Dr. Luis A. Vazquez

April 1, 1921 - June 23, 2006

04/01/1921 - 06/23/2006

Past Services

Sunday June 25, 2006
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 W. Main St.
St.Clairsville, OH 43950
740 695-0475 | Directions
Monday June 26, 2006
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 Da | Directions
Monday June 26, 2006
10:00 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lafferty, OH 43951

Dr. Luis A. Vazquez, 85, of Shepard Drive, St. Clairsville, OH, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born April 1, 1921 at Caguas, Puerto Rico, a son of the late Rogelio and Carmen Esteves Vazquez.
Dr. Vazquez was a graduate of Ripon College Wisconsin, University of Seville Medical School, Spain served his residency at Wheeling Hospital and then assumed the practice of the late Dr. Glen Liggett in St. Clairsville where he still practiced until his death.
Dr. Vazquez was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Maynard, a Fourth Degree K of C, a team physician for several OVAC schools including 33 years for St. Clairsville where he was also a former school board member. He was also a board member for Ohio Sports Medicine, a former Belmont County Coroner, a WWII Army veteran and the 2005 Grand Marshall of the St. Clairsville Christmas parade.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Rogelio and a sister Carmen.
Surviving is his wife Bonnie Watkins Vazquez, his children, Luis Jane Vazquez, Pickerington, Mark Vazquez, Palm Harbor, FL, Roger Maria Vazquez, North Canton, Lori Ron Davis, Hilliard, Rebecca Vazquez, Canal Winchester, and Michael Tracy Vazquez, Akron, 10 grandchildren.
Friends will be received 2-6 pm Sunday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Clairsville where a vigil service will be held at 3 pm.
A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Monday at 10 am at St. Mary

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Kathy Dietz West
7 years ago

Dr. V was the most compassionate and caring doctor Iíve ever had. He was my doctor from the time he came to St. C until the time I moved away. Even then, as long as I could drive home I would go see Doc. I didnít want another doctor. After moving south, whenever weíd come home to visit, one of my children would always get sick, and Doc and Penny would always work us in. The Christmas before last, my son Brian, who is in the Army, was able to be with us for the holidays. He had been feeling bad for a couple of weeks before he came home but nothing done for him seemed to help. When we got to St. C., my dad called and Doc was willing to see Brian that day. The next day, Brian sounded so much better and said he felt better than he had in the past several weeks. He said Dr. V. helped him better than anyone else had. Doc is going to be deeply missed by many people. May God give you peace in this time of great grief. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Mark Casper
7 years ago

Extending our deepest sympathies in your time of loss.

Our thoughts are with you in this time of sadness.

Mark Casper

M.V. Casper & Co.

Walter T. Klotz
7 years ago

I want to express my condolences to Dr. Vasquez’ family. He was a good man and a good doctor. He treated my in my youth and as a young man. Over that period of time, we grew to become friends.

Evelyn Moore
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Doctor’s family, he was my good doctor for 48 years always ready to help me at a minute’s notice. He was my friend. He will be greatly missed.

john elmore and joanne smith
7 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the Vazquez family. Doc, you were a great doctor and you were always good to me. I enjoyed seeing you at the A-1 gas station when you came in for your gas and tune-ups. You always made me laugh. Jo will miss you very much too. She enjoyed talking to you! You will be greatly missed.

John & Jo

Patrick Drazga
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patrick Drazga and family.

Michelle Lukacsko Chini
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Vazquez. He will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our sympathy,

Michelle Lukacsko Chini and Family

Rich Keefner
7 years ago

To the family of Dr. Vazquez,

I had the pleasure of being on the Ohio staff Woodsfield High School of two OVAC All Star football games. I was the basketball coach at WHS and always had an interest in sports medicine, so I served as the trainer. Dr Vazquez was the team Doctor those years. The first year he handed me a stethascope and blood pressure cuff and said go to it. I had no clue! He showed me how, I’ve never forgotten that. I always felt better knowing he was around.

I lost my father 3 months ago so I know what you all are going through.

Rich Keefner