Tito Puente

El Rey de los Timbales
Birth Name:
Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr.
Birth Date:
April 20, 1923
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
May 31, 2000
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
He has been called El Rey del Mambo, El Rey de los Timbales, The King of Latin Music, and with a hundred records and countless epic solos to his name, Ernesto “Tito” Puente - band leader, flamboyant timbales player and showman - has more than earned the title. A finely trained musician, Tito was also a lyrical vibraphonist and a gifted arranger who played piano, congas, bongos, and saxophone.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery

36 W Nyack Road

Nanuet, New York, 10954


North America

Grave Location:

Lourdes Section

Grave Location Description

As you enter through the church parking lot on the right side, drive to the right and go to the back of the cemetery. Look for Pole #3 and Tito’s grave is about 30 feet into the Lourdes Section.

Oh, and by the way, I don’t care what anyone else says – Tito Puente is not buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Grave Location GPS

41.10025, -74.00681

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