Vargas, Jesse J. Age 82 of Aurora passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet surrounded by his family. He was born December 24, 1929 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Juan and Maria (Rodriquez) Vargas. Mr. Vargas was a master welder by trade and worked many years for Elgin Sweeper. He loved boating, golf, old cars and motorcycles but his passion was flying, receiving his pilot license in his 50's. Jesse especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Irma (Soto) Williams-Vargas; children, Deborah Surgener of Hobart, IN., Jennie Teague of Chesterton, IN. and Mark (Gineen) Vargas of Naperville; Irma's children, Jeffrey (Nicole) Williams of North Aurora, Kimberly (Scott Zacher) Williams of Geneva and Gregory (Heather) Williams of Mesa AZ.; grandchildren, Venus and Trinity Gamez, Tiffany Morales, Leonard Guzman, Wendy Diaz, Mark Jr., Erick and Jordan Vargas and Irma's grandchildren, Daniel, Justin and Mara Williams; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also survived by his two brothers, Richard (Kathy) Vargas of Bensenville and Paul (June) Vargas of Hebron. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Cecilia Pizano, Rachal Maldonado, Ralph, John and Leo Vargas; granddaughter, Atina Rodriquez; daughter, Anita Gamez and son, Tony Vargas; and by his first wife, Rosa and second wife, Victoria Vargas, who passed away in October of 1999. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Malone Funeral Home 324 East State St. (Rt. 38) Geneva. Burial will follow at River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Batavia. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 14 from 3:00-9:00 pm at the Malone Funeral Home Geneva. Memorials to the Hesed House 659 S. River St. Aurora, IL. 60506 or Young Eagles Flying Club P.O. Box 559 Sugar Grove, IL. 60554 would be appreciated. Information 630-232-8233 or visit malonefh.com
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Published in Courier News on Aug. 13, 2012