Zapata, Alejandro “Alex”, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Alejandro Zapata was born on October 19, 1959 in Saginaw to Jose E. and Sophia (Diaz) Zapata. Alex had been employed by the Dow Chemical Company. Alex’s hobbies included; his love for The Beatles music. He was an avid collector of D.C. and Marvel comics, and toys. Alex is survived by his father Jose E. (Esperanza) Zapata, four daughters and a son; Celeste (Bartolo) Medel, Naomi (Alexander) Cavazos, Nicole Amaya, Joseph (Stacy) Zapata, Crystal Zapata; 11 grandchildren and one expected. Also surviving are a sister Ernestine (Ronnie) Medel and a brother Arturo (Jenny) Zapata. Alex was preceded in death by his Mother Sophia Zapata. Alejandro’s Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3680 S. Washington Ave. Rev. Fr. Francis Voris OFMCap will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Monday, May 17, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com