Velez, Ismael “Tito”, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at his home. He was 67 years old. Tito Velez was born on July 9, 1944 in Puerto Rico to the late Abraham and Anna Velez. He was married to Lollie Gonzalez on July 27, 1963 in Saginaw she survives him. Tito retired from General Motors Corporation. Tito is survived by his wife, Lollie; two sons and a daughter: Tito Joseph (Roseanna) Velez, Maria Velez and Abraham Velez; 10 grandchildren: Vanissa, Pedro, Jessica, Benito, Anita, Allie, Michelle, Stephanie, Adolf and Lollie; 16 great grandchildren; five siblings: Aida (Julio) Cuadrado, Isabel Rodriguez, Nereida (Antonio) Hernandez, Carmen Panos and Elba True. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Velez-Delgado; two sisters: Maria Acosta and Gloria Rodriguez; a brother-in-law, Robert Gonzalez. A funeral service for Tito will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harvest Assembly of God, 625 S. 17th St., Saginaw. Pastor Jerry Flores will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tito will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Velez Family Discretionary Fund. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com