Roberto Velez, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on December 15, 2020. He was 59.
Mr. Velez was born on March 31, 1961 in New York City to Juan Velez and Eulalia Melendez. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Church and was a supporter of the Castle Hill Little League, the Holy Family Church Basketball League, and the Top Dog Pet Shelter. For many years he worked as an operating engineer for the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.
He is survived by his sons, Roberto C. Velez and his wife Jennifer Wong Velez, and Caesar Velez and his wife Any Mazariegos; his granddaughter, Arya Nora Velez; his former wife, Maria Ruiz; and his sisters, Awilda Velez, Olga Velez, and Rosie Lear.
Visiting will be Monday from 4-6pm (for immediate family only) and 6-8pm (open to the public) at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10am at Holy Family Church, 2158 Watson Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.
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