Jose O. Rodriguez Jr.
  • 15 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 29, 1996
  • Place of birth:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 5, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
Let the memory of Jose be with us forever

A Poem For My Son

I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face. 

How much I miss you being here,
I really can not say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my one and only Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mum grow old!

I hope your watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.

Jose was 15 years old when he left us. He was a beautiful & healthy child with a bright future. He was practicing for a basketball team at school when he suddenly collapsed with a cardiac arrest. Never would we have seen this coming. He was a beautiful soul who lit up any room he was in. And he will always live in the hearts of all the people who had the pleasure of meeting him. We will always love you Jr. You will be missed dearly. Forever in our hearts.
"Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday we'll be together again."

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lisa RUPERTI on 13th February 2013

"No farewell words were spoken No time to say good-bye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why Our hearts still ache in sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you I love you my handsome young man and miss you every day I look at your picture still and cant hold back my tears you will for ever be in my heart"

This tribute was added by Lisa Rupperty on 4th February 2013

"R.I.P Junior.... Your gone but never forgotten my love. I went through some pictures I had of you on my computer and smiled at the ones you were cracking up in. Now your up there some where in heaven riding on a cloud watching over all those who you love. I love you pa Dios te tenga en su gloria.<3"

This tribute was added by Rondolis Carabello on 25th October 2012

"R.I.P. Junior, I remember when we were kids.. You, Me, and Lee use to chill whenever i came over, we use to play baseball together, seems like only yesterday. Love~~Anthony."

This tribute was added by Daniel Lopez on 8th October 2012

"I miss you cuzzo, it feels like just yesterday you were here. your mom is home with us right now & so is Bibi & Paulie. it's been almost a year since you've left. I haven't visited you in a while & i'm sorry. It's just I don't really like the feeling of a cemetary because it looks depressing & when I think of you, I think you are doing alot better :D save me a spot up there bro :D"

This tribute was added by Ashley Nieves on 8th October 2012

"R.I.P handomee Gone But Never EVER forgotten <3"

This tribute was added by Kory Marshall on 8th October 2012

"Thinking about you each and every day, i know your looking down on all of us and smiling, just wish we could all see that beautiful smile. love you more than words my beautiful angel <3"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Rodriguez on 6th October 2012

"te amo hijo cuantto te extra~o"

This tribute was added by Shniece Archer on 6th October 2012

""11 long months it's been already. Yesterday was my last walk a thon and I wish you were there with me.. If only you knew how much I still think about your beautiful face.I miss you more everyday. School isn't the same without you. Continue to look after me. See you soon, I love you soo much Jose""

This tribute was added by casie martinez on 6th October 2012

"words can't even explain how much I miss you it's crazy, still can't believe your gone it seems like Yesturday, I never thought of you ever leaving us but I guess things only happen for a reason & the good things never last forever, I love you so much rest on peace sweet angel till we meet again, since the day you passed & Jesus called you home not a day goes by without me thinking of u:("

This tribute was added by Alicia Stankiewicz on 5th October 2012

"I never know where to start when i write to you. A million things come to mind And i can never narrow it down. I have not lived a day where i havent thought about you at least once. You were that kind of person who made an impact on everyone. I just wish i could see that unique smile of yours And that we can be back In 8th grade when everything was perfect. I miss you And love you so much"

This tribute was added by Joel Perez on 4th October 2012

"Words can't explain how much I miss you..So I'm gonna let my heart speak. From the moment I was blessed to be able to join your family, we instantly hit it off. I knew you always wanted a brother figure to guide you through all the obstacles you might have faced and I was proud to be a brother to you. I love you so much bro! I miss you! You will always have a place in my heart..."

This tribute was added by Rondolis Carabello on 4th October 2012

"It feels like yesterday.. I can't believe it's almost a year later...our family will never forget all that we shared. we love you Junior....No flirting up in heaven.cutie...."

This tribute was added by Zariana Medina on 4th October 2012

"Even thou we hardly spend time together I loved you and your family and  my kids and I will remember you for ever. I love you jr."

This tribute was added by Cindy Cruz-Montalvo on 4th October 2012

"R.I.P. Junior..Missed but never forgotten!"

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