Jose Maria Alentado
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 6, 1952
  • Place of birth:
    Havana, Cuba
  • Date of passing: Jul 7, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Tucson, Arizona, United States
Cuban by birth! American by the Grace of God!


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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Helen Maxwell on 10th July 2017

"Jose, each day I sweep a wooden bridge by a thousand pound boulder with a metal plaque telling the story about your life. No excuses from you, even though you had a bumpy start in life, when Castro took over Cuba. You told me adversity only made you stronger.  It is like your spirit is there where I pass each day.  I say, "Hello." You left a mark on so many people's lives in so many countries. Truly, you will live forever."

This tribute was added by Ron Bayne on 7th July 2017

"Don Jose, I do miss you my man. So much of my classroom delivery today comes from what I had learned from you. You have left a legacy through many."

This tribute was added by Cindi West on 29th May 2017

"You have been gone almost a year now but I still think of you often.  Sometimes I will pick up the phone to call you and realize I can't.   I miss your friendship, sense of humor and passion for teaching.  You made a significant impact on my life.  I love and miss you Jose!"

This tribute was added by Mike Avey on 14th April 2017

"Sr. Jose:
I just learned of your passing and was saddened.  I admire your passion, enthusiasm & diligence when you instructed our immersion class.  On behalf of all the Tulsa Police Department Officers who attended the 2005 class, VAYA CON DIOS and MUCHAS GRACIAS.  

I use my Spanish skills everyday and am grateful to have known you.  See you on the other side, Mi Amigo.


Mike Avey
Tulsa OK"

This tribute was added by Shavon Simpson Williams on 27th January 2017

"You were amazing!!!! You made me more passionate about learn Spanish along with all of the unique and beautiful differences. You will truly be missed. My heart is broken!"

This tribute was added by Tony Chris Rodriguez on 8th January 2017

"Jose:  We known each other since Jr High. You were always a good friend. We lost contact after High School and after so many years we surprisely met again at FLETC in Glenco,GA. You were always a good friend, we will always miss you. Until we meet again. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Fabian Suarez on 25th August 2016

" truly were the most interesting man in the world! You will be sorely missed by your friends in the Michigan State Police. Through your training and friendship you touched many Troopers in our department. God bless and keep an eye on us all Señor."

This tribute was added by Donna Cox on 17th August 2016

"Hello partner. I will never forget you. We learned much from one another and for that I thank you. I only wish I could have helped more. Rest my friend. Always xoxo"

This tribute was added by maria miquel on 12th August 2016

"Jose, I will always remember your kindness and, your smile.  Thank You for your friendship.  Until we meet again, RIP !"

This tribute was added by Jr Noriega on 12th August 2016

"You will be missed my friend RIP."

This tribute was added by Tony Rodriguez on 12th August 2016

"Jose RIP. I remember those days in High School when we used to hang out. Remember the day that we reconnected in GLENCO after all those years had passed from high school. You invited me to your home and had dinner with your beautiful wife and gorgeous children. I also  remember the days you used to come to Miami to visit  and meet at Monty Trainer's and you spoke about how proud you were of your wife and children. Jose we loved you my friend. RIP we will someday meet again."

This tribute was added by John Savona on 11th August 2016


You will be missed. I saw you as another father. I wish I had half the knowledge that you had. Thank you so much for sharing that knowledge. I have attended your Spanish for Law Enforcement Basic, Enhanced, Immersion, and Instructor Schools. I learned so much and they were so fun. Jose, you kept everyone laughing and what kept things so interesting is that sometimes I was not sure when you were serious or just relajando. I remember your saying "That excuse is as good as a screen door in a submarine. I want to thank you so much for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to advance in my Spanish Law Enforcement Career. Jose you are truly loved by many and have positively influenced many people. God bless you Jose and may you rest in peace. It was a pleasure meeting you and I will see you again in the House of the Lord."

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