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Family Visitation

Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
Sunday December 20th, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Graveside Service

Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Monday December 21st, 2015
10:00am - 10:30am

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Julio Zavala

Julio Zavala Sr., 88, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 17, 1926 in Escalon, California, he came to Lorain in 1948 and has lived here since.
Julio worked 33 years at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant as a welder, retiring in 1991. Prior to this he worked in the navel shipyard in New Jersey and Lake Terminal Railroad in Lorain.
He was member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain, and the United Auto Workers Union Local 425.
Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Gabina Candelaria (nee Balbuena); a son, Julio Zavala Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; daughters, Gloria (Jorge Flores) Zavala of Lorain, Yolanda (Michael) Dudek of Eastpointe, Michigan, and Amparo Portillo of Dearborn, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his son, Javier Zavala in 1993; and his parents, Leopold and Apolonia (nee Fuentes) Zavala; and 4 sisters.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by mass at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. Rev. William Thaden, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,


JAN 20. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055

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Amparo,My sympathy to you and your family. I wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers ... it has been many years since we have seen each other.Mary Ann (Mahony) Jaworski

Mary Ann Jaworski - February 03, 2015 at 08:54 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Zavala FamilySorry for your loss and thanks for the great memories during my childhood.L. Tony OrtizWright State University

L. Tony Ortiz - January 21, 2015 at 07:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Yolanda, I feel so bad that we can't be there with you to offer a hug, she'd a tear or listen to a story as you were for all of us. You and your family have been in my thoughts. Praying that you feel Gods love surround you during this sad time and that your happy memories bring you peace. Mary Stavale

Mary Stavale - January 20, 2015 at 07:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Joe Dudek - January 20, 2015 at 11:35 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Here is a video of Abuelo & Abuelo and their Nieto Owen. I remember how he used to do this to me as a kid. It brings a smile to my face.

Joe Dudek - January 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Joe Dudek - January 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Joe Dudek - January 20, 2015 at 09:06 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Abuelo had a great time with his nieto Owen. I will never forget how much fun they had.

Joe Dudek - January 20, 2015 at 09:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to her of the loss of Yolanda's father. A father and daughter have special bonds and I know that she will have wonderful memories of him. May God bless your family during this sad time and hold your father in His loving arms. Hugs and prayers to you all

Phil & Theresa LaVoy - January 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your families loss.

The Belvedere of Westlake - January 19, 2015 at 08:16 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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