Born into eternal life on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, at age 77 after heart failure. Loving husband of Elsida for 52 years. Cherished father of Emanuel (wife Sarah), Omar (wife Jacky) and grandfather to Fabian. Beloved son of Emilio and Maria Isabel of Puerto Rico. Special brother to Lydia, Juan, Aliciamaria, Rosita, Hilda, and Ivan. Also loved by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Burial at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery with military honors in Union Grove, Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, 11:00 AM.
Born in Puerto Rico, Jose was the eldest of 7 children. He was not only their sibling, but also their protector. He joined the Army before his 18th birthday, served time in Vietnam and was then stationed in Berlin, Germany, where he learned to speak German. Once he returned to Puerto Rico he met his wife, Elsida. He was an Eagle Scout leader for the Boy Scouts, where he was a beloved mentor to many young men’s lives. He was also a Lion’s Club Member. He moved to Milwaukee in 1984. He worked primarily as a maintenance technician for Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he acquired multiple degrees. He always had a passion for learning. In addition, he had his own office cleaning company, and was public notary. His smile and bright spirit were infectious and would light up any room he entered. He would move heaven and earth for anyone he loved.
“Dad, you will be missed, remembered and always remain in our hearts. We love you.”