Jesus “Chuy” Macias, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, coach, golfer, and friend, immigrated to the United States at 10 months old and lived most of his life in Miami, Ariz. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, seeing battle in the Philippines where he was offered a battlefield commission and requested to attend officer training; his command unaware that he would have to decline both as he would not become a U.S. citizen until years later. A craftsman and natural leader, his value of hard, honest work served him well at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company for some 40 years.
Jesus “Chuy” Macias was born on March 10, 1926. Family was the center of his life. He married his grade-school sweetheart, Angie, in 1948, and proudly raised Bob, Carole, and Dorothy. His blessings include grandchildren Brenden, Bobby, Russell, Katie, Brian, and Andrew. Whether caring for his parents, providing for his wife, and unconditionally advising and counseling his children, grandchildren, and relatives, all that he did was for and about his family.
His love of family is paralleled only by his dedication to his Catholic faith. Actively practicing his faith and volunteering at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in various capacities throughout his life brought him much joy; including as an usher just days before his passing on Jan. 29, 2013.
Chuy humbly shared his gifts, talents, and treasure in many ways with his family and community. He spent decades managing and coaching in the Miami Little League. His generosity and skills supported countless organizations and charities. His love for the outdoors led him and those he loved to remote areas of Arizona, Alaska, and Colorado. He freely shared his hunting and fishing skills and stories with all who would listen. Of course, his daily joy was golf and he introduced many in his expansive family and circle of friends to the game.
Without question, his legacy lives and will be passed along for generations to come.
Jesus “Chuy” Macias leaves behind in loving memory his wife of 64 years, Angela R. Macias of Miami, Ariz.; children, Robert I. Macias (Carla) of Long Beach, Calif., Carole A. McManus (George) of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Dorothy M. Musco (Joe) of Castle Pines, Colo.; grandchildren, Brenden R. Macias of Long Beach, Calif., Robert G. Macias of Long Beach, Calif., Russell T. Macias of Lake Forrest, Calif., Katherine M. McManus of Tucson, Ariz., Brian J. Musco of Castle Pines, Colo. and Andrew J. Musco of Castle Pines, Colo.; siblings, Francis Sandoval (sister) of Miami, Ariz. and Manuel Macias (brother) of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and countless nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.
Visitation, Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial were held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Jesus “Chuy” Macias was laid to rest at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens in Miami.
Funeral arrangements for Jesus “Chuy” Macias were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Miami, 309 W Live Oak St., Miami, Ariz.