Jose A. Diaz

January 11, 1937November 30, 2018

Jose Antonio Diaz, of Roselle Park, NJ, passed away on November 30th at the age of 81 surrounded by his loving family. Jose was born in Puerto Rico to parents Jose Diaz y Aponte and Ana Berrios, and moved to the United States in 1956 at the age of 19. Jose enlisted in the Army and honorably served in the Korean War. Jose is predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Anna Segarra. He is survived by his daughters Janette Diaz, Evette Marquez and husband Jose, Madeline Arocho and husband Michael, his son Anthony Diaz and wife Miozotty, sisters Carmen and Hilda Diaz, brother Jose Ramon Diaz, as well his grandchildren Eric, Michael, David, Samantha, Isabella, Jayden, and Jacqueline. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union NJ. A Funeral mass will be offered on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10 am at, St. Joseph RC Church, 157 E 4th Ave, Roselle, NJ with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jose A. Diaz

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Marisol Quero

December 4, 2018

I remember seeing Tony's radiant smile and having a wonderful conversation with him during intermission at Jackie's ballet recital. He asked me how I was doing, and I answered with my usual, "I'm ok. Life is tough. I'm tired, cranky, stressed and feel old."  Then I asked him what's his secret for looking so young and happy. He told me he goes for walks and talks to people that come across his path. He said he does the same when he goes out to eat somewhere, always starts talking to people.  I will always remember that smile and that sweet little talk we had, filled with positive, inspiring energy.

Marisol Quero

Grace Ruiz-Wright

December 4, 2018

My fondest memory is when I went to visit Uncle Tony and Ega in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and we went to a restaurant and he told his friends that I was his daughter. My heart swelled up.
I will always keep you in a special place in my heart. Rest easy.
Jeannie, Evette, Madeline and Anthony I am just a phone call away.
Love you all dearly, Gracie

Susan Segarra Wood

December 4, 2018

Dear family
May god keep you all strong during this time .
Uncel Tony when I was a kid you were a awesome uncle now that you are with Titi
And everyone that left us earlyer please give them a hug Rest In Peace Uncel

Susan Segarra

Raul Ortiz

December 3, 2018

Growing up next to the Diaz family was truly great, great kids that are considered friends for life and such a great example.Tony always had great words for any occasion,he will be missed, condolences to the family.

Abner. Rios

December 3, 2018

Growing up with the Diaz family was always great, He always found it hard to say my name, calling me Atner, but I always thought he was like the coolest man I've ever known, like a Don with his hat on. He was always good to me and always showed me love, like part of the family. I looked up to him and Ana, despite the fact that Ana used to always check me and say "ten quidado, te estoy velando". I always laughed. Soo funny. Two beautiful individuals that I will never forget. Love you both. I will always wear my hat like you did, like a Don. You will truly be missed. Until we meet again in heaven. God bless the Diaz family. Love you all..

Abner Rios.

Victor Ortiz

December 3, 2018

Growing up, you knew who he was and what he represented. Respect was given instantly. He called me "Junior" eventhough that wasn't in my name. But I knew exactly what he meant. He saw me as a son. As part of the family. Forever my family. Heaven has inherited a true angel.

Victor "Junior"

Ricardo Gonzalez

December 3, 2018

Such a wonderful human being. Very loving person and a true father figure my heart goes out to the Diaz family your true friend Ricky