September 20, 1923 - June 6, 2017
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Thursday 6/8, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


St. Peter Catholic Church
8100 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.1492 | Map
Friday 6/9, 10:30 am

Funeral Mass

Maryhill Catholic Cemetery
8600 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
847.823.0982 | Map
Friday 6/9

Committal Rite  |  GRAVESIDE

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (, 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3420, Chicago, IL, 60603


or to the Society of the Sacred Heart (, c/o Woodlands Academy, 760 E. Westleigh Rd., Lake Forest, IL, 60045.


Santiago R. Echeveste, age 93, native of Cuba, where he was a Vice President of the National Bank of Cuba, formerly of Chicago and Skokie.  He loved sailing and being a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Longtime, active member of St. Peter Catholic Parish, Skokie.  Beloved husband of the late Maria Rosa, neeContinue Reading

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Ingrid Oswald left a message on June 8, 2017:
I am very sorry to hear about your father's passing. My deepest condolence to you and your family
Maria Hernandez left a message on June 8, 2017:
I am very sad to hear of the passing of Santiago. My mother always considered him and your dear late mother, Rosita, good friends. She knew Santiago since he was a very little boy as they were neighbors in Cienfuegos, Cuba. My mother is now 99 years old so she was a little girl when he was born and she remembers him and his family rather well. The last time my mother and I saw Santiago was in 2007, just before I brought my mother to live in Florida. We had lunch together, along with other very good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Arza. MY thoughts of your father --always a gentle man whose principles were based on a strong Catholic faith. You were blessed with exceptional parents. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Akhlaq Khan and Uzma Hashmi left a message on June 7, 2017:
We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy.
Jorge & Julie Arza left a message on June 7, 2017:
We are so very sorry for the loss of Santiago. He has been a life long friend of our family. His smile and joyfulness will be missed. We are only grateful that he is home again with his sweet, wife Rosita. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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