- 46 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 3, 1968
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Mar 24, 2014
- Place of passing:
Garrison, New York, United States
|His quiet strength resonated loudly with us all.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 46, born on January 3, 1968 and passed away on March 24, 2014. We will remember him forever.
"Reinaldo is right, it is so much easier to say things. You were the one giving the greatest of gifts, so often. On this day all I can say is that my gift in return is following your guidance, which I felt ever so strongly and urgently today. Thank you. I love you and miss you more than these words can ever express."
"Otro día mas sin verte!!
Suena fácil decirlo, pero difícil de asumirlo.
I miss you!!"
"From Venezuela remembering Juan Carlos as member of Grupo de Rescate Venezuela."
"El tiempo avanza pero tu recuerdo vive en mi mente!! Bendiciones a tu ser y a toda tu gente...te honro JuanCa!"
"Allison, I am thinking of you and Juan Carlos today. BZ"
"That was the gift this time, the gift of certain years with Juan Carlos but no more than those years. We'll never understand. But after the ordeal of loss we can love, appreciate, remember, secretly share, and become surprisingly ready again. Juan Carlos lived so fully! Sky, caves, and all things and places in between. That is the permanent model he conferred."
"Tú siempre en mi mente...Bendiciones a tu Familia!!"
"Juan Carlos will be forever in our hearts!!!"
"So much sadness in my heart today because you are not here. I know the hole in Allison's heart and I grieve for you and for the beautiful and unique relationship that was interrupted way too soon. We love and miss you dearly"
"Juan C arlos cada Dia Papi te recuerda! ayer en tu cumpleaños te hubiésemos llamado as usual we did! Allison recibe un Abrazo fraterno! Fuiste muy especial para El !Fue Hermoso haber estado con Uds. Lástima el tiempo nos robó lo mas lindo y el Amor q tuvimos:Juan Carlos !!YOu are an Angel in Heaven ! Cada Dia estaras en nuestros Corazones !! Love You for ever !!"
"As I honor your birthday, your life, I cannot keep at bay the thoughts of how unfair it is you are not here to celebrate, to dream and to reminisce. Quoting the Clint Eastwood character in "Unforgiven," a friend has reminded me that "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it." As you would say, true that, true that.
Here it is, your birthday, and I'm the one holding a gift from you. I'm no longer scared."
"My 3rd tribute today. Want you to know I lit a candle and cry because you're gone but smile remembering you- your expressions, facial and verbal, your quiet enthusiasm and your bravery. Always with love"
"Juan Carlos enjoyed a thick and juicy life. A long thin one would not do for him as he lives with us in smiling memories."
"Juan Carlos continues to live in our hearts & our mind's eye. That broad infectious smile, kind unflappable demeanor will never fade. While all of
us have been deprived of his physical presence, his spirit will never fade from our thoughts."
"In the past year, I learned just how much you taught me. You truly are forever missed, forever loved, and forever appreciated. I am forever grateful and forever changed. Though I've lit a candle to honor you, I hope you will keep it burning to help me find my way without you."
"Juan Carlos and Allison were and are our closest neighbors in Garrison. We often met 'on the road' when they walked their dogs, never met more vividly than after Superstorm Sandy when many neighbors emerged from their homes and huddled at the bottom of the road, ecstatically happy to be alive and intact. Alive and intact -- the strong, good soul Juan Carlos is surely alive and intact in another way, in the closest world over from this one. These links aren't broken, though Nature taps hard on them to test their strength."
"Definitivamente este año se siente vacío sin saber de tí...a toda tu familia un fuerte abrazo en Dios. Como antes ahora y siempre tú sonrisa y tú buena vibra en mi mente y en mi corazón..."
"Love you and miss your calm strength and compassion. You left us way too soon but you left some of your magic with us. I see you clearly with Allison on your visits to East Hampton, I shall never forget how you quietly consoled me on the day of my loss. Thank you for being in my life!"
"Dear Allison, he will always be remembered in our family!!! I considered him my nephew, and will never forget his kindness and good humor. Here in Miami you have a friend, please keep in touch....."
"Oh my love, I miss you terribly. Despite the pain, I am so grateful for the day of your birth and I will always light a candle on this day for as long as I am capable. You gave me and shared with me so much that one might think it's enough to carry me through, yet the emptiness without you is profound. You would be so touched if you knew how many people feel your absence. It snowed on your birthday. The snow, as usual, fell quietly, laying a new path on which to tread and leave a visible mark. I cannot think of a better tribute to you. I shall do what little part I can to honor you today and always."
"Juan Carlos, please know how much I miss you!"
"Juan Carlos hiked into the great beyond with great courage and dignity. Allison was with him every step."
"Our JuanCarrrRRLos, I remember and feel your spirit in the beauty of nature, in the light and colors of fireworks, when hearing a great song that I think you would've liked -- it's as if you are sending little reminders to appreciate the Beauty of Life and to live to the fullest. Even if we didn't know each other for that long, you've left such an impression on our hearts and perspectives -- I miss you."
Was’up?! I’m going to miss saying those words (in my gringo Spanglish). You used to call me “brother” – probably just a greeting – but that word now really hits home with so much more feeling. Although we only knew each other for 11 years, it seems like so much longer – I felt a kindred spirit in you. Among other things, I will miss your interest in, knowledge of, and ability to talk about almost any topic (and of course our typically shared viewpoints on most of them); the fun of exploring NYC with you; and your overall sense of adventure and curiosity (that big grin says it all). Your unique and thoughtful soul lives on.
"Allison just a big hug from each of us.
Que noticia tan fuerte, me ha costado mucho escribir
A Juan Carlos lo conoci en el Grupo de Rescate Venezuela, fue nuestro instructor y gran amigo, Su sonrisa, su palabra profunda, su sinceridad, su libertad, sus bromas, su alegria en la vida y la paz que transmitia, el creer en la union familiar,
Era una persona de gran mistica, el decia que el GRV no eran las paredes sino quienes lo conformamos.
JC siempre estaras en cada uno de nuestros corazones y memoria.
"Conocí a Juan Carlos en 1990,cuando entré en contacto con el Grupo de Rescate Venezuela, el recien graduado como miembro del grupo, yo iniciando mis actividades en el mismo., siendo el la persona que me recibio en esa oportunidad.
Formo parte del grupo de instructores de los que recibi los conocimientos iniciales, y años despues nos contactamos en una visita que hice NY.
Desde Caracas, mis saludos a su familia."
"Dios....aún le doy a mi cabeza y no entiendo, mucho menos hay razones para mi corazón. Le doy gracias a Dios por haberte conocido, pido a Dios aliente a tu familia porque tu ausencia debe producir un gran vacío. Donde quiera que estes debes saber que Dios estuvo felíz por el regalo de tu sonrisa, tu inteligencia y tú calma. Un abrazo en Dios para tu familia...te recuerdo JuanCa!!!"
"JCRZ, mi pana, gracias por haber pasado por nuestras vidas. Gracias por haberte quedado en ellas. Nos vemos allá mi compa, seguro, lo prometo."
"hoy es un día muy triste amigo...no espere perderte tan pronto...aunque nuestras vidas nos llevaron por diferentes caminos hace muchos años puedo recordar nuestra última conversación, saber que estabas bien, que eras feliz y que tu vida era plena fue una gran alegría; siempre estarás en mi corazón, siempre recordaré aquellos años maravillosos en los que estabas tan cerca. Gracias Allison por permitirme este momento..."
"Ahora es que me entero, y estoy estupefacta. JCRZ fue y siempre lo he considerado como de los mejores amigos de mi vida, de esas personas que te marcan para siempre. Cada vez que he ido a USA he querido ir a NYC solo para verlo. Tristemente la vida me ha quitado este placer, pero en mi alma mi Juanki, mi amigo, mi loco permanece en mi cariño y mi amistad siempre y por siempre. Saludos a su familia. Un abrazo solidario."
"Juan Carlos , also known by his friends from Santa Paula like "Corocoro"... grunt was a special being of whom have memories to write a book, every day we shared a lot of things . Our interests were similar, the scouts, do rapell , amateur radio, driving the DKV with hat and overcoat turned into "Hombres G". Sitting in the "Gallinero" at Santa Paula Shopping Center, and that just the beginning ..... but what I do remember immediately thinking of CoroCoro , we see him with a book (like yellow pages) under his arm, always patient , never angry , with a smile and good friend to his friends , he shared a lot in my house with me and my brother. And we were a group of over 15 people who always were together and that despite the distance and time still maintain some eventual contact with the same love as always . That's why , I will try to remember you with joy, but that 'll have to wait for some time , because in this moment I can only feel a great sadness that you left and we could not say goodbye to you. God bless you and see us from heaven to all who have left down here ..... Rest in peace"
"It is with a very heavy heart that I write these few words. I knew Juan Carlos (aka Corocoro ), his Mom, brothers, and little dog - Azabache - from Caracas many many years back. I had the fortune and pleasure of not only being Juan Carlos neighbor from the “Rubis” apartment building in Santa Paula, but also to be his “Boy Scout Guide Patrol” and him one of my “patrol boys” in the Santa Paula’s boyscouts troop. There are too many wonderful memories from those days of our formation where we spent fabulous time camping, hiking, laughing, learning and sharing things. Juan Carlos always with a smile in his face and a laugh from jokes told. I haven’t forgotten those precious days and never will. Bye Bye my dear “Corocoro”. And for Juan Carlos’ family my heart felt condolences.
"This tribute was added by Amanda Salas on 15 April 2014 I will never forgete him !! Juan Carlos was a wonderful boy ! We loved You so much !!"
"(from the memorial service)
I’ve known Allison and Juan Carlos for about 15 years. I met Allison through horseback riding and it was during a riding clinic that I first met Juan Carlos. It was brutally cold out (about 11 degrees) and I knew right then and there that this man was truly in love with his wife. I mean, to support her on a beautiful summers’ day is one thing, but to stand in the cold for hours to video her ride is something extra special.
To me, Juan Carlos was a kind, gentle soul. I had the honor to journey with him over his last few months and I will always treasure the tender moments we had.
We meet all types of people on our journey through life. I believe Juan Carlos has been a beacon of light and compassion for all who knew him.
A few weeks ago, I was on retreat and the main centerpiece was a Cairn. A Cairn is a distinct pile of rocks seen along hiking trails, usually above the tree-line, to mark when the trail takes a turn. Cairns are considered sacred places and people add stones on their journey to help others find their way. It’s always a comfort to spot the next Cairn along the trail.
Juan Carlos loved to hike and I’d like to believe that he has gone ahead to create the next Cairn in his journey as well as to light the way for us."
"I will never forget his kindness and his smile."
"Jeffe! You are amazing! I will always remember your kind and patient nature, your smarts, understanding, ability to listen. Why so early? Why you?"
"Juan Carlos and Allison had a special kind of magic about them. May Allison keep that magic in her heart and Juan Carlos' spirit alive."
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