Carlos Enrique Mahecha of Ellenville, NY, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 surrounded by his family at Orange Regional Medical. He was 78 years old. Carlos was born on April 17, 1941 in Caparrapi, Colombia; he was the son of Ventura and Casiana (Fandiño) Mahecha.
Carlos had worked as a machine operator for JM Originals in Ellenville. Carlos passion was soccer but what made him most happy was to see his family succeed in all aspects of life. He portrayed joy, kindness, love, patience, faithfulness, peace, gentleness, goodness and self-control. He loved going for walks with his grandchildren. He always made himself useful around his children’s home. He enjoyed sharing memorable events with his family.
A soccer fanatic every Sunday took territorial attachment of the TV remote control to watch his favorite team play. We could hear him yell at the TV when his team was not playing to his liking. The rest of the time, he spent it playing and scratching lottery tickets but his biggest joy was getting his hands greasy fixing his own car or someone else’s.
Surviving are his wife Balvina (Nieto) Mahecha; their children, Alirio Mahecha ,Luz Mahecha ,Carlos Mahecha , Julio Mahecha and Roland Mahecha. Grandchildren; Sergio Santamaria, Tammy Mahecha, Camilo Santamaria, Sebastian Mahecha, Mia Mahecha, Gabriel Julca, Daniella Mahecha, Samantha Mahecha and Ethan Mahecha; great-granddaughter, Alayna Martire; Siblings, Uriel Mahecha, Luis Mahecha, Antonia Mahecha, Elena Mahecha and Nivardo Mahecha. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m with a celebration of his life beginning at 3:00 that afternoon at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carlos name to the American Cancer Society.
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