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Eligio C. Colon, Sr.

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“May you Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Colon family. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Rodriguez - CA

“Wanda, Denny, Ellis, and Eligio Jr, and the rest of the Colon family, -I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your father...will keep you all in my...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Judith Esparra - Mohnton, PA

“Dear Eligió Jr, Ellis, Wanda, Dennis and Colón Family, my deepest condolences for your loss of Dón Eligió. He and Nydia will...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Colón-Glaze - Reading, PA

“We love you all, our family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. We will miss him dearly. In time, may your beautiful memories bring you...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nicole and Raul Pagan - Reading, PA

“Don Elijio que descanse en paz junto a su amada esposa Nydia. Te recordaremos siempre como el Gran Señor que fuistes. Mis mas sincero pesame a...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Lesley Ann Santana - Carolina, Puerto Rico

“Wanda,I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Cichowicz - Reading, PA

“My deepest sympathies and condolences to you Wanda and your family. Your father was a gentle kind soul and was a wonderful man. He is now back in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn Patton

“So sorry to hear of Eligio's passing. He and Nydia were my neighbors on Kenhorst Blvd. Would always stop to chat when outside. Was sad when they...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Rider - Reading, PA

“I knew Mr. Colon many years ago when I was a Hearings Officer in Reading for the DPW and Mr. Colon was a facilitator and mediator for indigent...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“A great man, with a big heart, who helped many peoples in this city, great friend , my friend, "mi compadre". Rest in peace Eligio. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Justo Sanchez - West Reading, PA

“Our condolences to the entire Colon family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: John and Delia Miskell - PA

“Wanda, Denny, Ellis, and Eligio Jr, and the rest of the Colon family,I am truly sorry for your loss. Your father was a special man. Someone who...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kimberly Kalbach - Shillington, PA


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Eligio C. Colon Sr., 85, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017 in ManorCare Sinking Spring. He was the beloved husband of the late Nydia E. Colon who passed away on May 16, 2015. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico he was the son of the late Tomas and Francisca (Cruz) Colon. Eligio is survived by his children, Eligio Colon Jr., husband of Nivia, of Reading; Ellis Colon, husband of Milagros, of Reading; Dennis Colon, husband of Adelaida, of Reading; Wanda N. Colon-Mate wife of Martin, of LA, California. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 322 South 5th Street Reading, PA 19602, on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive family and friends from 9:30am – 11:00am, at the church. Whelan Schwartz Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www. whelanschwartz.com.

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