Carmelo “Papi” Vazquez Sr. 84, of Medina, N.Y, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Medina Memorial Hospital.
Born on May 3, 1936, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Melanio and Margarita Vazquez.
Carmelo joined the U.S. Army in Puerto Rico and was stationed in Fort Niagara. After his honorable discharge in 1959, he settled in the Medina area and met and married the former Maria L. Colon. Later, they moved to Rochester, where he was employed a supervisor for several jobs and in 2018 they returned to the Medina area. Carmelo was a loving and dedicated husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; four children, Carmelo (Marilyn) Vazquez Jr. of Richmond, Va.; John (Star) Vazquez of Chili, N.Y.; Roberto (Belinda) Vazquez of Cleveland, Ohio; Camellia Bellis of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Semidey and Rosa Ruiz, both of Cleveland, Ohio. Also survived are several nieces and nephews. Carmelo is predeceased by a sister, Ana.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl ST. Medina, NY 14103 on Friday, July 3, 2020, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. *In accordance with the “UNPAUSING” New York State Guidelines, 25 persons occupancy at one time limitations will be observed.*
Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors. Please light a candle or share a memory of Carmelo at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com