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YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell, with Deacon John Rentas officiating, for Jose A. Colon, 78, who passed away, Monday, Aug. 12, in his home, with his loving family by his side.

Jose was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, and moved to this area in the 1960s.

He retired in the late 1990s from General Motors as an assembly line worker.

In his early years, Jose enjoyed yearly trips to Idora Park and Geauga Lake.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and woodworking, and in his final years, enjoyed watching YouTube videos on gardening, fishing and woodworking. He had a deep love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Micaela Ortiz, whom he married Nov. 15, 1969; his children, Carmen (Gabriel) Colon of Youngstown, Jose (Patricia) Colon Jr., and Margie Colon, both of Austintown; grandchildren, Jeremy, William, Casandra, Serina, Ryan, Melanie, Mariah, Jessica, Alan, Robert and Domenic; and a great-grandson, Ari.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, who raised him.

The Colon family has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell, and will receive family and friends Thursday evening from 4 to 6 p.m.

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“So sorry I did not know he was sick. Bless your entire family. ”

 » Liz Aponte  on August 14, 2019

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