LEIPSIC - Adrian Chavez, 44 of Leipsic, Ohio died at 10:38pm, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center Lima, Ohio due to complications from the Covid-19 virus. He was born June 21, 1976 in Weslaco, Texas to Rosaura (Chavez) Hernandez and she survives in Leipsic, Ohio.
To continue his legacy, Adrian leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Anna Claire Chavez and his handsome son, Adrian Alvino "Albie" Chavez and they reside in Leipsic, Ohio. He also leaves behind an aunt, Perla Chavez and an uncle Pedro Chavez. As well as a handful of first cousins, Belyna (Rolando) Rodriguez, Priscilla Baney, Katrina Perez, Shannon Baney, and Emilio Calderón, together with their families they were always ready to lend a hand whenever Yan needed help. Adrian also leaves behind a brother Isidro (Salma) Quintanilla lll, two sisters Amelia Q (Armando) Bernal and Leah R Yanez; as well as nieces, nephews and great-nephews, all of Texas.
He was reunited with his family that preceded him in death: an idolized big brother Leroy Chavez; treasured maternal grandparents Pedro and Josefina Chavez; a dear aunt, Mrythala Calderón; a beloved cousin Bernardo Rincón; and two dear sisters Ofelia Quintanilla and Ann Marie Quintanilla.
Adrian was a 1995 Leipsic High School graduate and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Leipsic, Ohio and the notorious Rider-Crew. He was an avid Notre Dame Fighting Irish football fan. GO IRISH! His favorite genre of music was alternative metal with his all time favorite band being the Deftones, to which he frequented many of their concerts.
Adrian aka Yan, aka Little Guy, aka Chorizo Brown, aka Age, Chavez although no longer here on Earth physically, will live in our hearts and be forever remembered through each crazy and unforgettable memory retold by those that knew him best, and through other memories that should probably never be retold at all. What Adrian didn't have in height, he made up for in character and intelligence. He was fluent in quick witted humor, sarcasm, and profanity; very vocal, never shy and never at a loss for words. You always knew what was on Adrian's mind, and where he stood on an issue, especially when it concerned politics. It gave him absolute pleasure to get people riled up with his Facebook posts regarding current events. It didn't matter what side of the argument you were on, you couldn't help but want to read what Adrian had to say. His presence, personality, and leadership skills were distinct. In his earlier years he was the top dog of the unofficial "45 Vine St. Club" where his mother just discovered he was quite the entrepreneur. (Wink, wink.)
Adrian's strong will, strength, and courage are unmatched in his family's eyes. He was a fighter no matter what he faced. He battled 32 yrs. of illness, numerous surgeries, an overwhelming amount of hospital stays, and countless heartbreaking setbacks that would break anybody else, but not Adrian. He fought the good fight, kept believing his miracle would come, and kept hope alive till the bitter end. He gained strength from his daughter and son, Anna and Albie. Adrian thoroughly loved being a dad. He had great appreciation for his grandparents Pedro and Josefina Chavez and his mom Rosie, because with them always by his side to help with his kids, he was able to be a wonderful father to his children despite having few "good days" because of his health. Adrian's children are his absolute pride and joy, he unconditionally loved them with everything he had, they were his reason for never giving up, and his undeniable reason for living.
Adrian will not always be remembered fondly of or be described with the nicest of adjectives and that's ok, because we his family and true friends know what we had, and we laugh and use those adjectives too. One thing you will never be able to say is Adrian will be forgotten.
It wouldn't be right to not mention or not include that Adrian leaves behind his "family and friends" from his "home away from home", the caring medical staff of Mercy Health St. Rita's. The unnamed caring professionals, that really knew Adrian as a person. After 32 years of being in and out of the hospital Adrian had made innumerable fellowships along the way. So many nurses and doctors whole heartedly pulling for him, supporting him, comforting him, encouraging him and most importantly praying for him and his family. Many just as sad and heart broken finding out Adrian Chavez never got the break we all felt he deserved.
We love you Jerkface and we'll miss you forever.
Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic with Fr. William Pifher officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In keeping with social distancing, visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic and one hour prior to the mass Tuesday at Parish Life Center. Masks are required at the funeral home and church.
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