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Jesús Manuel Vazquez Santiago

October 5, 1977 — August 19, 2023

Lower Swatara Township

Jesús Manuel Vazquez Santiago, 45, Lower Swatara Township, passed away unexpectedly at Hershey Medical Center on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

Born October 5, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Anibal Vazquez de Jesús and Carmen I. Santiago Berrios and graduated from Dr. José Celso Barbosa School in San Juan.  He was a forklift operator for Schneider Electric.

Growing up, Jesús enjoyed surfing in Puerto Rico and had a passion for playing baseball, starting with T-Ball.  He was an avid Yankee’s fan and continued playing baseball and softball as an adult in Puerto Rico and Harrisburg, and became a local coach for T-Ball.  Jesús also loved getting out in open spaces riding his ATV whenever he could.

He was a member of Iglesia Evangélica Jesucristo Es La Respuesta and loved listening to Christian music.

As a child, he got good grades and was polite and well-behaved; except when it was time to go to the dentist.  As a husband, he was loving and romantic and funny, and loved grilling and caring for his family.  He was often found watching television, especially the Discovery Channel and any show on cars and mechanics.

Jesús was preceded in death by a niece:  Crystal M. Roman Benitez.

Surviving are his parents:  Anibal and Carmen; his beloved wife of over 20 years:  Maria Sara (Marcucci) Vazquez; step-children:  Arnaldo Ramos (Jessica Rodriguez), Camp Hill and Yisel Ramos (husband Elmer Garcia); sister:  Dayana Benitez Santiago, Puerto Rico; brother:  José Luis Benitez Santiago, Puerto Rico; 5 grandchildren:  Anthony J.  Garcia, Arnaldo Y. Ramos, Joeliz Y. Garcia, Adriel J. Ramos, and Jaxeliz C. Ramos; nephews:  José M. Roman Benitez and Roberto C.  DeAlarcón Benitez; his great niece:  Chloe Roman Benitez; close relative:  Karla Y. Rodriguez and her daughter:  Adrianna V. Santiago; and many, many other family members and dear friends.

Services will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Kimmel Funeral Home, 2001 Market Street, Harrisburg, with Pastor Migdalia Montanez officiating.  Viewing will be at the funeral home Sunday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Contributions to assist the family with expenses may be made to Kimmel Funeral Home, or press the link below.

Jesús Manuel Vázquez Santiago, de 45 años, Lower Swatara Township, falleció inesperadamente en Hershey Medical Center el sábado 19 de agosto de 2023.
Nacido el 5 de octubre de 1977 en San Juan, Puerto Rico, era hijo de Aníbal Vázquez de Jesús y Carmen I. Santiago Berrios y se graduó de la Escuela Dr. José Celso Barbosa en San Juan. Era operador de montacargas para Schneider Electric.
Mientras crecía, Jesús disfrutaba del surf en Puerto Rico y le apasionaba jugar béisbol, comenzando con T-Ball. Era un ávido fanático de los Yankees y continuó jugando béisbol y softbol cuando era adulto en Puerto Rico y Harrisburg, y se convirtió en entrenador local de T-Ball. A Jesús también le encantaba salir a espacios abiertos montando su cuatriciclo siempre que podía.
Era miembro de la Iglesia Evangélica Jesucristo Es La Respuesta y le encantaba escuchar música cristiana.
Cuando era niño sacaba buenas notas y era educado y de buen comportamiento; excepto cuando llegaba el momento de ir al dentista. Como esposo, era cariñoso, romántico y divertido, y le encantaba hacer parrilladas y cuidar a su familia. A menudo se le encontraba mirando televisión, especialmente Discovery Channel y cualquier programa sobre automóviles y mecánica.
A Jesús le precedió en la muerte una sobrina: Crystal M. Román Benítez.
Sobreviven sus padres: Aníbal y Carmen; su amada esposa durante más de 20 años: María Sara (Marcucci) Vázquez; hijastros: Arnaldo Ramos (Jessica Rodríguez), Camp Hill y Yisel Ramos (esposo Elmer García); hermana: Dayana Benítez Santiago, Puerto Rico; hermano: José Luis Benítez Santiago, Puerto Rico; 5 nietos: Anthony J. García, Arnaldo Y. Ramos, Joeliz Y. García, Adriel J. Ramos y Jaxeliz C. Ramos; sobrinos: José M. Román Benítez y Roberto C. DeAlarcón Benítez; su sobrina nieta: Chloe Román Benítez; pariente cercano: Karla Y. Rodríguez y su hija: Adrianna V. Santiago; y muchos, muchos otros familiares y queridos amigos.
Los servicios se llevarán a cabo a las 4:00 pm el domingo 27 de agosto de 2023 en Kimmel Funeral Home, 2001 Market Street, Harrisburg, con la pastora Migdalia Montanez oficiando. El velorio será en la funeraria el domingo de 15:00 a 16:00 horas.
Se pueden hacer contribuciones para ayudar a la familia con los gastos a Kimmel Funeral Home o presionar el enlace a continuación.

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