Category: Rendina Obituaries

Raymond Navarro

In loving memory of Raymond Navarro, age 57, passed away on August 27, 2020 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Joliet, IL
He was born in East Chicago, IN on September 27th, 1962 to Manuel and Hope Navarro. Raymond was a father of 4 children: Jennifer, Gina, Aaron, and Ricco; 12 grandchildren; siblings: Cecilia(Pete) Carrillo, Linda(Bob) Garza, Cynthia Navarro, Martin(Lucy) Navarro, Mario Navarro and Eric Navarro. He is also survived by many life long friends and acquaintances.
Raymond was a life long resident of Indiana.  His two greatest passions and past times were motorcycles and going to the gun shows.  He went to work every day, Monday-Friday, and always took Saturday and Sunday off.   He was always calm and patient with his family and lived a care free life.  Raymond will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rendina Funeral home (5100 Cleveland St. Gary, IN) with a chapel service beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Seating will be limited, face masks are required and social distancing of 6 ft strongly encouraged. For information, please call 219-980-1141.

Christino Garza Jr.

Christino “Tino” Garza Jr., age 62, of Gary, passed away on August 24, 2020. He is survived by his brothers- Alberto Garza, Alfonso (Gris) Garza, and Edwardo (Ani) Garza; nieces- Esmeralda Garza- Meza and Veronica Garza and nephew- Josue Garza. He was preceded in death by his father- Christino Garza Sr.; mother- Leonora Martinez; and brother- Ricardo Garza.

Christino (Tino) Garza Jr. was born and raised in Gary, IN. Born a special needs child. Tino spent his days by his mother Leornora’s side. As he got older, he developed an interest in arts and craft. He skillfully built bird houses out of popsicles sticks, completed color by number portraits, and loved completing puzzles. Later in life he moved into a group home where he had two wonderful roommates and attended The Tender Love Day Program. He participated in Bowling Special Olympics and found a new interest in making jewelry. Tino’s family enjoyed having him over every holiday. He loved to joke around. Especially to his brothers and brother-in- laws about being short and bald, although he was the shortest and bald himself. He will be missed, and his memory will be treasured always.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 10:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M with a funeral service at 12:00 P.M. Fr Frank Torres officiating. Internment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Leona M. Lashenik

Leona M. Lashenik
Schererville, IN

Leona M. Lashenik, age 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Anne Marie (Chad Miller) Lashenik and brother, Steve Lashenik, Jr.
Preceded in death by her parents: Steve and Ann Lashenik.
Leona retired from Indiana University Northwest where she was the Department Secretary of
Anthropology and Sociology. She was a loving mother and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home (5100 Cleveland St., Gary, IN). Memorial service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Seating will be limited, masks are required and social distancing of 6 feet encouraged. For information please call 219-980-1141

Alonzo Buenrostro

Alonzo “Zo” Buenrostro, age 43, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Hammond , IN. on July 7, 2020. He is survived by his loving daughter, Aliza R. Buenrostro ; adored grandson, Isaac A. Buenrostro; mother, Candida Alcantar; stepfather; Gerardo Alcantar; sister, Celeste (Michael) Cuadrado; brother, Gerardo Alcantar and great grandma, Aurelia Buenrostro.