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Guadalupe Lopez Jr.

September 20, 1962November 16, 2020
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Guadalupe “Lupe” Lopez, Jr., age 58, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Beloved husband of 35 years to Maria (nee Velasco); loving father of Erica (Jesus Flores) Lopez, Richie (Jessica Rocha) Lopez and Andy (Kiara Negron) Lopez; cherished grandfather “Coach” to Angie, Julian and Austin Flores and Richie Lopez, Jr.; devoted son of Guadalupe, Sr. and Maria (nee Garcia) Lopez; dear brother of Ana, Leticia, Victoria Lopez; fond uncle of Nicolas Mendia, Alejandro Ochoa and Cristian Ochoa. Lupe worked 33 years at City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication as a 911 Dispatcher. He was a dedicated coach and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Lupe’s memory will also be cherished by many other relatives and friends.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Blake-Lamb Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 11 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Lupe’s funeral will be lived streamed on Monday, November 30, 2020 please go to www.memorialslive.com enter Lopez by 9:00 a.m. to view the services. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and consideration.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral, 4727 W 103rd, Oak Lawn and on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral is Private. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. For more information please call 708-636-1193 and visit www.blakelamboaklawn and leave an online condolence to the Lopez Family.

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Sergio Gaytan

December 1, 2020

I met Lupe once 2 years ago after my wife Andrea, Lupe’s co-worker almost got carjacked at gunpoint on her way to work at OEMC. Needless to say Andrea was pretty shaken up and unable to work that day. Lupe and a fellow worker John Gavin escorted my wife safely home and once there, I was introduced to Lupe. I am forever grateful and will never forget his kindness and caring for other people.

Antonia Mastro

November 30, 2020

Our family is so saddened to hear of Lupe’s passing. Our son played baseball at Brother Rice high school with his younger son Andy. He was a wonderful person and we were glad to have known him. Our sympathies to his family and pray for his wife’s recovery.
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LaTrice Maxey

November 30, 2020

Dear Lupe, this me Max what you called me today is my birthday and every year you would send me text with a house music song on it I’m still in disbelief about this my friend I’ll never forget our 4:00 or 5:00 am listening to mixes, playing uno, telling jokes, and sending jobs back and forth because it’s on the border to help time go past. I’m glad we was able to tell each other that we Love each other and yes you still owe me a bottle of wine and pizza my friend keep watching over us my birthday will never be the same. Love you my Lupe get your rest we got this!!!

Christy Fields

November 30, 2020

12 years I allowed you to call me Crystal.....stopped trying to correct you almost immediately bc ours was a friendship full of harassment, jokes, cracks, and name calling and I got you WAY more than you got me! FOREVER in my heart and fun memories my Guadalupana, Guadalupito, Lupes, and the ultimate...PopPop! Lol YOU are my protector now! May God grant us all strength to make it thru! Love u

Nancy Lewis

November 30, 2020

Lupe, I hope you know just how much I loved you. I’ll never forget the prank you played on me on the Zone when I was in training. Hearing me say “Oh, God” on the air gave you the best laugh. You were always encouraging, even when I decided to leave. Ironically, you were the last person that I saw last year when I came back to visit 1st watch. I’m just glad I got to tell you I love you❤️

To the Lopez family, I send my love, prayers and condolences. ❤️🙏🏾

Jamila Haymond

November 30, 2020

To the Powerful Lopez 3...you are forever in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. Maria, my Mom added you and the family to the prayer tree at her church. We are praying you recover comfortably.
My Klupe, I'm still unable to take this in. It's just so surreal. I wanted to hug you so tight when I saw you last because it felt like I hadn't seen you in forever. I hate I didn't get a chance to. I had to look back at our texts to make sure that I told you that I loved you. Thank God I did. I want you to know Klupe, this is one of the HARDEST deep breaths I've ever had to take, accepting you not being here. You were my big brother. I've yet to go by Zone 10. 💔
Love, Jam

A Friend

November 30, 2020

We all know how he walked this earth. Imagine how he will do as angel. That Halo Shines Bright. We got it from here. I apologize today for the all the trouble you gonna pull me out of tomorrow. Here We Go Lupe. It was an honor to serve the people with you.

Mr & Mrs Truhlar

November 28, 2020

Dear Lupe, you touched so many lives. We will always hold you in our hearts 💙 Rest easy sweet angel.

Mary Jo Schreck

November 28, 2020

Dear Lupe I still can’t believe this has happened. You have always been there for everyone. And a great friend to so very many. It is my pleasure and an honor to call you my friend and not a co-worker. You were there when my son was in Iraq and other things that went on. I know all 3if your kids and I hope your grandkids can be the person you are!! I loved working with you especially the night you told me you were going to talk “until there was a street name you couldn’t pronounce “. We all got the best laugh front that! I will miss you always and happy you were part of my life. Love MJ

Melana Raehl

November 28, 2020

Throughout our 40+ years of friendship, I have so many awesome memories with Lupe. One of the funniest is the time when he, AnnMarie Chavez and I decided to go the the Junkyard Dog party together. I drove but it was me in the end who couldn't drive. So Lupe thought I was the funniest he had ever seen me....He and Ann drove my van. We dropped off Ann and continued to my house where he was now stuck....It was the first time meeting my then boyfriend, and here Lupe is asking a man he just met who would later become a husband for a ride home! Poor Lupe all the way to his house must've mentioned at least 15 times how "Me and Melana we go back , way back, yeah we are just good friends!" One day I will tell his kids the WHOLE story to the craziness of that night. I told my daughter this story the other day and she asked, "Mama, why did Lupe drive you home in YOUR van?" I looked at her with tears in my eyes and said, "Babes, because that's what friends do" Lupe, you will never, ever be forgotten. I am honored to have been friends all of these years...Rest easy Pito, we will meet again and share many more times "on the radio" Love ya, <3

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