Rosemary Aguilar “Honey” age 77, passed away on August 21st, 2023, in Hobart, Ind. Honey was born on September 4th, 1945, in Brownsville, Texas. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Aguilar Sr. “Papa Dude”; parents, Servando and Isabel Padron; and brother, Efrain “Gene” Padron Sr.
Her legacy will live on through her children: Dawn (Ed) Stojancevich and Anthony (Shedd Johnson) J. Aguilar Jr.; her grandchildren: Edward (Denise) Stojancevich, Libby (Anthony) James, Lorielle Johnson, Justin Aguilar, and Michael Aguilar; great-grandchildren: Ariana Stojancevich, Cameron Stojancevich, baby Phoenix Stojancevich (Due in October), Avery James, Audrey James, Ayden Patterson, Brooke Franklin, and Oliver Aguilar; her beloved sisters: Sylvia Padron, Gracie (Art Lazaro) McCollum, Hilda Jaime) Huerta, Debbie Garibay, and Dolly (Carmelo) Calderon; and many extended family and friends.
Honey was a special woman to all of us and we were blessed to have created so many beautiful memories with her and the photos, videos, and stories that we cherish will help keep us going.
Honey was a strong and proud woman of Catholic faith and a long-time parishioner of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Parish in Miller, Ind. She was a US Steel retiree with 31 years of dedicated service. She was a long-time member of USW Local 1014. At the age of 48, Honey earned her Bachelor of Science from Commonwealth Business College in 1989. She was a hard worker and proud of her accomplishments as we all were. Honey was goal driven and accomplished whatever she put her mind to. She would work 2, sometimes 3 jobs to provide for her family. She adored her Hallmark TV, there wasn’t a movie on that station that she did not like. She cherished game nights with her sisters and other family members. Mahjong, Yahtzee, and solitaire were among her favorite games on her iPad. Honey enjoyed her Mexican music and her Novellas. Although she hadn’t been in years, Honey enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casino with her late husband and sisters.
Honey loved and adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her heart was full whenever she saw or talked to them. Everyone loved Honey, she was spoiled with love, and she deserved every moment of it. If you knew her, you know that she was truly one of a kind. She was one of the greatest women that we knew and will be deeply missed by all of us. We know that all her loved ones who passed before her, especially her beloved husband Tony, were awaiting her arrival and have welcomed her with open arms into God’s Kingdom of Heaven. You are now our Guardian Angel, until we meet again. We’ll love and remember you always.
Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM on Monday, August 28, 2023, at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, In, 46410). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 29, 2023, DIRECTLY at St. Mary of the Lake (6060 Miller Ave, Gary, IN 46403).