Jose Antonio Montero
February 18, 1945 ‒ July 12, 2021
Jose Antonio Montero, age 76, of Marion, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at Marion Pointe after an extended illness.
Jose was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 18, 1945 to the late Jose Antonio “Tony” and Dalila (Rodriguez) Montero. Jose grew up in New York City and graduated from Chelsea Vocation High School in 1963. After graduating from High School, Jose was drafted in The US Army where he specialized as a Cargo Handler during the Vietnam War.
After being Honorable Discharge, Jose helped those with Heroin Addiction with rehabilitation in New York. After moving to Marion, Jose worked for International Paper.
Jose had an outgoing personality and could make anyone laugh. He will be missed for his home-cooked Puerto Rican meals, homemade breads, and pizzas. Being artistic, Jose could often be found painting or drawing. Jose was always willing to help and was a jack of all trades. In younger years, Jose enjoyed bowling, golfing and working in his garden.
His love for animals especially, dogs, cats and birds was only overshadowed by the love of his family. Jose and Elizabeth Feliciano have three wonderful children; Desiree (Deryck) Richardson of Hilliard, Ohio, Adam (Jessica) Montero of Gilbert, Arizona, and Joseph Montero of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Alex, Luis, Caleb, Kyahnna, Antonio, Aciano, and Dalyana; great-granddaughters, Evie and Gwen. Jose is also survived by his siblings Ivette Appese, of New York, and Nelson Montero of Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jose was preceded in death by siblings Irene Montero and Tito Montero.
Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel (360 East Center St., Marion) from 4 until 7 pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Donations may be made in Jose’s honor to Tranquility Hospice or any charity to benefit any Veteran’s organization.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel is honored to serve Jose’s family. Online condolence and memoires may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.