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MAURICIO, CLAUDE, age 96, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 peacefully at his home. Claude was born to the late Timothy and Alejandra (Perez) Mauricio on June 5, 1916, in San Antonio, TX. He married the love of his life, Ponciana Valadez, in May of 1938, and then made his way to Ohio, where he worked with DT&I Railroad for over 30 years until his retirement. He was also a member of the American Federation of Labor Union. Claude is survived by 2 sons, Al (Diane) Mauricio of FL, and Tim (Debbie) Mauricio of Springfield; 4 daughters Irene Dearmaon, Andra Cahill, Jo Clingerman, and Mary (John) Troxtell, all of Springfield; 1 brother, Robert (Janie) Mauricio, of TX; as well as 1 sister, Cruz Mauricio, of TX; along with 14 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Along with his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Ponciana, in 1991; a son, Arthur Mauricio; 1 daughter, Gloria Harvey; and his brother, Fred Mauricio, who passed away just last month. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10-12pm, at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER, in Springfield. A funeral service will follow at 12pm, also at the funeral home. Entombment will follow the service at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice in Springfield in his honor. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com.
Published in Express-News on May 10, 2013
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2425 North Limestone Street Springfield, OH 45503