Jose Diaz Velez


José Diaz Velez of Warwick, NY passed away on February 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old.


Born in Puerto Rico on April 14, 1945, he was the son of the late Andrea Velez and Felix Diaz.


José was a truck driver for the United States Postal Service in New York City.


José is survived by his wife, Ruth Kelly; daughters, Ruth Figueroa and her husband Luis; son, José Diaz; daughter, Eunice Diaz; grandson, Alejandro Rodriguez; and six sisters: Gloria Díaz, Carmen Luisa Diaz, Ana Justina Diaz, Ney Diaz Colon, Isabel Diaz and Xista Rafaela Diaz. He was predeceased by two sisters, Delia and Josefa Diaz and a brother, Luis Felix Diaz.


Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 at St. Stephen the First Martyr, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.  


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Dear Ruth & Family, Our sincere sympathy at the loss of Ramon. We have many fond memories. God Bless Him
Louis & Carolyn Theo
Dear Ruth, my sister, my brothers and I are truly saddened that our uncle has passed. As you know we grew up with him and have a tremendous amount of great memories with him. I know that Mom would be surely be grieving the passing of her baby brother. We will be keeping you and his children in our prayers.
Matilde Berrios Sanchez
Dearest Ruth, My sincerest condolences to you, and your family, on the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather José.Velez. May his memory be an ever enduring comfort to all who knew, and loved him, and may his soul Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Barbara
Barbara Solomon
A mi comadre Rosita mi mas sentida condolencia por tan dolorosa perdida de mi gran amigo Ramoncito Diaz que Dios lo tenga en su gloria atentamente MARIO SOLIS Y FAMILIA ECUADOR 15/02/2020
Mario Solis Nuñez
Ruthcita linda, lamento mucho la pérdida de Ramóncito, el queda en mi corazón siempre, quiero que sepa que le seguiré queriendo mucho, el desde el cielo me mandara sus bendiciones, ya que el me quería mucho y yo igual
José Ignacio larrea custode
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