Angelo M. Nieves
March 3, 1978 – March 17, 2020
Angelo Manuel Nieves, 42, was born March 3, 1978. He passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 17, 2020 in Wichita, KS. Born in Chicago, he spent his formative years in Wichita where he attended North High School before joining the Army in 2007. Angelo's call to duty included two tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan as an Airborne Infantry Ranger in the 10th Mountain Division. In service to his country Angelo earned the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and a NATO Medal, among other awards. Sergeant Nieves proudly served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom following 9/11.
Angelo loved being around the water, whether it was fishing, swimming, or simply enjoying the peace and tranquility of being near the open ocean. Angelo treasured long walks on the beach where he and his children could catch almost any creature they came across. He enjoyed traveling and camping as he continuously searched for adventure. Although he was a tough man he had a gentle heart full of wanderlust, but he never strayed too far from his family.
Angelo was a born jokester. He loved to make people laugh and always tried to keep the hearts of those around him light. He lived with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. Angelo led a full life in the time he was blessed to have and left a positive impact on as many people as he could.
Angelo was a beloved son, brother, father, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his grandfather, Robert Parker; mother, Robin Hernandez; father, Tony Hernandez; daughters, Kylie O’Bar and Caddie Nieves; son, Brennan Wilson, sister, Eva Hernandez-Simmons (Tyson, Clyde, Myles); brother, Ian Hernandez (Vanessa, Sol, Ari), as well as all of his brothers and sisters in arms.
Due to current gathering restrictions a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas.
In his name and loving memory memorials can be made to the Angelo Nieves Memorial Fund, c/o Antonio Hernandez.
Condolences may be offered to Robin and Tony Hernandez at www.hillsidefuneralhomewest.com.
Angelo M. Nieves
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March 19, 2020
He was a good man, and people throw that term loosely but I sincerely mean it. Every single memory I have of him he initiated our conversation with a half -bow as if he was of Asian decent. It always made me chuckle because he reminded me of myself. I was always humbled by his demeanor. He had a calming vibe and Ive never once seen him let his emotions get the best of him. The entire team could be complaining and whining about the long tedious training and field problems and he would just be so cool about it all, well...as long as he had his cigarette of course. He would constantly have to remind me that I was younger than him and I would always forget. I would always be shocked because he treated me with the same respect I would give my elders. I hold only good memories of this man and I hope when it is my turn to go that I would leave the kind of memories to the people I care about like the memories that he left behind with me..I would trade places with him if I could. I will miss him dearly. RIP Angelo, I love you. TK