Jose L. Zapata

May 18, 1953 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 65)

Jose L. Zapata, age 65 of East Chicago, IN passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018.  He is survived by 3 children: Emiliano (Rosa) Zapata, Yvonne Zapata and Andrea Gaitan; grandchildren; siblings: late Jovita Zapata, Rosa Zapata, Dorothy Flores, Elias Zapata, Jr., Robert Zapata, John Zapata, Andres Zapata, Cesar Zapata, Elva (Jesus) Diaz and Leticia (Juan) Diaz; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Minerva (nee Garza) Zapata and sister, Jovita Zapata.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Church, corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 144th Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Nestor Varon officiating.  Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and from 10:30 am until time of Mass at 11:00 am at the Church on Friday morning.  Please Omit Flowers.  To share an online condolence, logon to

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