Alejandro R Ayala

January 11, 1928May 4, 2018

Alejandro R. "Welo" Ayala, age 90, of East Chicago, passed peacefully on May 4, 2018 at Crown Point Christian Village with his loving family at his side. Alejandro was born January 11, 1928 in Brownsville, TX to the late Jose and Julia (Rodriguez) Ayala. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife for over 60 years, Esperanza T. Ayala; grandson, Thaddeus L. Rodriguez Jr.; and a brother Manuel Ayala. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sylvia (Matthew) Galvan and Rosalinda Ayala; grandchildren, Christina (Mark) Hardgraves, Nicole Galvan, Justine Rodriguez, Cynthia Galvan, Matthew Galvan II, and John Alejandro Ayala; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Alejandro retired after 37 years of faithful service at Inland Steel as a bridge crane operator. He was the ultimate family man. A loving , kind, patient, wise, and understanding father and grandfather, and a calm disciplinarian. He taught these attributes to his children and grandchildren through example. Alejandro enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music and dancing. He was known to be a sharp dresser and not a hair out of place. Alejandro appreciated the art of conversation, there was no such thing as a simple conversation or quick visit. We will truly miss you Dad and Welo, and your calm way saying "everything is going to be OK". (oh, OK). The family would like to thank all the staff at Crown Point Christian Village and Harbor Light Hospice for their exceptional care.


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Alejandro R Ayala

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Carlos Longoria

May 6, 2018

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the Ayala Family , From all the Longoria's in Texas . We Knew this Gentle Giant of a Man and his Wonderful wife from 1960 -1970 when they lived on Pennsy in the Harbor . I thank the Lord that these two wonderful people were put in our lives . They will be remembered by all of us with Love and Admiration . Rest in peace Ray as you re=unite with the Love of your Life as she waits for you in Heaven .

Lilly Torres

May 6, 2018

You truly good hearted person great uncle tia and u where my second parent's ill never forget u always hold you both close to my heart