Let the memory of Jose be with us forever
  • 62 years old
  • Born on January 14, 1953 .
  • Passed away on July 9, 2015 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jose Carvajal, 62, born on January 14, 1953 and passed away on July 9, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Papi was the light of my life. Even as a little girl, I remember him making me laugh so much I would nearly cry. I remember him telling me it was a Cuban tradition to put makeup on his daughter at age 16. So I allowed him too, when I looked in the mirror I noticed that I had lipstick all over my cheek, my forehead and my chin. He had an awesome sense of humor.

Papi grew up in Havana Cuba; he had married and had two sons there. He did not have much contact with them after a few years being in the states. My parents met in California, then moved to New Jersey where they had me in 1984 and had my brother in 1986. Papi had a passion for truck driving around the world and spending his free time talking over the ham radio.

Papi was always so caring to my brother and I. He would always try to teach us how to understand the ham radio and try to convince us to become operators. I’m grateful that I was able to learn a few things he wanted to teach me such as driving using a wheel barrow and truck to Parallel Park and spending a summer over the road in his semi.

Papi was a very organized man; he would know if we had gone in to his ham radio area and moved anything. Papi was very proud of his family. He would always make sure he told his radio friends about his grandkids, his daughter/son in-laws and his kids. Even as adults Papi inspired me although I never really told him. Papi spent every day on his ham radio; he has made many friends throughout the years.

Papi, your love, your patience, your understanding, your wisdom and your amazing sense of humor will live on inside us forever. You have given us gifts that are more precious than anything in this world. The hardest thing I’ve had to say to you his Goodbye, something you used to tell us never to say before going to bed. I will carry on that saying to my children. Goodbye Papi. You will always live on in my heart.

Papi leaves behind 4 children, 8 grandchildren and many friends.   


Posted by Roxanne Wilson on 17th July 2015
Rest in peace
Posted by Stacy Baker on 16th July 2015
I wish I had just one more day to spend with you. I hope you are free from pain now. I just wanted one more day....

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