Jose C. T. Cartagena, 84

Jose C.T. Cartagena, 84, of Lancaster, went to be with his lord and savior, Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Hamilton Arms Nursing Home. Known to his friends as Zeppy and Corso. Jose was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Jose Delores and Ramona (Cartagena) Torres.

Jose was employed by Host Farms for 23 years. He loved his family and enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing his guitar.

Jose is survived by 5 daughters; Ellie Ortega wife of Jim of NJ, Elizabeth Colon wife of Rick Rivera of Lancaster, Evelyn Torres of Lancaster, Michelle Dejesus wife of Roman of Lancaster, and Iris Torres of NY. 9 grandchildren. And 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Eliud Torres.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. South Central PA Chapter  3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 28, 2008 at 12 p.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home 414 E. King St. Lancaster 17602. Family and Friends will be received at the funeral home before the service from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. To send an online condolence or for more information please visit

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Your father was a very good friend of mine. I will miss him dearly. I worked with him at the Host Farms and we had a great time working together. He was always there for me if I needed anything. Since I don’t drive your father made sure I made it to work or any other place I needed to go. I will miss him.     
Nohmi Pittman

Liz & Family,
We’re so sorry for the lost of your father, we know he will be missed & loved.   Just wanted you to know, we’re thinking of you at this difficult time.
With our Deepest Sympathy for you & your family.
Sherry & Sonny Cupp

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