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Felix Gomez Delacasa

July 30, 1924October 17, 2020
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Felix Gomez Delacasa "Papa Felix", age 96, longtime resident of Chicago, at rest Saturday, October 17, 2020. Felix is survived by his children Sylvia Ontiveros SLP, Mexico, Carmen Cervantes, Chicago, IL, Sandra and Arturo Vazquez, Oak Lawn, IL, Alexandra Gomez de la Casa, Chicago, IL, Felix Jr. Gomez de la Casa Chicago, IL, Patricia and Luis Puma Chicago, IL, Anthony and Michelle Gomez de la Casa Chicago, IL and Annamarie Gomez de la Casa, Rolla, Mo. Grandfather of Alejandra Ontiveros, Xochitl Ontiveros, Maya Ruby Ontiveros, David Leyva, Jorge Cervantes, Christopher Cervantes, Mary Ann Sanchez, Irene, David, Amanda, Elizabeth, Christina, Anthony Jr., Michelle, Geena, Natali and Joshua. Great-grandfather of Alexandro, Daniela, Ximena, Sammantha, Cassandra, Anisa, Aiden, Jonah, Yesenia, Christopher Jr., Veronica, Emily, Jordan, Jamison, Justin, Roselia, Brian, Danyelle, Jordan, Joshua, Elyssia, Elayna, Ella, Michael and Baby. Great-great grandfather of Emilio. Brother of Rafael Gomez de la Casa and Basilisa Cruz and many cousins and nephews. Felix was preceded in death by his beloved wife Celia Gomez de la Casa Leyva, his father Rafael Gomez de la Casa, his mother Maria Antonia Gomez de la Casa, siblings; Chullita Gomez de la Casa, Carmen Gomez de la Casa, Juan Gomez de la Casa, Lupita Gomez de la Casa, Cuquita De los Santos and Trine Blanco; grandson Joshua Michael Puma and son-in-law Jesus Ontiveros.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director) 6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 23, at 10:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 813 W. Roosevelt Rd. (Halsted and Roosevelt Rd.), Chicago. Interment will take place privately at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Stickney, IL.

Ridge Funeral Home will adhere to current restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. For more information please call (773) 586-7900 or visit www.ridgefh.com.

Biography:

Felix was born on July 30, 1924 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico His parents were Rafael Gomez de la Casa and Maria Antonia Vasquez Gomez de la Casa

Childhood: He was the eldest of 9 children. He was raised in a loving but strict upbringing. He was taught that family was everything. Felix had dreams of being a doctor and attended the University of San Luis Potosi in SLP, Mexico. He was married to his first wife Maria Isabel Puente and started a family. They had a daughter named Sylvia. He needed to provide for his family and began to work with the railroad. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, he divorced and moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1957 he met and married his now deceased wife Celia Leyva. Their family grew. They had eight children.

Felix worked hard to provide for his family. He worked a full-time job at Hot Point/General Electric and part time jobs at Service Master, Swift, Marshfield and Fannie Mae. Felix retired from Hot Point/ General Electric in 1987.

Felix always found time for his family. He found joy in teaching his kids how to play tennis, his love of camping and spending time with his family and friends, just to name a few. Even though he had established his life in the USA, he never forgot where he came from. He would visit his family in Mexico any chance he got. Once Felix’s father died he took over the role of patriarch of his family. He was highly respected. He became more than a Role Model. He was the Papa Felix to his siblings, nephews and nieces. He was always there to give an ear to listen too, advise, love and support. He always had a calm manner that eased anyone’s worries. He was a man of wisdom. Felix’s love did not stop with his family. Everyone he met became a part of his family. He treated everyone with respect and in turn was respected by MANY.

Felix was survived by his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his siblings, his grandson and son-in-law.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Closing Prayers

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Anthony "Tony D" Diaz

October 20, 2020

My deepest & most sincere condolences to Felix and the entire family, may your dad find eternal peace in heaven,
God Bless

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Biography

Felix was born on July 30, 1924 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. His parents were Rafael Gomez de la Casa and Maria Antonia Vasquez Gomez de la Casa

Childhood: He was the eldest of 9 children. He was raised in a loving but strict upbringing. He was taught that family was everything. Felix had dreams of being a doctor and attended the University of San Luis Potosi in SLP, Mexico. He was married to his first wife Maria Isabel Puente and started a family. They had a daughter named Sylvia. He needed to provide for his family and began to work with the railroad. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, he divorced and moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1957 he met and married his now deceased wife Celia Leyva. Their family grew. They had eight children.

Felix worked hard to provide for his family. He worked a full-time job at Hot Point/General Electric and part time jobs at Service Master, Swift, Marshfield and Fannie Mae. Felix retired from Hot Point/ General Electric in 1987.

Felix always found time for his family. He found joy in teaching his kids how to play tennis, his love of camping and spending time with his family and friends, just to name a few. Even though he had established his life in the USA, he never forgot where he came from. He would visit his family in Mexico any chance he got. Once Felix’s father died he took over the role of patriarch of his family. He was highly respected. He became more than a Role Model. He was the Papa Felix to his siblings, nephews and nieces. He was always there to give an ear to listen too, advise, love and support. He always had a calm manner that eased anyone’s worries. He was a man of wisdom. Felix’s love did not stop with his family. Everyone he met became a part of his family. He treated everyone with respect and in turn was respected by MANY.

Felix was survived by his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his siblings, his grandson and son-in-law.

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