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OBITUARY

Gualberto Roldan Sr.

September 1, 1943May 13, 2020
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Gualberto Roldan Sr, age 76, of Chicago, Illinois passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born on September 1, 1943 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.

Gualberto “El Coqui” touched so many people during his time here on Earth. He was a man who worked hard to provide the best for his family. He was a kind, loving and loyal friend to many. He was a generous man that always made the time to help those in need. Many who knew him said he had a heart of gold. He was an amazing man loved by many. He had a passion for photography, traveling, garage sale hunting, and delivering his sugared donuts and French bread to many family and friends. His speciality was pulling pranks as those who know him witnessed countless times. More than anything Berto had a voracious love for his family.

Berto fought a courageous and prolonged battle against his illness for 5 years and his passing has undoubtedly created a void that will long exist. He will live on in the memories, the smiles, the laughs and the love he left behind. He was truly one of a kind.

Berto is survived by his loving wife, Teresa G. Roldan; daughters, Marisol Roldan, Maria M. Moran (Manuel) son, Gualberto Jr (Yolanda) Roldan; daughter Tanya Roldan; grandchildren, Jonathan X. Nieves, Jovani A. Nieves, Julisa A. Nieves, Noah E. Moran, Nathaniel I. Moran, Jaylynn A. Roldan, and Joslyn R. Hermosillo; brothers and sisters, Jose, Carmen, Ismael, Aida, Antonia, Felicita, Gerardo and Alfonso; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Adriana Roldan, sister Cecilia and brothers Francisco, Pablo and Julio.

A Celebration of Berto’s life will be scheduled for a future date. Interment private.

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Gladys Ortiz-Martinez

May 21, 2020

Tio Berto, you are finally resting. God has called you to be one of his angels. You were such a kind genuine man. You were loved by so many. Always had a smile on your face. Always willing to help others. You were certainly one of Miami's favorite. She loved you so much. I will never forget the day you, mami and I went to Titi Aida's house and you decided it would be funny to sell her some groceries from her own pantry. She was so excited. You sold her some Goya cooking oil that was already open. She tells you but Berto this has been open and used. Where you replied, that's why I'm giving you 50% off. OMG when we left to go back to your house, we literally had to pull over because we were laughing so hard we couldn't breath , and we were going to pee on ourselves. That is a memory I will always take with me. Miss and 💙 you mucho Tio....fly high ! Your niece

Alfonso Roldan

May 20, 2020

I forgot my beautiful cousin, Marisol. Please forgive me? ♡ I love you. Fonsito.

Alfonso Roldan

May 20, 2020

I have very special memories of Tio Berto, I wasn't at the funeral - which I regret. All I can say is that he was the model husband, father, brother and friend. I turned out to be his gay nephew - the only one - and he always treated me with honor, love, even affection but most importantly with respect. He wasn't embarrassed of me. I remember his cool demeanor, his funny looks he gave accross the dinner table, his fun spirit and the love he had for his family. He was my favorite uncle on the Roldan side of my family. I only wish we could've gotten to know each other as adults. My condolences to Titi Teresa, Junior, Tanya, husbands, wives and grandchildren.

- Fonsito

Lourdes Roldan

May 20, 2020

Lourdes Roldan

May 20, 2020

Tio Berto,
You were such a funny, caring and generous person. I want to thank you for everything, for being there for my parents, especially Mom while she was sick, and then being there for Dad and Gladis. I remember you telling me a "story" decades ago about when you first came to Chicago you didn't know how to turn off the lights in a room and you would throw things at the light bulb to get the light to turn off. You were such a prankster, I asked Mom if this was true, neither one of you responded. Til this day I don't know whether or not it's true, but it doesn't matter, you made me laugh so hard, I've never forgotten it. Many times I would be talking on the phone with Mom and she would tell me she had to let me go because she needed to run out to buy milk and bread. While I'm on the phone with her, you would walk in the kitchen door with milk and bread in your hands. This happened so often I lost count. Then there's Berghoff's, boy did I get a treat whenever I went there. You would bring me extra plates of all my favorite side dishes. Whenever I introduced you to my friends, the first words out of their mouth was how handsome you were and how much you looked like "Elvis." The world is immutable because you have left it. Well, the WORD says to give honor to those who deserve honor so not only do I wish to honor you, but your family too. What a beautiful legacy you've left behind! They took such great care of you. Titi Tere and Tanya you outdid yourselves with the attention and care you provided Tio Berto. May the good LORD bless you all exponentially, exceedingly abundantly above.

Luis & Eve Gonzalez

May 19, 2020

Daniel y Miriam Munoz

May 19, 2020

Personas como Berto siempre se llevan en la memoria y son recordadas con cariño, siempre será nuestro amigo, con quien compartimos mucho momentos agradables e importantes, que descanses en paz amigo del alma.
Miriam y Daniel

Ada Rodriguez

May 19, 2020

Nuestro Dios quería un Angel para el cielo y ya lo tiene porqué Berto era un buen padre, un buen esposo, un buen vecino y tenía todo lo bueno por eso nuestro DIOS le tiene un lugar especial y lo vamos extrañar mucho pero ya está donde DIOS lo quiere. Los quiero mucho y aquí está Ada para siempre.

Luis & Eve Gonzalez

May 19, 2020

Dear Tio Berto,
Eve told me how she noticed the love between you and tia Teresa when she took care of you . She said it was beautiful to see. I remember when you would see my father you would call him " Compa". It's so old school, but that's what I love about that memory. Whenever you'd see me you called me "Hijo". You were always so much more then a uncle to me . You treated me like a son.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12
We love you , Luis & Eve

Fran (Nancy) Mandera

May 18, 2020

Tio Berto, You have left this world and I and so many others will miss you so much. There were so many wonderful things about you. You were so handsome, funny, generous, loving and the kindest person I have ever known. You had a presence about you that was unforgettable and you always lit up a room when you walked into it. I was always so happy to introduce you to someone who didn't know you, and so proud to call you my Uncle. I sometimes feel like you were an Angel that heaven sent down to us to take care of so many. You took the time to reach out to so many people and help them in any way you can. I remember you always running around and being in a hurry because there was always someone else that you needed to see or do something for. I don't think I ever heard you say that you were going to go do something for yourself. You were so selfless to a fault.
You were someone that my father Frankie looked up to even though he was your older brother. He adored you and it makes me happy that he has finally reunited with you. I can only imagine the hugs and laughs between you two.
You have certainly earned your wings and God has brought your beautiful soul back home. Go and rest. You are whole and at peace now. Don't try and fix or do anything because heaven is beautiful and perfect. Enjoy your eternal life that God promises us all. I will think of you often and hold my memories of you in my heart until we meet again. Bendicion

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Berto con su hermana Carmen

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Abuelo con nieto Jovani

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Abuelo conn su nieta Julisa

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Berto visitado a sus hermanos en Puerto Rico

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Abuelo con su nieta Julisa

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Berto con su hija Tanya

Biography

Gualberto Roldan Sr, age 76, of Chicago, Illinois passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born on September 1, 1943 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.


Gualberto “El Coqui” touched so many people during his time here on Earth. He was a man who worked hard to provide the best for his family. He was a kind, loving and loyal friend to many. He was a generous man that always made the time to help those in need. Many who knew him said he had a heart of gold. He was an amazing man loved by many. He had a passion for photography, traveling, garage sale hunting, and delivering his sugared donuts and French bread to many family and friends. His speciality was pulling pranks as those who know him witnessed countless times. More than anything Berto had a voracious love for his family.


Berto fought a courageous and prolonged battle against his illness for 5 years and his passing has undoubtedly created a void that will long exist. He will live on in the memories, the smiles, the laughs and the love he left behind. He was truly one of a kind.


Berto is survived by his loving wife, Teresa G. Roldan; daughters, Marisol Roldan, Maria M. Moran (Manuel) son, Gualberto Jr (Yolanda) Roldan; daughter Tanya Roldan; grandchildren, Jonathan X. Nieves, Jovani A. Nieves, Julisa A. Nieves, Noah E. Moran, Nathaniel I. Moran, Jaylynn A. Roldan, and Joslyn R. Hermosillo; brothers and sisters, Jose, Carmen, Ismael, Aida, Antonia, Felicita, Gerardo and Alfonso; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Adriana Roldan, sister Cecilia and brothers Francisco, Pablo and Julio.


A Celebration of Berto’s life will be scheduled for a future date. Interment private.

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