Raul Reyes, 93 of Phoenix Arizona died on Sunday May 17, 2020 from a cardiac arrest. Raul was born on April 18, 1927 in Houston Texas.
Raul came from a military family serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper in WWII. He graduated from East Los Angeles College with an Associate Arts degree.
He worked for Western Electric for thirty years and traveled to various states on installation projects. Raul enjoyed almost every sport, especially NFL football, his favorite team was the New England Patriots. He ran cross country and enjoyed playing golf. Raul enjoyed the great outdoors and nature.
Raul was a devout Catholic. He loved going to adoration and to Liturgy. He offered up his sufferings and prayers daily for the conversion of his family back to the Holy Catholic Church. He was a member of the knights of Columbus. He had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and kept the First Friday devotions, as well as a love for Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturdays devotion. Recently he consecrated himself to St Joseph. He prayed several rosaries and chaplets a day for people, and the dying. Although he was not a person of means, his generosity towards Catholic missionaries, and the poor was closest to his heart. Over the years he gave to several Catholic missionaries too many to name.
Raul is survived by his daughter Carol who lovingly cared for him the last four years of his life. He had two grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by his brothers, Alex, Cervando, his sister Helen, nephews Ron and Paul who knew him as “Uncle Roy.” Raul was preceded in death by his loving parents Manuel and Josephina, his brother Manuel, two sisters Mary and Espie, nieces Theresa, Cathy and a nephew David.
In lieu of flowers and with gratitude his daughter requests masses/Divine Liturgies to be said for the repose of his soul.
Funeral Services will be at:
St Stephen Byzantine Catholic church
8141 N. 16th St Phoenix AZ 85020
Rosary beginning at 7pm. Dad’s body will stay in church overnight.
Funeral Divine Liturgy
Interment at St Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church Columbarium 11am