Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Salvador Chavez, "Chavitas"

Passed away on March 14, 2020

Salvador Chavez, “Chavitas”, age 88, late of the East Side and formerly of South Chicago, passed away March 14, 2020. Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Moreno) for 62 years. Loving father of Richard (Isabel) Chavez, Salvador Chavez, Domingo (Anita) Chavez and the late Jimmy Chavez. Cherished grandfather of 6. Adored great grandfather of 3. Dear brother of Connie Hernandez and the late Henry and late Jesse Chavez. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Salvador was a U.S. Army Veteran who had served as a Military Police Officer and a retired employee of U.S. Steel- South Works after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and an avid golfer, bowler and bocce ball player. Visitation Wednesday 2-9pm. Funeral services Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:45am prayers from Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass 9:30am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers from Elmwood Chapel
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:45 am

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
3200 E. 91st St.
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:30 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"Virginia and family. Olivia, Lupe Valadez and the LBH Golf Club family express our heart felt condolences on the passing of our dear friend and fellow golfer. Over the years, Sal traveled with the Club to many Golf Resorts in Florida, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi. He was a great guy to be with. We enjoyed the competition on the course and especially the 19th Hole and Hospitality Room. Many memories to be cherished. You are now now teeing off with the big guys, Mel, Stanley, Adolph and Raulie. Hit em straight my friend and until we meet again, Rest In Peace."
- Lupe Valadez
March 15, 2020 7:52 pm

"I am saddened at Chavitas passing. I knew him thru my husband, Noel Rodriguez, I will always remember how sweet and kind he was. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and childred and of course family"
- Diana Rodriguez
March 15, 2020 8:16 pm

"Sal, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Stacey Owen"
- Stacey Owen
March 17, 2020 11:58 am

"Tio Sal will be missed but always know that Love has no boundaries, even those that divide heaven and earth. So when your down just know your hearts are still connected. Much peace and comfort, Christina & Steve Thunberg "
- Christina & Steve Thunberg
March 18, 2020 9:44 am

" It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family."
- Magzoub Saad
March 18, 2020 10:38 am

"So sorry to hear about Sal. We will remember him in our prayers. "
- Don Micelli
March 18, 2020 11:14 am

"Prayers for you and loved ones at this time of great sorrow."
- James gutierrez
March 18, 2020 12:18 pm

"So sorry for your loss Virginia and family. He will always be remembered for how nice he was. He worked at Loncars and was always thinking of the customer first. When he played bocce ball he would always roll a good ball and then say "sorry". Golf he would always be positive and say watch this one it may be a hole in one. We will miss you every day Sal. May you rest in peace. Richie Perez"
- Rich and Gail Perez
March 18, 2020 3:27 pm

"My sincere condolences to you and your family Virginia. Chavitas was such a gentleman. He will surely be missed with memories of golf outings and bocce ball. We'll keep keep him in our prayers. Chris and Jim (Just Jim's)"
- Christina Mireles - Jim Zuniga
March 19, 2020 2:31 pm

"Many prayers to the Chavez family."
- Diana W
March 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Candles Lit
"In memory of a most wonderful Tio. Love you. Please watch over us. Much live and sympathy to my Tia, my cousins and their families."
- Rocío Moreno Flores
March 15, 2020 9:56 pm