Tito Carrasquillo Sr.


Tito Carrasquillo Sr., 92, Defiance, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

He was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, on March 1, 1927, to the late Nicasio Carrasquillo and Lucinda Berrios. Tito was married for over 67 years to Eva Perez Carrasquillo, who resides in Defiance. He worked at General Motors for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1978, and moved back to Puerto Rico. He lived in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, for 30 years before returning to Defiance in 2007 to be closer to family.

Tito was the ultimate storyteller, who enjoyed talking with whomever would listen. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Tito will be sadly missed by his children, Jose Luis Carrasquillo of New Bedford, Ma., Noemi (Ron) Bistline of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Tito (Amanda) Carrasquillo Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; stepdaughters, Rosalia Rangel of Elsa, Texas, and Edna (Bidelson) Pagan of Defiance; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that were like his own children that he deeply loved.

Also surviving are his sisters and brother, Ester Luz Pinero of Texas, Drusila Nunez of Defiance, Minerva Carrasquillo, Blanca Rivera, Noemi Rosario, Milagro Castrodad and Pablo Castrodad Jr., all of Puerto Rico.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at First Church of God, with Pastor Rick Rufenacht officiating. Entombment will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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