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Ayodele Oluyide Ogunmoyero
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 5, 1959
  • Place of birth:
    Ondo town, Ondo, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: May 17, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Ayodele be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our dearest husband, father, brother, son, friend and loved one, Ayodele Ogunmoyero, 55, born on October 5, 1959 and passed away on May 17, 2015. This is to commemorate the great life he lived and to allow those whose lives he may have touched in one way or another to express their thoughts. We will remember him forever!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Akinola Olusola on 5th October 2016

"Remember you today, Best wishes."

This tribute was added by Yinka Fagbamigbe on 25th May 2016

"Mr Ogunmoyero, so sad! It was unbelievable when I heard of your demise just few weeks ago. And to imagine that you were admitted at UPenn Hospital in Philly next door to NY. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!
O death, where is your victory? O grave, where is your sting?
Eternal rest grant his gentle soul, Oh Lord!!!
To Funke, his lovely wife and the kids...I commiserate with you. Almighty God will grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
RIP A.Y.O."

This tribute was added by Akinola Olusola on 18th May 2016

"Ayo may your path be blessed, you are(were)a friend indeed"

This tribute was added by Toyin Elegbe on 17th May 2016

"Continue to rest in peace uncle."

This tribute was added by Akin Soyoye on 17th May 2016

"Rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Toluwalope Adesanya on 7th January 2016

"Uncle Ayo, I'd seen you and saw you at church for years, but the first time we spoke at your cousin's funeral:Uncle Ruffy Olaniyan you struck a chord within me... And you encouraged me to forge ahead in my career and not give up. Years went by, and you were always asking 'how far' and always my answer is the sky's the beginning. Sleep on uncle."

This tribute was added by Grant Okpere on 28th October 2015

"My Oga AO, as a young surveyor I trained under you and your partner Fola Alonge, I remembered the way we attended the FG Asset Valuation screening together and the way you nailed it and left everyone in awe. I learnt one thing from you that day as we left the building you told me Grant you have to be brief,straight to the point and tell them what they want to hear. We got the job and we valued the P & T building at Obalende and the ministry of Aviation in Laos.  You were a master of the game. Thank you and Thank God for letting me meet a man like you. Red on Sir. God keep you till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Florence Ogunmoyero-Adelowo on 11th October 2015

"Sleep on bros, I miss you forever"

This tribute was added by Bimpe Ogunmoyero on 5th October 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad! Missing you dearly"

This tribute was added by Toyin Elegbe on 5th October 2015

"I would have called you early today to wish you a happy birthday. While smiling, you would have said you knew I'd call on your birthday even though I hardly call you now that I'm a "sisi".

Happy posthumous birthday uncle Ayo."

This tribute was added by Olaniyan Samuel on 5th October 2015

"Wow!!! I usually will wake up this day thinking of the words to say to you as I place a call to wish you a happy birthday. But I woke up today remembering how much of a blessing you were to me and how much I still and will miss you."

This tribute was added by Titilayo Olopade on 6th August 2015

"My best Uncle I really miss you .. You are always in my thought ... Rest well ... Till we meet again ..."

This tribute was added by tobi ogunmoyero on 7th July 2015

"Dear, Uncle Ayo, even though i didn't get to know u much i'm very sad about your early departure. Sleep well till we meet again at Jesus' feet. Goodnight Uncle, I love you and i'm very proud of you."

This tribute was added by Alfred Olu Dosekun on 12th June 2015

"Awe, Ayo sleep well in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Bunmi/Ladi Omotesho on 7th June 2015

"Dear Ayo, we cherish your memory and the good times spent together. we surely miss you but God, your creator had the final say and we say Glory be the name of  the Lord.
Funke, what can we say except to continue remembering you, the children and the entire family in prayers. We commit you to God's hand and pray for his continued shield upon you.
God comfort you all."

This tribute was added by Toyin Elegbe on 3rd June 2015

"Good night uncle."

This tribute was added by Kemi Akinnawo on 31st May 2015

"Good bye my Boss and my Mentor. May your gentle soul rest in peace.you would forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Asiwaju Adegbie on 31st May 2015

"The outpouring of love for you is Amazing,There is no more sorrow and pain for you Bro,Sleep on,May the Almighty God comfort your Family and may your Soul rest in perfect peace,Amen."

This tribute was added by Dupe Adedeji on 30th May 2015

"Uncle Ayo, even though I can't see you right now, I know you are in a better place where your body is perfect and you are not in pain. You have fought a good fight and finished the race and yes you kept the faith. We already miss you a lot uncle and it's just so difficult to swallow this painful pill of not going to be able to call or see you again for now. Sleep well uncle...... Till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Damilola Akinyele on 30th May 2015

"Dear Uncle Ayo, you'll be greatly missed by your family and all those that were privileged to meet you. My father's dear friend and someone my parents admired greatly and always referenced. I understand why, because I also had the privilege of meeting you a few times and speaking with you. So warm, caring and intelligent. I hope your family can celebrate and rejoice in who you were to many. Mostly because to be absent in the body is to be present with the lord (2 cor 5;8), and I know you believed in the lord Jesus Christ. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing and reunion that will be. God comforts your family in a way that only he can, and gives you all  many reasons to be joyful."

This tribute was added by funmi ogunmoyero on 30th May 2015

"HOME FREE!!!


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place at the close of the day
If my passing has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrows
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends. Good times,
A loved one's touch...
Perhaps my time seemed all too BRIEF,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now.

Still Uncle Ayo... You'll be Sorely missed!!!

---Bayode Ogunmoyero & fmly"

This tribute was added by funmi ogunmoyero on 30th May 2015

"HOME FREE!!!


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place at the close of the day
If my passing has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrows
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends. Good times,
A loved one's touch...
Perhaps my time seemed all too BRIEF,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now.

Still Uncle Ayo... You'll be Sorely missed!!!

---Bayode Ogunmoyero & fmly"

This tribute was added by Fadeke Adeyeye-Adebisi on 30th May 2015

"My Boss and Mentor, you came, you saw, you impacted and you conquered. Rest on in Peace sir."

This tribute was added by Adebisi Ade-Onojobi on 30th May 2015

"Dear Brother, May your Soul Rest In Peace. (Band of Faith, AVMCC,Ikeja.Funke's Church Society) . Good Night."

This tribute was added by Dotun Fagbemi on 30th May 2015

"Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Oludotun Oni on 29th May 2015

"A.Y.O. Charismatic, witty, intelligent and articulate. Rest in peace my brother."

This tribute was added by Dimeji Olaniyan on 29th May 2015

"Good Night Uncle Ayo
God knows why he took you from us now, we give glory to Him for a life well spent and how you touched people's life. I will surely miss ur company and calls. Rest in peace

Nearer My God To Thee!!!
Abide with me!!!"

This tribute was added by Florence Ogunmoyero-Adelowo on 29th May 2015

"Egin Ayo It was a shocking news that brought tears to my eyes and you made me remember the first day I came to your office at Allen Junction when you gave me a big hug after I introduced myself to you as one of the Ogunmoyeros.  Since then I could come to you unannounced and would still enjoy the big hug, but now death finally snatched you away from us. I will miss those big hugs, your children will miss you, most especially "ale" mi Funke your wife.  All the entire Ogunmoyero family, home and abroad will miss you. Sun re o egin ! Lagbede!  Florence Akintan-Ogunmoyero Adelowo"

This tribute was added by Opeyemi Oladipupo-George on 29th May 2015

"Ayo, it was a shock to read of your passing. Reading the tributes about you shows that you have remained the humane and well grounded man that you were decades ago. Indeed, the good that men do lives after them. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Akin Soyoye on 29th May 2015

"May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. God will grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. It shall be well with his family both nuclear & the larger one."

This tribute was added by David Sangobowale on 29th May 2015

"A.Y.O. May your soul rest in peace. Our path crossed some 32years ago while at Great Ife. Since, we have been good friends till God called you to heaven. A sincere, humble and loyal friend. Ayo was a professional focused person with assertive maturity. The joke then was Fola's Dad must have handed him over to you to look after. I was your first contact when you arrive Kaduna to set up Diya Fatimehin & Co branch office. Boy, did I settle you into town real good? I did not do a bad job of it, accommodation, new friends and business contacts etc; that memory lingers. You started off shortly after with Folabi in partnership. A partnership that started from University days. Ayo, I remember this early morning how you coordinated with Fola' s family during his Dad burial at Ikerre - you have always been that mature head to rely on, can't believe you are gone. I was also at your wedding.
Your first visit to UK in 1998, you stayed a night with me, I remember today an insight you gave on a family matter then. I cannot forget to mention yours and Folabi's support at my Dad's burial. My last contact before you were taken off my radar by responsibilities of public Office was at Ondo when  I attended Pa Adekwye's burial and you came to visit me - your friend at the instance of a phone call from a third party. You made me feel tall and great that night. That you are gone still shocks me, but Ayo, we shall one day also sleep and not wake up, the goodness a and quality of our life will be then memories. You lived a good life, simple, sincere, qualitative life, you lived. Sunre O, A.Y.O."

This tribute was added by Esporta Ondo on 29th May 2015

"Sir,would forever miss you.RIP Mr O"

This tribute was added by Akinola Olusola on 29th May 2015

"Ayo you were a true, reliable, caring friend always with a smile. May your path be blessed as you journey in eternity and may the Good Lord bless your soul. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Taoheed Ajao on 28th May 2015

"Ayo, an instructing lesson from your highly impactful life is to fashion an unforgettable existence from the drama of life; yours was not a very long one but nonetheless, a hugely successful existence from all parameters. Having witnessed the recent losses of a blood brother and two other friends and been stung into incoherence by the serial bereavement, I can only say that with your departure, the song may have ended but, surely the melody will never die.."

This tribute was added by Akinlolu Akinbulumo on 28th May 2015

"Ayo, was a quintessential gentleman, a highly focused professional, a profound thinker and a caring heart to so many people. You really fought to live but in God's wisdom, He took you to His side everlastingly. Sun re o. Continue to live in the bosom of the Almighty."

This tribute was added by Olaniyan Samuel on 28th May 2015

"God saw that he was getting tired,
A cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
and whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes, we watched him suffer,
And saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes "The Best".

RIP Brother/Uncle Ayo. The Rufus Olaniyan family miss you"

This tribute was added by abimbola okulaja on 28th May 2015

"GOOD NIGHT MY FRIEND AND BROTHER [A.Y.O]
Ayo Ogunmoyero aka A.Y.O, and I met in the sanctuary of AVMCC Ikeja and eventually in the Fountain of Hope Society (FOH). At that time we were all young and hustling. He and his partner Fola Alonge made a success of their partnership and Real Estate business. It is a testimony that it is one of the few partnerships that endured with time in Nigeria. I never heard any negative report or sharp practices.
In the FOH, we were our brothers keepers and looked out for each other. We were one big and happy family. I was proud of the fellowship at that time. His family was my family. When Ayo had his son, he and Funke his adorable wife picked me to be the Godfather of Ayotunde, who has since grown to be a young adult. We flocked together like brothers. When he lost his father I accompanied him to Ondo and we camped out the night in Ondo township. That was the time he was building his friendship with Mimiko who was then a commissioner.
When I moved out of Ikeja, we kept in touch and when his friend Mimiko became the Governor in Ondo, I knew that it was only a matter of time before he entered politics or politics entered him. One day my other friend and brother Olakunke Sodipo [Pen Shop] and Ayo all sat down over lunch at Ikoyi Club, before he eventually went to work for Mimiko as a technocrat and politician. I particularly recall teasing him that if he messes up he will come back to meet us. We lost touch after that.
When I turned 50, Ayo left Ondo to come and honor me in Lagos, one look at him during the service, and I noticed he was not looking his regular self. Even though Ayo had always looked “gonogono”, but this time it was obvious that there was more to his appearance. I pulled him aside and told him that we needed to talk. By the following morning, he had returned to Ondo and I never got to reach him. I wanted to deliver just one message “ take care of yourself.”
I was constantly monitoring his progress through Pen Shop. When he came to the USA, I still could not have access to him and I was naturally upset. One day he left a voice message for me at home in a frail voice, and I returned his call expressing my annoyance, I told him that “Ayo, you are part of my A list of friends, and I can’t reach you”. I recall him telling me that he had died and God told him it was not time. He said “ Bimbo, please thank Funke for me anytime you see her”. Funke Thank you. “Omo a toju iwo no”
After that he continued to recuperate. At a point, I rang his son, my Godson and told him to arrange dinner for the 3 of us in Philly. He told me Ayo had just returned to Lagos and he was back in school. I got another note about 2 weeks ago that he was back in the hospital in Philly. This time I was determined to reach him. His son encouraged me to see him and gave me his address. By this time, his wife was boarding her flight in Lagos and we all agreed to meet in the hospital the following morning.
I headed for Church on the Sunday morning to say a prayer for my friend before heading out to Philly with my wife. He was on admission at UPenn Hospital. When I entered his room I saw he was not in good condition. I went outside almost immediately. His wife summoned me back assuring me that nothing will happen to him. “ Ani ko ni ku se” Funke’s has faith.
At that hospital on that day, I met a childhood friend of Ayo, Alhaji Fatai Akinwande, a resident of Philly. Alhaji, if you are reading this tribute i wish to thank you once again. Friends like you are very rare. He stood by his friend together with his wife in the room to the end and he was briefing me outside from time to time. At a point he came to sit for a long time with my wife and I outside. He was hurt and I was hurt.
Ayo, you are such a simple, gentle and unassuming man with a disarming smile. I bear testimony that you can’t hurt a fly. You and your partner Fola did some Real Estate consultancy for me and it is a tribute to our friendship that you always accorded me that respect and concession. You both never hassled me for payments, and you were always generous to me. You and Fola have special places for me in your hearts. A.Y.O you are “Egin” man , and I am Ijebu, but we shared this special connect, and you fondly called me “Bimbustic my brother”. To me you are A.Y.O
You left too many people behind to mourn you, and judging by the tribute and testimonies you touched the lives of so many people. You have finished the race. Rest in peace my brother A.Y.O.
To Funke, you did your best, I salute you and God will give you the strength to be the father and mother to your children. It shall be well with you my sister and the children.

Abimbola Okulaja wrote from Princeton NJ.
bimbookulaja@gmail.com"

This tribute was added by Atinuke Olanrewaju on 27th May 2015

"May your soul find and rest in the bosom of your creator
Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Samuel Olanrewaju on 27th May 2015

"Ayo, may your soul rest in peace. You came, you saw and you conquered. Your footprints in the Nigerian business scene, particularly in estate  management will remain indelible. RIP my brother."


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