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Obituary of Jose N. Delgado Sr.
Delgado, Jose N. Sr.
Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022 at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. He was 71 years old. Jose Nabor Delgado was born on May 21, 1950, in Harlingen, Texas to the late Carlos and Octaviana (Tello) Delgado. He married Delia Ledesma August 3, 1985, she survives him. Jose was employed by Saginaw Steering Gear, retiring in 2002 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church for many years.
Jose loved taking trips to Texas, Florida and California. He enjoyed watching football, especially his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. No matter the time of day or night, Jose was always willing to jump out of bed for a trip to the casino. He also enjoyed going fishing and playing Dominos with his friend, Dog. But, what Jose really loved most was spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his famous saying, “GOT DAMIT!!!” that’s when you knew you were in trouble. Jose will also be remembered for digging holes all around the world after his metal detector alerted him to buried treasure which usually ended up being an old rusty bottle cap. One of these holes can still be found beneath a board in his son’s yard in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was known for his famous “CHILE”. If you were unable to find Jose, all you had to do was check Team One Credit Union or your local Walmarts.
Surviving are his wife, Delia Delgado; children, Samuel G. Delgado, Jose Nabor (Florence) Delgado Jr., Anna Marie (Vicente) Mendoza, Jose “Pudge” Delgado Jr., Bobby (Angela) Delgado, Daniel (Sophia) Delgado and Joshua “Jay” (Elicia) Delgado; twenty one grandchildren, Vicente Mendoza III, Christopher Delgado, Anthony Delgado, Sabrina Ann Mendoza, Alexus Delgado, Sally Victoria Mendoza, Noah Delgado, Joseph Delgado, Jose Nabor Delgado III, Mathew Mendoza, Brianna Delgado, Christina Delgado, Angel Delgado, Nia Delgado, Jacob Delgado, Jayce Delgado, Cruz Delgado, Aliyah Delgado, Bobby Delgado, Jay Delgado and Eli Delgado; one great-grandchild, Scarlett Ortega; siblings, Gudalupe Cox and Carlos (Maria) Delgado, and many nieces and nephews; special friends, Willie Dog, Joe Holmes, Moose, Joe Flores, Cabelo, Pat, Ms. Faye and Rebecca Garth-Townsend.
Jose was preceded in death by his siblings, Jose Tello, Juan Delgado, SanJuana Vasquez, Esmeralda Lopez and Josephine Snyder.
FUNERAL SERVICE: A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave. Rev. Fr. Prentice A. Tipton will officiate. Committal service to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A vigil will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family c/o Joshua Delgado.
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In Loving Memory
Jose Delgado Sr.
1950 - 2022
DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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