Obituary of Hiram Aponte Sr.

February 20, 2021

Hiram Aponte was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico on November 7th, 1933. He arrived in NYC in the late 50's and resided in Hell's Kitchen. He worked as a Chef at La Polpetta and later on at the New York Life Cafeteria. He married his love, Myrtha Rosas in 1961 and they had a son, Hiram Jr. In 1977 he moved his little family to Manhattan Plaza where they resided till the end.

Hiram Sr. enjoyed action films and loved watching all baseball games. He loved listening to Spanish music especially Salsa. He was a kind hearted, humble and graceful gentleman. He was very loved by all and will be missed.

Funeral Services


February 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home

445 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Funeral Mass

March 1, 2021

10:00 AM

Holy Cross Church

329 W. 42nd St.

New York City, NY 10036

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March 1, 2021

St. Raymond's Cemetery

2600 Lafayette Avenue

Bronx, NY 10465

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To my wonderful Father in Law, Hiram Sr.

Thank you for welcoming me into your family. Till the end you were loving and caring and life will not be the same without you here with us. I am glad you did not suffer and I am at peace that you were with us till the end. May your soul be at peace now and now you can be reunited with your love at last.

Your presence will remain with us forever. I will remember your smile and it will warm my heart always.

Que Dios te Bendiga Don Hiram, te quiero siempre
Tu querida hija

Posted by: Homaira Aponte - New York, NY - February 24, 2021

My father was a great friend, father and idol. I loved him... I will miss him very much. I am heartbroken but am happy my father is reunited with my mother in heaven.

will love you always,
your son,
Hiram, Jr.

Posted by: Hiram Aponte - New York, NY - February 24, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Aponte family. I never got the priveledge of meeting Mr. Aponte Sr. But I know he must've been an amazing man and father to have raised such a kind and caring son. RIP and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Evelyn Ruiz - New York, NY - February 25, 2021

Dear Hiram & Homaira,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. I know you were all very close & that you will both miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Fran Salemi - Bronx, NY - February 25, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Aponte family. I have know Mr. Aponte Sr. for about 30 years or so. And he was always an amazing man, husband and father. Rest in Peace Don Hiram SR. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family.
Mercedes Torres/Holy Cross Church

Posted by: Mercedes Torres - New York, NY - February 26, 2021