Samuel Vazquez, 1932-2018

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Samuel Vazquez, 85, of LaPorte, who passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Settlers Place, LaPorte.

Samuel was born in East Chicago, IN, on August 4, 1932, to Alejo and Vicenta (Ramirez) Vazquez.

On June 24, 1950, he married Librada Vazquez, who preceded him in death on January 29, 2016.  Surviving are his beloved children, Judy (Howard) Hughes and Janet (Glenn) Oman; 4 grandchildren, Janel Hughes Jones, H. Christopher (Carissa) Hughes, G. Bradford Oman and Kaelyn Librada Oman; one great-grandson, Cameron Jones; brothers, Gonzalo Vazquez and Alex Vazquez; and sister, Lucila Cantu.

He was preceded in death by  parents, wife, and brother, Arnoldo Barrera.

Samuel was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He worked as a Steel Worker at Inland Steel in East Chicago and was a Spanish Grammar Teacher in Mexico. He was a member of the trio “Los Burritos” and was an accomplished musician. He was a stereo buff, loved to play the guitar, and loved music in general.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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3 Responses to “Samuel Vazquez, 1932-2018”

  1. Kimberly Tindle

    Jan 09. 2018

    I am deeply sorry for your loss! Sam will be truly missed.

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  2. Bruce Melton

    Jan 23. 2018

    Very sorry for your loss. Always a gentleman when we spoke a Settler’s.

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  3. Orlando Finnie

    Feb 10. 2018

    I met Mr. Vazquez about a year ago, & one of the 1st things that I noticed about about Mr. Sam was his big smile & his laugh.. He was a GOOD man, & he will be MISSED! My prayers & condolences go out to his family..

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