2012-08-30 18.26.37
Alexander Julian Huertas
  • 8 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 5, 2005
  • Place of birth:
    Malverne, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    New York, United States
Let the memory of Alexander be with us forever

Taken too early in life, this memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Alexander Julian Huertas, 8, born on March 5, 2005 and passed away on August 24, 2013.

Alex was one of the best son's any mother or father could have wished for. His love for life, his love for his family and friends, ambition to learn and his warm heart, and his desire to please everyone he came in contact with is what made him so special to us and the community he left behind.

It has been astounding to us as a family to see how at 8 years old Alex was able to touch so many lives. During his short time here, He has left a legacy of kindness and compassion that will live on in his honor. As a family we are proud of Alex's example that one person can make such a difference in the world. His life is a testament that kindness, compassion and love resonates beyond time.

The 8 years of joy he brought to our family is a void that can never be refilled. Taken and given his wings, he will be an angel to all of us. Until we take our own last breaths within our life own lives, we're only separated by time from this point on...

                                                                          We love you and miss you,

                                                                          Mom, Dad, Gavin and Nathaniel

(story line, additional pictures, videos and stories from our family are being edited and will be updated as soon as they are ready..... ) 

Please post tributes below, and post stories or encounters with Alex under the STORY tab. We want to capture your memories of Alexander and any additional photos you may have of our boy. Thank you for your contribution..

The Huertas Family 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by SHERI RITHOLTZ on 1st September 2017

"Alexander, I think about you daily and cherish my happy memories of time that was spent with you.  You will stay within my heart forever.  I love and miss you beyond words. xoxoxoxoxo Titi Sheri"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 26th August 2017


This tribute was added by angela palladino on 24th August 2017

"Thinking of you today and always."

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 6th March 2017

"Happy Birthday Alex , keep watching over your mom,dad and brothers. You are missed every day"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 6th March 2017

"My sweet boy , today you would of been 12 yrs old and I am so sure you would of been as handsome as you were and one smart boy , I miss u so much and there is not a day that I don't speak to u and tell u how much I miss u and love ❤️ u , some day we will be together but for now Rest In Peace ."

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 24th August 2016

"Today, although I miss you with every breath I take and tears that comes down my cheek, I sit and remembers all the special moments you gave me in my life. I love you and miss you deeply!

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 24th August 2016

"Thinking of you always but especially today. Can't believe it's been 3 years, Since you were called home to heaven. Keep watching over your family until you are reunited ."

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 5th March 2016

"Happy Birthday Alex ! You are loved and remembered always . Keep watching over your Mom, Dad, and brothers."

This tribute was added by SHERI RITHOLTZ on 1st September 2015

"Alexander, two years have already passed since you had gone but time will never erase how I feel about you.  <3  I want you to know that I think about you every day and miss you very much.  You were the greatest nephew ever!  I love you sooooo much!  <3  Love, Titi Sheri"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 24th August 2015

"My Sweet Boy, Your Life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. Your
Memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words, Miss beyond measure. Grandma miss you everyday and will until we are together again. Love u forever. Xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Elaine Geldert on 24th August 2015

"Not a day goes by when we don't think of you and your family. We were blessed when we become friends and will be blessed again when we see you again, our angel Alexander"

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 24th August 2015

"Two years ago today…

Our lives changed and it will never be the same again. Our hearts stopped for a second, and broke into millions of pieces. We lost a part of my heart, a part of our future, and I defiantly lost part of my fatherhood that will never be replaced. Memories which make today full of sadness, sorrow and above all else pain that just won’t go away. To see our lives continuing without you, creating new memories without you and missing out on what could have been.

Two years ago today…

Our lives were put upside down and although time has passed it’s still the same. It doesn’t take an anniversary to make this any worse. It’s just a day now to remind us on the day our family was forever changed. It’s covered, disguised and still silently suffering to move on…

Two years ago today…

The choices, decisions or other events, which could have taken its place, how life could have been if other choices were made. How they forever made such an impact on our family, our friends and the community which you were and still are a part of.

Two years ago today…

We felt pain which we could not explain. We felt lost as if we had no control. We were broken into shattered pieces that will never be mended together back again. Our family was tested in so many ways, in so many directions yet today, we continue that pain and struggle.

Two years ago today…

We’re reminded on how grateful we are you were put in our lives. The love you put in our hearts and the happiness you brought to all us in so many different ways which will forever continue.

Two years ago today…

Our lives changed but we will find ways to honor your life, your love and the time you spent on this earth. We will move on as a family, as individuals but broken but only until we meet again.

Two years ago today…

We started our countdown until God makes our family whole again."

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 24th August 2015

"Thinking of you today and always on this second anniversary in Heaven . Sending lots of love to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 28th May 2015

"They say there is a reason,
They say time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel,
For no-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind my smile,
No-one knows how many times,
I have broken down and cried,
I want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
Your so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to live without."

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 5th March 2015

"To the sweet boy who made me a grandma , u know how much I miss u and talk to u all the time. I miss us going out and talking about all the things u like , scobby ,balloons etc. Happy Birthday in heaven I pray that your day is full of happiness and joy. I love you, forever.xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 5th March 2015

"Happy Birthday in heaven Alex! You are so missed and loved . Watch over your mom,dad and brothers"

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 27th December 2014

"To my handsome son Alexander .. Yet another family Christmas without you..yet another broken heart during the holidays. We hope that you fill our home tonight with your presence and love to our hearts while the family gathers. We lite a candle in the family room next to your picture to remind us of the bright and shiny light you were once were in our lives. Your warmth, laughter, jokes and caring heart has left our home with an awkward silence that we all just seem to just want to make believe is not there..Your deeply missed and no one can ever fill the void left in our hearts. The presents we knew you would love this year were given to children that otherwise would not have a present to open tonight. We hope that they feel the love and happiness upon them as they open their presents late tonight or first thing in the morning. Although our hearts are forever broken, we hope that your Christmas in Heaven is filed with us remembering you, lots of love and joy with all our other family members whom are with you tonight. Merry Christmas Papi...Your always Forever Loved and Forever Missed.."

This tribute was added by Millie Storm on 25th August 2014

"I can't believe a year has passed yet your smile and voice are still fresh in my head.  The birthmark on your face such a perfect sprinkle on an already beautiful face.  I imagine you playing now, never knowing the sorrow left behind and the impact you have made.  Time has stood still for you and it drags on for those of us left behind.  I know we all miss you so much and you are often a topic of conversation.  Your early departure still brings tears to our eyes but we also laugh at some of the things we watched you do.  I miss you Alex, I wish we could be having a fart challenge... I know you get that!!  I have faith we will see each other again, right now you are in the best of hands with all the other people in our family I love and miss dearly.  I thought of you at work yesterday all day as I was trying to make people better for their families.  I am working hard for my ticket to heaven to be with you all.  =) I love you baby boy you are always and forever my first nephew!!  You will always be a part of my count. My handsome perfect nephew all a titi could ever want in a boy!"

This tribute was added by Silvia Polizzi on 24th August 2014

"Alex, may you continue to watch over your family, and your new brother soon, and always be their guardian angel. I hope you know how much you're missed and what an impact you left on so many people."

This tribute was added by Erika Sanchez on 24th August 2014

"It has been a year and it is still hard to believe you are no longer with us. We are truly lucky to have met you; Yadier thinks about you quite often as we all do. As a new season approaches, whether it's for baseball, soccer or school, Yadier often wonders if this time around you guys would be together. You will always live in out hearts and in our memories. We know you are looking down from heaven at all of us  and I hope you know  that it was truly an honor to have met you.
Erika, Pat, Yadier, Noel and Abby."

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 24th August 2014

"God works in mysterious ways.
He put you here on earth
where he needs you to be.
And you always did what he needed you to do.

He gave you strength, wisdom and courage
and you took all he gave you
Reached out to all walks of life
and found a way to become a part of their lives.

He filled you with a tremendous amount of love
You turned it around and shared with others..
Living day by day and filling others with your caring heart.
Filling ours with joy and happiness..

Best of all, God gave you to all of us!
As a Friend to others and to your community,
As a Grandson, Cousin and Sibling to your family and brothers
But most of all, he gave you to Dena and I as our son.
And that's the most beautiful blessing anyone could have ever asked for.

Although your time on earth was short,
You made an impact on us and everyone else.
And you made us the family we are today.

Now were separated by body and soul
and you left a void in our hearts and in our home.
All we can do is wait and only dream of you
until we are reunited once again and made whole.

Every night we lay down and pray with all we only have left to one day
Hear your sweet voice, saying I love you!
Feeling your warmth of your body when you hug us and held us tight
Brightening up the room with those beautiful eyes that
and seeing your smile as you give us sweet kisses which always made our days.
To only be separated now by these dreams and memories
Until God fills the void we are now left with
Making us whole once again
As a family, as we were intended to be.

God works in mysterious ways,
He put you where he needs you to be now.
It may not be where we want you now
We'll question but never know why,
But we know he has you by his side,
watching over all of us .."

This tribute was added by La Familia Collazo on 24th August 2014

"I am left speechless on this day.  I long to hold you.  Hug you ,,but please know that titi tio Jacob n uncle Paul love you.  I think of you a lot. My heart aches, but today we will celebrate what a great child God made his angel.   Love you ALEX with all my heart"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 24th August 2014

"My Alex from the very first day I held u in my arms you stole my heart,you became my heart . We share so many days together ,picking u up at Miss Gladys u would get so happy when I pick u up. I miss u Alex more then word can express. But I keep your memory alive in my heart of all the things we did together,and places we when to. All the I love you grandma , I miss your beautiful eyes and smile. RIP my little angel. Xxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 24th May 2014

"Sweet boy, another month without you.Today I visit your school for Ana award for your brother & when Nana took him upstairs I stay looking at the picture on the wall and there you were with that beautiful smile that is engrave in my mind. I miss you so much ,I miss all our moment together and talk on the phone. Xxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 7th March 2014

"My sweet angel , I miss u so much on your Birthday but I know that you were happy because u receive many balloons in heaven because from your school they sent u many ,nana and grandma sent u ,from Florida your titi Millita and titi Ada sent u and your grandpa in Tennessee . So you had many of them and lots of notes to read. But for us all missing you will never go away. Our heart will hurt for ever. I love you always and forever.Grandma xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Silvia Polizzi on 6th March 2014

"Happy Birthday in Heaven Alex..  You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time, especially today."

This tribute was added by Angela Palladino on 5th March 2014


This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 4th January 2014

"My Angel, I missed you so much today. I remember the last time we when to the bowling alley, we had so much fun with Nana and Gavin you won both games I still have the picture of the score on my phone. Then we when to have pizza that u loved so much,two square pieces .
I miss u everyday more.love u forever. Rest in Peace.xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Marie Arroyo on 10th November 2013

"Alex, I know we had few interactions but I want to leave my favorite.  I remember the first time I met you. Lorenzo and I came over and we went to the park. You and Lorenzo went sliding down the slides like the 2 beautiful boys you are and were. We played on the swings and you played with your toys with Lorenzo. I will forever remember you as that handsome vibrant boy. God bless you"

This tribute was added by Anna Warda on 17th October 2013

"Alex, I remember when you were in the safe place of your mom's caring body, then I was waiting for the news that you were borne, then I saw you first time-beautiful boy with amazing blue eyes!!! You touched so many people in your too short life...And now take care of your mom(my sweet Dena) &your dad Ozzi - eaze their pain, put smiles on their faces.I keep you & your family in my prayers."

This tribute was added by SHERI RITHOLTZ on 16th October 2013

"Alexander, you filled my life with love and happy memories. I am soo sad to see you go and will cherish the time we spent together. Not a day will go by that I will not miss you. You have your own place in my heart always. XXXOOO
I love you soo much. <3
Titi Sheri"

This tribute was added by Tania Gelin Johnson on 12th October 2013

"We met in little league u played with my son Bryce .....I remember your big polite smile....God bless"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 25th September 2013

"My sweetie boy I remember you each minute of the day , my heart is so empty with out your smile, I miss our talk on the phone , picking u up in school . Going to eat sushi that u like so much. Playing with me and doing Lego together. I wish so much to be able to turn time back  I miss u more then words can explain. Will love u forever :( you are my angel now. Xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Yo-Girl Yolly Rodriguez on 17th September 2013

"there are no words that can explain what happen almost a month ago. I remember you and your brother getting excised to come out to my house to get in the pool..and enjoying running all around the land.. those moment I will never forget.. for you was a sweet and gentle soul..always with a smile..That's the way I remember you. God Bless you sweetie. you will never be forgotten.. <3"

This tribute was added by Barbara Cochran on 14th September 2013

"I have to commend you for this memorial for your Precious Son.  Within a very short period of time, you have given him Presence in our World.  I can see he is Smiling and is having a wonderful time in Heaven with his new Angel Wings.  You are very Blessed.  We all appreciate you sharing this with us.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Silvia Polizzi on 13th September 2013

"Alex, you were always such a pleasure to have at my house.  When I think of those times, I see such a happy little boy.  I remember how you always wanted pb&j sandwiches, watching Little Einsteins and how you played with and always got along so well with Ariana.  Those are memories that I will cherish.  I know you're in a beautiful place now and that Heaven has truly gained an Angel.."

This tribute was added by Martha Ramirez Britton on 9th September 2013

"Dear Dena & Ozzie, I am truly humbled by the grace that you have shown during this time in your life. I'm sorry I didn't know Alex, but I can see by your pictures & the way others speak about him what a wonderful little boy he was & still is in everyone's hearts. God blessed you with this precious boy & he was blessed to have you as parents & rejoices that his brothers are with you. Besos"

This tribute was added by Rosa Vega on 6th September 2013

"My families love and prayers are with you Dena and Ozzie!  Alex has touched all our lives like a true angel would..  Our love and prayers will always be here for you and the boys."

This tribute was added by Glenn Adycki on 6th September 2013

"There isn't a morning, afternoon or evening where you aren't in our thoughts Alex. We miss you beyond words and every night before we go to bed Aidan, Mikaela, Wendy and I say our prayers and always make sure to include you and your parents in them. Thank you for being Aidan's best friend and sharing your happiness with all of us."

This tribute was added by celeste gorham on 6th September 2013

"Dear Ozzie and Dena, although we are strangers, I do know that losing a child is a painful assault on the heart. There are no words in any language that can change that deeply felt loss, but please may you find a measure of comfort in these words at Psalms 147:3:  "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots." May the God of comfort sustain you."

This tribute was added by Jewel Pacheco on 5th September 2013

"God Bless you Alex."

This tribute was added by ada collazo larsen on 5th September 2013

"Ozzie I share the pain that you feel.  I love you all. I missed kissing him and hugging him. That is a void that will never be filled.  I am here for U Dena and the boys.  Not a moment goes by I don't think of all of you.  Alex I love you n your family with all my heart. I will see u one day in heaven.  Love titi Ada"

This tribute was added by angela palladino on 5th September 2013

"Dena , Alex was a sweet, well adjusted little boy  and loved so much. You and Ozzie did an amazing  job raising him and his brothers you can see it from all the smiles in the  pictures. His smile and big blue eyes always lit up the room.  Till you meet again"

This tribute was added by ada collazo larsen on 5th September 2013

"Alex I wish I could of held u tight n kissed u a million times.  There ate no words to express the way I feel.   Ozzie I am here for you and your family an I share the pain every single day.  Your son has penetrated deep inside my soul. Your church has taught me a lot. I love u Alex.  I love you all.  Titi Ada"

This tribute was added by Gina Moneta DiGiglio on 5th September 2013

"Alexander.. Although we have never met.. The smile on your face in all your pictures will burn bright in my mind forever.. You have made a huge impact on those you knew and those who never met you. God surely has an angel!"

This tribute was added by LIZ RODRIGUEZ on 5th September 2013

"My presious boy Alex , I am so heart broken for your lost. I will always have u in my heart and memory, all the fun we had playing at home , bowling, in the amusement park all the ride we got on together. I love you my handsome boy , Nana will never forget u for one moment.xxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Mildred Rodriguez on 5th September 2013

"Alex nunca tube el privilejio de conoserte en persona pero si tube el privilejio de conocerte en fotos por medio de tu Abuela Milagros y quedaste grabado en Mi Corazon..con Amor..Pequeño Angelito..(Dad y Mom..God Bless)Dios Bendiga Toda la Fam."

This tribute was added by sandra/gilbert larsen on 5th September 2013

"Alex,We have never had the privilege of meeting you,but we get to see and know of you through all the pictures and posts from everyone's hearts you've touched .I have to say your Parents did a GREAT job raising you .We pray that everyone can get through this for we know its the hardest thing anyone can go through .We love you little Angel❤❤"

This tribute was added by Maria Marquina-Mercado on 4th September 2013

"Alex, on your  Lil brother's birthday, I remember I stopped you for few seconds just to tell you that u was a wonderful kid. I knew you was special I just kept it to myself.  I used to observe you because you was very shy & quiet. Now, you are in a great place. You touched people's heart in diff ways. God bless you. You will always live in our hearts. <3"

This tribute was added by Milagros Huertas on 4th September 2013

"My first grandson , my sweetie and lovable Alex , my world is so empty without your beautiful face, your smile. The void in my heart, ache .
But I know that you have made it to heaven and all our family there must be full of joy to see you . But grandma miss u and will always love u, forever and ever. Xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Osiris Granados on 4th September 2013

"cont from before..I thought that was the sweetest, most loving gesture for an 8 yr old to put himself last. but Alex was always like that I always saw him waiting patiently, quiet observing and always watchful. sweet Alex I don't know why God allowed this to happen, but I do know that you are in the best place ever. WE ALL MISS YOU. I know that we WILL SEE one day the purpose. love you"

This tribute was added by Osiris Granados on 4th September 2013

"I had the privilege/honor to spend the last few days with Alex. the night before God called him to heaven. I was inside the cabin, with all the kids sleeping well most of them, Ozzie and Dena were outside. Gavin was so tired and Alex wasn't they were watching TV. I saw Alex get up, take his brother's hand and walk upstairs to sleep. even though he wasn't tired. He made it his job to go."

This tribute was added by Millie Storm on 4th September 2013

"Alex, no aunt ever could have been more proud.  Your smile and bright eyes would light up any room.  Your kindness always taught me lessons.  I sit in the kitchen looking at the sofa we jumped over when Daddy said we couldn't just because titi said it was ok.  I have to smile at the picture I took when you landed.  I will always love you and I will see you again. I wish this was a dream..."

This tribute was added by Chassity Serrano on 4th September 2013

"As a mom ur loss was so devastating to me. Especially two days after my own birthday, during a time I traditionally reflect onmy purpose and my progress. I realized as I read ur parents loss of u that I haven't even come close to what I'm really supposed to do with this blessed gift of life and love of and for my children.  Although we have never met here on earth u have changed me forever"

This tribute was added by Lori Lang on 4th September 2013

"The Malverne community is here for you Ozzie and Dena for whatever you may need. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. All our best, Lori & Rob Lang"

This tribute was added by Danielle Sartori on 4th September 2013

"Alex, I've never had the honor to meet you however your smiling face has been in my mind since I heard and will now stay there forever!  It saddens me to post this on a tribute page but I would like to thank you for teaching me life is unexpected and to savor each day god gives us and to notice ALL of those smiling faces that I may have not noticed before..."

This tribute was added by Ozzie Huertas on 3rd September 2013

"No words can ever take the pain away from the void that is left behind without you. You made me the father and the man I am today. To hold you, feel you and hear your sweet voice say "I love you" for no reason just because we were in the room... I know you're in heaven and I'll have to wait to see you sweet smile.. but I really wish you weren't taken away from us..."

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