It is with great sadness for us to announce that our former President of the El Paso Corvette Club, Joe Corum, has passed away today after a lengthy fight with a rare illness. Joe will always be remembered for his love for the club, his tireless work for the Salvation Army, The El Paso Children’s Miracle Network where he served on the Advisory Council, and many other charities here in El Paso. He will also be remembered for his Velocity Yellow C7 Stingray and his love for the Corvette. Joe worked for the El Paso VA Health Care System and was United States Army Retired. His funeral arrangements have not been made at this time and as we receive information, we will pass it along. We also send our deepest condolences to his family and ask you to remember them in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Joe. You will be missed by so many.
Joe joined the El Paso Corvette Club in February of 2014. He served as Secretary of our Club and later became our President. He served 3 years in that position and resigned in February 2021 due to his declining health. During his Presidency he introduced the club to the Salvation Army. Joe volunteered his time serving food on Thanksgiving, to wearing a Santa Suit while giving out presents to the children. Because of Joe, we rang the bell in front of Walmart every December and held Show n Shines to gather food, toiletries and money for the Salvation Army.
Joe also became very involved with the Children’s Miracle Network; serving on the Advisory Council.
Joe was very community based and he loved to give back. He wore Santa suits, bunny outfits and funny hats all for the benefit of others. Joe will be missed by the El Paso Corvette Club family and the El Paso Community. Joe was laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
God Speed Joe
In Memory of Joe
It was a heart-stirring memorial for Joey, and in case you missed it, you can watch the memorial service here: https://youtu.be/ZuKl1c2iJlM Godspeed, Joey! Rest in peace and keep the light on for us, brother!
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the loss one of our long time El Paso Corvette Club members; Angel Santiago lost his battle to cancer. Angel passed away peacefully Friday night on May 6, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Angel and his wife Dorothy joined the Club in October of 2009 with their Metallic Red C-6. Before Angel’s failing health, they were active members and participated in pretty much all our activities and became lifelong friends to many. Angel served as an officer and assumed the duties of Vice President for several years where he worked endlessly. He set up many activities such as cruises, parties and parades.
Our dear friend Angel was a very generous man with a heart of gold. His generosity fed and clothed many children that he came in contact with. What we will remember most is his laughter, it was true and hearty. He spoke from the heart and he was a man of great compassion and caring.
Angel was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. Angel was laid to rest, Friday, June 10th, at 11:30 AM at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906.
Please keep Dorothy and their family in your prayers.
Dear family and friends: On December 27, 2022, my family and I received a phone call that changed our lives forever. Our father, our world, had passed unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep. He was an amazing father, caring son, supportive brother, loving partner, hardworking attorney and so much more. Those that had the honor of meeting him knew he was a giving, humble, free spirited man who could make anyone laugh. He was a man who gave everything and asked for nothing. His generous nature touched the hearts of so many. He lived for his clients, his friends and family, and especially his children. He never missed a recital, a game, a race, an assembly; he always showed up. We find peace in knowing he will continue to show up as our guardian angel, forever watching over us, cheering us on. He is survived by his parents, Roberto and Yolanda Parra; brothers, Beto, Manny and Ricky Parra; children Vanessa, Victor, Nico and Karina Parra; grandchild, Lukas Simental and Maria Parra and Sarah Perez. Please join us in celebrating his life and memory. Visitation: Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Funeral Procession: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home to follow to Mount Carmel Cemetery.
It is with great sadness to report that our beloved El Paso Corvette Club Sergeant-at-Arms, Gerald “Jerry” Klein, passed into eternal life Tuesday, January 10th. He was a long-time member and Corvette enthusiast who drove a 2017 C7 Grand Sport. Known for his generosity, fun-loving nature and gavel, he will be greatly missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Keep the light on for us, Jerry!