Velez, Jose Manuel age 74, of Harwood Heights, beloved husband of Natividad "Natty" (nee Acosta) for 49 years, loving father of Jose (Tina), Manuel "Tony" (Christina), Elisa (Michael) Makar, and Letty Hudson. Incredible grandfather of Christopher, Ashley, Brittany, Antonio, Melinda, Adam, and Vincent, dear brother of Ana (Efrain), Milagro (Monserrate), Edelmira (Guin), Consuelo (Jaime), Ada and Guadalupe, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jose Manuel from Utuado, Puerto Rico was well-known within the Puerto Rican Parade Committee as he had several floats that were on display during the parade. Funeral Saturday 9:00 a.m. from Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge to St. Pascal Church, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 15, 2009