Jessica graduated from Mesa College last Saturday, May 16, 2015. If you were still alive I know that you would have attended in person and you would be smiling proudly. Jessica looked so beautiful. We were so happy that she was able to participate in the ceremony, especially since she was so sick and in the hospital just a few short weeks ago. We love you so much and think of you always!
Happy Birthday, Grandpa!
I hope you celebrated your day beautifully, had a party with all of your friends and family in Heaven, went to the casino, cooked your favorite foods, and went fishing. I know you even found time in your day to visit us and joined us for your pizza party.
I love you and although I greatly wish that you were still here, I know in my heart you are Happy.
It was my third birthday without you. Each birthday gets much more difficult, but I know you were with me in spirit. I wanted to thank you for leaving me all of those pennies! I wasn't having the best day, but somehow you still manage to cheer me up all the way from Heaven.
I love you and I miss you,
My dearest grandpa,
I wish I was as strong as you were. Over 1,000 days without you, yet my heart has remained broken. I try to think positive, try to remember and reminisce about all of the happy moments we shared together, but sometimes I can't help but want you back here. I miss my best friend. I miss my number one supporter. I miss my comforter. When I was having a bad day, you never failed to cheer me up. Even in your last days, when you saw me break down, you comforted me while you were in pain. I'm not convinced that this empty space in my heart will ever be healed.
Needing you more than ever. Please visit me soon.
I love you,
Thank you dad for making Jessica's 24th Birthday special. Jenna found the dollar bill today at the resturant. It brighten their day as they knew that was the sign of you being present and missing your babies. To this day, it is still difficult. We miss you and love you dearly. Thank your for the "Pennies from. Heaven". It means a lot to know you miss us too. Thinking of you always...you will never be forgotten...I love you always...
Merry Christmas Dad!!! Missing your very much and wishing that you were cooking our Christmas meal today. I love you always...
My Dearest Grandpa,
One year ago today, you woke up around 3am. When I opened my eyes to peek in your bed, you were missing! I frantically woke Ian up and told him to go find You. It turned out that you were in the kitchen watching your wrestling. You and Ian watched wresting for hours, laughing and talking about "smack downs," which wrestlers were your favorite and which ones were "clowns," and "what the Rock was cooking."
Around 6am, you kept your promise and you taught me how to make your ham. As you were trimming the fat off of the ham, you said not to throw it away because you were going to make mungo with it. You did not seem sick at all. We were having a great time in the kitchen. It was you, me, Ian, and Jenna. Jenna was the taste tester for your sweet and sour sauce that you glazed the ham with. She loved being a part of cooking with you just as much as I enjoyed it.
When the ham got into the oven, you sat next to Grandma and held onto her tight the rest of the day. She held your hand and sang to you. My mom and I also took turns holding your hand. You don't know how much I want to go back to holding your hand. Ever since I was a little girl, I held your hand because it made me feel safe. "Tabin, tabin Grandpa" you would say to me as we took our morning walks up and down the street of Epsilon, as we crossed the street, or anywhere we would go.
"Time heals all wounds," does not seem to be true because it has been one year without you, Grandpa and my heart has yet to be put back together. One year without you seems like eternity. Words cannot explain how much I miss you.
I want to thank you for being with us today. As Jenna and I were sitting in my moms room talking about Grandma and Jenna's birthday, you decided that you would show us that you were with us by flashing the lights. Then, you "beeped" the fire alarm for us 3 times. And then you let Jenna's kitty cat "meow" really loud for us. After this, we went to your house to pick flowers from your garden to bring to you. We visited you at the cemetery and talked with you. Later on in the day, I went to the gym. I was putting my purse in my locker and I found a penny and a nickel.
I miss you so much and I love you forever,
Your baby Jessica
Hi grandpa I miss you grandma is going to the dr to get her shot. Your best friend Mr.Felix found your penny today . I am going to Disney land with grandma make sure she come's to Disney land .i miss your cooking . I love you,
Today, exactly one year ago you taught me how to make your bibingka. I have tried several times to make it by myself, but I just cannot get it right! Each time I make it, I replay that moment we had together in my head. I try to do the exact steps, yet it never comes out as delicious as yours. Maybe it was just your touch that made it better.
Also, one year ago today, they delivered your hospital bed to your house. When you knew they were coming, you told me to stay in the kitchen with you. And I did. We watched TV together, while waiting for the bibingka to bake. I put my hand on top of yours as you flipped back and forth from wrestling to fishing. I could sense that you were nervous about your new bed. So was I. I tried my best to talk with you and keep you from getting anxious or scared. I hated seeing fear in your eyes. When the bibingka was finally done, you were back to smiles. You said to me, "Now you know how to make it!" Then you said, "Tomorrow I will teach you how to make ham. After that, I'll teach you how to make sinigang. Then... what else?" I told you that I wanted to learn how to make your shrimp with asparagus. And you said, "Oh. That one, okay. Shrimp with asparagus. By then, I should be okay."
I hope you enjoyed your party that we had for you today. All of your friends came and had a good time. Take out food will never compare to your cooking, and no party will ever be the same without you.
I just want you to know that I am still praying for you every night. Although my heart is still broken, I pray that you are at peace.
I love you Grandpa very much and I miss you more every day.
Wenesday April.3 2013 we visited you at your grave site and celebrate the life you lived and the blessing that you were to us during your time on earth.In your honor we celebrate life.I love you Grand Pa and We mised you greatly.love Jenna
Happy Birthday Grandpa.
I hope you enjoyed your pizza party that we had for you today. We ate Papa Johns, with only pepperoni because that was your favorite.
Words cannot explain how much I miss you. One year ago today, I took you to your eye appointment and although you were very weak, you managed to smile and tell everyone that it was your birthday. You were so happy, especially when we had a party later on in the day for you at your house. I will never forget how much you enjoyed your funfetti cake that I made for you and how fast you ate it. You didn't have much of an appetite, but you made it seem like that was the best thing in the world.
I hope that you had fun today Grandpa. You deserve to be happy. Maybe you went to the casino to eat all you can eat lobsters. Maybe you spent the day with Grandma. I do know that you joined us when we visited you at the cemetery because I felt you there.
I love you always,
Your baby Jessica
Happy Birthday Dad...I miss you so much!!! Not a day or minute will go by without me thinking and wishing you were here. I'm glad that we had 50 wonderful years together. I'll never forget your birthday last year, as I kissed you and told you I love you, you responded " I love you too". That meant so much to me and I cherish that moment. Part of me died with you..I love you always...RIP Dad..
We miss you so much! Today we will celebrate your "birth" day - 87 years ago today the world was made a better place because you were born. Now, life without you is not the same.
Easter without you was not the same. Most of the family went to visit Mom on Easter and to eat lunch with her. We had the Easter egg hunt and tried our best to keep the family traditions alive. We know how much you loved Mom and there is no way we would let her spend a holiday alone. But I have to say, the holidays without you & Mom together as a couple are hard to enjoy.
May you continue to rest in peace.
I love you,
p.s. Rachael, Michael, Mike & I left a birthday cake (made of flowers) for you. We hope you like it. :)
My Dearest Grandpa,
Today is the day that you were able to go home from the hospital. You were so eager to go home and so happy when they finally let you out of the hospital. I have not been feeling so good myself lately Grandpa. Instead, it has been me going to the hospital. I just tell myself to stay strong, just like you.
Easter is tomorrow, then your birthday, and your one year anniversary. I still can't believe you're not physically here with me anymore. Most days I still wake up wanting to spend the day with you, but I soon realize that I cannot just go to your house and go to Sushi House with you. I miss every thing about you. I can still hear your voice and I can still smell your scent of Old Spice.
I pray that you are happy in Heaven. I never go to sleep without putting you in my prayers. Your bird "Coco Rojo" recently joined you in Heaven along with Mochicko, Chester, and Coco the bunny. I know they are keeping you company. I miss all of you.
Tomorrow I will miss your Easter brunch that you always prepared for all of us. Especially your never ending pancakes. I want you to know you are always welcomed to visit me. Thank you for the pennies and your other signals to show me that you are near. Also thank you for coming into my dreams the other night.
I love you forever,
Merry Christmas!!! I'll visit you today and give you your presents..I miss you and I love you..I'm still your number one..
Merry Christmas Dad...eight months is too long to be without you. Ariel is doing the cooking this morning but it is not the same. I wish you were the one cooking today. I miss you so much...I wish that we could turn back time and you could be here with us today..but I know that you will be here in spirit..love you very much..
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the holiday will NEVER be the same without you. The pride you took in preparing the Thanksgiving feast (all by yourself, because that is how you wanted it) and then watching us enjoy the fruits of your labor is something I will always remember. This Thanksgiving I give thanks for all the loving memories I have of you. I love you and miss you so much.
Six months is too long to be without you. I miss you every second and everyday. Love you very much. RIP...I know you are smiling down from Heaven.
Four months is too long without you. I miss you so much. I will never forget you dad. I love you always.
First and foremost, I still miss you every second of each day. Before I go to bed at night, I pray for you and I hope that you are smiling down upon me. When I start to feel sadness, I close my eyes and remember all of the special times we had together. This picture always makes me smile because you look so happy. It was my Mom's birthday and we went to celebrate by eating your favorite. Everybody close to you should know, "Real pizza is only cheese and pepporoni- that's it!" :) It is also the same night that you told me that I am your true number one baby, with the biggest smurk on your face! We were all laughing and having great conversation all the way home.
Today was my first day back to school. I wanted to thank you for showing me that you were there with me. I saw the penny you left by my foot! Although there might not always be pennies everywhere that I go, I still know you are with me. Always.
I love you forever and ever,
Heartfelt Sympathies from The USS Shields DD-596 Shipmates.
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Happy Father's Day Dad. I miss you so much. Today Mom, Ariel, Jenna and I went to visit with you. Both mom and I miss you so much. You are always on my mind. I am so sad because I wish you were here today and that you could live with us forever. I wish that I had another Father's Day with you. I love you always Dad. I promise that I will never forget you. Hope you are having fun in Heaven. Melyn
I miss you more than words can explain. I was so happy to come and visit you on Memorial Day. You had so many beautiful flowers because you are loved so very much by all of us! I know you were enjoying your flower arrangements because you were sending Grandma, Ian, and I signs that you were there. :)
I want to thank you for coming into my dream and telling me where exactly to find the guestbook that everyone has been searching for. I want you to know that you are always welcome to visit me.
In another one of my dreams, I saw you sitting high on a king's chair. You were waving and smiling at me, as you were telling me to come to you. I am very content knowing that you are safe, happy, and a King in Heaven! You were always my King...
Although my heart is still broken, I am staying strong for you. Especially for Grandma and my Mom. I cry when they are not around because I know that you want me to take good care of them and be happy, not frown or shed my tears.
P.S., in memory of you, we have been eating at your favorite places like Valley View Lobster Buffet, Papa Johns, and Chinese Buffets. (when I'm sleeping, I can hear your voice saying, "Jessicaaa, come and eat") I know you come along because I saw you :)
I love you forever, Grandpa.
I still can not believe that you are not with us. I miss our conversations and just sitting next to you. I miss you so much. So much is happening and I wish that I could pick up the phone and talk to you. Within the next couple of days I will be facing some health challenges and I promise to be strong like you showed me. I love you forever there will not be a single second that I will not think of you. Please be my angel for life. I love you always,Melyn
My Dearest Grandpa,
It's been exactly one month today that you were sent home to Heaven. It seems like just yesterday you were here with me. To tell you the truth, I cannot bare to believe that you are not sitting in your favorite reclining chair. It hurts to not be able to call you on the phone, to come over and watch your favorite TV shows with you, or to simply enjoy each others company. I miss these moments of spending all of my time with you.. more than anything.
I think about you every minute. I try my hardest to hold back my tears, because I know you never liked to see me sad. I am trying and trying to be as tough as you were. Please give me the strength, Grandpa. I love when you send me little messages to know that you are still here. It lifts up my spirit and I am able to go on with my day.
Today I'm going to visit you with a smile on my face, to honor you and your true devotion to be the best Grandfather I could ever ask for.
After, me and Ian plan to eat out to one of your favorite places. You are welcome to come :)
I love you with all my heart.
See you soon.
I miss you so much every day. I feel sad because you are not here with me anymore and I wish so much that you were. I get sad when I go to your house and the kitchen is quiet and your recliner is empty. I feel as if a part of my heart is gone. Even though these past weeks have been very difficult, I'm proud I could only remember happy memories of you.
There was never a Sunday I walked into your house that you called me anything other than my full name; I was your baby Rachael Kei'lani. When I was younger, I did not understand why you did this. But as I got older, I realized this was how my relationship with you was special, this was one of the ways you made me feel special and showed me you loved me.
Grandpa, you always had a smile on your face because I ate all of your cooking and everything you ever cooked instantly became my new favorite. Every meal I ever ate, I would clean my plate and make sure to tell you that it was especially delicious and how I had gone back for seconds. When I wouldn't be there for Sunday dinners, I would make sure to send you a postcard from wherever I was to let you know how much I missed and loved you and I would be home to eat with you again soon.
You were a man of few words, so when you spoke, I made sure to always listen. Every time I would tell you about how I was doing in school you would nod your head and say “oh” or “that's good”. Every time I told you about sports or my newest injury you would scold me and say, “that's dangerous”. The latest injury was my knee and after I walked into your house you were so visibly upset saying, “Oh no, again?!” as you shook your head. I didn't like seeing you so upset and I know it was only because you didn't want me to get hurt anymore.
I am so fortunate that God blessed me with a Grandpa who loved and cared for me as much as you did. You loved me and supported me in everything I did in life. You celebrated birthdays, good grades, awards, and we spent days together doing nothing but enjoying each other's company. I am so lucky that you were able to see me graduate high school and start college and that you always told me you loved me whenever I was with you. While you won't be here to see me graduate college, I know that you will watch over me in Heaven.
Grandpa, I am blessed to have known you my entire 18 years of life and will always cherish the time we spent together. I hope I can continue to make you proud as I go on in life. I'll miss you always and love you forever.
My Dearest Grandpa,
Today I decided to walk outside to visit your garden. As I looked around and enjoyed the fresh air, I saw that your coyote (chayote) plant was blooming. You must have sent a miracle from Heaven (or maybe "Miracle Gro")...
I remembered when you used to take me into your garden and have me pick the same leaves. You used to walk me across the street from the Epsilon house, hand me a small knife, and say, "Be careful," with it. You taught me how to pick your fruits and vegetables. You were the one who discovered my "little green thumb."
I went into your kitchen, and surprisingly I found that same small knife you used to hand to me. It's amazing how easily I found it because I haven't seen this knife in many, many years.
Each time I picked a coyote leaf, I missed you more and more. The strong breeze made me feel like you were right in back of me saying, "That's the way! (chuckles)" I know you were smiling, Grandpa because I sure was. It eases my pain when I go into your garden because I know that YOU created it. And don't worry, all of us will help water and maintain your treasured garden for you.
I plan to cook munggo with your coyote leaves, and yes, I will feed some to your baby, Millie (Grandma).
I miss you so much, Grandpa.
I love you with everything that I am.
I love you so much and miss you every second.
There is only one man who could have busted the Guinness world record for wheel of fortune, and that man definitely was you. You were a funny man. I don't think anyone really knew. You had a great poker face. They didn't know how often you were laughing on the inside. You were a man of few words….. In English, but I remember you going on and on about things to grandma in Pagasinan (your code). You were slick. I remember evenings on Epsilon, sitting in the living room with you, watching you pick a billion fleas off Muffin. You really enjoyed that. That was one of your most favorite things to do, and you and I both know you spent hours doing it. I know you wanted to be around to see your great granddaughter. I think God must have heard you, because you got to see her grow up for a year. She definitely has your legs. I love you, and to be honest it's hard to miss you because your right here where you have and will always be, in our hearts and in our minds.
LOVE Tee-shung Marie, and Brooklyn
p.s. yup, that ham really did taste better dipped in the juice!
I am missing you so much. I cry when nobody is around still. I love you so much and I hope that I will find the strength to get through the days ahead. I wish that you could be here with me everyday. I love you...Melyn
Yesterday for your reception, your whole family and all of your friends ate a buffet for you, because I know that buffets are your favorite. I know that you were there eating with us.
Please keep sending me messages. I like to know that you are watching me. I will forever keep your lucky pennies that you send me.
I miss you Grandpa.
I love you very much.
I still cannot believe you're no longer here with me. I will not say that you are "gone," because I know that you live on in my heart; and you also live on in ME, my Mom, my Uncles, and my Cousins.
I know that you know this, but I can't say these words enough: I LOVE YOU with all of my heart and soul.
I will MISS YOU dearly every day for the rest of my life. You will never be forgotten.
I'm grateful for the time I had with my Dad, and that he lived as long as he did,
I've been truly blessed to have my Dad's love, along with his big smile,
And most of all, when my Dad cooked, it made me HAPPY!
You were one of the kindest souls, you touched everyone that knew you! You have such a wonderful family and will be missed so very much!!! May you find peace in Heaven and give my parent's a hug for me... With much love, JenieLee Merlan Krajewski and family
Our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with your family.
Love, The Castillo Family
Deepest sympathy to the Acasio family. Love and prayers for you all,
I never imagined what life would be like without you because for me it felt as if you'd always be there. Every milestone I ever encountered in life, you were always there to rejoice in my success with me; you celebrated every birthday, award and academic achievement. It's so hard to face that you won't be there on Sundays anymore because Sundays were reserved specifically for you :) I am so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you and really cherish you as my Grandpa, my one and only. As I go on in life, I promise to never forget you. Even though you are in Heaven now, watching over me, I know you will still be here in spirit to help me rejoice in all the new milestones I will hit later on in life. I miss you so much and I will always love you. Love, Baby Rachael <3
My condolences to the Acasio family! May the memories of your father keep his spirit alive.
We will miss you, from the John and Susie Aceron
I am so very happy that I got to meet you papa Benito! May you rest in peace in the hands of our Lord.
My condolences to the Acasio family! We have a 40 year friendship that dates back to the early 70s. May the memories of your father keep his spirit alive.
My dear Uncle Ben you will live forever in my heart, the memories of you i will always treasure. I will miss you very much and i know we have another angel to watch over us. So my dear Uncle Ben until we see each other again I love you.
Condolences to your family from ours.
Judy, Glynmore, Logan, and Grayson Sibal
Ben, I was blessed after the death of
my own father to have your love and
presence as a second father. As painful
as it is to feel your loss, I am comforted to know that your essence
lives on and through my children and
grandchildren. I will always see you
and your gentle loving soul whenever
I look at them. You will always be in
our hearts and minds. Love you always, Theresa
You will always have a special place in all our hearts. We love you and will miss you and one day will see you in the gates of heaven.
The Olande Family
We will always love you and miss you and smile because we know you are in heaven xoxoxo The olande's
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Thank you for treating me like one of the family. I cherish your kindness and warmth which was shown to me during my years in SD. Over the years, my memories of you are ones which never fail to raise a smile. You are one of the few who has made an impact in my life and has given it more meaning.
You are a good man who truly deserves the love from all you have touched. My heart has sunk and is extremely saddened by your passing. I know you are in a good place, now. But I will still miss you and you will always be on my mind.
Our love, sympathy and condolences go out to the family.
My condolences to you, Sammy, and your family on the passing of your father. May his soul rest in peace, and may the God of all comfort be with all of you now. Your Caver Classmate for life.
You are the Greatest! I am proud to be your son. Thank you for giving me a wonderful life. Thank you for letting me live my life the way I wanted to live it. Thank you for your delicious cooking that made me feel like a rich man whenever I ate. Thank you for loving me, even though you never said it out loud, I could always tell you loved me by the look on your face. Thank you for raising me up to be a good man. You will be missed, but never forgotten. You'll always be in my thoughts. When I think about all the good times we had together, I'll be able to relive those special moments all over again. As long as I have those memories, you'll always be alive. I love you dad!
Grandpa, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have done for me. You have taught me countless lessons of life that I will cherish forever. You have showed me how to be loving, kind, and giving. I am so much like you, Grandpa, I see myself in you. Although we were both quiet, we knew how to speak to each other in other ways. Through body language and each other's comfort, we managed to build a strong relationship that is unexplainable to anyone. We were so close and our bond will live on forever. Although you are in Heaven now, you will stay with me in my heart always. There is so much that I wanted to share with you. I wanted to show you that I will get my degree soon, I wanted you to walk me down the aisle. I wanted you to meet my children and I wanted to hear you say, "baaaby" when you met them. Most of all, I want to make you proud. I am proud and truly blessed to call you my Grandpa. You raised me and therefore, you are my father. Yes, my heart may be broken, but when I think of all of our memories together, my heart smiles. Thank you for being my best friend, my hero, my teacher. I love you very much, Grandpa. You will never be forgotten. Forever you will live in my heart and be apart of me.
Sam & Mike
Our heart goes out to you.. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless you and your Family.
Rachel (Esparza) Lopez and Lazar Lopez
my dear classmate....my prayers are w/u & your family....god bless til we meet again
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend. I know we just spoke on Friday when I was at the Post Office and you shared with me that your Dad was very ill....little did we know that the days were short for you to be with him. But GOD is good, and I know you are at peace with being able to be there for him during his last days here on earth.
I love you and will continue to pray for you as well as your family. Call me if you need to just talk or cry, my shoulder is always available to comfort a friend.
Honey, the 56 years of wedding bliss has made my life delightful. Thank you for all the love which I will treasure forever. I LOVE YOU
I will never forget our trips to Farmer's Market where you bought us a gazillion of sweet oranges, the many vegetables and fruits (esp. the nutritious chayotes and guavas) you hand-picked for my family and me, and the Arroz Caldo and turkey you gave us every New Year's Eve and Thanksgiving. I also committed to memory the chicken recipe you gave me -- I still use it to this day. You did not say much, but you've always made me feel that I matter. Thank you, Uncle Ben.
Dearest Acasio Family:
We send our loving thoughts and prayers to you in memory of Benito Acasio. His love was shown in so many ways but cooking his favorite dishes for family and friends was Benito's greatest gift. We will always remember the fun and delicious birthday parties in the park.
God bless the Acasio Family.
Robin Tarr and Michael Woodey (Cardiff By-the-Sea, CA )
My prayers are with the Acasio family
Your presence, your quiet strength, and your cooking will be missed. Afterall, you were the heart and soul of the Acasio family. You are someone who truly defined the phrase "Greatest Dad in the World". Thank you for allowing me the privlege and honor of calling you "Dad", as that is who you were and will forever be to me. I love you!
I will save you some of my birthday cake for you today. Every time I eat pizza I will remember you Grandpa. You were the best Grandpa ever. I miss you and I love you forever.
We send our sincerest condolences to the entire Acasio family, especially Mrs. Acasio. Mr. Acasio was a very special man who will be remembered for his limitless generosity and love. I truly believe that my parents welcomed him at the gates of heaven, and they are watching over all of us. Mr. Acasio lives on in the hearts of all those he touched. Love and prayers, Sheilah, Michael, Mishell and Krystina Hernandez (Omaha, Nebraska)
I feel lucky and privileged to have spent this short time with you grandpa. I will always treasure all the memories we had, especially talking about fishing and WWE wrestling. You played a special role in my life, I have never had a grandpa before. You treated me like your own grandson and welcomed me to the family. Thank you for being so kind you are the best grandpa ever! I will never forget you. -IAN
Grandpa, you have inspired me to be a selfless, giving and loving person; just as you were. I love and miss you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Millie Acasio and family. Your husbands life was well lived and he left behind a strong loving family. Time has away of washing away the pain and enriching all the wonderful memories. Forever be thankful that you all were graced and blessed with his presence. Love to you all, Brian, James and Matthew.
Dad, you will remain eternally with us. I've lived life according to your guidance, I pray that I've made you proud. Until we meet again, I Iook forward to our banquet in heaven.
Grandpa, I will miss your cooking! Thoughts of you will always make me smile. Love you and Miss you
Dad, you have truly been a father to me and I will miss you so much. It gives me comfort to know you are in heaven watching over us.
First time we met, you accepted me as if Im one of your own children..you are a great man and have a big heart.You will miss by all of us.but not worry dad I will see you to the next chapter of life. Ariel
I love you dad always and forever. Rest in peace. I miss you.