Angel Antonio Acevedo, Age 61, of West Chester, passed away peacefully after his decade-long battle with cancer on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Angel was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on July 6, 1959. He attended the Jose G. Padilla School, Lino Padro Rivera High School in Vega Baja, and studied law at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedres. In 1981 at the age of 22, he moved to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania.
Angel was a loving son of the late Francisco Acevedo and surviving Carmen Andino. He was a loving brother to Jose Acevedo, Andres Acevedo, Lorenzo Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Jose Rene, Victor Manuel (Brothers) Dora Martinez, Myrna Martinez, Lydia Mercado, and Minerva Adorno (Sisters). He was proceeded by his brother Juan A. Mercado.
A loving father of Angel Anthony Acevedo Jr (Megan), Alexander Thomas Acevedo, Annabeliz Marie Acevedo Swink (Jeremy); a caring Step-Father to Jamayra Ivette Santos Puyarena and Jose Santos and a proud grandfather to Emma Swink and Angel Acevedo III.
Known for his love of the arts whether it was sharing a few poetic words, illustrations, photographic eye, or joy for cooking. What many did not know was his passion for astronomy and observing the stars and trying to seek out every planet. His bittersweet singing was well recognized by those who knew him and could be heard over the breaking of the cue. Many would say that he was an expert on the billiards table. In his later years, Angel developed a green thumb and his surroundings flourished with many types of plant life.
Angel was adored by many friends and touched numerous lives bringing a smile to all.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, face mask must be worn and social distance maintained. Friends may greet the family from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m on Monday, August 10th, 2020, at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202 South of Silverside Road) Wilmington, DE 19803. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations towards the funeral are most appreciated. Monetary donations outside of GoFundMe can be made through Angel Acevedo Jr.