OBITUARY

Wilfredo Arocho Jr.

June 4, 1964October 30, 2012

Former Staten Islander Wilfredo Arocho Jr. 48,, of Lake Charles, La., a seaman and a loving family man, died Thursday in Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, La., after suffering a stroke.

Born in Manhattan, he was brought to Concord in 1973 and graduated from Curtis High School. He moved to Port Richmond in the late 1980s and relocated to Lake Charles about 12 years ago.

Mr. Arocho had been working as an AB seaman for Hornbeck Offshore Services for 17 years.

He was an avid amateur boxer, and won three Golden Glove awards in his youth, his family recalled.

Mr. Arocho was also a member of the Stapleton Bombers softball team, and a co-founder of the OBOTS Motorcycle Club in Louisiana.

Along with riding motorcycles and boxing, he enjoyed playing handball in his spare time.

"He was always smiling and willing to help somebody. He will be sorely missed," said his sister, Wanda Arocho-Delgado.

While living on the Island, Mr. Arocho was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Stapleton.

In addition to his sister, surviving are his wife of five years, the former Alice Duplecion; his son, Christopher Joseph; his parents, Wilfredo Sr. and Ana Arocho; two brothers, Walter and Wilson; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Virginia Funeral Chapel, Dongan Hills, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements include cremation.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Wilfredo Arocho Jr.

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ana arocho

January 2, 2013

My son wilfredito to said we miss you is a understatement course we do a day does not go by that we don't think about you keep looking down on us son .with all our love never without it .god bless you.always.mom.& pop

Migdalia Rodriguez

January 1, 2013

My loving wilfredito I know that you Abela and abuelo were celebrating with us, the new year especialy that the family was together. So I will not say that we miss u ,because you are always around us. Love your Titi Cookie.

ana arocho

December 30, 2012

My dearest son although you not longer with us so I could touch you or see you always b in my mind but mostly in my heart for ever n ever with all my love never without it xoxo mom&pop

Rolo and Angie

December 30, 2012

Roach we love you & miss you a lot. Life is dull without you around. I know you are looking down on us from heaven while you ride that motorcycle in the sky! You will never be forgotten brother!

Toni Gantt

December 30, 2012

Willie, you & Codie were 2 of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. You were always so nice and funny, and you would help me with my wheelchair whenever I needed it. You are a kind and compassionate soul, and you will live on in our memories here in Louisiana. Rest peacefully Roach! <3

jeorge lopez

October 25, 2012

love you cousin willie

FROM THE FAMILY