Angelo Machado was man with immeasurable amounts of love in his heart – love for each and every member of his family in such a special way.
Angelo’s story began during the heat of the summer on July 29, 1957, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, located just to the west of Milwaukee. With a name meaning “messenger,” Angelo was born to Juan Cruz Alvarez and Bienvenida “Manuela” Cruz – his arrival filling his parents with joy beyond measure. The fifties and sixties were an unprecedented time in America’s history as it was during these years that rock ‘n roll changed the face of culture within our nation, and the television became the dominant form of mass media. It was also a turbulent time to be a young boy growing up in America as the Vietnam War raged on overseas, and the civil rights movement was in full swing due in a large part to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Family always held an important place in Angelo’s heart, and he cherished every member of his family deeply. He was blessed with five siblings, and five children of his own too. Angelo treasured his children, and considered himself to be so lucky when he became a grandfather as well. Angelo’s life was also greatly enriched with the love of his beloved Lety with whom he made so many priceless memories.
Angelo Machado was a family man, and a dear friend to so many. He impacted the lives of those around him in a significant way, and will be so dearly missed by those he leaves behind, his bright light diminished much too soon.
Angelo Machado died on August 28, 2009. Angelo’s family includes his heart, his love, his everything Lety; his children, Terrance Johannsen, Leticia (Junior) Miranda, Di’Angela (Mario) Means, Ray Burgos and Jose Burgos; his grandchildren, Anjelica Rodriguez, Isabella Johannsen, Jordan Johannsen, Gabriella Johannsen, Naomi Means, Mario Means Jr., Alicia Means, Jazmine Means, Ramon Miranda, Bianca Miranda, and Nelicia Miranda; his parents, Bienvenida “Manuela” Cruz and Juan Cruz Alvarez; siblings, Kenny (Virginmina) Machado Maisonet, Alida “Cucu” (Greg) Vazquez, Juan “Papotito” Cruz, Hector (Sylvia) Cruz and Julio (Jenny) Cruz; as well as many other friends and relatives. Visitation at the Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com, where you can leave a favorite memory or make a memorial contribution to the family. Arrangements by Suminski Family Funeral Homes – Suminski / Weiss, 1901 N. Farwell Ave (414) 276-5122.