Tomas "Tito" Santiago Rosario
January 5, 2022. Born August 28th, 1933 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Predeceased by his mother, Matilde & father Santiago; sister, Lydia Medina;
brother, Santiago Santiago; and sons, Luis, Benito (Benny), Nicolas
(Campolo), Angel Luis (Angelo).
Survived by his wife, Josefina Rosario; daughters Luz (Lucy) Delgado-Rhodes
(James), Myriam Martinez (Hector), Marisol (Mari) Grisby (Michael); sons
Thomas (Macho) Santiago (Lisa) and Thomas (Pingili) Saez; a host of
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends and
family who all loved him dearly. He will forever be in our hearts.
Anyone who wishes to pay their respects is welcome Sunday 2-6PM at Dierna
Funeral Home 2309 Culver Rd. (near Norton). Family will gather Monday
10-11AM at the Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Riverside
We had a proud Papá. He was proud of his cars, proud to be Puerto Rican,
but above all he was proud of his family. He was proud of every achievement
we had from the smallest award, graduation, wedding, grand and great
grandchild being born, and every driver's test passed. At every event his
eyes filled with tears of pride and we laughed and embraced him thinking,
"that’s our papa." As we celebrate his life we know that he will not be
with us to see all we do in the future but we will remember him with every
big and small accomplishment we have. And just as he was so proud of us, we
carry the same pride for him. We are so proud he was our papá.
Thank you to all friends and family who have reached out to provide words
of comfort, who have provided meals, helped with planning and have stood by
our side to help comfort us.