Luis Angel Fuentes, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on July 1, 2024. He was 67.

Mr. Fuentes was born on May 16, 1957 in the Bronx to Jose Luis Fuentes and Luz Enilda Velez. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, 2nd Infantry Division and retired from East Coast Core Drilling, formerly located in New Jersey, after many years. Angel had a big personality and sense of humor to match. He was a friend to all and the unofficial mayor of Van Nest. Everyone in the neighborhood adored him. He enjoyed working on his many cars over the years and caring for his dogs. He loved sharing stories about past adventures and experiences. Puerto Rico was home for him, and he loved being there. He touched the lives of everyone he met throughout his journey. He helped friends and relatives get started in the construction industry and inspired a young neighbor to join the military. Angel’s absence is profound and he will be forever missed.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Guzman; his son, Luis Angel Fuentes II; and his daughter, Christina Nicole Fuentes.

Visiting will be Monday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may click the following link at any time during the visiting hours Fuentes Virtual Visitation  Family and friend will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9am with the interment following at 10:45am at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Awilda Negron on July 3, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    Nancy so sorry for your loss. My heart felt condolences to you and the family. Wishing you all strength and peace at this difficult time.

  2. Chevy Fuentes Cain on July 6, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    My heart is broken my brother was my soulmate I will truly miss him tremendously he was there for me like my dad he did fill my dads shoes when my dad wasn’t around my apologies for not being there with the family my condolences to them he will truly be missed! I love you brother be with Pops and I will see you guys when my time comes muah!!

  3. Maria Fuentes “Nandy” on July 8, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    I’m gonna miss you brother. Sorry that we wasn’t in each others lives as much as we should’ve been. Im always gonna remember when we first met, going to look for you as a 10 yr old kid, and the time you came to visit us in Cali. You will always be in my heart. Keep Pops company one day we will all be together. My condolences to Nancy, Chuggie, n Nicky.

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