Mr. Neftali Pagan-Rodriguez, age 84 of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Community Hospice after a brief illness.
Mr. Neftali was born on May 19, 1937, in Puerto Rico, to the late Cecilio Pagan and Inocencia Rodriguez. He attended up to Junior High School in Guayanilla and went on to the New York School of Commerce, where he pursued his desire to learn English. He served in the United States Army in the Panama Canal Zone, then returned to Puerto Rico, where he completed hospitality industry training with the PR Department of Tourism. He worked in the hospitality, sugar cane, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, then returned to the hotel industry before retirement.
Mr Neftali, is preceeded in death by both parents and one daughter, Mayra E. Pagan-Echevarria.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Echevarria; two sons, Neftali Jr, and Luis M. Pagan-Echevarria; three daughters, Miraida J., Glenda E., and Graciela E. Pagan-Echevarria; one brother, Guillermo Pagan; and three sisters, Ramona Pagan, Brunilda Pagan, and Carmen E. Pagan. Seven grandchildren, Astrid M., and Sabrina Pagan, Michael N. Pagan, William J. and Julian J. Soto, and Daniel E. and Jasiel Y. Adorno also survive.
The family will receive friends on Saturday September 25, 2021, starting at 2:00 PM until time of service at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home of Vidalia.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM in the Vidalia Chapel of Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home.
Interment arrangements will be made at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.kcnq2cure.org in honor of his grandson Jasiel Y. Adorno-Pagan.
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