Antonio “Tony” Flores of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is survived by siblings: Martha Barry, Joseph Flores, Josephine Dedo, Connie Flores, Gloria Rodriguez, John Flores and Fred Flores; numerous nieces, nephews and over 100 godchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Maria “Carmen” Flores; parents, Jose and Concepcion M. Flores; infant brother, Arturito; infant sister, Maria De Pilar and brother, Arthur Flores.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Church, corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 144th Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Nestor Varon officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 and from 9:30 am until time of Mass at the Church on Saturday morning. Prayer services will be held 5:30 pm on Friday and memories of Antonio will be shared at 7:30 pm.
Antonio was the son of a Mexican Immigrant father and he was very proud of his heritage and he was the founder of the Azteca Soccer Club. He was a graduate of the East Chicago Public Schools, attended Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) and retired from LTV Steel Company. Tony truly loved his neighbors and did not care what color they were or where they were from. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary church would be appreciated. To share a memory or send a permanent online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
St. Mary Church
802 W. 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312,