Angel Custodio Arvelaez

November 21, 2023

Angel Arvelaez Obituary

Mr. Angel Custodio Arvelaez, 98, entered the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Saturday, November 25th. from 1:00-3:00PM.  At 1:30PM om Saturday, there will be a prayer service offered by Minister Cartayah Hawkins-Reid, followed by the sharing of memories from family and friends.  The cremation in Rosehill Crematory, Linden will be private.  The family has requested that everyone please omit flowers.  Donations in Angel’s memory will be made to the the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped, 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618 or online at                                   

Angel, the son of Angel Astudillo and Francisca Arvelaez was born in Guiria, Estado Sucre, Venezuela.  He came to the United States in 1991, residing in Elizabeth, New Jersey for a number of years before moving to New Providence for nine years, followed by his last residence in South Amboy. 

While in Venezuela, Angel had fifty plus year career as a truck driver for Yelamno Transportation until his well-deserved retirement in 1985.

Angel was a huge New York Yankee baseball fan and a boxing fanatic.  He made sure to never miss watching a game or a match.  Angel also dabbled in cockfighting and on the relaxing side of his life, he found entertainment reading the daily newspaper.  Ever the character, Angel’s favorite television show was The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  Angel was the youngest and the last living member of the ten children born to his parents. 

Angel was predeceased by his son, Angel “Chichi” Arvelaez in 1980 and his son-in-law, Diogenes Lopez in 2004.  He is survived  by the love of his life, his wife of seventy-one years, Carmen Lopez; his eight children, Elizabeth Guevara, Diosa Arvelaez and her husband, Angel Alvarado, Victor Arvelaez, Thais Porter and her husband, Donald Porter, Maribel Allen and her husband, John Allen, Marlene Abitanto and her husband, Peter Abitanto, Francisca Alvarado and her husband, Marcos Alvarado and Jose Arvelaez and his wife, Andrea Franco-Arvelaez, his daughter-in-law, Ninosca Montanez, his twenty grandchildren; his nineteen great grandchildren and his many neighbors and friends.

Angel was a bright, shining, guiding light for all and he was the center of life for his family.  He had an abundance of love for everyone in his circle.  So many hearts are broken as tears fill our eyes with this enormous loss.  Angel has now joined together with all those family and friends who went before him.  They were waiting for him with open arms and smiles on their faces.  Angel will be deeply missed, but he will never be forgotten.  May he rest in eternal peace. 

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November 25, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Prayer Service & a Sharing of Memories
November 25, 2023

1:30 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Private Cremation

Rosehill Crematory
792 East Edgar Rd. (Route 1 & 9 Northbound Lane)
Linden, New Jersey 07036


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