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Jose "Andy" Chavez, 26, of Woodville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, March 9, 2014, in Fremont, Ohio. He was born on March 2, 1988, in Fremont, Ohio to Rafael and Belinda (Ysasi) Chavez. On May 21, 2011 he married his high school sweetheart, Amber Bowen in Woodville. Andy was an exemplary police officer for the Elmore Police Department, former Woodville Auxiliary Police Officer, and a security guard for the Toledo Public Library. He played soccer for two years at Fremont Ross High School and was a varsity soccer coach at Woodmore High School. Andy was a member of the Fremont Emerald Soccer Team, Liga De America men's soccer league, and the Gold Medal Soccer league. Andy was a loyal friend, devoted husband, and committed father. Andy was always someone who put the wants and needs of his friends and family before himself.
Andy is survived by his loving wife, Amber; children, Marieh and Emmitt Chavez; parents, Rafael and Belinda Chavez of Woodville; brother, Rafael "Danny" Chavez (Flora) of Fremont; in-laws, Don and Bonnie Bowen of Woodville; sisters-in-law, Brandi and Autumn Bowen of Woodville; brother-in-law, Donny Bowen of Woodville; nephews, JJ Noriega of Fremont; Robert "Logan" Hobart of Woodville; Dominic Wegman of Bowling Green, and Triple J Chavez of Fremont; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother, Guadalupe Jose Ysasi Chavez.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Home at 201 W. Main St. Woodville, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Woodmore High School 633 Fremont St. Elmore, Ohio. Officiating will be Police Chaplin Rev. Larry Vriezalaar. Interment will be at the Westwood Cemetery, Woodville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Jose Chavez Memorial Fund: c/o Fremont Federal Credit Union. Those wishing to express words of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at
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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 13, 2014