Paul M. Carlos, Jr.

1942-12-01 - 2023-09-12

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Sunday, October 1st from 3pm to 8pm

Service Date: 2023-10-02

Service Time: 10 AM

Place of Service: St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W 35th Street, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)

Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

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Paul M. Carlos Jr., age 80, longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 12, 2023. He was born December 1, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Paul M. Carlos Sr. and Dorothy R. (Baker) Carlos.

Growing up Paul lived in Calumet City, IL and attended TF South High School. Paul met Elizabeth (Betty) Windauer and were married on October 9, 1965, which Paul described as “the best day of his life!”  Paul retired after 47 years of service as a UA Local 130 Plumber and worked on many iconic buildings in Chicago including:  Sears Tower, John Hancock, Wrigley Building, Tribune Towers, Northwestern Prentice Building, and the Congress Hotel. Paul finished his plumbing career working for McCormick Place.

Paul and Betty were married for 53 years during which time they traveled the world during retirement. Paul was an avid sports fan and athlete playing football, baseball, basketball, and track during his youth. He shared his love of sports with his three sons and coached their football (Crete Bulldogs) and baseball (Crete Baseball) teams. Paul was a devoted sports fan and die-hard Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

He is survived by his children:  Paul M Carlos III (Victoria) of Lawton, MI., Anthony R. Carlos (Karen) of Schaumburg, IL., Brian T. Carlos (Trang) of Bartlett, IL.; his grandchildren:  Lauren, Allison, Emily, Robert, Danny, Kelli, Kara and Nicholas; his brother Frank W. Carlos of Chicago, IL; sister Ruth M. Palis of Schererville, IN.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth L. Carlos.

Friends may gather with his family on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 3 – 8pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL  60417.  His Funeral service will be held at 10 am on October 2, 2023, at St. Liborius Parish, 71 W. 35th Street, Steger, IL  60475.  Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th St, Alsip, IL  60803, following mass. Luncheon to follow at Jenny’s Grill, Chicago Ridge, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (



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