Luis M. Diaz, 65, of Elgin died Monday, March 3, 2008 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Born December 31, 1942 in Uriangato GTO, Mexico, He has been a resident of Elgin since July of 1959. He was the son of Jose and Josefina (Malagon) Diaz.
He built La Roca grocery store in 1973 and has owned and operated the Elgin neighborhood business for over 35 years. He also owned and operated La Puesta Del Sol Restaurant and was a well-known and respected member of Elgin’s Hispanic community. Luis was very a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather, and will be remembered for his caring and giving heart.
Luis is preceded in death by his father, Jose Diaz, and grandparents, Leo and Felisa Diaz.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia Diaz; mother, Josefina Diaz; 2 daughters, Sandra (Victor) Camarena, Maria L. (Rafael) Guzman; 4 sons, Marco (Alexandria) Diaz, Jose L. (Asminda) Diaz, Jr., Andrew Diaz and Victor M. Diaz; brother, Manuel (Beatriz) Diaz; sister, Maria S. (Gonzalo) Avina; 18 grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M. at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin with Fr. Leonardo Maldonado, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. For more information or to leave a condolence please call (847) 741-1400.
Alma Villarreal y Familia
May God Bless You!
Virginia, Nuestras oraciones estan con contigo! Lo sentimos mucho y Que DIOS este con tigo y tu familia………….ALMA
Jose L. (Asminda) Diaz, Jr., Andrew Diaz and Victor M. Diaz, Just wanted to let you know that our prayers and hearts are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Nuestras oraciones estan con ustedes!
Con Mucho Carino Y Amor
Alma Y Fernando (pelon) Zamarripa
Christina y Brian Nunez (hijos de Martin Nunez)
Ruben Villarreal y Fam.
Haidee Shablua-Villarreal y Fam.
virginia y familia lo ciento mucho la perdida de su esposo,padre y abuelo ,pero hay que resignarnos dios sabe por que se lo llevo,pero los recuerdo siepre quedan en muestro corazones,mi esposo y yo nos recordamos de luis y usted con sus hijos cuando heramos jovenes y nuestros hijos eran ninos, y la famosa tienda (LA ROCA) eso nunca se olvidad los bueno tiempos. que dios te fortalesa saviduria para que sigan adelante en la vida ..que dios me los vendiga , a todos en este tiempo de mucha dificultad y tristeza.
maria y roberto gutierrez
Joey,Mindy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. My sister had emailed the information this morning to us. YOur father is not much older than my parents so this really hits home.