Emilio Suarez

August 9, 1941November 24, 2018

Emilio Suarez, 77 yrs. old, died peacefully on November 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on August 9, 1941, in Carolina, Puerto Rico to Teodosio and Felicita Suarez. He later moved to New York, where he worked as a sous chef at Schrafft's Restaurant as well as a superintendent and later earned his certification as a boiler engineer/ operator. In 1968, the Suarez family moved to Detroit, Michigan where he spent the remainder of his years with his beloved family.

He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to family and friends, socializing, his love of dancing, frequent trips to the movie theatre, daily walks where he loved to meet new people and his favorite vices, coffee and smoking. He befriended everyone he met and will be greatly missed.

Emilio was survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Candita; his children Candida (Edmundas J.) Kemeza of Shelby Twp., MI; Loyda Rodriguez Childers of Rochester, MI; Aixa Rodriguez (Carlos) Torres of Attleboro, MA; Juan (Lisa Bardach) Rodriguez of Ann Arbor, MI; His brother Angel Suarez of Bloomfiled, NJ; His sisters, Lucy Suarez Ellsworth of NY; Alma J. Sanchez-Velez of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; His grandchildren Philip A. & Nicholas S. Childers, Pedro O. & Emilia N. Kemeza, and C. Gesmani Torres; His great-grandchildren, Devin R. Childers, Tatiana L. Messier-Torres, Mikela Aixa Demers, Michael Carlos Demers, Anjelina V. Torres, Gesmani A.Torres, Avery L. Childers, and Mia L. Childers. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Loyda M.Torres; Honorary daughter, Sandra M. Ortiz and granddaughter Celina Aixa Ortiz.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10AM at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church, 45700 Dequindre Rd., Shelby Charter Twp., MI 48317. Visitation begins at 9:15AM.

Monetary donations can be made to Candita Suarez for the families charity of choice.


  • Suarez Family for their choice of donation.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Brenda Alicea

November 27, 2018

Tio Emilio you will forever be in my heart and my memories! Even though I was not able to see you in a daily bases you touched my heart. I named my 1st born after you. I’m blessed to of seen you and spent time with you for which I was able to take a beautiful picture with not only you, but with my Titi Candita and my beautiful cousins despite of the situation! You will be missed but NEVER forgotten! Love you Brenda y Familia

Lizzette De Leon-Alicea

November 26, 2018

Our most sincere condolences to Candita and family at this time of great sorrow. May Emilio rest in peace in God's loving arms. Love always,
the De Leon-Alicea family

Elizabeth Watkins

November 25, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mr. Suarez on several occasions after working with his daughter Candida for many years.
I have been touched to know Mr. Suarez. Mr. Suarez has been so kind, kind and pleasant.
While we have lost such a dear man here on earth, Heaven has been made a brighter place.
God bless you Mr. Suarez. You will be missed.