William G. Lopez, age 71, of Elgin, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL. William was born on August 14, 1945 in Aguada, Puerto Rico to his loving parents, Pedro and Gregoria Lopez.

William retired from Elgin Corrugated Box company after 35 years of loyal service. He shared 41 wonderful years of marriage with his wife, Maria R. Lopez, and together they raised eight children.

William was preceded in death by his siblings, Petra Lopez, Pascual Lopez and Teresa Lopez.

William is survived by his loving wife, Maria R. Lopez, children Melinda (John Zapata) Lopez-Zapata, Marilyn Lopez, Marysol Lopez, Marybelle Lopez, Melissa Lopez, William (Jenny) Lopez, Jr., Luis (Jessica) Lopez, and Maritza Lopez; siblings Ismael Lopez, Maria Lopez, Efrain Lopez, Rosa Lopez, and Nereida Lopez; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120. Visitation will continue Friday, September 9, 2016 from 10:00a.m. til time of service at 11:30a.m. at Symonds Madison Funeral Home, Pastor José Luis Hidalgo officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa St., Elgin.

For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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