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Luis Antonio Nieves
  • December 11, 1945
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  • May 01, 2021

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Luis Antonio Nieves, 75 of Bradenton, Florida passed away peacefully at Manatee Memorial Hospital on May 1, 2021. Born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to Ignacio and Irma Nieves, Lu is the oldest of seven. He calls the streets of New York home, where he cheered on his beloved Knicks, Yankees and New York Giants, and graduated from Boys High School and Pace University. While his career lead him on a path to business and finance, his passion lives in music and literature, inspiring him to pen his first novel. Lu is a natural born leader and role model, loved and respected by those whose lives he touched. He defended our nation, serving in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. Despite the many honors and accolades, Lu is most proud of his family, which he raised in Leonia, New Jersey. He is survived by his mother, Irma, wife, Lisa Nieves of 50 years, his four daughters, Lisa Mateo, Irma Hebenstreit, Myra Rojas and Rita Tatum, 8 grandchildren and 6 brothers and sisters. A private visitation for family with Military Honors will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society on Friday, May 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 3825 E State Rd 64 Suite 300 Bradenton, FL 34208. A service to celebrate his life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, May 22nd at 11:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Leonia. In honor of his love for music, if you would like to make a one-time donation to his favorite independent public radio station, 90.7 WFUV, log onto https://support.wfuv.org/ and write “In memory of Luis Nieves” in the comments section.



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May 7, 2021



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society
3825 E State Rd 64 Ste 300 Bradenton, FL 34208


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  1. #RIPLU. Thank you for the wonderful memories and for blessing the world with your light. May your memory live on, our condolences to the family. Christian and Desirea Cabrera lit a candle:
    20 May 2021
    Lit since May 20, 2021 at 5:24:08 AM

  2. Jan says:
    12 May 2021
    Just found out and we are so shocked we will miss his joyful attitude and long walks! I’m so sorry Lisa!
    Jan & Karl

  3. Blanca Marin lit a candle:
    11 May 2021
    Lit since May 11, 2021 at 5:17:27 PM

  4. Elizabeth and Vinny says:
    09 May 2021
    Accepting the loss of someone who has impacted your life is sooo difficult. First, the shock, then the tears, followed by denial. Such is the case with Luis. I can still hear his calming voice and infectious laugh. We don't want that to become a fading echo. That's why saying goodbye is even more difficult. So, we'll have Shakespear do it: "Goodnight sweet prince and flights of Angel's. Sing thee to thy rest" Lou loved literature and we belonged to the Lakewood Ranch Scribe's club.
    Elizabeth and Vinny

  5. Sandy & Donny Scheier says:
    09 May 2021
    Memories from Bay Ridge Brooklyn where our friendship began. You followed us to Leonia NJ where our friendship and families grew. To ever lasting remembrances we toast to you, until we meet again.

  6. Sandy & Donny Scheier lit a candle:
    09 May 2021
    Lit since May 9, 2021 at 5:49:50 AM

  7. Yvette Alfonso lit a candle:
    08 May 2021
    Lit since May 8, 2021 at 5:51:31 PM

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    08 May 2021
    Lit since May 8, 2021 at 5:32:13 AM

  9. Lara says:
    08 May 2021
    I am so sad and sorry to hear this. I truly enjoyed getting to know him over the years. His love was evident through his 4 daughters. Hugs and love to everyone.

  10. David & Alicia Garcia lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:50:22 PM

  11. David & Alicia Garcia lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:49:20 PM

  12. David & Alicia Garcia lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:48:47 PM

  13. Briana lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:02:04 PM

  14. Elizabeth Collazo says:
    07 May 2021
    Accepting the loss of someone who has impacted your life is so difficult. First, the shock, then the tears, followed by denial. Such is the case with Luis. We can still hear his calming voice and infectious laugh. We don't want that to become a fading echo. That is why saying goodbye is even more difficult. So I'll have Shakespeare do it..
    "Goodnight sweet prince, and flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest." Luis loved literature and he and I (Vinny) belonged to the Lakewood Ranch Scribes.
    We will miss him immensely.
    Elizabeth and Vinny

  15. Elizabeth Collazo lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:15:26 PM

  16. Gary Edwards says:
    07 May 2021
    Lisa my wife and I were with Lu the evening before his passing. He was laughing, and joking and having a good time. He was always a pleasant and welcome man; A great travel companion who made every visit something special. His calm demeanor set everyone at ease,and we will miss him. His friendship was truly a gift to us all
    Sincerely,
    Gary

  17. Alma Rivera lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:45:08 PM

  18. Gary Edwards says:
    07 May 2021
    Lisa my wife and I were with Lu the evening before his passing. He was laughing, and joking and having a good time. He was always a pleasant and welcome man; A great travel companion who made every visit something special. His calm demeanor set everyone at ease, and we will miss him. His friendship was truly a gift to us all.

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    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:14:13 PM

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    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:11:13 PM

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    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:29:45 PM

  22. Jeter family says:
    07 May 2021
    Lu was a soft spoken funny and respectful kind of soul. My girls looked up to him as a second father that they loved dearly. From our camping trips, Virginia Beach, Christmas and New Year’s Eves, softball games and Super Bowl chili we have years and years full of memories. You will be greatly missed and we will keep you in our hearts and souls forever!!

    Love always
    The Jeter Family

  23. Jeter Family says:
    07 May 2021
    Louie was a soft spoken funny and respectful kind soul. My girls looked up to him as a second father that they loved so dearly. All of of our trips like camping, softball games, Christmas and New Year’s eve’s, Super Bowl chili and years of of memories. You will be truly missed and we will keep you in our hearts and souls forever

    Love always,
    The Jeter

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    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:50:39 PM

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    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:04:01 PM

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  27. The Jeter Family. With so much love.❤️ lit a candle:
    07 May 2021
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:33:43 PM

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    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:20:06 AM

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    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:13:56 AM

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    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:31:39 PM

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    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:13:49 PM

  34. John and Jutta Franklin lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:00:29 PM

  35. John and Jutta Franklin says:
    06 May 2021
    Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same (Unknown)

  36. Julio Guzman lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:40:27 PM

  37. Maureen Foyle and Ed Aguirre lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:56:09 PM

  38. Zolly Moreno says:
    06 May 2021
    Dear brother I will always remember you. You are in my heart and my mind. I will go forward with my head up high knowing I had a great brother. It might be hard but I will always remember you saying never give up. I love you and adore you. I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in heaven. P.S. check my grammar lol.

  39. Zolly Moreno lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:30:12 PM

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    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:05:49 PM

  42. robert pardo says:
    06 May 2021
    Growing up we would visit almost weekly. He was always welcoming and kind. We always had a great time. Prayers for Lisa and the family during this time.

  43. The Suarez family lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:55:03 PM

  44. Eric Huff says:
    06 May 2021
    Luis was such a kind soul. We loved and respected him so much. We pray that Lisa and all the family find some comfort in knowing how much he was loved.
    The Huff family

  45. Bob and Norma Pardo lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:38:59 PM

  46. Bob and Norma Pardo says:
    06 May 2021
    Dear Lisa and family
    Friends are a gift from God. Having known Lu for so many years dating to when we first met at Bankers Trust I can truly say that he was the Angel gifted to me. I will always cherish his friendship. Though we will never again share the sweet taste of the wine here on earth we will certainly meet again too once again raise our goblet. Lu will be missed as part of our family but his memory will always be in our heart. Rest in Peace Lu and may God welcome you with open arms and His Shining Light be Upon You Always. Until we meet again, your friend, Bob Pardo and family.

  47. robert pardo lit a candle:
    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:34:38 PM

  48. Linda Shafran says:
    06 May 2021
    May his memory be forever a blessing. Sending love

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    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:03:40 PM

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    06 May 2021
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:45:25 PM

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