, Va.; 35 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters and multiple nieces, nephews and large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Euladio Dávila and Gertrudes García; sisters, Eulalia, Ana and Carmen Dávila; brothers, Pedero, Ramiro, Plácido, Salvador and Esteban Dávila.
His family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. The Mass of Christian burial will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the church. Rev. Father William A. Thaden, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Funeral arrangements are by Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain (440) 277-8164. For further information and online register book, see www.reidyfuneral.com.