Angel Uribe

October 19, 1937 ‒ April 21, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Angel “Pancho” Uribe, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, with a great sense of humor, who was passionate and could sometimes be obstinate, passed away April 21, 2018 at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Angel was 80 years old and lived in Marion.

Angel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 19, 1937 to the late Angel and Carmen (Garcia) Uribe.  At the age of 7, Angel and his family moved to Texas and by the age of 17 Angel was living in Marion.  Angel was gifted at building restoration specializing in schools and churches.

Angel was a man of faith being a member of St. Mary Church in Marion.  He was a long time member of the Elks and The Knight of Columbus in Marion and the Eagles Lodge in Grove City.  Angel was a proud member of the NRA and could often be found hunting and golfing.  His outgoing personality and generous spirit often made him the life of any party.  Angel was an avid historian often watching documentaries on TV. He was well versed in politics and was sure to be found watching Fox News.

He loved to spend time with his wife Madelon (Kirian) Uribe, children, and grandchildren.   Angel always enjoyed socializing with his friends and having a drink or two after a round of golf.

Angel is survived by children, Jeffrey Uribe of Texas, Danny Johnson of Caledonia, Angela Uribe-Olson of Virginia, and step-son, Steven (Lori) Messmer of Nevada; grandchildren, Cody Johnson and Jordan and Mikayla Olson; step-grandchildren, Scott Messmer and Tiffany White, siblings, Richard, Daniel, Raul and Carmen, half-brother; four sister-in-laws, RuthAnn, Joyce, Sally, and Nancy, and extended family in Mexico.

Angel is preceded in death by half-sister, Saferina.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5 until 7 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marion with Father Thomas Buffer presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Angel’s honor to The American Cancer or Diabetes Society, St. Mary Church, or Heartland Hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Angel’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • Our sympathy to all of you…may he rest in peace. Many thoughts and prayers are sent your way…may you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.

  • Our sympathy and prayers to all of you at this most difficult time. His memory will live on in those whose lives touched … he will always be simply a thought away.

  • No one will ever really know how kind-hearted and thoughtful this man was because he never talked about his acts of kindness or the moral yet cold, hard truth he spoke to others as he reached out to help them get their priorities straight, but he could be found doing that daily as a natural part of who he was, as a part of how he cared for others. He changed the atmosphere when he was present, and he knew how to make people feel special; he had his own way of displaying empathy as though someone else’s tears or pain was his own. If you had the opportunity to know him, your character was changed and your concern for humanity was enlarged. Oh, how, he will be missed. Love you, Pancho.