Obituary photo of Gladys Santiago, Rochester-NY
In Loving Memory of

Gladys Santiago

1946 - 2022
Obituary photo of Gladys Santiago, Rochester-NY
In Loving Memory of

Gladys Santiago

1946 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
6 Empire Boulevard
Rochester, NY  14609
585-288-2880
Visitation:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am
St. Michael's Church, 859 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
Service:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00am
St. Michael's Church, 859 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
New Comer - Eastside Location (585-288-2880) is assisting the family
Gladys Santiago Life story video
Gladys Santiago
Rochester, New York

The Matriarch of our family left to be with the Lord and her loved ones on, August 4, 2022 at the age of 75.

Predeceased by her, fathers, Dioniso Matos, and Pedro Ruiz; mother, Flora Ruiz.

She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Santiago; son, Jaime (Susan) Santiago Jr.; grandson, Joseph Cruz; granddaughter and caretaker, Ryan Cruz; grandsons, Jaime Santiago III, Alexander J. Santiago, Benjamin Vasquez, Jeremy Powell, Isiah Powell; great grandson, Joseph Antonio Cruz, Jr.; great granddaughter, Lola Joli Cruz; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gladys was a strong advocate not only for the community and the City of Rochester, but for every soul within her sphere of influence. Her ability to represent and be the voice to every man, woman and child that crossed her path was her strongest and most courageous trait. A trailblazer and a force to be reckoned with on behalf of the community. She started her service for the community at the Anthony Jordan Health Center, later moving to the Ibero-American Action League where she served for 23 years as Vice President. During that time, she also went on to serve the community on The City Council for over a decade advocating for the community, retiring as the President of the City Council in 2009. After retiring from the City Council, she also served briefly at Rural/Metro, in an advisory role. Gladys will be dearly missed by her family and all those who loved her and whom she touched. Her influence will continue to live on.

Family will receive friends, Wednesday, August 10th from 11AM-1PM and 4PM-7PM at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 6 Empire Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14609 and on Thursday, August 11th 9AM-11AM at St. Michael's Church. Gladys' Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11AM at St. Michael's Church, 859 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ibero Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 585-256-8900 x.631 and Wounded Warrior Project at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org in Gladys' memory.
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
6 Empire Boulevard
Rochester, NY  14609
585-288-2880
Visitation:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am
St. Michael's Church, 859 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
Service:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00am
St. Michael's Church, 859 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
New Comer - Eastside Location (585-288-2880) is assisting the family

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