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Benito Obregon Garza "Don Benny"

April 18, 1935 — February 25, 2023

Beloved husband of Micaela L. De Garza. Loving father of Dora L. Garza, Benito Garza Jr. and Sandra (Ilda Rodriguez) Garza. Caring grandfather of Eduardo J. Pina, Enrique J. (Dr. Sarah Saleemi) Pina and Kimberly Rodriguez. He will be greatly missed by his gran puppies: Lola, Chanel, Zion and Sophia. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephew. Preceded in death by son, Genaro “Gerry” Garza; siblings: Angela, Celia, Hortencia and Tomas; and parents: Genaro and Guadalupe Garza.

On February 25, 2023, Benito Obregon Garza "Don Benny" peacefully passed away in bed surrounded by friends and family at the fruitful age of 87. Benito was born in Cd Mante, Tamaulipas, Mexico and immigrated to Texas, and then to Chicago where he began working in restaurants and developing his love for culinary arts. Benito was known for his love of Italian food and many successful restaurant endeavors from Gary, Indiana to South Side Chicago, including Gomez Tacos and Luigi's Pizza. Many remember him tinkering in his garage, cooking on the grill, talking with neighbors and friends.  He was also known for his charisma, talented singing voice, and hobby for boxing as he was once a Golden Glove amateur boxer in his youth. Benito was more than just a friend, but a family man who faithfully raised six children with his wife of 67 years. Benito will truly be missed as his spirit remains and is felt by all who had the pleasure in knowing him.

Donations to the family can be made: https://gofund.me/6a30989a

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Amado esposo de Micaela L. De Garza. Amoroso padre de Dora L. Garza, Benito Garza Jr. y Sandra (Ilda Rodriguez) Garza. Cariñoso abuelo de Eduardo J. Pina, Enrique J. (Dra. Sarah Saleemi) Pina y Kimberly Rodriguez. Sus nieto cachorros lo extrañaran mucho: Lola, Chanel, Zion y Sophia. Querido tío de muchas sobrinas y sobrinos. Precedido en muerte por hijo Genaro “Gerry” Garza; hermanos: Angela, Celia, Hortencia y Tomas; y los padres: Genaro y Guadalupe Garza.

El 25 de Febrero 2023, Benito Obregón Garza "Don Benny" falleció pacíficamente en la cama rodeado de amigos y familiares a la fructífera edad de 87 años. Benito nació en Cd Mante, Tamaulipas, México y emigró a Texas, y luego a Chicago, donde comenzó a trabajar en restaurantes y desarrolló su amor por las artes culinarias. Benito era conocido por su amor por la comida italiana y muchos emprendimientos exitosos en restaurantes desde Gary, Indiana hasta South Side Chicago, incluidos Gomez Tacos y Luigi's Pizza. Muchos lo recuerdan jugando en su garaje, cocinando a la parrilla, hablando con vecinos y amigos. También era conocido por su carisma, su talentosa voz para cantar y su afición por el boxeo, ya que una vez fue boxeador aficionado Golden Glove en su juventud. Benito era más que un amigo, era un hombre de familia que crió fielmente a seis hijos con su esposa durante 67 años. Realmente extrañaremos a Benito ya que su espíritu permanece y es sentido por todos los que tuvieron el placer de conocerlo.


Se pueden hacer donaciones a la familia: https://gofund.me/6a30989a

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Friday, March 3, 2023

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