Isaias G. Oliveira, 77, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home in Kearny, NJ.
The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit Friday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Mr. Oliveira was born in Poutena Anadia, Portugal, and immigrated to the United States in 1970. He lived in Newark before moving to Kearny in 1972.
He served in the Portuguese Military.
Isaias was a construction laborer for Bar-San Contractors, Inc in Carlstadt, NJ for many years before his retirement in 2002. He was a member of Heavy and General Construction Laborers Local 472, Newark, NJ.
His dad and grandfather were shoemakers in Portugal and Isaias learned the art while growing up. During his early teenage years, he learned to play the saxophone and drums and played with a band in Portugal known as TV5. In America, his musical career continued as a drummer in the band, Os Deltas.
Mr. Oliveira is survived by his wife, Maria Altina (nee Braga) Oliveira, three children, Irene Teixeira, Jorge Oliveira, and his wife, Kimberly and Mariana Martins and her husband, Nelson, two sisters, Elisete Oliveira Vendas and her husband, Nelson and Dilva Oliveira Vieira. He was the grandfather of Sara Teixeira Jones and her husband, Daniel, Mario Teixeira, Catarina Teixeira Slocum, and her husband, James, Ava, Ian, and Cruz Oliveira and Isabella and Daniel Martins. Isaias was the great-grandfather of Aiden Jones and Alexandria and Penelope Slocum. Isaias was also the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Mario Teixeira.
Please omit flowers.