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Manuel R. Candelaria

December 28, 1928 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 93)

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Manuel R. Candelaria    

Hammond, IN

December 28, 1928 – February 5, 2022


Manuel R. Candelaria, age 93, of Hammond entered into the gates of Heaven on Saturday, February 5, 2022

He is survived his wife of 45 years, Maria A.  Candelaria; four children: Louis (Tracy Reyes) Gonzalez, Orlando (Marilyn) Gonzalez, Mayra (Oscar) Cabrera and Manuel Candelaria Jr.; many grandchildren and his beloved dog Max.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jose and Rosa Arce Candelaria; one son: Alfredo Gonzalez; and numerous siblings

Private services entrusted to  Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond IN 46323. A funeral service will be  officiated by Pastor Obed Marrero with burial at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville to follow.

Manuel was a born in Puerto Rico but was a lifelong resident of the region. He retired from LTV Steel after 43 years of work. He loved carpentry, walking his dog Max and gardening. But above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600, or

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February 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

Funeral Service
February 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

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