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Eduardo DeJesus


Eduardo DeJesus, 83, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, passed away at Sabal Palms Health Care Center from a stroke that he was unable to recover completely from on September 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM in Largo, Florida.  Eduardo had been living at an Assisted Living Facility and enjoying his retirement.  He had resided at The Preserve at Clearwater and Brookdale Beckett Lake in Clearwater,Florida.  Previously to moving to the Assisted Living Facility he resided in Brooksville, Florida where he lived for almost 15 years and worked as a Real Estate Assistance and Mortgage Broker.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida International University in 1977 in Public Administration, and used his knowledge to assist people with getting their dream homes during his semi-retirement in Brooksville, FLlorida.  He started this career after having a 20-year career as an Oxygen Mechanic in Miami, FL.  He started his first career with the United States Navy and served a combined 27 years, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with an E8 status.

Eduardo loved watching sports especially baseball.  He loved fishing and grew up with his father being a captain of his own fishing ship in St. Croix US Virgin Island.  They move there when he was young and his father started his fishing business on Christiansted, St. Croix.  He loved the sea and this was one of his reasons he joined the Navy, so he could travel the 7 seas and he did.  He was a Specialist with the Navy teaching survival training. He worked hard and was always very positive and enjoyed life.   He would always want to help everyone around him.  He was dedicated to the catholic church and was a Fourth Degree Sir Knight of Columbus a Past Gran Knight of the St Therese Council.  He was easy going and considered very sociable. No matter what when you needed him, he was always there to help.  He was a wonderful father, husband to his wife of 62 years and siblings.  He loved to teach and always tried to do the right thing.  We love him and will never forget him.

Eduardo is survived by his wife Maria del Carmen Lebron DeJesus, his daughters Eulalia DeJesus-Normand aka Lilly married to Yves Normand, Edna Mae Noto married to John Noto, and son Eduardo David DeJesus married to Kristine DeJesus.  Survived by sisters: Margarita DeJesus (Margie), Virginia DeJesus, Evarista DeJesus, brothers: Francisco (Paco) DeJesus married to Lydia, Jose Francisco DeJesus. Esie Rodriguez widow of Jose Rodriguez (Tio Pepe).

Survived by sister-in-law Angela Feliciano married to William Feliciano sister-in-law Carmen Gonzalez married to Gualberto Gonzalez (Wally), Nelly widow of brother-in-law Victor Lebron.

He is survived by his oldest daughter Evonne’s children: grand-daughters Aubrey Michelle Kruck, Jesse Marie Butler, his great-grandsons Jamison Abbas and Maverick sons of Aubrey, Benjamin David Butler son of Jesse.

Survived by Lilly’s children: grand-daughter Deborah Ann Gerl married to Jeremy Gerl and grand-son Oscar Booth Kramp IV husband of Samantha his great-grandchildren: Charlotte Rose Kramp daughter of Oscar, Austin Sam Kramp son of Oscar, Nikolas Peter son of Deborah. Eduardo is survived by Ed and Kristine children: grand-daughter Evelyn, grand-sons Eduardo Nelo and Alexandro and Eduardo David and Kristine’s grand-children:  great-granddaughter Eulalia Evonne DeJesus (Lilly) and Murdock DeJesus children of Eduardo Nelo.  He is survived by his grand-sons Jonathan Blaise and Hunter Blaise sons of Edna Mae.  Michael Noto and Jonathan Noto sons of John Noto spouse of Edna Mae.

Meeting Eduardo in heaven are his: oldest daughter Evonne Kruck who passed in October 10, 2012, Father Francisco DeJesus who passed in May 1972 and his mother Margarita L. DeJesus who passed in November 2005, youngest brother Hector Manuel DeJesus, and Tia Esther Zilinski and many other family members that have passed before him.

Still living to tell more tales of Eduardo are his many nieces and nephews and god-children:  Lourdes Vera, daughter of Alicia and Elliot Vera that passed, Nerada, Cathy daughters of Susana and Junior, Ricardo, Frankie, Nancy, Diane children of Paco, Christopher and Anthony Gonzalez children of Carmen, Angela Maria and William Feliciano children of Angela, Victor Alejandro Lebron, Nelly Lebron-Aran, and Victor Luis Lebron children of Victor that passed, Mayra Muller daughter of Margie DeJesus, Nicky son of Virginia DeJesus, Vickie Sanchez wife of Ruben Sanchez niece and nephew of Anthony Sanchez.

A viewing will be held from 6:00PM through 8:00PM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Veterans Funeral Care, 15381 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.

At 10:00AM, on Monday, September 30, 2019, a Memorial Mass will be held at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1955 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33764. This will be followed at 2:30PM, by a Military Honors Service at Bay Pines National Cemetery. 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to any of the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Association: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation

American Heart Association: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation

American Cancer Foundation: https://donate3.cancer.org/

Operation Toy Soldier: http://operationtoysoldier.com/donate/

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  • Ernie & Lucy Sanchez says:

    May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss.
    Sincerely from your cousin, Ernie and Lucy Sanchez

  • Angela and Rene says:

    Our deepest condolences, may God give you strength at this Difficult time, may you find comfort in all the good memories you had together. You will meet again in heaven. We love you, our thoughts and prayers are you.

  • Paul NORMAND and Aline GAUFRIAUD says:

    Lilly

    We offer you our sincere condolences and your entire family. We also have a thought for your mom.

    Paul and Aline

  • James Steffens says:

    Condolences to the entire DeJesus family on the loss of its patriarch. Prayers are with him and all the other family members.