Maximino Cartagena, age 54, of Elgin, IL, passed away suddenly on July 26, 2014 in Elgin, IL. Max was born Dec 19, 1960 in Aguada, Puerto Rico, to the loving parents of Maximino Cartagena and Tomasa Rodriguez.

Max was a loving and caring son, brother and uncle, who always had a great sense of humor. He was known for his amazing cooking skills. Max would put in a 100 percent into everything he did, and he would give joyfully whenever people truly needed his help. He was very stylish dresser who enjoyed sporting the latest clothing trends.

He is survived by his mother Tomasa, his brother and sisters Martha, Cuca, and Antonio Roman, his nieces and nephews, Vanessa Roman, Samuel, Max, and Jordan Mendez.

Visitation will be held Thursday July 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with services stating at 7:00 PM at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120. Interment Friday August 1, 2014 at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin IL

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