SEAFORD, Del. - Felix Eli Figueroa, aged 90, of Seaford, DE passed away at Lofland Life Care in Seaford on January 17, 2013. Born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on May 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Jose de Gracia Figueroa, and Modesta Miranda de Figueroa. He was a devoted family man who loved the Lord, and was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the World War II era. He earned the American Theater Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and 4 Overseas Service Bars. He was an accountant. He loved sports, baseball especially and loved to play solitaire. He was known as a great person, and was an endearing "character" who loved to joke, and was a meticulous perfectionist, who was very tidy. He also served as a translator at Head Start, and he loved children. He was particularly dedicated to his wife, Rosa, who he spent 25 years caring for, after her two aneurisms.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Miriam Perez; Myrna Rosa Hastings; and Yolanda Nock. He has four living siblings: Ernestina Diaz; Noemi Figueroa; Neftali Figueroa; and Jorge Figueroa. In addition he has 7 grandchildren: Delhaila; Gabriel; David; Peter; Michael; Daniel; and Xavier. There are 5 great grandchildren: Natasha; Desiree; Isaac; Talia; Katarina; and there is a sixth one on the way!
A Memorial Service is planned for Friday,
January 25th, 2013 at 12:30 PM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S.
Washington St. Millsboro, DE where friends may call for one hour prior for
visitation with the family. Interment
will follow, with Military Honors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery,
in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests contributions to the Iglesia de Dios Maranatha; PO Box 555;
Seaford, DE 19973.
Electronic condolences to: Watson Funeral Home's website.