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Pedro Carlos Bonilla-Velez, 75

February 16, 2021

Pedro Carlos Bonilla-Velez, 75, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital surrounded by his daughter Ruth and lifelong friend Yolanda. Born in San German, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Benito B. Martel and Elena Maria (Velez).

Pedro came to the United States at the age of 9 with his father from Puerto Rico. Pedro’s father Benito was the founder of First Spanish Assembly of God on South Duke Street, Lancaster, PA and he was one of the first Puerto Ricans to move to Lancaster.

He worked for Buck Iron Foundry, in Quarryville, from where he retired in 2007 after working 45 years of service. He was a Team Leader in the annealing and casting department.

Pedro was a man of faith, a loving father and grandfather, he had a good sense of humor, was a hard worker, was a social and loving man but also enjoyed his privacy. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed buying, selling and fixing cars up. He was a jack of all trades and was always willing to help a friend in need.

Pedro is survived by two daughters, Ruth, wife of Ivan Rivera (Lititz), Charlene, wife of Kelvin Marrero (Orlando, FL), two stepbrothers, David Soto, husband of Wilma, of Lampeter, Pablo Soto, Tampa Bay, FL, nine grandchildren, Melissa, Ricardo, Chris, Yessenia, Pedro III, Judd, Andrew, Josiah, and Noelle and 11 great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly missed by the Jordan family who saw him as father figure and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Pedro C. Bonilla, Jr., and a sister, Lydia B. Sanabria.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1pm at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike. A viewing will be from 12noon-1pm. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Pedro’s memory to American Cancer Society 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Dad’s Fighting Cancer c/o Pastor Tom Spann Sr. Organization 2606 Rosemont Cir. Davenport, FL 33837.

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February 20, 2021

I’m sure heaven gained another angel he will be deeply missed a great friend he was 
Carol Hoskins

February 20, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss my friend/sister.  My heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and healing.  Just remember your father was a great man and he loved you with all his heart and he’s up in heaven watching over you.  I am here for you, if you need anything. ❤
Sincerely Wanda I Colon-Rodriguez 

February 19, 2021

I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family, Charlene and Ruth, on behalf of Dads Fighting Cancer Inc. I know this is a difficult time for you just remember weeping May endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. Your father loved you both dearly and he can now Rest In Heaven. Sleep on Mr. Bonilla.
Love always, Shatara Spann.
“By His Stripes we are Healed”
 

February 19, 2021

Dad’s Fighting Cancer, President.
My condolences to the family. May God give you the peace and comfort you need during this difficult time. 🙏🙏
President, Rosalyn Spann

February 19, 2021

Condolences to the family.  “Charlie” was a dear friend of my parents and Hernanez family.  Prayers for God to bring peace and comfort during these difficult days.  
Damaris Hernandez Calderon

February 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to the families.  Praying 🙏🏻 for all the families.   RIP.
Mimi

February 18, 2021

Praying that the Lord will bring you much peace in knowing that he is at peace with the Lord and is not suffering anymore.  I have such fond memories with tio, he was so fun to be around always made me smile.  💕💕💕. 
Mirta Montanez

February 18, 2021

Will miss my Uncle Charlie !
Héctor R. Meléndez-González

February 18, 2021

Pete was a caring father and a friend to anyone that crossed paths with him. May his memory be eternal 
Bill Nies

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Saturday, February 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Lititz, PA 17543
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