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Meliton Avila

April 1, 1936 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 86)

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Meliton Avila joined his loving wife Maria Esperanza in heaven on April 30, 2022 surrounded by his loving children.


Meliton was born in Mexico. His parents had 8 Children- 5 sons and 3 daughters. On December 28th, 1960, He married his wife, Maria Esperanza . Meliton and Maria started their family in Mexico, but shortly after immigrated to America and continued to build their family. They settled in Chicago IL and had 8 children, 7 boys and 1 girl. Meliton became a proud citizen of the United States in 1999. He was a hardworking man and provided for his large family. He worked at Play School and would surprise his children with building blocks and various other toys for them to enjoy. He loved being a father.  He spent 38 years married to his loving wife, before she passed away in 1998.


Meliton spent his retirement enjoying gardening and relaxing on his porch. He spent many afternoons walking with his neighbors and friends. He had a faithful companion his fat cat Garfield. He loved most spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a love for cowboy hats, cars, and collecting beautiful statues. He was often seen smiling.


Meliton is survived by his sister Guadalupe Chavez. His children Armando (Alicia), George (Judy), Adolfo (Gloria), Arthur (Norma), Gloria, Jamie (Edith), Mel Jr (Jennifer), Javier (America). His grandchildren Vicky, Michael, Nicole, Tegan (Jim), Eric, Kevin, Christian, Ellie, Jaden, Julianna, Joshua, Jovanni, Emily, Elena, Alex (Dezerri), Brandon, Matthew, Jonah, Estrella, and Gabriella. Great Grandchildren Chloe and Aiden and many, many nieces, and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and beloved wife. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, and friends, he is forever loved and lives in our hearts.


I am home in Heaven dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.

All pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever. Safely home in Heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand,

Do it now, while life remains, you shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting, oh the joy to see you come!

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May 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home
3117 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402

Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Rita of Cascia Parish
6243 S Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60629

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