José Hector Frontanez, "Papá", beloved husband of María Frontanez, passed away at his home on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico on November 17, 1947 to the late Águedo and Julia Fontanez.
José was a dedicated member of the Jehovah Witness for 45 years. He had spent 34 years working at Colonial Metals when he retired in March of 2003.
Alongside his wife, José is survived by his four daughters, Damaris Sanchez (Julio), Ivy Frontanez, Angie Rivera (Luis) and Lisa Willcox (Joe), his seven grandchildren, Raul, Justin, Luis, Pedro, Carlos, Emily and Ishmael and his five great-grandchildren Jalani, Ivan, Mila, Xoii and Xander.
He is also survived by three brothers Ruben, Felix and Angel and three sisters, Monserreta, Ramona, and Martina. He was predeceased by his siblings; Lydia, Maria, Socorro and Gilberto.
A true patriarch, José had been the backbone of his family. He was a loving and hard-working gentleman known for his generosity. Throughout the years, he helped raise so many more children than just his own. He was a father-figure to his wife's younger brothers and sisters of the Rodriguez family and loved spending quality time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the kind of person that would give you the shirt right off his back.
Papá loved the outdoors. You could always find him watching a Phillies game, cooking, preaching in the community, or reading the Bible. If you were to ask Papá, "What are we doing today?", he would say, "We're going to Lowes and Walmart!" You could always count on him for help, love, and support.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:00PM at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, 850 Hershey Ave. Friends will be received prior to the service at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in Jose's name to East Lancaster Spanish, 850 Hershey Ave, Lanc., PA or Hospice & Community Care – Lancaster Office https://www.hospiceconnect.org/give
To submit an on-line condolance visit: www.scheidfuneralhome.com 121 south Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603