December 6, 1967 - July 14, 2021
Jose P. Barillas Passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Morris Hospital, Morris, IL after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Born in El Salvador the son of Marco and Amanda (nee Rivas) Barillas. Beloved husband of Connie Barillas (nee Meacham); Adored father of Alexandra Barillas and Cristian (Emily Ford) Barillas and cherished step-father of Neil (Melissa)Craig and Kimberly Craig; Proud Papa Jose of Amelia and Adrienne; Dear brother of Francisco (Enid) Barillas, Carlos (Maria) Barillas and Maria (Elmer) Salame; Fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews and loyal friend to many. Jose came to the US from El Salvador as a young teen. With his tenacity and strength guiding him he was able to accomplish all that was possible and to be proud of. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in technology and science, graduating summa cum laude with English as his second language. He also continued to enjoy soccer whether he was playing the game or an enthusiastic fan. But most of all Jose will be remembered as a family man. His love and loyalty to family and from family were his backbone and strength. He was passionately proud of his family and lived his role as husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle with relish and pride. And now Jose has yet another role; he made hope possible for others with his precious gifts of life by donation. The Barillas-Craig-Meacham family is proud that Jose continues to serve rather than be defined by his end-of-life disease. Jose beat MSA by refusing the devastation of it, he never let it affect his good attitude, humor or enjoyment and relish for life. Jose also beat MSA by generously serving others through his gift of donation to The Gift of Hope Foundation. Those who receive his gifts can wear them proudly and with honor, as he is honored to serve them. Funeral Service for Jose P. Barillas will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:15 PM at The Maple Funeral Home located at 24300 W Ford Rd, Channahon. Visitation also on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment Willard Grove Cemetery, Channahon, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to www.multiplesystematrophy.org For information 815. 467-1234 or www.thefuneralhome.com
Jose P. Barillas Passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Morris Hospital, Morris, IL after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Born in El Salvador the son of Marco and Amanda (nee Rivas)... View Obituary & Service Information
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