Teodoro Santiago, 76, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Puerto Rico July 1, 1937, to the late Santos and Primitiva (Ortiz) Santiago. Teodoro was a receiver in the poultry industry, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Ephrata, Pa. He attended the First Spanish Church of Inverness, and enjoyed fishing and Pennsylvania auctions.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Evaristo and Santos, and sisters, Julia, Maria and Flora. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Amelia Santiago. Other survivors include children, Noel (Juanita) Santiago of Souderton, Pa., Daniel (Kathy) Santiago of Adamstown, Pa,, Ismael Santiago of Ephrata, Pa,, Yolanda Santiago of Lititz, Pa,, Damaris (Eric) Masciantonio of Ephrata, Pa,; brothers, Jose Santiago of Lancaster, Pa,, Regino Santiago of Puerto Rico; and sister, Josefa Santiago of Kansas City, Mis.; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends in visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, with funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, the Reverend David Pinero officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34464.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 12, 2014