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Tiofilo Alcoser, Sr

Tiofilo Alcoser, Sr

Tuesday, December 28th, 1937 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Tiofilo “Tio” “Chepo” Alcoser, Sr, age 82, of Carson City, passed away on Tuesday morning January 28, 2020 surrounded by the love of his family. Chepo was born on December 28, 1937 in Poteet, Texas, the second child of ten children. He was raised to the age of 13 in Eagle Pass, Texas. He left home to make his way in the world and worked many jobs until coming to Lansing and working for 32 years at Motor Wheel. On August 27, 1959 he married Cellia Rosas and together they have enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. Chepo and Cellia always loved to have a garden, he would garden and Cellia would do the canning. Chepo would always find someone else to do the weeding though. He loved to dance and sing, and Cellia and him were great dancers. Chepo had many talents and interests, he was a great small engine mechanic and a jack of all trades, he loved to tinker and was always acquiring merchandise, never junk, merchandise! He loved a great bargain, and always made sure he got the best deal in anything he bought. When it was time to sell something, he always made sure to make a profit, otherwise it wasn’t worth selling. His favorite food was anything that his wife cooked, nothing compared to her cooking, he didn’t even like to go out to eat, because the food at home was so much better! He always loved to put Cellia’s homemade chilè on everything, he would wash it down with Miller Lite or ice-cold sweet tea. Tejano music was his favorite and he loved the Tejano Sound Band from Lansing. Most importantly, he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he would always refer to them as “Shorty”, until they grew up and then they called him Shorty and Papa Tio. He had a strong Catholic faith and believed in hard work. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife; Cellia, their children; Julia (Donald) Rodriguez, Tiofilo Alcoser, Jr, Nora (Mark) Ryan, Loretta Alcoser, Graciela (George, Jr) Tijerina, his grandchildren; Freddie Rodriguez, Martin Rodriguez, Marisa (Scott) Bramer, Nicolas Ryan, Adam Ryan, George (Dr. Rebecca) Tijerina III, Letticia (Steven) Damuth, Mercedez (Carla) Tijerina, Dominic Tijerina, his great grandchildren; Sophia and Isaac Bramer, Aryanna, Felix, and Ellora Tijerina and Roman Damuth, his siblings; Celia (Santiago)Rivas, Elba Urrutia, Santos Rocha, Ricardo Rocha, Estevan Rocha, Armando Rocha, Rogelio (Rosa) Rocha, Jose Luis Rocha, sister in law; Elena (Amador) Gonzales Maria Garcia Flores, Minnie Garcia, along with many other extended family and friends. Tio is preceded in death by his parents; Tiofilo Alcoser and Julia Quintana Rocha, his sister; Leonore Alcoser (Bacilio,Jr) Tijerina, a granddaughter; Nicole Rodriguez, brothers in law; Richard Flores and David Garcia, mother in law; Maria (Jessie) Garcia, and father in law; Faustino (Francis) Rosas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 413 River Street Hubbardston, MI 48845 on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 with Fr. Steve Cron presiding. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass, at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tio may be given to Mercy Health Young Cancer Survivors or the Sparrow Carson Foundation.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church
    Address
    413 River Street
    Hubbardston, Michigan 48845
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church
    Address
    413 River Street
    Hubbardston, Michigan 48845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Juanita Cerda

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With Love from Jose, Juanita, Sirila, Micaela and Lorena Cerda.
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