OBITUARY

Jose M. "Pepe" Ayala

August 7, 1953April 20, 2010

Ayala, Jose M. (Pepe)

Pepe was born August 7, 1953. Beloved Husband, Grandfather and Father has gone to rest with the Lord in April 2010. The world will never be the same because of the beautiful difference he made. Pepe loved the business he was in and enjoyed every minute he was there. His customers and cooking were a few of his favorite things in his life but also music, video games, reading, collecting coins and a good movie every once in a while. He is survived by wife Teresa Martinez Ayala; son Marcus Anthony Martinez (deceased); daughters Lorena, Maricela, Cristina, Sonia Rodriguez and Carmen Hertiage; grandchildren: Junior DelBosque, Steven, Joseph Jr., and Julian Yanez, AnnBelle and Andrew Romero, Dylan, Gavin Correa, Angel, Anisa and Aleena. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 19, 2010 in the Chapel of Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 20, 2010 at The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas 75201. Rev. J. Eduardo Gonzalez, Celebrant. Interment Grove Hill Cemetery. From the Family of Pepe Ayala & Teresa Mtz , “Thank you to all of our families & friends for being with us thru this time. We also, want to personally thank everyone for the great comments we have read and all the support is greatly appreciated.”

Memorials may be made to: Jose (Pepe) Ayala Memorial Fund Attention: Missy Pearcy c/o Pegasus Bank P.O. Box 7908 Dallas, Texas 75209-7908

Arrangements under the direction of: Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home 10501 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218 214-327-8291 FAX: 214-327-4830

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Sunday, September 19, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, September 19, 2010
  • Rosary Sunday, September 19, 2010
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Jose M. "Pepe" Ayala

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Blanche (Blanca) Avila

September 22, 2010

Pepe, we go back a long time when I was working at Moctezuma's and Genaro's Tropical in the early 80's. Many of our friends are still there at Javier's - Joel, Luis, and many others. Mom (Shely) and I feel so lucky to have counted you as a friend. Much love to you and your family.

Casey Gomez

September 20, 2010

My deepest condolences to Carmen Heritage Pepe's daughter and Angel, Anisa, and Aleena his grandchildren! May he live forever in your hearts and thru your memories! Rest in peace Pepe! Carmen I hope you can find peace now and may your strength grow with every passing day! I love you girl!

Annette Amaya

September 20, 2010

I began going to Javier's about 20 years ago when I was a student at SMU. Oh how my father and I loved to go there after a performance at school to celebrate.

It was then I fell in love with the entire Javier's family. I distinctly remember a younger Pepe, yet still the charismatic man he always has been.
Later.....I went on to marry a wonderful man from Javier's Restaurant. My father had his 60th SURPRISE Birthday Party there and will never forget it.

No matter if I went to Javier's alone to wait for my husband or with the whole family, Pepe was there to greet me with a kiss and smile always welcoming me with open arms.
He insisted I call him "TIO" since I married a man with the same last name as his. :)

I just want his entire family to know that I feel so lucky to have known him and to have had some brief wonderful memories of a man that was always so kind to me and I will miss him so....

Zacharias

September 17, 2010

To Carmen and the grand children Angel, Anisa and Aleena (Pepita) . . . Your father (and Grand Papi) is to be remembered as a "Classic Gentleman" that showed his spirit, his heart and kindness to everyone he met. He never met a stranger and treated all he met with respect (even when they didnt deserve it - lol).

He is an inspiration to all his friends, customers and fellow "familia" employees of Javier's who are in the same pain as you are at this time and we all miss him dearly.

His spirit is alive and lives on through all the people that remember him and say and write good things about him. We can all learn from this man and should try to emulate his great qualities.

I celebrate his life and my prayers are with you, his friends, customers of and his fellow employees who loved him so much.

Pepe has made his transition from the earthly physical body.. but his spirit remains and touches and inspires all who loved him. May your dad rest in peace and I pray you may find a little comfort and that your children are bathed in a warmth glow of love in knowing that he was loved by so many people from every background, race and gender.

Celebrate his life at this time with all us who loved him!

May I encourage all who read this to consider donating to the Jose "Pepe" Ayala Memorial Fund set up to assist the his grand kids:

Jose (Pepe) Ayala Memorial Fund
% of Pegasus Bank
Attention: Missy Pearcy
PO Box 7908
Dallas Tx 75209-7908
Phone: 214 353 3000

Pepe.. you were loved and will be missed by so many… your smile and easy nature made you a “classic gentleman” in Dallas to all who met you. I knew you and loved you and I will miss you dearly. We had many laughs and jokes on each other and I am glad to have called you my friend for 30 years.

Zacharias

IRENE GARCIA

September 17, 2010

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO HIS DAUGHTER , CARMEN HERITAGE AND FAMILY AND TO THE MARTINEZ FAMILY , HE WILL BE MISSED , FROM JAVIER'S EMPLOYEES WHO WERE HIS FAMILY AS WELL ,,,,,,,

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