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Luis A. Velez

Luis A. Velez, age 77, of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Specialty Hospital of Lorain, Amherst, following a brief illness.
He was born on February 10, 1935 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, moving to Lorain in 1953. Luis was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, after it closed he joined Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. Luis was employed as a barber at LaFortuna, on Pearl Avenue, for 30 years. He was the first Puerto Rican barber in the Lorain community. He was a founder of the Puerto Rican Home, where he served as it's president for 3 terms. He was an activist in the Puerto Rican community in it's infancy in the city of Lorain.
He is survived by his wife, Andreita (nee Afanador), sons; Carlos (Mirinet), of Lorain and Luis Jr. (Cherie), of FL, daughters; Andreita R. (Gregg) Arsenault, of Lorain, Diane Velez, of Elyria, Sonia (Pete Rivera) Velez, of Litchfield, and Marisol (Kyle) Velez-Fairchild, of Lorain, 7 grandchildren; Robert and Michael Sanchez, Andrea, Carlos, and Alexis Velez, Emily and Emilio Fairchild, step-granddaughter, Destini Arsenault, brothers; Jose Luis Velez, of Lorain, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, of Oberlin, Nicholas Antonio Gonzalez, of NJ, Angel Gonzalez, of Sheffield Lake, and Michael Gonzalez, of KY, and his sisters; Gloria Badillo, Rosa Torres, Ana Gonzalez, all of Puerto Rico, Lidia Gonzalez, of Westlake and Carmen Gonzalez, of Lorain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Confesor and Amparo (nee Andujar) Velez.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where services will be held on Wed. at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass, at 9:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,

Service

AUG 1. 9:30 AM

Sacred Heart Chapel

4301 Pearl Avenue

Lorain, OH, US


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A candle was lit in memory of Luis Velez

Wilfredo& Charlotte Guzman - July 28, 2012 at 06:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Luis Velez

Jose L. Velez Cheo y Familia - July 28, 2012 at 05:36 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

WE WILL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU FOREVER AND BEYOND , MAY YOU BE REST IN PEACE IN GODS GLORIOUS ARMS . WE WILL MISS YOU TIL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN .~TU HERMANO CHEO VELEZ Y SOBRINAS : TITI , MARGIE ,YOUR GOD DAUGHTER SUZI , MIGGY ,HONEY AND JUNITO VELEZ MONTIJO

Jose Velez Cheo y Familia - July 28, 2012 at 05:42 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

DIOS les de fortaleza a toda la familia aunque no lo conoci personalmente solo por referencia de su hermana Lydia, mi consuegra no dudo que fue un hombre que impartio mucho amor, se lo que es perder un ser querido, solo les puedo decir que ahora Luis esta en un lugar en donde no existe el dolor ni sufrimiento, solo gozo, gozo en lo sbrazos de Nuestro Senor Jesucristo. R.I.P. Luis

Marilyn Fernandez - July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Padrino, You always respected me when we got together in my adult life. In my heart I always admired you on how you openly expressed yourself -- You were so dramatic at times. And when you played the guitar and mom was singing, that to me was priceless! In my mind you will always be one of my main man in life. Now you finally made it to God's world where you are in peace. I will always love you Padrino! By the way, I also remember that when I visited you, you always asked me -- Quiere un traguito? Well Padrino, este traguito va hacer por uste!!! Que Dios te vendiga!!! Com mucho armor - Jose Daniel Badillo

Danny Badillo - July 31, 2012 at 02:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you to everyone for your support at our time of sorrow. We loved our father dearly, my parents are an example of what love is. He will be greatly missed as a husband, as well as a father. Love you forever.

sonia - August 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Luis Velez

Diana Velez - August 07, 2012 at 10:16 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you to everyone, may god bless you always for being by our side in this time of sorrow. Our family chain has been broken, but as god calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

sonia - August 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sonia Velez sent a virtual gift in memory of Luis A. Velez

sonia velez - August 04, 2012 at 10:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The Velez family would like to thank all of you for your condolences,flowers,prayers and presence at the funeral. It meant a lot to us to have all the support of such wonderful people in our lives. May god bless all of you! May god keep him in his loving care until we meet again. Bendicion!

sonia velez - August 04, 2012 at 10:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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