Jose A. Escobar, (Tony) passed away on September 12th, 2020 at the age of 79.
Tony was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to the Bronx in 1978, where he had resided until the time of his death. An avid Yankee fan, and a baker by trade, he enjoyed being with family, singing, playing guitar, baking delicious desserts, playing dominoes and lotto numbers. He was also known for a hearty appetite and his taste for lobsters and pork. Tony had a great sense of humor, but the love that he gave to everyone he met will be what he will be remembered most for. He will be missed by his wife, children, step-children, adopted children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will be present on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services - 732 Yonkers Avenue - Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Immediately following the service, Jose will be laid to rest at Tappan Reformed Church Cemetery - 32 Old Tappan Road - Tappan, NY 10983.
Due to CDC guidelines, we are required (by law) to limit the amount of people at the funeral home to 33% capacity of the room, with a maximum of 50 guests. If you are not immediate family, please consider making your visit a brief one.
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Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle and Andrew Ruggiero. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family