Jose Antonio Montero

February 18, 1945 ‒ July 12, 2021

Marion, Ohio

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.

  • My deepest condolences. I had only known Jose for the past 8 years, but we had some fun times in therapy. He will be missed.

  • My prayers go to the family I will miss Jose very much .Jose made me laugh every day he also taught me a Spanish word every day.

  • I had the privilege of coaching Little League baseball with Joe many years ago having his son and my son on the same team, I cherish those times and enjoyed Joe’s friendship, he not only taught the boys how to play the game of baseball but me as well. My deepest condolences to Joe’s family, R.I.P. my friend.

  • I’ve been in the family for over 25 years but I didn’t get the chance to know him to well but I only heard good stuff about him. He was my husband’s God father. Prayers to the whole family and my deepest condolences to his kids especially. RIP Joe give my mother in law Irene and Tito a hug from us we miss them both terribly!!

  • To my Jose,
    The last 8years of my life I spent with you. You never failed to make me feel loved and express your love for me. I will always and forever love and cherish the time we spent together. Our dreams were cut short, but we always managed to laugh and make the best of the situation. You knew and appreciated me for who I am and I know I will never find anyone ever like you! Thank you for the privilege of being loved by you. You will always be my Jose! Rest in peace!

    To the family thank you for accepting me into your lives. Your Dad loved you all so much and was very proud of each one of you. My condolences to all of you.

    Love,
    Lori

  • Jose was so special to all of us at marion pointe, I was honored to take care of him and I will forever cherish the memories of him and his beautiful children ❤ you all are and will always be so special to me. Love you all.

  • I was very honored to know Jose first as a neighbor and later having the privilege of taking care of him at Marion Pointe. He always would tell me I worked too hard and encouraged me to take a seat when I’d come in his room for medication times. I’ll miss our singing in the mornings to his music or talking about a movie he just watched on Netflix. RIP my friend

  • My deepest condolences to Jose’s friends and family. I will always miss walking into his room and dancing with him to Pink, singing along to The Temptations, and sitting and watching Criminal Minds with him in the evenings. He will be so missed here at Marion Pointe! Rest easy José! Love and Light my friend❤

  • I am blessed to have known you Jose. As a fellow Army veteran, we spoke the same language in many ways having served our nation in conflict. Our conversations were always full and often inspirational. Your love for God and family was very much apparent in every way you communicated. Thank you brother for your service to our country and thank you for service in life.

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