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Roe Escobedo

January 2, 1968 — December 31, 2021

Roe Escobedo

Roe Escobedo

Age 53 of Coal City, formerly of Joliet, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at Morris Hospital.

Born January 2, 1968 in Joliet, Rolondo Oscar was a son of Oscar and Marie (nee Giovanini) Escobedo. He was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Central High School with the Class of 1986.  Roe gained employment with Illinois State Police and was a dedicated employee for over 30 years, working as a fingerprint technician. It was through his career at Illinois State Police that he met Cynthia Shetina, and on September 21, 1996 they were married in Mokena. Together, Roe and Cindy moved to Coal City where they lived the majority of their married life.

He was an active member of the Illinois Federation of Public Employees and served as Union Steward for several years, ardently supporting worker rights. Roe was a big football fan, especially the Dallas Cowboys and University of Michigan Wolverines, and also enjoyed professional wrestling. He loved following all of his nieces and nephews achievements on the playing fields, rarely missing a game, and was proud to be their biggest fan. Roe also took pleasure in building and repairing computers and other electronic systems, generously offering his skills to others at no cost. He was a devoted member of Ignite Christian Church in Braidwood and considered his faith in God of the utmost importance, giving the strength and love to live his life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Cindy Escobedo of Coal City; three brothers and six sisters: Mary Delgado of Joliet, Linda Delgado of Texas, Donna (Big Dan) Galindo of Tennessee, Judy (the late Enrique) Esquivel of Joliet, Frank(Marcia) Delgado of Lockport, Gloria (Calvin) Beckley of Tennessee, Doris (Odon) Garcia of Joliet, Ken (Stephanie) Escobedo of Minooka, and Kevin (Clara) Escobedo of Joliet; his mother-in-law, Jutta Shetina of Channahon, two brothers-in-law: Tom (Kim) Shetina of Dallas, Texas and Kenny (Dawn) Shetina of Coal City; and his nieces and nephews: Yolando, Nikki, Little Dan, David, Michelle, Marcelo, Danielle, Brian, Sean, Tara, Carlos, Tomas, Mimi, Anthony, Alexis, Ezekiel, Blake, Evan, Kenny, Brennen, and Danielle who was his "chicken nugget".

Roe was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Edward Shetina.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Ignite Christian Church, 1180 West First Street, in Braidwood from 3:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jeff Whittum will officiate.

Those wishing to participate in the funeral services can join the live stream Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. A link to the event may be found on Roe's memorial page.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral, and a memorial service will be planned at a later date to further celebrate Roe's life.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Roe's memory to: Just Animals Shelter, 505 Depot Street, Mazon, Illinois 60444.

Family and friends are encourage to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Roe's memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815) 634-2125.

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