January 22, 1935 – March 16, 2020
Mr Jose Diaz Sr., 85, of Katy, Texas, suddenly passed away Monday March 16, 2020 and is dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
Mr Jose Diaz Sr. was born January 22, 1935 in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico and lived in New York, Miami, and move to Katy, TX in 2013. He worked for the MasTec corporation as a telephone pole and power line installer. He enjoyed fishing, woodwork, gardening, and playing dominoes with his friends and family. He had a boundless curiosity, enjoyed watching the Science Channel, was a consummate handyman, and was able to do home repairs using his creativity and inventiveness. Jose enjoyed spending time with his family, and had special affection for all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Mr. Jose Diaz Sr. was preceded in by his parents Saturnino Diaz and Hipolita Rodriguez. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Ana Irma Velez of Katy, TX; son, Jose Luis Diaz and wife Martha Acosta Diaz of Katy, TX; daughter Ana Iris Bencosme and husband Juan Antonio Acevedo of Katy, TX; grandsons Nicolas G. Diaz of Katy, TX, Joseph Nadal and his wife Rocio Nadal of Hialeah Gardens, FL; granddaughters Natalia P. Diaz of Katy, TX, Yalixsa Custodio and husband Juan Custodio of Katy, TX; great grandsons Anthony Nadal and Brandon Nadal of Hialeah Gardens, FL; great granddaughter Jaliyah Custodio; Sisters Delfina Diaz of Orlando FL, Carmen Rodriguez of Queens, NY; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jose was a kind, gentle, generous, and loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend, and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him and loved him.
The family asks if you wish to make a donation in Jose's name, you can send your donation to:
Organization for Autism Research 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 401 Arlington, VA 22201 https://oar.z2systems.com/np/clients/oar/donation.jsp?campaign=94&
- Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 21, 2020
- Graveside Service Saturday, March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
Carlos Infante and family
March 21, 2020
I would like to send my sincere condolences to the Diaz Family. I work with his son, Jose Diaz, who has shared many stories throughout the years about his dad. Keep the memories alive they last forever. Jose Diaz’s legacy will continue through his loving family. Rest In Peace.
Deanna Dumas & Family
March 19, 2020
I didn't have the privilege to interact with Jose Luis's father; but I do know who Jose Luis is as a Husband, & a father. I can say Jose Luis is an amazing man, husband, and father. I know he learned from his father , & is now showing his son Nicholas what his father taught him. Your father is in Heaven watching over the entire family. I shared your loss with my friends and we are all praying for you and your family. My deepest condolences.
Danny Serna (Martha's Nephew)
March 19, 2020
Jose Diaz has been my best friend since 10th grade in high school.
He is a wonderful person, who has been with me through thick and thin. And he became that person because of his father, Luis Diaz.
Jose and I often talk about the greatest generation, who are leaving us daily now as they reach their golden years.
Men like my father, and like Luis, never knew the word, "No" when it came to their family. They worked hard; they self-sacrificed for the benefit of their families. There were countless hours of visits to their home in Miami where Luis was always cordial, welcoming and friendly; always offering something to eat or drink; always considerate of others.
Fifty nine years with Ana is more than a lifetime for some. What a shining example of love that endures and is enduring, for all to see and take motivation from. We should all hope to be with that one special person in our life for so long.
He was able to enjoy leaving Miami behind and live his final years back home again with his extended family in his new home in Katy. It's a shame that we all face our last day, but Luis does not leave behind sorrow; he leaves behind a legacy that lives on in his son, his grandchildren, his extended family and friends who now carry the responsibility to keep his memory alive.
Travel well, travel safely, Mr. Diaz. You earned your place in heaven, and your family will be missing you every moment of every day until you are all together once again.
Vaya con dios Sr. Luis.
March 19, 2020
To my beloved Grandfather...
Words cannot express the appreciation,gratitude and love that I have for you. You are an important figure in my life. From the private conversations we would have to the life lessons , that you instilled in me. I can only hope that you are proud of the man I have become. Your compassion and thoughtfulness for others, is a quality that I will mirror thru out my life and will have the joy of passing on to my beautiful family. On behalf of Joseph,Rocio, Anthony and BRANDON.
We Love you, we will miss you and we
Thank you for being such a great part of our lives.
P.S - Don't tell anyone but you were always my favorite partner when playing Dominoes, it will be our secret.
🤫 Love you!
March 18, 2020
Estarás en nuestro corazón por siempre. Gracias por tu amor. Nunca te olvidáremos, que descanses en Paz. Con mucho amor de parte de tu hermana Delfina y tus sobrinos Delsy, Sicci Aixia y Jobet.
March 18, 2020
José is my favorite uncle. We exchanged letters when I was a teenager while it was no telephone available at my house. We always kept in touch throughout the years. We spent many times on the phone or in-person talking about the planets and the stars. Although Tio did not have a college education, he was an avid reader and knew a lot about history, the earth, planets, and was always very handy.
Tio lived a simple life, an extraordinary human being with great values. I will always remember his sincere smile and his willingness to help and find a way to solve problems.
Physically he will not be among us but his memories will live on, he will always be alive in my heart.
Love you"Tio Luis" now your soul is free. Fly high and keep an eye on us.