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Sergio R Giron

October 9, 1949 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 71)

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Sergio Giron passed away on December 31, at the age of 71, after losing his battle to COVID-19. He was taken to the hospital on December 10, for complications, due to the virus. He was later sedated and put on a ventilator. His family was able to talk to him, sing to him, and pray for him in his last days.

Sergio Giron was born October 9, 1949, to Alba Violeta Sierra and Coronel Enrique Giron in Guatemala City. He is the eldest son of Alba Violeta.

Sergio was always proud of his Guatemalan heritage.  He served as Guatemala’s Consul General for Chicago in 1989.  He often times referred himself as a “hombre de maiz.” 

Anyone who knew Sergio will tell you without a doubt that he was a true musician, and that his love and passion was always music. His sisters cannot remember a time that Sergio was not strumming on his guitar. One of Sandra’s favorite memory of her brother was when he played with one of his first band Canela Fina, at her wedding in Guatemala. Sergio’s perseverance and passion for music, led him to follow his dreams in Chicago. He loved and enjoyed his time playing with the Pioneros Misticos and Los Mayas.

Sergio will be remembered for being cheerful and optimistic, all his nieces and nephews were gifted with his original rock inspired “Happy Birthday to you,” song.  Sergio is the reason his family has a love for the Beatles! He never gave up on his music and towards the end of his life joined a church, where he was inspired to write songs that spoke of faith and love for God. He said that those songs that he composed to God had come so quickly to him. His family has some peace knowing that our beloved Sergio is playing his guitar in heaven.

Sergio is survived by his loving wife, Esperanza Hinojosa, his sons Brian, Sergio, Derek, and his daughter Alexandra, along with his sisters Silvia and Sandra Gordillo, 2 nieces, 5 nephews, and 3 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alba Violeta Sierra Melgar.  

Sergio will be honored at the Christian Funeral Home, 3100 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618 on Friday, January 8, 2021. Visiting hours are from 5-9pm, they will only be allowing 20 individuals at a time.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630. 

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to cover funeral expenses, https://www.gofundme.com/f/sergio-girons-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

 

Sergio Girón falleció el 31 de diciembre, a la edad de 71 años, por causa de COVID-19. Su familia pudo hablar con él, cantarle y orar por él en sus últimos días.

Sergio Girón nació el 9 de octubre de 1949, hijo de Alba Violeta Sierra y Coronel Enrique Girón en la ciudad de Guatemala. Es el hijo mayor de Alba Violeta.

Sergio siempre estuvo orgulloso de su herencia Guatemalteca. Se fungió como Cónsul General de Guatemala en Chicago en 1989. Fundo la Sociedad Cívico Cultural Guatemala y fue creador de los desfiles centroamericanos. Él siempre se refirió a sí mismo como un "hombre de maiz".

Cualquiera que haya conocido a Sergio, te dirá sin duda, que fue un verdadero músico, y que su amor y pasión siempre fue la música. Sus hermanas siempre decían que no había momentos en que Sergio no estuviera tocando su guitarra. Uno de los recuerdos favoritos de Sandra, su hermana, fue cuando tocó en su boda con unos de su primer grupo, Canela Fina. Cuando se mudó a Chicago, el siguió su pasión por la música y fue un gran compositor y cantante.  Logro sus sueños a tocar música con Los Pioneros Místicos y Los Mayas.

Sergio era una persona divertido y llena de entusiasmo.  Siempre alegraba a quienes le rodeaban.   Él tenía su forma de cantar las mañanitas en inglés (Happy Birthday to You) inspirada por el rock y se los cantaba a sus sobrinos. Sergio es la razón por la que su familia ama a los Beatles. Nunca se rindió con su música.  En su último año, Sergio se inspiró para escribir canciones que hablaban de fe y amor por Dios. Dijo que esas canciones que compuso para Dios le habían llegado muy rápido. Su familia tiene un poco de paz sabiendo que nuestro querido Sergio está tocando su guitarra en el cielo.

A Sergio le sobreviven su compañera, Esperanza Hinojosa, sus hijos Brian, Sergio, Derek y su hija Alexandra, junto con sus hermanas Silvia y Sandra Gordillo, 2 sobrinas, 5 sobrinos y 3 nietos.

Sergio será homenajeado en Christian Funeral Home, 3100 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618 el viernes 8 de enero de 2021. El horario de visita es de 5 a 9 p. M., Solo se permitirán 20 personas a la vez.

El funeral se llevará a cabo el sábado 9 de enero de 2021 en Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.

En lugar de flores, la familia pide donaciones para cubrir los gastos del funeral, por favor de visitar al sitio https://www.gofundme.com/f/sergio-girons-memorial-

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Christian Funeral Home
3100 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Visitation
Saturday
January 9, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Christian Funeral Home
3100 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Graveside Service
Saturday
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Montrose Cemetery, United States, Chicago

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