Michael Chavez who retired from the Department on June 8, 1973, after serving over twenty (20) years, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to the Narcotics Division. Officer Chavez joined the Department on February 23, 1953, entering Police Academy Class #9. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Chavez, daughter, Bernadette Chavez and step-son, Raul Garcia of San Diego, California.
Additional information Received from Patrick Chavez; Mike had 5 children with his first wife Erlinda Chavez (living Houston) while he was on the force . His oldest son Anthony Chavez (living Houston) , next Michael Chavez Jr. (deceased Veteran buried in Vet. Cem. in Houston) , Next Mark Chavez( deceased Veteran buried in Vet. Cem. in Houston , Patrick Chavez(living in New Jersey) and Daughter Monica Chavez(living in Houston ) Michael's brothers, Armando Chavez and Jessie Ramos (living).
The body is entrusted with El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary, 684 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, California, telephone number 619-440-8033. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Paris-Frederick Chapel, 374 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, California, beginning on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Paris-Frederick Chapel on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California.