Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Benjamin Velasco Jr., "Benjie"

Passed away on September 3, 2020

Benjamin “Benjie” Velasco Jr., age 62.  Lifelong of South Chicago.  Beloved son of Eloise (nee Medrano) and the late Benjamin Velasco Sr.  Loving brother of Blanche Quinones, Linda (Roberto) Guerrero, and Esther (late Isaac “Cha”) Ordonez.  Cherished uncle of Victor, Robert, Joseph Quinones, Cynthia (Alejandro) Heredia, Mark (Christina), Michael Velasco, Raquel (Ryan) Silva, Benjamin III, Carlos (Candida) Velasco and Michelle (Fabian) Martinez. Fond great uncle of 16 nieces and nephews and great-great uncle of 1.  Benjie enjoyed playing baseball and basketball as a youth and watching Novela’s with his mom. He was well known at Ben’s newsstand with his mom and was an avid Chicago White Sox and Bear fan. Benji was a dear friend to many that knew him and will be dearly missed.  Visitation Thursday 2-9 pm. Funeral Services Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:15 am from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 noon.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  For more information 773-731-2749


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:15 am

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
3201 E. 91st St.
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

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


Visitation Information

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"I will miss Benjies friendly smile whenever Isaw him ! So very,very sorry for your loss! s"
- Mrs.Alvarez (CorKy)
September 7, 2020 1:49 pm

"Velasco/Medrano family: My deepest condolences in your loss of your loved one, Benji. May he Rest In Peace. I remember Benji as a little boy when you all lived on Brandon Ave and visiting your grandma on Houston Ave. Benji always had a shy smiling face with those beautiful eyes! I pray that you all find comfort during this difficult time."
- Lupe Mendoza
September 9, 2020 8:38 am

"My deepest condolences on the loss of your son, brother and uncle. May God comfort you during this difficult time and fill you with happy memories. I knew him when we all were younger, my prayer is that God welcome him and embrace him while Benji rests in His loving arms..."
- Frances Ramirez (Bautista)
September 9, 2020 1:44 pm

"I will miss your 😃. Your company; going out to eat, the movies. Going to miss you Cuz. Wish we had more time together. See you on the other side."
- Florencio Ortega
September 11, 2020 7:31 am

"Dear Mrs. Velasco and Family, please know what a beautiful person was to many who knew him and loved him. He shared his physical strengths with many and the beauty of his soul beamed throughout his sparkling eyes. I know that God is waiting for him with open arms knowing what a devoted servant of the lord Benji was. Our whole family’s condolences on the loss of such a sweetheart that Benji was to all who knew him."
- Vera Carrillo- Cedano
September 11, 2020 12:56 pm

"My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the family and friends. Sincerely, Mary Servin"
- Mary Servin
September 16, 2020 2:27 pm

Candles Lit
"I am going to miss you so much my little bro. What am I going to do now without u ? I love u 😚 😢🙇❤Now u are in heaven with Dad and Cha .Love u your sister Estie. "
- Esther Velasco
September 9, 2020 3:38 am

"R.i.p Uncle Bengie! Im going to miss u so much this is so Hard for us! Going to miss r talks and laughs.. i know your in Heaven and will always be watching us Especially Grams.. My Mom is hurting without here.. She misses Her Baby Brother so much!! Im happy for all the good times we had together.. I know your with Gramps and My Dad... its going to b hard not to see u or hear you on the phone... im going to miss your beautiful Green Eyes and your big Smile!!I Love you and will Never Forget You! Love Always Your NE-NE and Fabian Martinez...💔😢😭😇❤❤"
September 9, 2020 3:55 am

"Dear friends and family: I have not seen Benjie in about a year.In 1976 we played baseball at Bessemer Park .He was a pitching star with Bob Munguia and Juan Herrera in the Bessemer. Benjie had a lot of God given talent.Now God has called him home.My deepest condolences to his Mother,sisters and the rest of the family.RIP Benjie till we meet again."
- Carlos Zepeda
September 10, 2020 6:29 pm