Jonathan O. Baltazar, age 39, of New Paltz, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born March 18, 1979 in San Fernando, the Philippines, the son of Amado L. and Remedios O. (Ordona) Baltazar of the Philippines. He married Jenny L. Rickard on October 11, 2008 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Jon was employed as a Rehab Director by Wingate At Beacon in Beacon, NY.
He loved to spend time with his 3 daughters playing board games, traveling, swimming and cooking yummy, Filipino food. He enjoyed biking, basketball and many other sports. He was an avid Star Trek and Star Wars fan, and enjoyed science fiction movies. Jon also loved to Ballroom dance with his wife. Jon was admired by his friends, family and co-workers for his kindness and compassion.
Besides his parents and his wife, Jenny, he is survived by his beloved daughters, Isabella, Catalina and Magnolia, all at home; two brothers, Amado (Gigi) Baltazar of Belleville, NJ and Richard (Natalia) Baltazar of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Carolyn (Tolga) Kaya of New Haven, CT; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 3-6 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2018 from 7-9 pm and Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6-9 pm at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, followed by burial at New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Maya Gold Foundation in Jon’s memory.
Copeland Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family of Jon by visiting www.copelandfhnp.com