Rafael Diaz, 60, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at his home in South Plainfield surrounded by his family.
Rafael was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He eventually moved on to Staten Island before settling in South Plainfield in 1987.
Rafael enjoyed freshwater fishing, Latin music, and was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but his family and grandchildren is what fulfilled his life the most.
Mr. Diaz was predeceased by his mother, Bienvenida. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Nelia; daughter, Dina Glowacki, and her husband, Joseph; son, Rafael Diaz, and his wife, Jenna, all of South Plainfield; father, Luis Diaz and brother, Elijio Roldan, of Grand Rapids, MI. Most cherished are his four grandchildren: Jaxon, Eva, Mason and Shaun. Numerous close friends and relatives reside across the states and Puerto Rico.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4-8pm in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 beginning at 11am in the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.
For additional information please visit www.mccriskinfuneralhome.com