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Luis Antonio Zayas


Luis Antonio Zayas, 72, of Zephyrhills, FL, passed on September 4, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  He served his country in the United States Army.

Following his time in the service, he worked many jobs. These included putting up billboards, factories, department stores, at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club and at an apartment complex doing maintenance work.

A caring, loving and amazing husband, father and grandfather, he cared deeply for his family and loved being surrounded by them. He was always smiling and in good spirits and was a warm-hearted, compassionate, humble man. Everyone enjoyed spending time with Luis. He brought joy to all who knew him. He was known for his saying, “Como no”, which means “Why not”.

He loved to play baseball, basketball, dominoes, shoot pool and golf. Luis also enjoyed playing his favorite sports with his family and friends. Luis loved to watch the baseball World Series. He enjoyed traveling around to many different places in Florida.

Luis was an active member of the Congregation of Jehovah Witness and was an Elder for many years. He loved his ministry and his relationship with Jehovah God. He had hope in the Bible verse, Job 14:15, “You will call and I will answer you”. He had the hope that in the near future he’ll be resurrected here in paradise earth where he will live with all of his loved ones.

His wife, Sulema, was his sole caregiver and she was holding his hand at the time he took his last breath.  Also there was his mother-in-law who he called her by “Rosita mi nina”. She had traveled from Philadelphia to be with him at this time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Maria Zayas. Luis is survived by his wife, Sulema; children, Dennis, Louie, Rafael, Luis Herminio, and Jamaris; stepchildren, Yadira, David and Miguel; sister, Maritza, Zayas; mother-in-law, Rosita; and 13 grandchildren.

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  • Crissy says:

    My condolences to you Titi, and the rest of the family. Your husband will always be by your side holding your hand every step of the way. God bless you ❤️ I love you and you will be in my prayers🙏🏼. Stay strong . THANK YOU LUIS FOR YOUR SERVICE , RIP🇵🇷

  • Yvonne Agosto-González says:

    My dear friend Sulema and family, receive our most sincere condolences and may Jehovah God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Jose Luis, Maria & Angie Rivera says:

    Dear Sulema we are so sorry for your loss, Luis was a wonderful human being, caring and kind ready to help any one who need it, we know how much you loved him and how you took care of him to the very end. We know Jehovah will give you the strength that you need to keep going. We are here for you as brothers, sisters and friends. Love you much!❤️❤️