Jose G. Cintora passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 13, 2021. Jose was born to Maria Guadalupe (Lopez) and Federico Cintora on March 20, 1975 in Elgin, IL. Jose, fondly known as "Joe" or "Lupe" by friends and family, was an endearing and high-spirited son, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid golfer and fan of football and basketball. He enjoyed everything related to 80’s pop culture, Star Wars, and video games. Jose dedicated his life to caring for his mother and to being a fun-loving uncle and great-uncle. He had a knack for giving them all nicknames that stuck. Jose loved his family and loved entertaining and touched the lives of all that came in contact with him. Jose simply loved life! Jose is preceded in death by his father, Federico Cintora. Jose is survived by his loving mother Maria Guadalupe Cintora; his beautiful and smart daughter, Serena; five sisters, Angelica, Martha, Celia, Evelia, and Consuelo; and two brothers, Roberto and Federico; and countless nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 20 from 4:00 until 7:00 at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division Street, Elgin. Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street, Elgin on Friday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Fr. Arquimedes Vallejo. Burial will be immediately after mass at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin. O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home shall be compliant with the CDC recommendations on social distancing and the merits of health and safety for all its employees, patrons, and visitors of the church.  Masks are required and entry to the visitation will be limited to fifty persons at a time. We kindly ask you to engage only in brief salutation to the immediate family and kindly exit, thus, allowing others to enter.

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