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Eloy Garza


Mar 31, 2023


Eloy Garza age 79 Beloved husband of Delia for 53 years; Loving dad of Bertha and Lydia (Jason) Riforgiato; Cherished grandpa of Esteban, Idalys, Brianna, Mia, and Lauryn; Dear brother of Liandro (Blanca) Garza, Noelia Monreal, the late Gloria (the late Richard) Parson, Aurora (Jose) Chapa, Rodrigo (Leticia) Garza, Imelda (the late Armando) Garces, Fidel (Monse) Garza, the late Lydia Garza, the late Octavio (the late Elvira) Garza, the late Maria De La Luz, the late Norma Librada Guerra, the late Leocadio Guerra, San Juana Dianira Guerra, Marco Antonio Guerra, the late Jose Guadalupe Guerra, Jose Bernardo Guerra and brother in law of Cuquina (Pedro) Hernandez, Ramiro (Rosa Elia) Ramirez, Gilberto (Ciria) Ramirez, the late Jose (the late Adela) Ramirez, and the late Jesus Ramirez; Fond uncle of Brenda (Richard) Hernandez, Sandra (Aaron) Pardo, Lee JR Garza, Daniel (Nora) Garza, Adan Monreal, Noe Monreal, David Monreal, Rene Monreal, Jeff Parson, Dawn (Todd) Lavender, Joel (Kristi) Chapa, Rachel (Lupe) Lozano, Veronica Garza (Robert Pedraza), Holly (Ryan) Rogerio, Carlos (Cynthia) Garces, Alex (Nikki) Garces, Michael (Loretta) Hernandez, Cesar (Margarita) Hernandez, Marta (Carlos) Perez, Peter Hernandez (Velvet Siprian), Ramiro (Griselda) Ramirez, Claudia (Tom) Donahue, Raul (Emma) Ramirez, Bertha (Joel) Perez, Alma (Danny) Santisteven, Letty (Eugenio) Renteria, Flora (Eddie) Valenzuela, Ezequiel (Shay) Ramirez, Gilberto Jr (Minerva) Ramirez, Sonya (TJ) Schwede, Matias (Jamie) Ramirez, Grisel Ramirez, Jose Miguel Ramirez, Jessica Ramirez; Fond great uncle of 67 and great great uncle of 10. Dear son of the late Rodrigo and Lilia Garza. Although born in Mexico, Eloy was raised in San Juan, Texas. As the eldest, he dropped out of school at approximately 12 years old to help take care of his parents and siblings. At 25, he and his family moved to Illinois to try and find a better way of life. They later returned to Texas while Eloy remained in the area. Eloy joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1967. Although he was in the army during the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Germany and Okinawa, Japan. During his time in the army, a friend gave Eloy the name and address of a mutual female friend. They started corresponding for a year before ever meeting each other. This friend was Delia who became his wife in 1969, married for 53 years. Having dropped out of school at a young age, Eloy did receive his G.E.D and went on to own his own successful commercial landscaping company for 45+ years where he did his own landscape designs. Eloy was a sports lover. He coached a men’s adult soccer league for many years. He was a die hard Chicago White Sox & Bears fan. You would catch him sitting outside, soaking up the sun while reading the newspaper from top to bottom. He was beyond proud of his grandchildren and beamed when he talked about any of them. Whether it was watching Brianna twirl, Esteban drawing or Idalys’ education and future plans. He loved his grandpups Luna, Star, Roscoe and Titan. He loved watching Wheel of Fortune and novelas on Netflix. His favorite color was green. He was the patriarch/king of both the Garza and Ramirez families. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. Visitation Friday, March 31st 3:00-8:00 pm at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E Irving Park Road (at Prospect) Itasca. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. For funeral info: 630-250-8588 or

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