ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, George Carranza, 51 years old, born on March 7, 1970, and passed away on March 28, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Alex Carranza on April 23, 2021
Poem ,
          Missing You Always
You never said I’m leaving
  You never said Goodbye
You were gone before we Knew it
  And only God knows why
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart I hold a place
 that only you can fill
It broke my heart to loose you
But you didn’t go alone
 A part of me went with you
 The day God took You Home.

         
Posted by Tim Martinec on April 19, 2021
Sorry to see you go George. I appreciated you sharing your weight equipment when we could not go to the gym. I know you are a friend to all. God Bless.
Posted by Danny Bisuano on April 12, 2021
Words cannot explain the way I feel about loosing a dear friend who I considered to be my brother. He always was willing to help when needed. He always had a smile on his face! He was always uplifting. I know how much he loved his family and friends. I really admired and respected that about him. He is definitely gone to soon. I want to tell his family how sorry I am for the loss of Albert! My condolences and prayers go out to you!
Posted by Melody Alfaro on April 12, 2021
My dear brother

Where to begin...I miss you. We need you. We never thought we would lose any of our siblings. There's no way to prepare for this kind of tragedy. I still can't fully grasp the fact that we won't see you anytime soon.
Albert was one of the funnest person's to be around, hands down! You couldnt be mad at him once he flashed that huge smile and with his little laugh.
I will forever be thankful to him and Alex for taking on the role of our dads. He would buy us clothes and other necessities as we were growing up. He bought me my first jeep (power wheels) it was pink. He taught me how to swim, to drive stick, how to change a tire, took me on my first rollercoaster at six flags. Made me get on by myself, but thats ok :) how to burp the alphabet (i didnt though lol). He was more than a brother, he was a second dad. Growing up he became more of a brother in the sense that at times I was the annoying younger sister and he,a grouch at times, BUT even in those times, he would make me laugh. Albert didn't take himself seriuosly. I loved that. I'll miss that. He had so much to give (and sell)
His texts will be missed of him offering to sell his things. Now I wish I would've bought more from him just to have him around with me where I go.
One of my favorite things about my brother was his love for his family and his love for music. I love that he had great taste in music and he loved to dance while holding his drink. My love for Jack Daniel's was born because of him and Alex. It reminds me of him. I have so many memories that I will share more in the coming days.
He is truly loved, missed and needed.
I know he believed, as do I, that this is temporary. The only comfort is having the hope that I will see him again. I can't wait to see that big smile and hear his voice again.
Albert, I love you. Can't wait to see you again brother.
Posted by Miriam Gil on April 10, 2021
Thank you for coming here to celebrate the life of George Albert Carranza. I hope that my words about my brother Albert (George) will alleviate some of my pain and grief. My brother was 9 years older than me, as I sit here and try and think of memories about him, all I can see is him with crazy big ear to ear smile , no doubt he had a very unique smile and obviously memorable. I keep seeing him smiling every time looking at me. Now don’t let that smile fool you, he had his little moods and boy was he stubborn, but then again, most of us siblings are stubborn also. But all in all, he liked feeling he was helping people. I have some good and some not so good memories of our childhood. We didn’t have the best childhood, but my mom always made sure we all ate and had our basic necessities, Albert would help care for us smaller siblings. He used to take me to school and as soon as I would open the door, he would turn up the volume super loud because he knew that would make me mad. But actually, it would embarrass me, I would look back to watch him leave, and there he would go, cracking up and his big ol’ smile. He loved to jog at the beach, he loved sunsets there, he was very active, he used to do bike marathons when he was younger. He loved to spend time with family, man was that one of his favorite things to do. He loved to travel, he wanted to visit the 7 wonders of the world, he didn’t get to all of them . And well, we didn’t always see eye to eye in a lot of things (as most siblings) nevertheless, he was my brother and I loved him, he will always have a special place in my heart. He touched so many lives and will be missed by many. Thank you for stopping by to honor him.

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Posted by Alex Carranza on April 23, 2021
Poem ,
          Missing You Always
You never said I’m leaving
  You never said Goodbye
You were gone before we Knew it
  And only God knows why
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart I hold a place
 that only you can fill
It broke my heart to loose you
But you didn’t go alone
 A part of me went with you
 The day God took You Home.

         
Posted by Tim Martinec on April 19, 2021
Sorry to see you go George. I appreciated you sharing your weight equipment when we could not go to the gym. I know you are a friend to all. God Bless.
Posted by Danny Bisuano on April 12, 2021
Words cannot explain the way I feel about loosing a dear friend who I considered to be my brother. He always was willing to help when needed. He always had a smile on his face! He was always uplifting. I know how much he loved his family and friends. I really admired and respected that about him. He is definitely gone to soon. I want to tell his family how sorry I am for the loss of Albert! My condolences and prayers go out to you!
his Life

Albert’s life and legacy

Standing before you today to farewell our son, brother, uncle,  is one of the hardest things we've ever had to do. Words cannot describe the sorrow and loss that we are feeling, but we will try.
Albert was born Jorge Alberto Carranza on March 7, 1970. He was born in the capitol of Mexico, the beautiful Mexico City, the biggest city in Mexico. We all called him "Albert", but his friends and co workers all knew him by George, his first name. He legally changed his name to 'George Carranza' a few years back, changing the spelling of his birth name from Jorge to 'George'.  'Jorge'  was always misspelled by people, so he decided to just change it legally, and he dropped the middle name of "Albert", but our family had always called him Albert, and for us he remained Albert.  
 
Our mom always talked to us about how the day he was born,there was a total solar eclipse, and how she felt that, that was the reason Albert  was born a little bit earlier. That solar eclipse, is actually known as "The eclipse of the century" by NASA. I think that is why he was always so fascinated by eclipses.

He is survived by our beautiful, kind, strong and smart mom, Maria Elena, 4 sisters, Angelica, Miriam, Noemi and Melody, and brother Alex.
His 7 nieces, Vanessa, Jasmine, Jessica, Vivian, Victoria, Miranda, and Emily.
His 5 nephews, Andy, Vincent, Daniel, Aiden, and Gael.
His 2 great nephews son of Vanessa, little Mateo and son of Andy, little Rudy.

Albert lived in California all his life but a brief  5 month interruption in New Mexico (don't ask) lol.
He lived in Long Beach the last 33 years of his life, he LOVED it. He was going to be moving to San Diego in just 5 days, he had all his furniture for his new apartment and had paid his lease already. He was really excited for this move, a little scared, but still excited.

Albert was always special to his sister, Angelica and brother Alex, as they are closer in age and they have all the memories and experiences of his early childhood.  Angie always gives us stories about how they would play around and hide from  my dad, even stories of them being monkeys and getting hurt. Angie and Alex had a special bond with Albert.

He was never married or had kids, but he always enjoyed his many nieces and nephews, and actually cared and help raise one very special niece, one could say, she was the daughter he didn't have, he always looked after her, and help to provide for her. I know she considers him, her dad is most ways as well. 
He had a very special woman in his life, Cynthia, that he truly loved and cared about, he talked about marrying her in several occasions, but they were in different levels in their own lives, but nonetheless, we knew at some point they would end up married. He adored her little girl, Alexandria, he also treated her as his own, his love for that little girl, was so obvious, and she loved him back, she considered him, her dad. 

Albert loved to travel, he loved a good time. We have to say, he really did enjoy life. He loved being active, beach walks, restaurants, always trying new places to eat, he didn't mind driving to San Diego for a good meal. 
And his style (ufffff) he had a great style, he had very expensive taste, he knew how to rock a Gucci watch even with jeans. That is one thing no one can deny, he always looked good, and clean. Definitely had good taste. He cared what everyone thought, he would text all of us at times to ask "does this look good" "how about this one?" or "which looks better?" followed by pics of him modeling his outfit, he carefully thought out every outfit, that's for sure......
Oh how I will miss that. 
He also enjoyed music and concerts, specially Spanish music, he loved going to mariachi concerts and Marc Anthony. 

Albert was adored by his friends and family and it is testament to him how many of you are here today and have asked and shown concern, to farewell our beloved brother. Not only was he a caring son and brother, he was a kind and giving friend. Someone who was always a pleasure to be around. 

To have lost George is heartbreaking – it has come as such a shock to us all. His life was far too brief.
My family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who have given their support, compassion and love throughout this very difficult time. We know in our heart that he would not want us to grieving for too long. Rather, he would want us all to remember the good times we all shared with him.


Goodbye, brother. You will live in our hearts forever. 



 



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Shared by NOEMI PACHECO on June 5, 2021
So it’s taken me this long to talk about my brother.
This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do. 
He filled a big part of my life. He and my brother Alex took my dad’s place for a long time in ways that no one knows. Albert made sure I had new shoes for school, made sure we had food, made sure we knew..he and Alex were therefor us unconditionally like fathers, even though, they missed out on that. And for that I blame myself. Because everyone should know what is it to have a Dad and thanks to them...we did..(My sisters and I)
I am thankful that I told you how much I love you and appreciate you and Alex and I hope I made you guys proud. I know you did. You accomplished what you set out to do! We were going to celebrate that weekend, in just 5 days bro! Celebrate you! And we will! I hope I made you proud because I know u did! I am good to tell you that when I see you again 
John 5:28, 29! 
you are in My heart forever and taught us allot of things that maybe we took for granted and now appreciate and miss 


Just missing you

Shared by Miriam Gil on April 13, 2021
As the day gets closer to officially saying goodbye, I can’t get you off my mind before knocking out. It’s really hard at nights for me. I just don’t know how it will be from now on without you. It’s definitely going to be hard moving on. 
Thinking of you

Long live Albert

Shared by Andrew Pacheco on April 11, 2021
There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that, Albert was extremely giving, whole hearted and took so much joy in helping and being with his family. He always looked out for those he loved and always wanted to make sure everyone was doing better than him. Giving great advice to all his nieces and nephews. Albert was jack of all the trades but if there’s one thing he couldn’t do was give up. He wanted his family to strive and achieve their goals and led by example. He was extremely selfless in so many ways for example, he never had kids of his own but he was a great father figure to my cousin Victoria. Loving her and providing for her and raising her as his own. He showed her and all his nieces and nephews unconditional love. If you needed help, Albert was just one call away. I never got to tell him thank you or how much I loved him but he will forever and always live in our heart and memory.