Luis Velasquez Rodriguez, devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, was welcomed into the gates of Heaven on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Winter Garden, Florida, after living life to the fullest for over 94 years. He was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico on February 2, 1922, son of the late Florentina (Rodriguez) and Quintin Velasquez.
Luis was a warm, loving man known for his kindness, charm, love for life and family, generosity, razor-sharp memory, and unforgettable smile. An avid baseball fan, his greatest joy was in spending time with his family. He was humble and hard-working, retiring from Lake Terminal Railroad after 35 years of service. Just as strong as he was gentle, Luis was a shining example of integrity and unwavering faith. He tirelessly served others within the Charismatic movement, Los Cursillos, Santo Nombre Men’s Group, and as both a Eucharistic Minister and Treasurer for Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain, Ohio.
Luis is reunited with his wife of over 60 years, Luisa V. Rodriguez (4/26/2013), and leaves to cherish his memory son Edwin Velasquez (wife Robin) of Winter Garden; daughter Nicza Carrion (husband Louis) of Windermere; as well as his adoring grandchildren Stefanie Davis (husband Rick), Eddie Velasquez (wife Teri), Mindy Colon (husband Will), Vanessa Velasquez, Jesse Carrion, Daniel and Lindsie Landrigan; great grandchildren, Melina and Marisa Davis, Jaxden and Giana Colon, and Marky.
· The family will be welcoming friends and honoring his life at Dobbs Funeral Home – Thurs, March 17, 2016; 6 PM - 9 PM. Address: 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811
· A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church – Fri, March 18, 2016 at 11 AM, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery. Church address: 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Rd. Winter Garden, FL 34787
· A reception will be held in the Parish Center at Resurrection Catholic Church immediately following the burial.