JOSE B. ESCOBEDO EAST CHICAGO, IN Jose B. Escobedo, age 87, of East Chicago passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 at home. He is survived by six children: Rita Kowalisyn, Teresa (Juan) Negrete Sr., Greg (Marcia) Escobedo, Rosita Dvorscak, Javier Escobedo and Jose Angel (Angeline Morando) Escobedo; grandchildren: Fabian, Richard, Ruben, Lalo Vela and Steven Kowalisyn, Elizabeth (Eric) Ferba, Juan A. (fiance, Marriza) Negrete Jr., Trina (fiance, Nick) Dvorscak, Marc Dvorscak, Jose Angel Jr., and Graciella Escobedo; eight great grandchildren: Ethan, Eian, and Eliana Ferba, Olivia Dvorscak, Kyra Vela, Abril and Mia Vela and Nathan Kowalisyn and many brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Anita Escobedo; son, Raul Escobedo; grandson, Jorge A. (late Leticia) Negrete Sr.; great grandson Jorge A. Negrete Jr.; and parents Isabel and Juanita Escobedo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. at Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago. A 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church in East Chicago with Rev. Stephen Gibson officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery in Hammond. Visitation at Fife Funeral Home will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday; Rosary 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Jose retired from GATX Coorporation after 40 years of service.
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Published in The Times from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2009