Roel C. Inocentes 58, of Dumont, NJ passed away on February 12, 2021.
Roel was born on June 26, 1962, to Elisa and Rodolfo Inocentes in Manila, Philippines. As a child, he excelled academically attending Don Bosco and De La Salle University where he formed many beloved friendships that continued well into his adult life.
Roel’s family and friends knew him as a hardworking man, a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him. Roel started and ended his career in the global wholesale apparel industry, a job which he loved. He was a music, technology, and food aficionado, and took every opportunity to entertain family and friends. He will always be remembered for encouraging everyone to have a good time, and blasting music in his “mancave” with disco lights. Some of his favorite songs included “Don’t Dream it’s Over” by Crowded House and “You Are the Reason” by Ramsey Lewis.
Roel is survived by his three sisters Rochelle, Rose, Winnie, and two brothers Boyet and Jun, his wife, Ellen, his daughters Mara and Marielle, his grandchildren Mason, Harley, and Nova, his nieces and nephews, extended family, in-laws, his best friends Popoy and Wilo, and many beloved friends and co-workers.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, February 20th, at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 280 Washington Avenue in Dumont, NJ.