Jose Cruz-Pabon

Jose Cruz-Pabon
Jose Cruz-Pabon, 81, of Bethlehem, died on Monday, December 31, 2012. He was born March 19, 1931 in Puerto Rico; son of the late Alberto Cruz and Tomasa Pabon Cruz. Jose worked as a laborer for Bethlehem Fabricators and was a parishioner of Holy Infancy Catholic Church. Jose was a member of the Cursillo Movement, Holy Name Society, Charasmatic Renewal Prayer Group, Prison Ministry and volunteered his time to visit the sick of the parish. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Lisa Cruz, Vivian Maldonado and Melinda Cruz; sons, Manny, Alberto and Joseph Cruz; sisters, Luz Maria, Evangelina, Carmen and Andrea; brothers, Juan and Rogelio; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Jose was preceded in death by his brothers, Matias and Natividad. Services: A visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at The Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 and again on Saturday from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Infancy Catholic Church, 312 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at:

Funeral Home

Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8531

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 2, 2013