For a Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Friend, Philip Jesse Gutierrez "Phil" passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the age of 87, after several months of declining health, he died suddenly, yet peacefully with his beloved wife, Lorenza, and his daughter Monica by his side. He was born on October 28, 1932, in East Chicago, Indiana. He was the only son of Jose and Dolores Gutierrez (both deceased), and cherished brother to his five sisters, Carmen Alfaro (deceased), Joan Gutierrez, Frances De Hoyos (deceased), Guadalupe Leonard, and Josephine Gudino. He believed in living with quiet dignity, honorable strength, humbleness and loyalty. As a devout Catholic, and U.S. Army Veteran, he devoted his life to honoring and serving God as well as his country. He was a dedicated and exceptionally hard worker who strived for excellence from himself and believed in the excellence of others. By trade, he was a skilled brick mason working for Inland Steel (Arcelor Mittal) his entire career, but he was also an accomplished handyman tirelessly offering his services and knowledge to those in need. As a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was adored and revered for his kindness, generosity, wisdom and most importantly his profound love and devotion to his family. He oftentimes held three jobs to ensure all needs were provided for his seven children and wife. He is preceded in death by his son, Philip Gutierrez, Jr., and daughter, Angela Gutierrez. He is survived by his wife, Lorenza Gutierrez, daughters, Maria Gutierrez de Perez, Pilar (Stephen) Domer, Monica (Doyle Bush) Gutierrez and sons, Jose (Melinda) Gutierrez and Lorenzo Gutierrez. He leaves behind eleven grandchildren, Jose Antonio ( Carol Parrabicini) Perez, Alberto Perez, Angela Lynn (Ricardo Luque) Perez, Mary Elizabeth (Edwardo De Borbon) Perez, Phillip (Chipo) Gutierrez, Joshua (Kim Nowak) Gutierrez, Andrew Philip (Sabrina Piunti) Gutierrez, Lauren (Nicholas) Mullin, Alejandro Domer, Brittany Revee Gutierrez, and Alexandria Ella Gutierrez, as well as nine great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and numerous other family members and friends throughout Spain and the United States. His departure from this world leaves sorrow for those who knew and loved him, but rest assured: For we know that if this earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. II Corinthians 5:1. We are confidant , I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 am- 11:00 am with Catholic Mass 11:00am 12:00 noon from Ridgelawn Funeral Home 4201 West Ridge Road with interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery. May God bless the Gutierrez families.
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