|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1929|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 2010|
CARLOS JESUS AVILA, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at his home. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1947, was the owner of Style Cleaners for 20 years and later CJ Avila Construction, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Men's Club, Roanoke, St. Vincent dePaul of Fort Wayne, Knights of Columbus of Fort Wayne, and Saint Francis Bridge Club, and volunteered at Renaissance Nursing Home. Born June 7, 1929, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Frank W. and L. Lucille (Moritz) Avila. On Nov. 11, 1950, he married his beloved wife of 59 years, Maxine "Mickey" Mae Janiak in Roanoke; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Joe (Connie) Avila of Fort Wayne and Mike (Kim) Avila of Fort Wayne; six daughters, Victoria (Mark) Linker of Huntington, Helena (Dan) Robbins of Fairview, N.C., Anita (Mike) Bultemeier of Leo, Marita (Jobie) Johnson of Lutz, Fla., Alicia (Scott) Raber of Churubusco, and Paula Avila of Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ramon (Vivian) Avila of Muncie and Frank Avila of Roanoke; and a sister, Rita (Peter) Tsuleff of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a son, Carlos F. Avila; and two brothers, Ricardo and Juan "Chris" Avila. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Kenneth Sarrazine officiating. Visitation also from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will follow service in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Roanoke. Preferred memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or Bethesda Lutheran Services c/o Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke, IN 46783. Online condolences may be made at dealricefuneralhomes.com
CASKETBEARERS: Jason Brummett, Jeremy Avila, Jacob Raber, Robert Linker, Troy Avila, Phillip Bultemeier.
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Steve
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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