Elvin Reyes Sr., loving husband and father of two, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10 p.m. in Fort Wayne at Parkview Regional Medical Center. A resident of Warsaw, he was 67 years old.
Elvin was born on Aug. 21, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., to Antonio Zapata and Reyes Melendez Reyes. He graduated from Tuley High School in 1971 and received his license and trade as an electrician at IBEW Local 134 in Chicago.
Elvin was huge sports fan and loved the Chicago Bears, Sox and Blackhawks. He watched their games every chance he got. He was also very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and loved music, especially salsa and merengue. He also enjoyed watching horse racing and placing the occasional bet.
Elvin was married to Theresa Lynn Compton on Sept. 19, 2006; she survives as do his two children, Elvin Reyes Jr. (Irene) and Lisa Reyes Saez (Jose); stepson Skyler Compton; grandchildren Yael Reyes, Joel Lorenzi, Breanna Saez, Jose Vuittonet (Denise), Christobal Vuittonet (Linda) and Adrian Vuittonet (Welcome); and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Ben Reyes (Betsy); sisters Anne Reyes and Carmen Vega (Nester); and his fur babies, Toby, Buddy and Milly.
Friends may join the family for Elvin’s Life Celebration® on Thursday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. Visitation will be again from 6-7 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday. Titus Funeral Home’s Sharon Brockhaus will officiate.