With heavy hearts, the Vaca family regrets to announce the passing of our beloved Rafael J. Vaca Sr. His
sense of humor, warm heart, and a generous spirit will be deeply missed.
Rafael J. Vaca Sr. was born to the late Francisco and Adelaida Vaca on September 28, 1953. He departed
the earthly life on Sunday, September 5, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
He lived life his way. He happily owned his own business for many years. He loved working on cars as
well as planting flowers in the spring. He loved all animals, always trying to save them. He loved dogs
and they loved him. His big heart happily giving to whomever was in need, never asked for anything in
Rafael leaves to cherish his memories his wife Elena, three children Adelaida, Cynthia and Rafael Jr, five
grandchildren Cuauhtemoc, Celeste, Rafael III, Romeo, and Gisele, one great grandson Isaiah, siblings,
family, and friends.
If roses grow in Heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for us.
Place them in our Father’s arms and tell him they’re from us.
Tell him that we love and miss him and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and
hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy, we do it every day.
But there is an ache within our hearts that will never go away.
In Loving Memory of Our Father, Rafael J. Vaca Sr.
Wake to be held:
Heritage Funeral Home
3117 S. Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402
Thursday, September 9, 2021
3pm – 8pm
Mass to be held:
Blessed Agnes Church
2651 S. Central Park Ave Chicago, IL 60623
Friday, September 10, 2021
Funeral/Burial to be held:
St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery
4401 W. 111 th St., Chicago, IL 60655
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