Category: Rendina Obituaries

Alfred “Red” Wilson

Alfred Glenn “Red” Wilson of Calumet Township passed away on Friday June 28th at Gary Methodist hospital. 
   He served in the Army for 3 years, and was stationed in Germany for 8 months of that time.  He had been a member of St. Ann’s Church in Black Oak since 2012. In his later years he attended daily mass with his brother-in-law, Kenny Rhone, and he took great pride as the groundskeeper for the church. He enjoyed fishing, telling the many stories of his life, and baseball.

   He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 38 years: Sharon Kay (Rhone) Wilson; father: Ervin Lee Wilson and mother: Charity June (Harrison) Wilson; and sisters: Rose (Wilson) Hartman and Penny Lee Wilson.
   He is survived by his 5 children: Jeffrey (Debra) Rhone, Christopher (Ashley) Wilson, Jesse (Ashley Stately) Wilson, Linda (Brandon) Sharp, and Michael (Chance McNamara) Wilson; 3 siblings; 11 cherished grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, loving family and friends.
   Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 1st at 11:30 AM at St. Ann Church, 6025 W 25th Ave, in Gary.

William Loy

William “Bill” Loy, 73, of Crown Point, passed away June 17, 2019.
He is survived by his devoted wife Nadine, 3 children, 2 grandchildren, his furry friend Zeke, and many extended family.
His is preceded in death by his dear parents: Herbert and Ruby; and beloved mother and father-in-law.
A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM with visitation from noon until time of service.

Cheryl A. Azcona

Cheryl Azcona passed away with loved ones at her side on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. Visitation will be held at Rendina Funeral Home on Monday, June 24th, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Following service, burial will take place at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Johnny Peluyera

Johnny Peluyera, age 16, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He is survived by his beloved parents: John Peluyera and Kelly Arroyo; sister, Vanessa Peluyera; brother, Cayden Peluyera; maternal grandmother, Catherine Arroyo; paternal grandfather, Jose Peluyera. Johnny is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Timothy Mays

Timothy Mays, 63, of Gary, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years: Cherylon Mays; cherished sons: Tim (Lindsey) and Chris (Mandy); treasured grandchildren: Tristen, Faith and Lyle (on the way); his beloved mother: Nessie Mays; and dear sister: Debbie Mays; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Perry Mays and Brother, Greg Mays.
Tim was a life-long resident of Gary. He was a mechanical supervisor at USG, and retired after nearly 31 years of dedicated service. He will forever be remembered for his love of classic rock – from Pink Floyd to Charlie Daniels – and everything in between. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved spending his time outdoors even more when his family was near.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and son who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 AM until time of service at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, Indiana 46408.

Arlene E. Cross

Arlene E. Cross, age 82, of Crown Point, IN passed away on May 15, 2019. She married the love of her life, Noel Cross on June 14, 1958. Her only son, Noel Darrell Jr. joined the family on November 29, 1973.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Noel Cross, daughter in law, Dawn Cross and several nieces and nephews.

Janine Clark

Janine Clark, age 92, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She is survived by her loving children: Nita (Kim) Sefton, Sue (David) Thiele, Nancy (Dan) Wentworth and David (late Jackie) Clark; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister Sabine Tassin of Belgium. Janine is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Clark; son, Charles A. Clark; grandson, Kenneth Clark; parents: Roman and Jadwja Lewandowski and sister, Marie Lykowski of Belgium.
Janine was a longtime member of Lake Hills Baptist Church in Schererville. She was a master gardener and member, along with her father, of the Belgium Resistance during WWII. Janine will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:00 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home (5100 Cleveland St., Gary, IN). Pastor Phil Humber officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Rendina Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Memory Lane Cemetery.

Tomas Jimenez & Maria L. Jimenez (Castellanos)

Tomas Jimenez, age 84, and his dear wife Maria L. Jimenez, age 92, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 3, 2019. They are survived by Tomas’s brothers: Angel (Stella) Jimenez and Roy (Guadalupe) ; Maria’s brother, Alfonso (Estela) Castellanos and sister, Teresa Castellanos. They are also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by their son, Rodrigo Jimenez; Tomas’s parents: Antonio and Natalia Jimenez and Maria’s parents: Juan and Dolores Castellanos.

Paul Alan Reeder

Reverend Paul Alan Reeder passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Paul was preceded in death by his mother Mae Belle (Meyer) Reeder, father Harold Reeder, sister Ellen Reeder, and brother Wayne Reeder. He is survived by his wife Fumiko (Tanaka) Reeder, two daughters Joy Mentzel and Sara Whitacre, grandchildren Robert Mentzel, Julian Mentzel, and Hannah Whitacre, brother Charles Reeder, sister-in-law Jane Reeder, niece Amy Reeder, and nephews Alan and David Reeder.
Reeder was born on July 20, 1945 in Gary, Indiana to Harold and Mae Belle Reeder. He was raised on his parents’ dairy farm in Crown Point, Indiana and attended Crown Point High School. He attended Indiana University (Bloomington), and then served in the Air Force for four years in Libya, Spain, and Dayton, Ohio. After an honorable discharge, Paul attended Toccoa Falls College, where he met Fumiko (Tanaka). After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Missiology, Magna Cum Laude, Paul and Fumiko married and moved to Kobe, Japan, where they were missionaries. Upon moving back to the United States, Paul attended Grace Seminary, where he received his Master’s in Divinity and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Reeder was a pastor at Bell Center Bible Church in Burnettsville, Indiana (‘93-’99); Corinth Brethren Church in Twelve Mile, Indiana (‘99-’03); and Oakville Brethren Church in Oakville, Indiana (‘03-’13).
Upon his retirement, Paul and Fumiko moved to Maryland to be closer to family. Paul took classes at the University of Maryland College Park, where he excelled in Latin, Greek and Roman culture courses. Paul volunteered as a hospice chaplain and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Thomas Jones

To Know Him Was to Love Him…

We are saddened to report the passing of our dear family patriarch, Thomas D. Jones, age 96, of Gary, IN who went to his eternal reward on Monday, April 22nd, 2019. Tom was a proud Navy World War II Veteran who served aboard an LST-460.