Jose Jimenez, “Pepe”, 90 years old, went to be with our Lord on October 6, 2020 In Dallas, Texas. He was born on August 5, 1930 in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico to Jose Jimenez Sr. and Gertrudis Corro. Pepe was raised in Orizaba in the Rio Blanco area. The family had a large presence in the city due to the involvement in the National Railroad and local businesses. He was one of seven brothers who were well known throughout the community. Their adventurous spirit and desire to stick together brought the brothers to the US where they settled in Chicago, Illinois. Pepe married Marcia Barradas in 1952, and together they had three children. Not only did Pepe become a steel worker working for Ryerson Steel for over 30 years. He also, due to his love of business, owned a small business his entire career. His wave of Mexican American immigrants were the trailblazers of what is now the large Mexican community in Chicago epitomizing the American dream. They worked hard, raised and educated their children and supported new immigrants. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and watching action movies, with Mario Puzo and Clive Cussler as some of his favorite authors. His family and friends will always remember him as the life of the party, the quintessential historian, the Fred Astaire of the family, the one with the greatest sense of humor, and the glue that kept the family together. He was the true family man and father not only to his own children, but to other nephews and nieces. He took on the responsibility when their own fathers did not. He was therefore asked to walk several of his “daughters” down the aisle when they married.
He is the last of his brothers preceded in death by Mario Ortiz, Guillermo, Gustavo, Angel, Mario, and Hugo, and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, daughter, Mayra Jimenez Thompson, MD, sons, Jose William Jimenez, Esq and Joel Cesar Jimenez, MBA along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Family and Friends to meet Friday October 16, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. directly at the Main Office Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL, 60162, for am 11:00 A.M. Graveside Service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Russo’s Hillside Chapels. For additional information call (708) 449-5300. Please visit Jose's personal tribute website at www.russohillsidechapels.com and sign his guestbook. Donations in his memory may be made to Catholic Pro-life community in Dallas, Easter Seals, and Society of the Little Flower.