October 7, 1935 – March 9, 2018
Carlos Arenas, age 82, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Friday March 9, 2018. Born on October 7, 1935 in San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. Mexico to Tomasa Arenas Martinez.
Carlos is survived by; daughter Ruth (Jose M.) Cortes; daughter Sandy Arenas; son Carlos T. (AnnMarie) Arenas; daughter Yvette (Rob) Robinson; daughter Arlette (Teddy) Diaz; and daughter Alison Curran; grandchildren Alexis Ruth Cortez, Carlos Alonzo Arroyo, Yolanda Rosa Cortes, Matthew T. Arenas, Cody Adam Carroll, Brandon T. Arenas, Isha Navarro-Carroll (Dan Carroll), Teddy Diaz Jr., Kallai Diaz, Dabria Diaz and Erin Judith Curran; great-grandchildren Leila Diaz and Jude Diaz.
Carlos was preceded in death by his wife Yolanda Ruth Arenas (nee Flores).
In his lifetime, Carlos held many titles: Army Veteran, Mechanic, Carpenter, Driver, Bouncer and most passionately a Sensei of Kung Mao Kung Fu Karate.
A visitation for Carlos will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mount Auburn Funeral Home, 4101 South Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL 60402. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 at Mount Auburn Funeral Home. A burial will occur at Mount Auburn Memorial Park, 4101 South Oak Park Ave, Stickney, Illinois 60402.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MountAuburnFuneralHome.com for the Arenas family.
- Yolanda Ruth Arenas (nee Flores), Wife
- Ruth (Jose M.) Cortes, Daughter
- Sandy Arenas, Daughter
- Carlos T. (AnnMarie) Arenas, Son
- Yvette (Rob) Robinson, Daughter
- Arlette (Teddy) Diaz, Daughter
- Alison Curran, Daughter
- Alexis Ruth Cortez, Carlos Alonzo Arroyo, Yolanda Rosa Cortes, Matthew T. Arenas, Cody Adam Carroll, Brandon T. Arenas, Isha Navarro-Carroll (Dan Carroll), Grandchildren
- Teddy Diaz Jr., Kallai Diaz, Dabria Diaz and Erin Judith Curran, Grandchildren
- Leila Diaz and Jude Diaz, Greatgrand children
- Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018
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Carlos Abel Acosta Banda
September 18, 2018
My Sensei Carlos Arenas, who I meet in San Luis Potosí, was one of the greatest man I ever know. The school he founded in San Luis and its discipline impacted a lot in my life since I was a child. He was present all the time in my mind, waiting his visits from the US. Nowadays I remember him in a very very special manner and I keep many of his teachings inside me.
I give thanks for his life to God, and I ask God for strenght to his family.
April 4, 2018
RUTH & SANDY
Lo siento mucho, me hubiese encantado volver a mirar a mis SENSEIS. Lamentablemente me tarde demasiado en tomar la accion de localizar los. Nunca los he olvidado y espero ustedes se encuentren bien, y las vuelva a mirar antes de que me regrese a Mexico. 773-710-5782
Luz y Gabriel Lopez and family
March 15, 2018
Ruth,Sandy y familia.No estamos en presente ,pero estamos con uds en su dolor y nos puede mucho. Su partida,en estos momentos de dolor una sabe q no ahi consuelo para lo q uno siente,pero Dios les va a mandar su resignación y la fortaleza,para seguir adelante ,Su Papa ahorita el ya goza del reino de nuestro señor Jesus,el esta feliz con todos sus seres queridos,especialmente con su esposa q lo estaba esperando y q dicha an de sentir ellos ahorita,q eso les consuele y les de la fuerza a uds Mijas,cuídense mucho las quiere os mucho y q Dios me las bendiga,miles de bendiciones sus tíos y primos
Gabriel y Luz Elena Lopez
March 14, 2018
Dear Ruth and Family,
It has been said that grief is the reminder that we loved and were loved. May the peace that comes from the memories of love you shared with your father comfort you now and in the days ahead. And may you also find comfort and strength in the warmth of friends and family who are thinking of you in these difficult times.
With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy,
Ed and Maggie Tivador
March 12, 2018
My Dearest Ruth - Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Carlos is in the arms of the angels now and suffers no more.
Celeste and Casey Cichonski