Romualdo Vera

Romualdo “Tato” Vera, 68, of Chicago, IL, passed away on August 14, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Miriam Vera, and children Renaldo, Mairim (Israel) Smith, Amanda (Kurt) McLaughlin, and Veronica.  Proud grandfather of Jazlynn, Cynthia, Izaiah, Colin, Liam, and Grant.

Tato is well known by many for his kindness, his compassion, and most importantly his wonderful sense of humor. Tato worked hard his entire life to provide a better life for his family and leaves behind a legacy that will forever be remembered. Tato enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had a love for restoring vintage cars. He loved bowling with his nephews & family and golfing with his friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made by clicking on  St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Christian Fellowship Church 4220 W. 59th St. Chicago. Funeral Service to be held at 10:30 am Thursday at the church. Burial to follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.


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  1. Marisol Santiago

    Someone so special can never be forgotten. He is a treasured memory. We love you Tio! 🙏🏻

  2. Kim & Tony Sandoval

    So sorry for your loss, and such a loss for so many….a sweet, gentle, quiet man that spoke volumes with his smile. In love and prayer there is no distance.

  3. Amanda and Family are hearts are saddened by this news. They are way to young to be gone!!Thankful for memories prayers for ALL.

  4. Orlando Santiago

    Tato, you will always be in my memory! My deepest condolences to the Vera family.. Thank you for always sharing your knowledge and wisdom.. You will truly be missed… I will always remember you and I discussing how the Cubs were doing… Go Cubs Tato!

  5. Orlando Oly Santiago

    Tato, thank you for always sharing your knowledge and wisdom with me.. You will always be in my memory.. I will never forget how we talked about the Cubs.. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.. My deepest condolences go out to the Vera family.. #Tatohasfastcars #Go Cubs

  6. My Tio Tato, thank you for being such an amazing person. Thank you for all of the amazing memories ❤️You’ve shown so much love and care to all of your friends and family.

  7. My condolences and prayers to the family. So sorry to hear this, he truly was a great guy!

  8. So sad to hear of Tio Tato’s passing.
    So very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful kind hearted man. The Vera/Morales family was always good to me and happy to be part of that family. You will be missed greatly!
    Family…may the Lord comfort you..give you peace..and strength through this difficult time.
    Sending love and light to you all.
    God bless you..

  9. He was a great man/friend. My hero will be missed but not forgotten. Any time I’m bowling or need tires etc etc I will be looking up and missing him. My heart is broken for his wonderful family he provided for 😔

  10. Pastor Pam Kacys

    I am heartbroken to have to say a bittersweet “goodnight” to my dear brother, friend, and one of the best church members ever to walk through our doors. There are no words in any language to describe the love and kindness Tato modeled in life. He was a man who did what God called him to do. A husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, church member, and so much more. A hero. I pray for every family member.

    Goodnight my brother. This is not the end.

    Love always,
    Pastor Pam and Dave Kacys

  11. Gone but not forgotten will always be with us RIP

  12. Oh my dear n best uncle i will surely miss you. Love you your niece ivette tita santiago balog

  13. Evelyn and Tom Kwidzinski

    Tato, you have always been incredibly sweet to my family and a very loving human being. You will forever be missed. God speed to be in the arms of your savior where you will never be in pain again. Until we meet again, watch over us all. Love you 😢

  14. Our dear Tato the lives u touched are countless u were so kind and u definitely did gods work here on earth and now u will continue in heaven and be our guardian angel u will be so missed until we meet again ❤️Love Wanda🙏😢

  15. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to Miriam (my Boricua Sister CFC) and the Vera Family. I really enjoyed our visits at McD’s. Tato always spoke fondly of his daughters, grandchildren, and his sons-in-law. His wife was his best friend and Love. He was a God-fearing man and loved the Lord. He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him. May he rest in peace and until we meet again for eternity, his friend, Lucy Gollinger.

  16. Lewis and Sheila and Nellie

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May GOD BLESS and Strengthen the FAMILY and Friends. Love Cooper and Carter Family

  17. Miriam and Mairim……..My sincere condolences to you and your family –

  18. My heart will miss my brother Tato, He was deeply loved by all at Cfc. What a glorious day to see you again, till we meet again my brother goodnight. Know that I will continue to pray for yours💜my heartfelt condolences to all, one in Christ Love, Emmie 😘 💞✌🏼🙏🏼

  19. I meet Tato & his wife Miriam a few years ago. Our friendship bonded so instantly I felt I was part of the family. Tk you Lord for letting me be part of this famly. It’s going to be hard not to see you again at Jellystone again. But I know that when I’ll sit on my deck I will look at your lot & smile when I see you there cuz to me your spirit will always be there. RIP my dear friend. We will stay close with Miriam for you until you’ll meet again.❤❤

  20. I am so very sorry to hear about Tato.. he was a man who opened his door up to anyone in need. I count it an honor & a privilege to have known him.
    To Mama Vera & her sweet family, I’m praying for you all and I love you dearly.

  21. The world will be a lesser place without you in it. If only for a short time, I am blessed to call you “mi familia”. Prayers and condolences go out to all.

  22. Good night Tato my dear brother in law, my friend, father I will miss so much thankYou for your thoughtfulness, your kindness, generous heart thankYou thankYou thankYou 🙏❤️😥.

  23. Our condolences to his wife, children and all the family. We will keep you all in our prayers. RIP

  24. Jim and Cheryl McLaughlin

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful husband, father and Grandfather Tato was. While we did not know him very well, anyone could see how much he cared for his family and the love his family had for him was so very special. Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  25. Our condolences to the entire Vera family and friends of Tato. I was just getting to know Tato through our Men’s Fellowship and at church and yet I knew I had met a brother in Christ.
    We will miss him for a time but we are comforted by the truth that we will see him once again when we meet him again with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  26. Cynthia & David Maldonado

    David and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  27. My deepest condolences to your family. It was an honor to care for such an amazing person. May his memory be eternal.

  28. Tato was the most gentle man I had the pleasure of knowing. He did not converse a good amount but his smiles spoke volumes. Rest In Peace Tato for you are in a better place.

    Uncle Billy

  29. Gloria Morales Curtin

    Find comfort in the memory of your father and strength in those around you. With deepest sympathy. Uncle Izzy & Gloria

  30. There are no words that can express my sadness for the family. I know it is a great loss to all of you and you are in my prayers. I thank God for putting Tato in my Sis Miriam’s life and creating such a beautiful family. Tato is now with God and no longer suffering. He will never be forgetten as his children and grandchildren will live on through his teachings and memories.

    Myrna (Rios) Salgado

  31. Tato was great man by the way he carried himself and loved his family. Always a gracious person and he will always be missed. May God watch over his family in this time in need.

  32. Monica Cardenas & Eathen Masson

    Tato you will be missed it’s been a pleasure to have met you in our childhood along with my brothers Pep what you called him and Alex your basketball partner on 47th my Condolences to Mrs Miriam and Vera family. Will keep you in my prayers!
    Rest In Peace Tato. Will have you and family in my Prayers 🙏

  33. I would like to all who have left comments, visited and given of yourselves beyond words can ever express. Your generosity has humbled my family and I.
    I knew Tato was and still is an extraordinary man but to see the countless of people that came to pay their respects has warmed our hearts and I will always remember this wonderful man, that I, for the most part thought was invisible, was very visible to those that came across his path. He loved to do good,work with his hands and , to the best of his ability, fix anything that was broken.
    Thank you is just not enough to say and I wish there were another word I can use to express the thankfulness I feel to you all.

    With a grateful heart,
    Miriam Vera

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