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Mauricio Avila

August 6, 1929 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 87)

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Mauricio “Pops” Avila, age 87 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Blanca Avila; 8 children: Raquel (Roy) Oria, Marisa (Sergio) Salazar, Maria D. Pizana, Maria (Felipe) Oria, Jose Avila, Natalia (fiancée Matt Vasel) Avila, Louis Avila and Jaime Avila; many grandchildren, five great grandchilren, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, Innocencio and Concepcion Avila; siblings: Cruz, Petra and Jose.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:45 am from FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN and 10:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Angels Cathedral, 640 Tyler Street, Gary, IN with Rev. Kevin McCarthy and Rev. Frank Torres concelebrating.  Burial to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.  Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Mauricio retired from Inland Steel Company, he was  a Korean War U. S. Army Veteran and he loved spending time with his family.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.  To share a memory or send a permanent online condolence, logon to

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

American Heart Association (Greater Midwest Alliance) Memorials & Tributes
208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604,
Tel: 312-346-4675

 Service Information

July 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Funeral Service
July 12, 2017

9:45 AM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Mass of Christian Burial
July 12, 2017

10:30 AM
Holy Angels Cathedral
640 Tyler Street
Gary, IN 46402

Interment following Mass
July 12, 2017

Calumet Park Cemetery
2305 W. 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

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