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Gene Vela

Gene Richard Vela

Saturday, July 11th, 1953 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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Obituary

Gene R. Vela, 67, January 7, 2021, longtime resident of South Holland, IL, beloved son of the late Generoso Vela and the late Dolores Gamino; devoted brother of the late Robert Vela; proud and fun-loving uncle of Robert (late), Cynthia, Amber, Ashley, Angelo, Alyssa, and Ava.

Gene worked for over 18 years in the railroad industry with BNSF Railway and RTS Rail Terminal Services , where he was dedicated not only to his work but to the many friends and co-workers whom he thought the world of and the feeling was mutual. Gene was a proud member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local # 705. Gene was a hard working and well respected man. He loved football and treating his nieces and nephews out to family dinners. He simply adored his family and spending time with them. BNSF

Services at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 10 a.m. Burial St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.

For those attending services, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING: 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME WILL BE OBSERVED. MASKS REQUIRED.

Please visit GENE VELA BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Info., 773-581-9000.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    CENTRAL CHAPEL
    Address
    6158 S. Central Ave.
    CHICAGO, IL 60638
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS, FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING OF 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME, WILL BE OBSERVED WITH MASKS REQUIRED.
  • Service

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    CENTRAL CHAPEL
    Address
    6158 S. Central Ave.
    CHICAGO, IL 60638
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS, FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING OF 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME, WILL BE OBSERVED WITH MASKS REQUIRED.
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary Cemetery
    Address
    3701 W. 87th St.
    EVERGREEN PARK, IL 60805
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    Notes
    Section X Block 19 Lot 6 Grave 12

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Jasper Vaccaro

Posted at 10:16pm
You will be missed Gene.
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Jonnie Chieco

Posted at 09:34am
An amazing man. Thank you for being you, Gene. You will be greatly missed
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Maria Macias

Posted at 08:34am
My deepest condolences in this difficult time to Gene's loved ones. He has touched everyone's lives and hearts to those whom had the opportunity in knowing him. He has inspired others and will never be forgotten.
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Matthew Lambert

Posted at 10:23pm
Gene was a great pleasure to be around, he will be miss very much so. My thoughts and my heart are with his family.
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Robert Salinas

Posted at 09:02pm
Gene Vela is a beautiful person who enjoyed giving advice and was very humble..A follower of Christ. I enjoyed speaking to him on a daily basis about health issues and working out. Gene was easy to love and admire...his smile and good looks could brighten up any room and a person’s life. A hard worker and would stop what he was doing just to help out anyone who needed it. I will miss him and I'm deeply saddened by his passing but I know he's in Heaven with the Lord.
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