Israel Colón

Born May 1, 1943

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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21 Condolences for Israel Colón

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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


    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


    Please know that you are in our prayer’s each an everyday. Happy birthday Izzy, In our heart you hold a place that only you can fill. As the years go by we miss you more and more each day. Hope you are celebrating with heavenly angels. Please watch over the family till we meet again.

    Love Always
    Herman and Alma

  • Happy Father’s Day Izzy:

    Thinking of you especially today. We love you, We miss you, you will always be part of our lives.
    Nothing has been the same, since you’ve been gone. Please watch over the family till we are
    reunited again.

    Love Always

    Herman and Alma

  • With Love Izzy:

    As we remember you on this day, Trusting the Lord will bring your family peace, comfort,
    and strengh. You are all in our heart and still in our prayers.

    Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered everyday, no longer in our lives
    to share, but in our hearts you’re always there.

    Love Always
    Herman and Alma

  • Dear Izzy,
    Remembering you on this day and forever more. It’s been three years today, but it feels more like yesterday.
    In our hearts a memory will always be kept of one we loved and will never forget. Please watch from above
    till the day come.

    Love Herman+Alma

  • Sister Margie,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I’m very sorry for your loss.

    Brother Jesse Shepeard

    The coronavirus can’t keep us so distant that we can’t tell you we are thinking about you today, wishing you all a blessed day.
    Our prayers are with you today, as you celebrate Izzy’s birthday.
    Izzy we miss you terribly but we are so grateful to god, that we had you in our lives.
    Watch over the family till we meet again in the lord’s paradise. Happy birthday Izzy.

    Love Herman + Alma

  • Dear God, please take a message to Izzy in heaven above, tell him how much we miss him and give him all our Love.
    And now that it’s Father’s Day, dear angels from above hear our prayers, please guard Izzy with your gentle wings and
    tend him with great care. Always in our thoughts and forever in our heart.

    Happy Father’s Day Izzy:
    Rest In Peace Till We Meet Again

    Love Always
    Herman + Alma

  • Happy Father’s Day in heaven Izzy:
    Thinking about you today and forever more. Although you are no longer with us, we want you to know just how much
    we love and Miss you still. We were blessed to have you for as long as we did in our lives. May the good lord and his
    angels guard you with his gentle wings.

    Till We Meet Again
    Love Always
    Herman + Alma

  • To Nydia and Family:
    Just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May the Lord’s precious love, bless, and protect you and your family.
    During this pandemic may he keep you all safe, healthy and keep you strong.
    Remembering Izzy with love today may he soar with angels till we meet again.

    Herman and Alma

  • Happy New Year In Heaven Izzy:
    May your body rest, and your soul be free, embrace the winds of heaven today and for all eternity.
    Missing you this New Years Day you are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

    Please guard us till we meet again in paradise.

    Herman + Alma

  • Dear Izzy:
    Happy 78th birthday in heaven, we are so grateful for the time we had together.
    Missing you as always, heaven is brighter because you are there.
    May the sweet angels guard our broken heart, and ease the pain of losing you that never goes away.
    God bless the Colon family please know you are always in our thoughts and forever in our prayers.

    Love And Miss You
    Herman & Alma
    With Love Till We Meet Again

  • Dear Izzy:
    Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
    Happy fathers day in heaven. Please watch over the family till we meet again.
    Always in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Love always
    Herman & Alma

  • Dear Nydia & Family:
    Just wanted to send you all a loving reminder, that we are thinking about you today.
    May you all feel God’s tender love, peace and kindness every second of everyday.
    Wishing you the most blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
    Love Always
    Herman + Alma

  • Dear Izzy:
    Happy New Year’s in heaven, I pray you are sorrounded by God’s army of angels.
    Hope you know just how much we miss you. Rest in peace till we meet again.
    Love Forever More

  • To The Colon Family:
    May beautiful memories comfort you and may it help to know our thought and prayers are with you always.
    We want to join you in wishing Izzy a Happy New Year in Heaven. Missing you dearly, deep in our heart you
    will remain, till we meet again.

    Love Forever More
    Herman + Alma

  • Dear Izzy:
    May God in heaven embrace you on your 80th. birthday, Please know that we are thinking about you today.
    Happy birthday in Heaven always in our thoughts, and forever in our hearts. Hope you are celebrating with
    the rest of the family who have gone before you, and with my sweet grandson, please keep him close for us.
    Please watch over us from above till we meet again someday when our time is done.
    May you live forever in the Kingdom of Heaven, as you live in our hearts.

    Love And Sadly Missed!
    Herman + Alma

  • Wishing you a most happy father’s day in heaven. Thinking about you today and sending you all our Love.
    Till we meet again watch over the family that loves you so. Please wrap your hands around Steven and
    give him a great big hug for us.

    Love Always
    Herman + Alma