Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Jose S. Ruiz, "Cheo"

Passed away on January 27, 2020

Jose S. Ruiz, “Cheo”, age 91, late of Burnham, IL and formerly of South Chicago passed away on January 27, 2020. Beloved husband of Leonides for 70 years. Loving father of Maria (Angel) Jimenez, Gladys (Luis) Rivera, Pastor Jose (Anne) Ruiz and Pastor Luis (Pastor Lisa) Ruiz. Devoted grandfather of Elizabeth (Ludwig) Balek, Michele (Brian) Lechtenberg, Michael Jimenez, Luis (Michelle) Rivera, Melissa (Craig) DeCarlo, Joey (Erica) Ruiz, Stacia Ruiz, Erica (Tom) Warrington, Luis (Manuela) Ruiz, Jr., Jonathan Wandrei, Sarah Ruiz and Isabella Ruiz. Cherished great-grandfather of Marcus, Ava, Logan, Carter, Twins Lily and Ryan, Maxwell, Marc, Landon, Jose Angel, Jr., Victoria, Grace and Natalya. Dear son of the late Pedro and late Maria Ruiz. Dearest brother of late Evaristo Ruiz, late Luisa Hilerio and late Monserate Santos. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Retired employee of U. S. Steel South Works. Longtime active member of South Chicago Pentecostal Church of God. He was a graduate of Instituto Ebenzer with Honors; Elder and Lifetime Honorary Deacon, Teacher, Director of Men’s Ministry as well as many other positions in the church. Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020 DIRECTLY at South Chicago Pentecostal Church of God 9231 S. Houston Ave. Chicago, IL 60617 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery Dolton, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Chapel Chicago, IL. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.

Funeral Service:
South Chicago Pentecostal Church of God
9231 S. Houston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 11:00 am

Oakland Memory Lanes
15200 Lincoln Avenue
Dolton, IL 60419

Visitation Location

South Chicago Pentecostal Church of God
9231 S. Houston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

Visitation Information

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00 am until 11:00 am

"We are sorry for loss, prayers for you and your family. God Bless"
- Jose M. & Nancy E. Medina
January 28, 2020 7:01 pm

"Our Heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Ruiz Family. Mr Ruiz was a extraordinary man who was loved and admired greatly. May he RIP☝️🙏"
- Valerie Koeppen & the Fernandez Family
January 28, 2020 8:27 pm

"Thank you Cheo for helping my father Marcos, mother Zaragosa and their 3 children relocate from Puerto Rico to Chicago many years ago. May you rest in peace. Aida (Rivera) Elg"
- Aida Elg
January 29, 2020 9:10 am

"Our deepest condolences to the Ruiz family. Our families were close and we felt more like family. May he Rest In Peace Rosa & Al"
- Al and Rosa Haase
February 2, 2020 7:12 am

"I want to send my condolences to the familia. Your family and our have a lot of history. But I hold a special one being his godchild. God Is Good, Love Maria"
- Maria Lopez
February 2, 2020 8:51 am

Candles Lit
"May he Rest In Paradise."
- Jerry Melendez
January 29, 2020 12:53 pm

"We are with you - Team TAHPI"
- Team TAHPI
January 30, 2020 8:17 pm

"To our friends The Ruiz Family : From the Rivera Family our deepest condolences and prayers to our dad’s lifelong friend Cheo. Que descanses en Paz."
- Anna Hernandez
February 2, 2020 9:40 am