David Aguirre

April 20, 1951May 8, 2010

David Aguirre, 59, of Park City IL, peacefully passed away on Saturday May 8th, 2010 at Condell Hospital surrounded by family and friends, after battling cancer for 11 years.

He was a native of Guatemala, living there up to his young adulthood; where he met his beloved wife Mercy Aguirre. He served on the Board of Directors of IRTRA and founded Guatemala’s first theme park. Shortly thereafter they decided to fulfill the American Dream and migrated to U.S.A.

The family settled in Park City, IL where they would live for the rest of his life. He worked for Duraclean International for 16 years and then his battle began. His strong will to live and his desire to do more helped him in his battle against time. He fought and fought thru over 65 rounds of chemo and was in remission numerous times. He truly was the man that could do anything! He became involved with the community and proudly served as an Alderman of Park City for 4 years. He loved family trips, dancing, singing, working on cars, attending church, and most of all meeting new people and helping them in any way he could. He enjoyed his time spent with his brothers and sisters of Famenal. His greatest joys in his life were his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His kind and beautiful spirit will always remain with his family.

He was survived by, Mercy his wife of nearly 39 years; his three children Alex,37, Sandy, 28(Eric Smith)and Nancy,22; two grand children Jeralyn & Mia; one great granddaughter Zoey; sisters Alicia, Ruth & Eva; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family legacy he left behind of four generations is proof of the dedicated family man that he was.

Everyone who encountered David was forever touched by his profound words, his advice, and his charisma; family, friends, and even the hospital staff who fought over him during their shifts. He will forever be missed and his memory will always be present with all of us.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 10th, 2010 from 5pm to 9pm and Tuesday, May 11th from 10:30am to 11:30am at Marsh Funeral Home 305 Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 12pm at Most Blessed Trinity Church (Holy Family Site) 450 Keller Ave. Waukegan, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery.



  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 11, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, May 10, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2010


  • Burial

David Aguirre

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Liz Vargas

May 15, 2010

To the family of David Agurrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss . I had the honour of working with David on the Park & Rec. Board in Park City. He was a very caring and loving man. Now you all have a very special angel watching over you. My condelences to all of you. Liz Vargas (Pleasant Prairie,Wisc.)

Danielle King

May 11, 2010

To the family of Tio David,

My family and I are truly sorry to hear the passing of Tio David. Tio David was a phenomenal man. His grace and mercy was so touching to me and I am sure to others. I love his persona that he had that surrounded him. God was present all around him, thats why he attracted so many people by his holy spirit that captured others. Tio David will be missed and never forgotten. Tio David we love you and I know you are watching down on us : )

Love, Danielle King

May 10, 2010

To the Family of David Aguirre,
We are so sorry to hear of David's passing. I worked with David at Duraclean Int. from 1995 until he left the company. He wes a good friend.

Please accept our sincere sympathy,

Bill & Gail Dolan

Jim and Janet Enstrom

May 10, 2010

Dave was a friend to all his neighbors. He always had a smile for you and anyone who stopped and took the time to talk. He was interested in you, your family and the community and truly listened to you whether it was about troubles, concerns, your family or the weather .
He had a gift that he shared freely with all, and because of that he was a gift to the community. His presence will be greatly missed.
We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Jim and Janet Enstrom

Denise Perez

May 10, 2010

David Aguirre was like a second dad to me as while as the family. He always knew how to give advice or put smile on my face. When i was depressed. He was caring n always lend a hand out to anyone that needed help. I been praying from the day i found out he had cancer n I'll contiune praying for him n his family. I love you guys!!! God Bless David Aguirre n the Aguirre Family.  
P.S. If u need ANYTHING just call me n
I'll be glad to help in anyway that I can!  
Love, Denise Perez

Don & Dorothy Link

May 9, 2010

Sandy, Eric & Mia,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless all of you in this sad time and help you to remember all of life's goodness.
Don & Dot