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Israel Colón  

Israel Colón

May 1, 1943 – December 8, 2016

Israel Colón, age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Christiana Hospital, while surrounded by his beloved family.

Israel was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on May 1, 1943, and was the son of the late Desiderio Colón and Confesora Mendez Jimenez. He was a talented iron-worker and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After retirement, he devoted many hours of his time to helping the elderly with handyman duties, along with collecting and distributing food items to local incapacitated senior citizens.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nydia E. (Martinez) Colón; daughter, Miriam Stewart (Bill); sons, Israel Colon Jr. (Aileen) and Israel Colón (Becky); grandchildren, Lorilee, Melissa, Adam, Kayla, Jessica, Bryan, Matthew and Natasha; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Juan, Andre and Miguel; sister, Dolores; and many nieces and nephews.

Services and interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE will be held privately.

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  1. Sharon Frazier, December 12, 2016

    Prayers for all the family during this time of the loss of your Father. May God truly bless you with an extra measure of his love & peace. Hope the wonderful memories of your Dad live on forever in your heart. Sending love to all of you from Oklahoma!

  2. The Martinez- Hirschfeld Family, December 12, 2016

    We are deeply saddened by the loss in the family. No one is prepared for a loss. Hope you are able to take comfort in knowing he is resting with the Lord. Our condolesces to you and your family.

  3. Herman + Alma, April 30, 2017

    We thought about you with love today not only cause it’s your Birthday, but because we think of you with
    love everyday. If tears alone could bring you home, you would be back right here where you belong.
    In Life we loved you dearly, In death we will continue to do the same. The saddest day of our life, was the day the lord called your name, little did we know that day the life would never be the same. Missing you so please watch over the family till we meet again.

    Love Herman and Alma

  4. Herman + Alma, December 8, 2017


    Hope you all know you are in out thoughts and prayer’s today and forever more. Wishing you gods peace, and much happiness. Israel it has been a year today since you were received into the waiting arms of our loving lord. We all miss dearly, and the is not a day that goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We love you and miss you so much. You will always be remember with love. Please watch over your family till we see you again.

    Love Herman and Alma


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