Rafael Nicholas Alequin
  • 22 years old
  • Date of birth: May 26, 1990
  • Place of birth:
    chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 4, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Rafael be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rafael Alequin, 22, born on May 26, 1990 and passed away on December 4, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jess Burk on 4th December 2016

"To a loved friend, i remember you today as i did once before, with a smile. I miss your presence as it filled the room with laughter and excitement. I miss you my dear friend so much. I wonder what life would be like today if you were still here with us. You were so loved, and the love you had for others was simply amazing. The void we all feel without you around is heart wrenching, but i try and remember all of the happiest craziest times we had to not be sad. You were taken way to soon for us, none of us were ready to let you go, i still dont want to let you go. Your number is still in my cell phone, i dont ever delete it. I still have a voicemail saved from you, i replay it once in awhile. I love you man, and i miss you terribly.. Continue watching down on us... Til we meet again :)"

This tribute was added by michelle noe on 4th December 2014

"I shed a tear, I feel quite numb
they say "time heals", give it a while
remember all the happy times and smiles
and for a while it's true, I smile and laugh
enjoy my life, forget about the past
but reality shows it's ugly face, brings back all the pain
I have really only blocked it out, nothing much been gained

You surround yourself with photo's, and little treasured items
in an attempt to keep them close, raw withheld emotions
but still you  seem so far away
nothing really brings you  back
feeling so alone I pray
let me off this one way track
I would prefer to join you , than to go through all this .
these feelings make you cold and drained

I hope that you  are well
not one person can really tell
but what brings a little piece of mind
is all the others they've left behind
remember that we're all the same
all our lives have changed
even though in different ways
we've got one common bond
each one of us has loved and lost
this special person left, and gone
here we are, all brought together SONS
parents, siblings and friends
it's time to say our last goodbyes
as they make their way, up to the skies

for some that might be it
over and complete
but not for me, oh no
this still goes on, this sorry show
the memories still live on
"it gets easier" . . . . but they're wrong
all it takes is just one thought
for these feelings to surface, still so fraught

some say they understand
been there, seen it, all first hand
but how could they possibly feel what I do?
You are my son , part of me ..
because you were one in a million
one of those shining stars
that's why I feel so troubled
with deep and wounded scars.
I will keep trying the best I can
Until we meet again.."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kramlich on 27th May 2014

"Miss you each and everyday raffie."

This tribute was added by amanda alequin on 26th May 2014

"I love you cuzzo & miss you. Xoxo. Always thinking of you. Can't wait to see you soon in the after life. Wish you was here with us all. Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by jessica burk on 26th May 2014

"Today is your birthday and I have been thinking about you since last night. Not a day goes by that something happens durin the day that reminds me of you and makes me smile. I don't cry anymore I smile when I talk about you. I try to keep you alive in my heart. Ava and I talk about you and look at your pictures :) we love you and we miss you so much. I know your proud of me. I've came so far from before and I'm at a place in my life where I wish you could be in it. I love you rest easy to. One love stooopid!!!"

This tribute was added by Sophia Alequin on 26th May 2014

"Miss you so much big brother ! Today you would have turned 24 , I never stop thinking about you and all the memories we all have together , we love you so much and wish you were here  <33333"

This tribute was added by michelle noe on 26th May 2014

"How fast time has passed , seems like yesterday
You were a little boy playing riding your bike . Seems like yesterday
You were a young man trying to find your way . Today you would have turned 24 . I am very heartbroken you are not here . I wish you were here . I love you ."

This tribute was added by michelle noe on 6th April 2014

"As the days goes by, this still feels so surreal.I still think your here and i will go to call you to share something with you. And then it hits me your really gone. Not a day goes by that i do not weep for you. I love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Sophia Alequin on 18th March 2014

"We miss you so much nicki ! Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind , you'll forever hold a special place in my heart big brother ❤️I love you until we meet again"

This tribute was added by Victor Cruz on 17th March 2014

"Whiteboy still can't believe this is still a dream I keep thinking about when you and my son jayvian was out side the house and he came and kick you right on your nutts you remember that bro why you bro why you I miss you so much for ever and ever my hommie"

This tribute was added by michelle noe on 16th March 2014

"Thinking of you today and everyday. I love you"

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