OBITUARY

Israel Morales

October 7, 1949April 30, 2021

Israel Morales, age 71, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on October 7, 1949, and went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Israel is the beloved husband of Teresita Morales; loving father of Jessica Morales; adoring grandfather of Imani, Amiyah, and Amelia; dear son of Salvador & Ana Celia Morales; beloved brother of Angelo, Miriam, Elsa, and Edwin; unforgettable uncle, cousin, Godfather, friend, and a father-figure to many.

Services

13 May

Visitation - 50 Person Maximum Limit due to COVID-19 Restrictions

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home, East Wing Chapel

6901 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60634

14 May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saint Aloysius Church

2300 W. LeMoyne Street
Chicago, IL 60647

14 May

Committal Service with Military Honors

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

27034 S. Diagonal Road
Elwood, IL 60412

Memories

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Anthony Gregorio

May 10, 2021

Uncle Israel really sparked the love for movies for Olivia and I. I remember spending a lot of time when we were younger sitting in the back room watching films and joking about them. Although they were simple times, they were all good memories and happy times we will think of when we think of Uncle Israel. He always made us laugh and kept us in good spirits. He will be greatly missed. Love, Olivia and Anthony

Mary Cruz

May 5, 2021

Was honored to know Israel and Teresa from the domino league. One of the nicest people I ever met and always had a smile on his face no matter what. He would always bring the woman of the domino league chocolates as a kind gesture and when he had his little flask he was always more than happy to share some 😂but overall I will miss his kind personality and big heart thank you for allowing my family to be a small part in your wonderful life ❤️Thank you and we will see you soon

Elena Popescu

May 5, 2021

R.I.P. Israel, Good husband, good father, good friend, American Veteran, good Man. Condolences to the family.

Maria Gregorio

May 5, 2021

Maria Gregorio

May 5, 2021

Tio truly was an unforgettable, father figure to me. Although he was only 11 years older than me, he made a profound difference in my life. As a little kid, I remember him as both a delightful yet slightly terrifying tickle monster, and as a calm, healing presence in the midst of chaos, danger and uncertainty.

Tio’s enduring gift to me was providing a home so I could attend Roberto Clemente Highschool, an experience that forever changed my life. My consciousness was raised, I got to experience my beautiful Puertorriquen culture in a way not possible anywhere else. The people I met, the experiences I had made me a better person. I could not have overcome so much adversity in my life without Tio’s steady influence and unconditional love.

I hope he knew how much he was loved, and what a huge impact he had on so many people, just like his mom.

Titi

Brandon Gomez

May 5, 2021

I always looked up to Israel as another father figure in my life I cherished all the moments we shared playing dominoes and having conversations of life and politics with him and his wonderful wife Teresa. The one memory I will always cherish and hold dear is when I invited him to my High School graduation because I’d considered it an honor having him there to see my achievement and he happily said yes and was there to witness that proud moment I will never forget how good of a man he was and I pray and hope that one day I can see him in heaven and we can talk and play dominoes like we used to 🙏 Thank you for allowing me to be a small part in your life. I love you and I will miss you so very much until we meet again pa ❤️

Diana Gonzalez

May 5, 2021

I will always remember you coming to my babies baptism and sitting in church and making me feel like part of your family. Please when you see Nico hug him very tight for me. I know all your girls will have the best angel shining down on them. God bless you.

Jessica Morales

May 5, 2021

Papi,

There are no words to describe the void I have in my heart. You were my everything. You were my dad, my rock, my hero, you were the foundation at home but heaven couldn’t wait for you. You showed me what true love is. I loved you so much that I wanted to be like you and do everything you do. I remember you told me to step on you feet when I was little so we could dance together. Those memories will forever live on. I know you will protect us as our guardian angel. Until we meet again, I will be waiting for our next dance.

Love Always,
Jessica

Judy Velez

May 3, 2021

My Tio
You were the type of man many looked up to. A father figure to so many.
You always treated me like a daughter than a niece. I always thought to myself growing up how lucky Jessica was to have such a cool father but knowing I had you as an uncle was the 2nd best thing.
Your voice was always unmistakable and your laughter was infectious. You always knew how to brighten up anyone’s day.
Everyone knew that your ladies were alway #1 priority to you. I remember when Imani came down and wanted to order the lobster and I knew that was you %100, always giving your girls the best.
Losing you is a tough one Tio, as we always lit up when we knew you and Tia were coming to visit.
You will always be remembered as a great man, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and great domino champion.
Your love will live on. Rest in paradise Tio. We love you.

Marisol Roman

May 3, 2021

You were the MAN❤️❤️

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Biography

Israel Morales, age 71, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on October 7, 1949, and went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Israel is the beloved husband of Teresita Morales; loving father of Jessica Morales; adoring grandfather of Imani, Amiyah, and Amelia; dear son of Salvador & Ana Celia Morales; beloved brother of Angelo, Miriam, Elsa, and Edwin; unforgettable uncle, cousin, Godfather, friend, and a father-figure to many.