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Angel L. Delgado

November 11, 1941 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

This is a brief but incredible story of our Dad and husband, Angel Luis Delgado. Daddy, or how his kids Nydia, Evelyn, Luis, and David would call him "Papi," was a wonderful man who was loved, treasured, and cherished. Our "Abuelo," as he liked to be called by his grandchildren, and "Viejo," as he was called by his wife of 57 years Elvira (Mom), was an amazing husband, Dad, brother, and a joker at heart, like no other person, can be.

Dad's story starts on a well-known holiday, Veterans Day, November 11, 1941, as the oldest child to Regulina and Angel Manuel. He was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. When Dad was a young boy, he enjoyed the beautiful Puertorican beaches. He was passionate about riding his bike to the point where he landed his first job as a "Paperboy." We must mention the love he had for ice cream, cheesecake, Snickers, and sugar cane. When he was a teenager, he moved with his brothers Roberto, Jose Manuel, Reinaldo, and mother to Chicago, Illinois. During his Crane High School years in Chicago, Dad proudly joined the ROTC, where he was commemorated as Lieutenant Captain. Of all the people he touched, both knowing and unknowing, his proudest achievement in life was marrying his sweetheart on February 22, 1964.

In the mid -'70s Dad joined UPS as a Regional Sales Representative, where he earned several awards for "Sales Man of the Year." Later during the mid-'80s, he moved back with his family to his loving land of Puerto Rico, where he had an opportunity to be closer to his two brothers and his mother. Dad built his first business, "Action Video," a video club where he rented VHS movies to customers. During the mid-90's Dad decided to move to Florida and build his second business, the famous "Township Liquor Store" in Longwood, Florida. Dad managed the store for over eight years until he retired in 1998.

After retirement, Dad watched movies, took care of grandkids, and traveled with family. Dad will be remembered as the life of the party and a jokester. His funny debates on whatever the topic of conversation was always unforgettable. On September 19, 2021, Dad became a real angel when he transitioned peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. He ensured that his final goodbye was completely extraordinary for us.

Spanish

Esta es una breve pero increíble historia de nuestro papá y esposo, Angel Luis Delgado. Angel, o como sus hijos Nydia, Evelyn, Luis y David lo llamarían "Papi", era un hombre maravilloso que era amado, y apreciado. Nuestro "Abuelo", como le gustaba que lo llamaran sus nietos, y "Viejo", como lo llamaba su esposa de 57 años Elvira (mamá), era un esposo increíble, papá, hermano y un bromista de corazón como ninguna otra persona, puede ser.

La historia de papi comienza en una conocida festividad, el Día de los Veteranos, el 11 de noviembre de 1941, como el hijo mayor de Regulina y Ángel Manuel. Nació en Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Cuando papi era un niño, disfrutaba de las hermosas playas puertorriqueñas. Le apasionaba correr en bicicleta hasta el punto en que consiguió su primer trabajo como "repartidor de periódicos". Debemos mencionar el amor que tenía por los helados, cheese cake, Snickers y la caña de azúcar. Cuando era un adolescente, se mudó con sus hermanos Roberto, José Manuel, Reinaldo y su madre a Chicago, Illinois. Durante sus años de Crane High School en Chicago, papi se unió con mucho orgullo al ROTC, donde fue conmemorado como Teniente Capitán. De todas las personas a las que tocó, tanto a sabiendas como sin saber, su logro más orgulloso en la vida fue casarse con su amada Elvira el 22 de febrero de 1964.

A mediados de la década de 1970, papi se unió a UPS como Representante de Ventas Regional, donde ganó varios premios como "Vendedor del Año". Más tarde, a mediados de los 80, regresó con su familia a su amada tierra de Puerto Rico, donde tuvo la oportunidad de estar más cerca de sus dos hermanos y su madre. Papi construyó su primer negocio, "Action Video", un club de video donde alquilaba películas VHS a los clientes. A mediados de los 90, papi decidió mudarse a Florida y construir su segundo negocio, el famoso "Township Liquor Store" en Longwood, Florida. Papi administró la tienda durante más de ocho años hasta que se jubiló en 1998.

Después de la jubilación, papi se mantuvo viendo películas, se hizo cargo de los nietos y viajó con la familia. Papi será recordado como el alma de la fiesta y un bromista. Sus divertidos debates sobre cualquier tema de conversación siempre fueron inolvidables. El 19 de septiembre de 2021, papi se convirtió en un verdadero ángel cuando hizo la transición pacíficamente rodeado de sus seres queridos. Se aseguró de que su último adiós fuera completamente extraordinario para nosotros.

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
September 23, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Highland Funeral Home
3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL 32703

Graveside Service
Friday
September 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Highland Memory Gardens
3329 E. Semoran Boulevard
Apopka, FL 32703

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