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Jose Miguel Zapiain passed away surrounded by his family on February 4th, 2023. Born on September 28th, 1941, to Rosa & Anastacio Tello in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Jose made his way to Chicago where he met and built a life with his wife Imelda A. Zapiain. They were married on
February 20th, 1960 He is survived by his wife and eight children: Rosa Zapiain, Inez Alonso (Gonzalo), Jose Miguel Zapiain Jr (Susie), Yolanda Zapiain, Imelda Patricia Zapiain-Adams (Chris), Ana Luz Lopez (Joey), Cecilia Zapiain (Francisco), Ruth Angelica Zapiain (Ruben); 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
After emigrating from Mexico at the age of 17, Jose Miguel would go on to proudly become a US citizen, spend 33 years as a machinist at Advanced Printers, and be described by all who knew him as kind, hardworking, and deeply devoted to his family. In his later years, Jose Miguel could frequently be found reading his newspaper, exploring Chicago’s senior offerings with his wife in his cherished Dodge Van, checking in on his beloved Cubbies, and spending time with his grandchildren-all of whom will remember their Wito with only the best of memories . While very much a man of few words, he made sure to let his family know they were loved, took time to crack a joke—often laughing before he could complete it (a trait shared by many of his children and grandchildren)—and always enjoyed an ice cold Pepsi and peanuts.
Services will be held on Monday, February 13th at 10:00AM, preceded by a wake at 9:0oAM at St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church 1202 West 18th Street(Corner of Allport Street and 18th Street), Chicago, IL 60608. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Order at 1629 S Allport, Chicago IL 60608. Donations can be mailed directly to the Sisters or donated at the service.
Michelle Y Morales
Our heart aches for the loss of your father – we are praying for the comfort of the family in Jesus’ name.
So sorry for your lost Ruth praying that god gives you strength to make it though I know the feeling oh so well stay strong babes🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🤎🤎🤎🤎
Ruth, I am so truly sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find comfort in each other with the loving memories you have of your beloved father. He may not be here physically, but energy never dies, it just changes form, and he is most definitely with you and your family.
My condolences 💐
Mi Amiga Lucy Abulita, my thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family. You would always smile when we talked about your parents. You took such good care of both of them even taking off work, doing whatever needed to be done. So you get telling jokes, making people laugh from your dad huh 😃 . Thank God for him. May he rest in peace. 🙏
Nuestro más sentido pésame para la familia de Don José Miguel Zapiain. Con cariño y respeto les acompañamos durante este tiempo. Pedimos a Dios y La Virgen que les bendiga con fortaleza y paz para mantener siempre la fé que les inculcaron sus queridos padres.
Don José Miguel mantuvo siempre sólido nuestro barrio de Pilsen e Iglesia Providencia de Dios.
En paz descanse Don José Miguel. Los queremos mucho Yolanda e hija y Familia Zapiain.
Javier Becerril Ayala
Nuestro más sentido pésame a mi tía Imelda y a nuestros primos
Un abrazo fuerte desde México, Ciudad de Mexico
We wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.” “I’m so sorry about your father’s death. Please accept my condolences. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.” 🙏
Lucy, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. Take comfort in the fact that your father is at peace and will always be with you and he’s no longer suffering. I’m a phone call away if you need anything!
To my beautiful Pa who set an example by his actions rather then words. Que Dios te Tenga en su Santa Gloria.