Jose "Joe" M Vela

Birth: August 28th, 1945
Death: November 7th, 2018
Age: 73 years

Jose “Joe” Maria Vela, Jr. age 73, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 7, 2018 at his residence. Jose was born August 28, 1945 in Chesaning, MI the son of Jose and Angelita (Limon) Vela. He proudly served in the United States Marines and Army during the Vietnam War. Jose was a hard worker his whole life. He worked and retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. Jose enjoyed dancing (he even taught a little bit), listening to music, watching Detroit Tigers Baseball, and working on his rental properties. But most of all Jose loved his family. He would do anything for them. Jose was known for speaking his mind, he was brutally honest; whether you liked it or not. He was a very supportive and giving father and grandfather. His favorite saying to his family was “Yo Mando” (I am the Boss). His family was his life; especially his grandchildren. Jose will be dearly missed.

Jose is survived by his 3 loving children; Daniel (Melissa) Vela, Andrea Vela-Rossman and Michael Vela, 6 grandchildren; Daniel and Angelo Vela and Anthony Rocha, Aaliyah, Andrew II and Armando Rossman, 4 sisters and brothers; Eva Quintanilla, Rey Vela, Lupe Molina and Mary Hernandez and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents Jose was preceded in death by twin sons; John and Joe Vela and 6 brothers and sisters; Rosie Vela, Robert Vela, Gilbert Vela, Beatrice Bustamante, Ester Garcia and Jessie Vela.

FUNERAL: A funeral Liturgy will take place Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 910 N. 6th Ave. Saginaw MI, 48601 with Rev. Fr. Francis Voris OFM Cap to officiate.

VISITATION: Family and friends will gather on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd, (off State) from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM and again at the church Saturday morning from 9:00 Am until the time of service.

MEMORIALS: St Joseph Catholic Church.

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