2photo2Jose Salazar Ortiz, 75,  died peacefully,  at his home in Elgin on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Jose was born in Mexico on December 4, 1943 to Tomas Salazar and Manuela Ortiz.

Jose  touched the lives of so many. He was known for his willingness to help anyone in need and his trademark sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family: Wife, Hortencia, 14 children, 42 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as his many friends and neighbors. Jose considered everyone his friend and was happy making people smile and laugh, joking, and giving hugs if needed.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 17, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin.

There will be a funeral service, also at O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 18, at 10:00 am officiated by Pastor Ruben Rivera of El Mesias United Methodist Church. Please call O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 847-741-1400, for more information.

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