Born May 1, 1943
Israel ColÃ³n, 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 ColÃ³n 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) ColÃ³n; daughter, Miriam Stewart (Bill); sons, Israel Colon Jr. (Aileen) and Israel ColÃ³n (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.