Luis Fabio Villa Osorio
Time of Service:
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 until 5:00pm with a service and blessing at 4:00pm. It will resume at 7:00 and conclude at 9:00pm.
Place of Service:
Riverside Memorial Chapel
Luis Fabio Villa Osorio, 79, of New York City, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Mount Sinai West Roosevelt Hospital. Born in Medellin, Colombia to Luis Felipe and Maria Hermila Villa Osorio. He lived most of his life in New York City.
Luis is survived by his wife Maria Dolores Posada of 49 years, daughters Maria Alexandra Rojas, Monica Alicia Samuels, sons Leonardo Fabio Villa, Christian Luis Villa, brothers Atilano Villa, Dario Villa, Elkin Villa, sisters Rosalba, Ruth, Ines, Maria, Marta and Leticia, six grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Luis was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Luis grew up stricken in poverty in his hometown Manrique in Medellin, Colombia. He was forced to leave school after the first grade. Luis continued his education as a self taught self educated young man.
Luis started working as a street vendor at the ripe age of six years old. He sold lottery tickets, empanadas and buñuelos ( Colombian fast foods). In his later years in Colombia Luis worked as a courier for the Bank of Bogota and elevator man in office buildings. When he came to new York he held random jobs in golf courses, restaurants, elevator man at the YMCA, and maintenance and cleaning in office buildings until he settled at Union 32BJ where he remained employed as a porter, janitor, elevator man and at times door man.
Luis loved watching baseball, soccer, football and boxing. He also enjoyed radioshows, news broadcasting and talk shows. His hobbies were bicycles, watches, cameras, music, radio, watching TV and food (loved food). He loved having birds, cats and dogs for pets.
Luis was always there for his wife, children and friends. He was a passionate and proud father, husband and grandfather. He loved spending time with his immediate family and close family friends. He loved conversation and would converse with everyone.
A special thank you to Mount Sinai West Roosevelt and NYU Langone for their loving care and support. Also a big thank you to Riverside Memorial Chapel for making all the arrangements.