Gustavo Arana, Sr., 72, of Belleville, NJ passed away on January 19th at Clara Maass Medical Center.
Gustavo was Born in Cali, Colombia to Maria and the late Jesus Arana on April 30, 1949. He was the oldest of ten children, one preceded his death (Nestor Arana). Gustavo immigrated to the United States in 1971, with his wife Gloria Arana (Galindez) by his side.
Gustavo is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; devoted son & daughter in-law, Gustavo Arana, Jr. "Gus" & Joy Arana (Parris). Three loving grandchildren Kylie Miehling, Craig Miehling and the apple of his eye, Isabella Arana. He is also survived by his cherished mother Maria; brothers Julio Arana, Jario Arana, and Dario Arana and sisters Lia, Yaneth, Luz, Marina, Etsy and Gloria along with several cherished nieces and nephews and cousins.
Gustavo loved watching his favorite teams, Deportivo Cali playing soccer and the NY Jets playing football. His favorite activity was fishing but what he loved to do the most is spending time with his youngest granddaughter, Isabella. Whether they were riding a roller coaster or playing at the beach, this is what fulfilled his heart.
Family and friends are welcome for a memorial visitation at Condon Funeral Home, Kearny, on Friday, January 28 from 5-7pm.
A Catholic memorial service will commence at 6:30pm.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
All who will be attending, the family requests face mask coverings to be worn during your visitation. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and deep gratitude for all expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness shown during this time of bereavement.
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