John Joseph Velasquez

John Joseph Velasquez at the age of 94 went home to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on January 8, 2021 in Lutz Florida. He passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.

 

John is survived by his wife Ramona Velasquez, his daughters Andrea and Anise Velasquez, his Grandsons Joseph and Michael Arana and his Great Grandchildren Jordan and Milaya Arana.

He is predeceased by his parents Alvaro and Pauline Velasquez, his sister Marie and his brother Tony.

 

John was born in Puerto Rico on February 4, 1926 to Alvaro and Pauline Velasquez.

He was raised and attended school in New York City.

John served in the US Navy and is a World War ll Veteran and a Korean War Veteran 

He worked as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal service for more than 30 years and retired in 1990.

 

In 1992 John moved to Orlando Florida with his family and continued to work as a school crossing guard for the Orange County Sheriffs Department until he retired again in 2012

 

John played softball for the Postal Union in New York and later became an umpire and than he became the Commissioner of the softball League.  He loved bringing his family along to the games and sharing this wonderful pastime with them.

 

John was not a man of many words but there was nothing he would not do for anyone in need.  He was a great man and a great role model. He stepped up to the plate many times.

John lived a long and happy life and will be truly missed by his family and friends

 

Services will be held on Saturday January 16, 2021 at

Loyless Funeral Homes at 5310 Land O Lakes Blvd. Land O Lakes Florida 34639