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Victor Diaz, Sr.

July 3, 1949 - October 1, 2019

            Victor Diaz, Sr., age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

            Born in Morovis, PR, on July 3, 1949, he was the son of the late Pedro Diaz and Carmen Rivera. A hard worker and great provider for his family, Victor was employed as a clerk for the New York City Health and Hospital’s Corporation from 1980 until 2010 and as a maintenance worker for Building Services from 1975 until 2016.

            Victor enjoyed running and proudly completed the New York City Marathon four times. An avid gardener, he had a green thumb like no other, always tending to his vegetable and flower gardens. Victor was huge a sports fan who loved to cheer on the Mets and the Jets.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Edith (Martinez) Diaz; sons, Victor Diaz, Jr. (Philip McKeaney), Miguel Angel Diaz, Sr., and Jason Diaz; grandchildren, Jason Victor Diaz, Michael Angel Diaz, Maria Angel Diaz, and Miguel Angel Diaz, Jr.

            A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park at a later date.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or by visiting www.delawarehospice.org/donate

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16 Guestbook messages for Victor Diaz, Sr.

  • Dear Edith and Family:
    We are so truly sorry for your loss. May God and the wonderful memories left behind bring you and the family comfort and peace.
    There are no words that exist that can ease your pain, but may the love of your family and friends carry you through the grief, you are feeling right know. Please know that you are all in out thoughts and prayers.
    Victor will be missed today and forever more. Dear Victor you have earned your wings so fly high and be free.

    May you rest in the lords arms till we meet again.

    Love Always
    Herman + Alma

    Love forever More

  • To my best friend Victor and family… I have known Victor since the 7th grade and we have remained friends for approximately 33 years. Not only do I feel lucky to have been a part of the Diaz family but am grateful for their friendship. I have fond memories with Victor Sr. as he was so good and gentle to me. Victor Sr. while quiet at times had no idea what an inspiration he was to me. Victor will be missed.
    Love,
    Millie & Family

  • I will never forget the first time I met Tio. I was a small child and he was dating and engaged to Titi. I would sit between them and didn’t want her to touch him. He was my boyfriend. Oh how he loved that attention. Later I was the flower girl at their wedding! I thought I was the one marrying him, figured out quick that was not the plan. He would drive around in his car also his Taxi. He will always hold a special place in my heart ♡. He was always there for anyone in need. He drove our baby girl home from the hospital on July 3rd 1985 on his birthday. Later he gave us that very car he drove her home in, since we didn’t have a car. He showed Jay my husband to work hard and provide financially for our family just as he set the example. He was strong yet the kindest most gentle man I have ever known. His laugh was so mischievous and jolly. He always made everyone feel like you were the only one in the room. The last words he said to me and frequently were. “Tu sabe que te quiero much mami”. I know Tio! Te quiero much siempre tambien! We never said goodbye because we will see each other again for eternity in heaven. Rest my sweet Tio you deserve to rest!

  • Dear family:

    In these sad times I want to tell you that I love you. I will have you in my prayers so that God gives you the strength to cope with this pain. Uncle Victor, I want to tell you that I love you and that love you earned from your actions. You were such a loving uncle.I Will always remember you! Titi Edith, Tito, Miguel and Jason I love you.

  • Lo siento mucho y los acompaño en sus sentimientos. El era como un tio para mi y asi siempre lo recordare esoerando q este en el cielo con Papito Dios. Y sus demas familuares y q descanse en paz mis sentido pesame familia Roldan Vélez

  • He is an beautiful angel. He will be missed dearly. I see him and dad starting vegetables garden already. I love and miss you both. The world lost two beautiful people who’s heart was generous for anyone or to anything for you.

  • My condolences to the Díaz family
    He will be missed God Bless!!!

  • So very sorry for your loss Victor. May your memories comfort you and bring you peace. With deepest sympathy, Terry and Bob DiMedio

  • Mr. Diaz was the father of my best friend Jason. In the time I’ve gotten to know Mr. Diaz I can say he was a good man and a true gentleman. He was a very hard worker and he loved his family. He will be truly missed. I had a ton of respect for Mr. Diaz. It is a hard loss for anyone who had a chance to know him. To the Diaz family you truly have my deepest sympathy

  • Edith and family I’m so sorry to hear about your Husband Victor’s passing. I know your hearts are heavy at this time. Rob and I will keep your family and you in prayer. We love you
    Rose & Rob

  • To Edith Diaz And Victor , Miguel And Jason Diaz I know this is a tough and troubling time . The Lost Of one of the greatest and honorable man I have ever known, A man with No Malice and Purity of an angel, Nothing But kind words. He was my Fathers cousin but he was like a cousin, dad to me . I know he’s in a better place and he’s had Angel Wings A Long Time Ago , So Fly Primo Love You And Miss You Dearly . Til we meet again Luis Diaz And Family.❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • It was a pleasure to get to know Mr. Diaz. He was brave, strong, and always family-centered. He was a loving father, caring husband, and fantastic man. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed.

  • To The Family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult time. May God continue to cover and strengthen you. He will be truly missed.

    Your Neighbor
    Mary M.

  • What a beautiful life lived by a beautiful soul.

    Our beloved Tio we will forever cherish your generous heart, lively spirit, your precious accent and wholesome energy. Thank you for investing in us, spending time with us, taking us on trips, telling us stories, and always lending a helping hand.

    Tio you have ran many marathons, but Tuesday morning you crossed the most rewarding finish line. Congratulations, you made it!

    We’re looking forward to the tour we know you’ll give us of all your favorite spots- the second we meet again in heaven.

    All our love,
    The Colón family

  • So Sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy to the family.

  • To my Titi Edith and Diaz family I am beyond words of how sorry I am for your loss. I cry as I’m writing this because my uncle was one of the best true men I have ever looked up too. Through the tough times as a child growing up he always greeted me with the biggest smile and open arms and he never judged me but always encouraged me to be the best I can be. I can’t recall a time that I never seen him smile and was always one of the most positive people that I have ever met. To my Uncle Victor in heaven thank you so much for taking time to sit and talk with me and taking me to parks when I was a little boy. You were the father that I wish I had and I’ll never forget what you meant to me. My unconditional love always and forever until we meet again….your nephew Tommy. Love Tommy and Kerry