Isaias Velazquez Jr., 85, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, passed away on December 30, 2016. Born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on August 4th, 1931. He later moved to New Jersey during his late teenage years and completed high school. Later, he married Angelica Maldonado in 1953 and settled in Perth Amboy, NJ. He was the loving, caring, good providing father to three daughters and grandfather to 5 grandchildren. His greatest joy was in raising his daughters to be strong, educated, independent women.
Isaias worked for ASARCO in Perth Amboy, NJ, US Metals in Carteret and Hercules in Parlin, NJ. After retirement, he moved to Little Egg Harbor with his wife, where they resided for over 25 years. A man of strong faith, who was extremely active in St. Mary’s Catholic Community and with his wife, Angelica, ran various charismatic prayer groups. In addition to the dedication and love of his family, he enjoyed helping those who were less fortunate and believed in supporting financially disadvantaged families. He liked traveling with his family and also with the church. His favorite hobby was reading the bible and watching his favorite sport, baseball.
Isaias was the last of his siblings. He is survived by his daughters Ann DaCruz (Anita), Diane Cohn and Luz M. Ortiz (Lucy), and his grandchildren Raymond Ortiz II, Tiffanie D. Masi, Jason A. Ortiz, Matthew R. Cohn and Brandon J. DaCruz. He is also survived by his Sons-in-Law Raymond Ortiz, Sr., Joseph DaCruz and Mitchell Cohn, and his Grandson-in-Law Dean Masi.
Visiting hours will be Friday, January 13, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, January 14th, 12pm at St. Mary’s of the Pines Church, Manahawkin NJ. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manahawkin, NJ.
The family is happy to accept flowers or donations to the following charities on Isaias’ behalf: The Vasculitis Foundation http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/donate
Online condolences may be sent at www.MaxwellTobieFH.com.