Santos Nieves, 61

May 17, 2020

Santos Nieves, 61, of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 17, 2020 after a short battle with Covid19. Born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late David Nieves and of Carmela Centeno. He was a loving father of his daughter, Lizbeth Nieves of Fajardo, Puerto Rico and he was the proud grandfather of twin boys, Christian Daniel and Elias Joel.

Santos was a laborer in farm fields and factories throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, listening and dancing to salsa music, cooking (rice with pigeon peas and pork were his specialty dishes). Most of all, Santos loved spending time with his family, friends and helping others with whatever he could. He would put a smile on his nurses’ faces and any stranger he met, with his fun, loving, personality and his endless jokes. No matter what hardships Santos faced, he always displayed an attitude of gratitude and true love for life. He will be missed by his family and the MANY, MANY, MANY friends he left behind.

Santos is survived by his loving mother, Carmela, his daughter Lizbeth from his previous marriage to Luisa Laureano, two grandchildren, his three brothers; Perfecto, Jose, Pedro and by his sisters; Maria, Ada, Elba, Raquel, Ana and Migdalia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Orlandito.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family will be having a private celebration of life for Santos.

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Condolences to the Family

May 25, 2020

mi mas sentido pesame para toda la familia que en paz descance mucha fortaleza para la familia. 
Roberto Rosario

May 21, 2020

Pastores Ismael y Deborah

May 21, 2020

So sorry for your lose will pray for all the family 
Dottie horst

May 21, 2020

Mi más sentido pésame para toda la familia Nieves.  Pido al Señor que les colme de mucha paz y fortaleza para poder seguir adelante.  Bendiciones 
Rosita Oliveras

May 21, 2020

I read of Santos’ passing due to COVID 19 with a heavy heart. I did not know him but his picture says alot about the joyous person he must have been. I want to express my gratitude to the work that he did especially as a farm worker. Too often people like Santos are taken for granted for what we now know all too well is essential and valued for the well being of so many. Thank you for posting his occupation in that capacity. My sincere condolences to friends and family who will miss him immeasurably.
John “Kip” Adams, Drumore,PA.

May 21, 2020

My condolences to you and your family.
Mark Jason Glassman

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