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Juan Carlos Rodriguez
  • 46 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 3, 1968
  • Place of birth:
    Caracas, Venezuela
  • Date of passing: Mar 24, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Garrison, New York, United States
His quiet strength resonated loudly with us all.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 46, born on January 3, 1968 and passed away on March 24, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sonal Shah on 4th January 2018

"To our Dear Juan Carlos,
Happy 50th Birthday! — you taught us a lot in your short life, but are a constant reminder to try and live a fulfilled one"

This tribute was added by Erin Alvarez on 3rd January 2018

"50 years young today?  We miss you, and how we wish you were here.

Erin, Andy & the boys"

This tribute was added by REINALDO MUJICA on 3rd January 2018

"Today is a time to celebrate that God gave us the privilege to have known you during your time among us!
Let’s celebrate and have a drink on your name.
I love you and miss you!!!"

This tribute was added by Juan Vega on 3rd January 2018

"Only a few words to remember Juan Carlos in his birthday"

This tribute was added by Juan Vega on 24th March 2017

"One year more remember you."

This tribute was added by Dmitry Vilbaum on 24th March 2017

"Jeffe.I remember you! You are a great guy! As I type this, I hope you are feeling me trying to connect with you and say I love you."

This tribute was added by Rosalie Rusak on 24th March 2017

"So hard to believe it's been 3 years. Memories so fresh. Love and miss you terribly. You will never really leave us."

This tribute was added by Allison Dunne on 3rd January 2017

"Reinaldo is right, it is so much easier to say things. You were the one giving the greatest of gifts, so often. On this day all I can say is that my gift in return is following your guidance, which I felt ever so strongly and urgently today. Thank you. I love you and miss you more than these words can ever express."

This tribute was added by REINALDO MUJICA on 3rd January 2017

"Otro día mas sin verte!!
Suena fácil decirlo, pero difícil de asumirlo.
I miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Juan Vega on 3rd January 2017

"From Venezuela remembering Juan Carlos as member of Grupo de Rescate Venezuela."

This tribute was added by Silvia Leiva on 3rd January 2017

"El tiempo avanza pero tu recuerdo vive en mi mente!! Bendiciones a tu ser y a toda tu gente...te honro JuanCa!"

This tribute was added by bob zellner on 3rd January 2017

"Allison, I am thinking of you and Juan Carlos today. BZ"

This tribute was added by Roger Lipsey on 3rd January 2017

"That was the gift this time, the gift of certain years with Juan Carlos but no more than those years. We'll never understand. But after the ordeal of loss we can love, appreciate, remember, secretly share, and become surprisingly ready again. Juan Carlos lived so fully! Sky, caves, and all things and places in between. That is the permanent model he conferred."

This tribute was added by Silvia Leiva on 24th March 2016

"Tú siempre en mi mente...Bendiciones a tu Familia!!"

This tribute was added by Esperanza Corletto on 24th March 2016

"Juan Carlos will be forever in our hearts!!!"

This tribute was added by Rosalie Rusak on 24th March 2016

"So much sadness in my heart today because you are not here. I know the hole in Allison's heart and I grieve for you and for the beautiful and unique relationship that was interrupted way too soon. We love and miss you dearly"

This tribute was added by Amanda Salas on 4th January 2016

"Juan C arlos cada Dia Papi te recuerda! ayer en tu cumpleaños te hubiésemos llamado as usual we did! Allison recibe un Abrazo fraterno! Fuiste muy especial para El !Fue Hermoso haber estado con Uds. Lástima el tiempo nos robó lo mas lindo y el Amor q tuvimos:Juan Carlos !!YOu are an Angel in Heaven ! Cada Dia estaras en nuestros Corazones !! Love You for ever !!"

This tribute was added by Allison Dunne on 3rd January 2016

"As I honor your birthday, your life, I cannot keep at bay the thoughts of how unfair it is you are not here to celebrate, to dream and to reminisce. Quoting the Clint Eastwood character in "Unforgiven," a friend has reminded me that "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it." As you would say, true that, true that.

Here it is, your birthday, and I'm the one holding a gift from you. I'm no longer scared."

This tribute was added by Rosalie Rusak on 3rd January 2016

"My 3rd tribute today. Want you to know I lit a candle and cry because you're gone but smile remembering you- your expressions, facial and verbal, your quiet enthusiasm and your bravery. Always with love"

This tribute was added by bob zellner on 3rd January 2016

"Juan Carlos enjoyed a thick and juicy life.  A long thin one would not do for him as he lives with us in smiling memories."

This tribute was added by Jerry and Vicki Albanese on 26th March 2015

"Juan Carlos continues to live in our hearts & our mind's eye. That broad infectious smile, kind unflappable demeanor will never fade. While all of
us have been deprived of his physical presence, his spirit will never fade from our thoughts."

This tribute was added by Allison Dunne on 24th March 2015

"In the past year, I learned just how much you taught me. You truly are forever missed, forever loved, and forever appreciated. I am forever grateful and forever changed. Though I've lit a candle to honor you, I hope you will keep it burning to help me find my way without you."

This tribute was added by Roger Lipsey on 24th March 2015

"Juan Carlos and Allison were and are our closest neighbors in Garrison. We often met 'on the road' when they walked their dogs, never met more vividly than after Superstorm Sandy when many neighbors emerged from their homes and huddled at the bottom of the road, ecstatically happy to be alive and intact. Alive and intact -- the strong, good soul Juan Carlos is surely alive and intact in another way, in the closest world over from this one. These links aren't broken, though Nature taps hard on them to test their strength."

This tribute was added by Silvia Leiva on 24th March 2015

"Definitivamente este año se siente vacío sin saber de tí...a toda tu familia un fuerte abrazo en Dios. Como antes ahora y siempre tú sonrisa y tú buena vibra en mi mente y en mi corazón..."

This tribute was added by Rosalie Rusak on 24th March 2015

"Love you and miss your calm strength and compassion. You left us way too soon but you left some of your magic with us. I see you clearly with Allison on your visits to East Hampton, I shall never forget how you quietly consoled me on the day of my loss. Thank you for being in my life!"

This tribute was added by Esperanza Corletto on 4th January 2015

"Dear Allison, he will always be remembered in our family!!! I considered him my nephew, and will never forget his kindness and good humor. Here in Miami you have a friend, please keep in touch....."

This tribute was added by Allison Dunne on 3rd January 2015

"Oh my love, I miss you terribly. Despite the pain, I am so grateful for the day of your birth and I will always light a candle on this day for as long as I am capable. You gave me and shared with me so much that one might think it's enough to carry me through, yet the emptiness without you is profound. You would be so touched if you knew how many people feel your absence. It snowed on your birthday. The snow, as usual, fell quietly, laying a new path on which to tread and leave a visible mark. I cannot think of a better tribute to you. I shall do what little part I can to honor you today and always."

This tribute was added by Rosalie Rusak on 3rd January 2015

"Juan Carlos, please know how much I miss you!"

This tribute was added by bob zellner on 3rd January 2015

"Juan Carlos hiked into the great beyond with great courage and dignity.  Allison was with him every step."

This tribute was added by Sonal Shah on 22nd September 2014

"Our JuanCarrrRRLos, I remember and feel your spirit in the beauty of nature, in the light and colors of fireworks, when hearing a great song that I think you would've liked -- it's as if you are sending little reminders to appreciate the Beauty of Life and to live to the fullest.  Even if we didn't know each other for that long, you've left such an impression on our hearts and perspectives -- I miss you."

This tribute was added by Harvey Ballabon on 12th May 2014

"hola Papi,
Was’up?!  I’m going to miss saying those words (in my gringo Spanglish).  You used to call me “brother” – probably just a greeting – but that word now really hits home with so much more feeling.  Although we only knew each other for 11 years, it seems like so much longer – I felt a kindred spirit in you.  Among other things, I will miss your interest in, knowledge of, and ability to talk about almost any topic (and of course our typically shared viewpoints on most of them); the fun of exploring NYC with you; and your overall sense of adventure and curiosity (that big grin says it all).  Your unique and thoughtful soul lives on.

This tribute was added by ISABEL TARNAY on 6th May 2014

"Allison just a big hug from each of us.
Que noticia tan fuerte, me ha costado mucho escribir
A Juan Carlos lo conoci en el Grupo de Rescate Venezuela, fue nuestro instructor y gran amigo, Su sonrisa, su palabra profunda, su sinceridad, su libertad, sus bromas, su alegria en la vida y la paz que transmitia, el creer en la union familiar,
Era una persona de gran mistica, el decia que el GRV no eran las paredes sino quienes lo conformamos.
JC siempre estaras en cada uno de nuestros corazones y memoria.

This tribute was added by Juan Vega on 6th May 2014

"Conocí a Juan Carlos en 1990,cuando entré en contacto con el Grupo de Rescate Venezuela, el recien graduado como miembro del grupo, yo iniciando mis actividades en el mismo., siendo el la persona que me recibio en esa oportunidad.
Formo parte del grupo de instructores de los que recibi los conocimientos iniciales, y años despues nos contactamos en una visita que hice  NY.

Desde Caracas, mis saludos a su familia."

This tribute was added by Silvia Leiva on 5th May 2014

"Dios....aún le doy a mi cabeza y no entiendo, mucho menos hay razones para mi corazón. Le doy gracias a Dios por haberte conocido, pido a Dios aliente a tu familia porque tu ausencia debe producir un gran vacío. Donde quiera que estes debes saber que Dios estuvo felíz por el regalo de tu sonrisa, tu inteligencia y tú calma. Un abrazo en Dios para tu familia...te recuerdo JuanCa!!!"

This tribute was added by Paul Sfeir on 5th May 2014

"JCRZ, mi pana, gracias por haber pasado por nuestras vidas. Gracias por haberte quedado en ellas. Nos vemos allá mi compa, seguro, lo prometo."

This tribute was added by Carolina Sandoval on 4th May 2014

"hoy es un día muy triste amigo...no espere perderte tan pronto...aunque nuestras vidas nos llevaron por diferentes caminos hace muchos años puedo recordar nuestra última conversación, saber que estabas bien, que eras feliz y que tu vida era plena fue una gran alegría; siempre estarás en mi corazón, siempre recordaré aquellos años maravillosos en los que estabas tan cerca. Gracias Allison por permitirme este momento..."

This tribute was added by Jangts Mujica on 4th May 2014

"Ahora es que me entero, y estoy estupefacta. JCRZ fue y siempre lo he considerado como de los mejores amigos de mi vida, de esas personas que te marcan para siempre. Cada vez que he ido a USA he querido ir a NYC solo para verlo. Tristemente la vida me ha quitado este placer, pero en mi alma mi Juanki, mi amigo, mi loco permanece en mi cariño y mi amistad siempre y por siempre. Saludos a su familia. Un abrazo solidario."

This tribute was added by Kathy Cadena on 4th May 2014

"Juan Carlos , also known by his friends from Santa Paula like "Corocoro"... grunt was a special being of whom have memories to write a book, every day we shared a lot of things . Our interests were similar, the scouts, do rapell , amateur radio, driving the DKV with hat and overcoat turned into "Hombres G". Sitting in the "Gallinero" at  Santa Paula Shopping Center, and that just the beginning ..... but what I do remember immediately thinking of CoroCoro , we see him with a book (like yellow pages) under his arm, always patient , never angry , with a smile and good friend to his friends , he shared a lot in my house with me and my brother. And we were a group of over 15 people who always were together and that despite the distance and time still maintain some eventual contact with the same love as always . That's why , I will try to remember you with joy, but that 'll have to wait for some time , because in this moment I can only feel a great sadness that you left and we could not say goodbye to you. God bless you and see us from heaven to all who have left down here ..... Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Giuseppe Cinotti on 3rd May 2014

"It is with a very heavy heart that I write these few words. I knew Juan Carlos (aka Corocoro ), his Mom, brothers, and little dog - Azabache - from Caracas many many years back. I had the fortune and pleasure of not only being Juan Carlos neighbor from the “Rubis” apartment building in Santa Paula, but also to be his “Boy Scout Guide Patrol” and him one of my “patrol boys” in the Santa Paula’s boyscouts troop. There are too many wonderful memories from those days of our formation where we spent fabulous time camping, hiking, laughing, learning and sharing things. Juan Carlos always with a smile in his face and a laugh from jokes told.  I haven’t forgotten those precious days and never will.  Bye Bye my dear “Corocoro”. And for Juan Carlos’ family my heart felt condolences.

This tribute was added by Amanda Salas on 15th April 2014

"This tribute was added  by  Amanda Salas on 15 April  2014                          I   will never forgete him !!  Juan Carlos was a wonderful boy ! We loved You so much !!"

This tribute was added by Genevieve Bonadonna on 15th April 2014

"(from the memorial service)
I’ve known Allison and Juan Carlos for about 15 years.  I met Allison through horseback riding and it was during a riding clinic that I first met Juan Carlos.  It was brutally cold out (about 11 degrees) and I knew right then and there that this man was truly in love with his wife.  I mean, to support her on a beautiful summers’ day is one thing, but to stand in the cold for hours to video her ride is something extra special.

To me, Juan Carlos was a kind, gentle soul.  I had the honor to journey with him over his last few months and I will always treasure the tender moments we had.

We meet all types of people on our journey through life.  I believe Juan Carlos has been a beacon of light and compassion for all who knew him.  

A few weeks ago, I was on retreat and the main centerpiece was a Cairn.  A Cairn is a distinct pile of rocks seen along hiking trails, usually above the tree-line, to mark when the trail takes a turn.  Cairns are considered sacred places and people add stones on their journey to help others find their way.  It’s always a comfort to spot the next Cairn along the trail.  

Juan Carlos loved to hike and I’d like to believe that he has gone ahead to create the next Cairn in his journey as well as to light the way for us."

This tribute was added by Esperanza Corletto on 12th April 2014

"I will never forget his kindness and his smile."

This tribute was added by Dmitry Vilbaum on 12th April 2014

"Jeffe! You are amazing! I will always remember your kind and patient nature, your smarts, understanding, ability to listen. Why so early? Why you?"

This tribute was added by Nancy Montgomery on 10th April 2014

"Juan Carlos and Allison had a special kind of magic about them. May Allison keep that magic in her heart and Juan Carlos' spirit alive."

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Allison Dunne
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