Louis Stella of Accord, NY passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old. Louis was born on September 29, 1945 in Bronx, NY; He was the son of the late Louis and Delia (Arzuaga) Velasquez.
Louis served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Iron Worker and a member of the Mason Tender District Co in New York City for over 30 years. A member of the NRA and proud member of the Ulster County Trapper Association and Wawarsing Rod & Gun Club.
Louis is survived by his loving fiancé, Shania Hitchcock and her daughter Christine Hitchcock. Also surviving is his step-father, Angel Louis Garcia. His brothers and sisters; Alba Velez (Francisco Bengocha), Mildred Hernandez, Annie Rosado, Diane Sandi, Dinaly Garcia (Nelson Revron), Angel Louis Garcia (Sonia), Rafeal Garcia (Wanda), and Kevin Garcia (Michelle). And many many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Frances.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 11th from 3-8pm at HB Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. The Panakhyda will begin at 6pm that evening. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 12th 10:30am at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.
Contributions may be made in Louis’ name to the Stratton VA Medical Center, ATTN: Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12208.