It's been over a year daddy. Unbelievable!!! I miss you just as much today as I did when you left here. I love you always!
Well, today makes it a year, that you have been gone. In this moment, it still feels surreal. I think about you all the time. A week ago, Whitney and I went to Davenport to see Josh. I waked into the cafeteria and stopped in mid- sentence of saying " hey Grandpa." I forgot you weren't here and it hurts, when I realize you aren't here.
I miss you so much, words can not explain how much. I know you wouldn't want any of us crying. And I know you are in a safe place and you are better now. I love you dearly. I will never forget about you and the memories I have of you! <3
I miss you daddy. You are continuously in my thoughts and as we are coming up on the anniversary of your homegoing, I feel the loss of you more than ever.
signing for Joshua. I miss granddad. I'm sad granddad died. This is an almost daily statement
Happy Birthday daddy! I miss you so very much. I wish you were here, I could use your soothing strong voice to talk to. I want to call you but you're not here but you are forever in my heart and on my dresser...lol. I hear you laughing! I love you daddy!
Granddad. Happy birthday. I love you and miss you will every bone in my body. I can't express the pain I feel because I can't call you can hear your voice to say Happy Birthday. Just know that you will never be forgotten. I lOve you so much.
Happy birthday. I miss you so. Rest in peace Superman. I love you more than words could ever say. I hurt but I know you are in at peace. God is able.
I graduated, and I'm in college, just like you wanted. I miss you dearly, words can't express how much. I love you with all my heart. Rest in peace. <3
As each day passes daddy...I miss you more and more. I will surely miss our long conversations on Sundays. I know when I return home...I will return from church and walk in the door and say.."I gotta call my daddy" but alas I will not be able to pick up the phone and hear you say "Hi baby" with all that joy. You gave your all in everything you did. You fought until you could fight no more. Now you aare finally getting that much deserved rest and I am finally getting you to FL ;-). I love you daddy (our Superman)...surely you are in heaven walking around with no more pain and keys to all of heaven's gates and doors jingling from your heavenly garb...Rest In Paradise Daddy (glad you belonged to us)
I am so proud to be your niece and honored to have had you in my life. There are so many memories that I have of the fun times and stories we shared. There were so many things that you said that I will always hold on too. The one thing that I will always remember is how much you loved your family and I hope you know how much we all love you. You will always be in my heart and you definitely are "MY HERO". Love you Forever!!
Grandad the superman,
I love you and I will always miss you. Your legacy will live on and I thank you for the times I spent with you. I know you like to keep busy but you deserve the rest. I am determined to be like you when I grow up, you make me so proud. You truly are a hero to all of us and I am blessed to have had you as a grandfather. Rest in peace Grandad. I love you.
Jorena & Phyllis,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Beloved Father's earthly presence. We who believe know that we will be reunited with him again in Paradise.
The "Home Going" ceremony that you honoured your Father with was exceptional. From on high he continues to be proud of his baby girls. You may be proud of your Father, as well. Cousin Joe was always very kind to my sister, and I when we were growing up, and he made no distinction between Karen, and Greg, and us. He treated us all as his family, and he was a family member to us. I always thought that your Dad resembled Marvin Gaye, and he had the most warm, and welcoming smile. Your Father was a hard working man. He was a man of few words, and when he did share his thoughts, they were meaningful, and of a practical wisdom that anyone could understand. He will be missed by all who were Blessed to have known this gentle spirit.
Cherish his memory, and honour his name.
Love & Blessings,
My dear daddy,
Where do I begin? Growing up my daddy was my world. My daddy was someone I was in awe of. The man Joe Alston that everyone calls him was "my daddy". I will forever be a broken flower now that my daddy is gone. I will never dance with my father and that is something I looked forward to doing one day. I will hold onto my memories and hear "it's ok baby" in my head because my daddy is gone.
I will forever cherish you and I will carry on your legacy. I would give everything I own to have my daddy back. But the last year of your life, we were the closest we'd ever been and I thank God for that. I can now see why everyone says "you are just like your father". lol I'm Joe's baby girl.
I love you Superman.
Grandpa, I will always love you and cherish the few good memories we had. You will forever be in my heart. I wish you could be at my graduation, but you cant; i know you'll be there in spirit though. P.S I loved that you were a Libra just like me.
Joe was definately the strong, silent type. He was a good natured man who loved his family. He worked hard and hardly ever complained and when he did, it was usually about something he knew could be done better.
I first met Joe over 30 years ago as a student at UConn. Joe kept the Stamford Branch running and was always one step ahead of the Director. He was respected by the faculty and staff. He helped many students who later became his friends for life. Joe could easliy have been a professor.
Joe was thrifty and charitable. He never took more than he needed and made sure everyone else was content before his turn. I am saddened because I lost a dear friend who I should have spent more time with. I am happy because he is at rest and is surely with God in Heaven.
I am sorry that I missed this information and the Memorial Service. I worked with Joe at UCONN when I was a teenager. He was a good man. I am very sorry for your loss.
Dear Phoenix,Jorena,Whitney, Jessica, Peter Charles,Joshua and Phyllis,
I am sorry for this loss in your lives. What a wonderful man Joe was and remained all of his life. I remember his smile and the fun we had when he and your mom (and grandmother) were around at family gatherings. God is faithful to comfort us and we who believe know that we will see him again. My love to each of you. Be comforted in God's comfort and take one moment at a time. Thank you for the splendid and dignified celebration you prepared for him and all who cared for him this past Monday!
Lovingly your cousin,
My brother, my friend.
I will miss you terribly. Rest in peace.
I love you daddy, I miss you very much. You are our newest Guardian Angel!
To the Alston family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for our loss.
Joe, you were so loved! Susan
To the Alston family, especially James Alston, I will keep you in my prayers, He is at rest, "absent from the body, one with the Lord". take care and God bless.
Phyllis & Jorena,
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort & keep you in your time of sorrow.
Kim Jackson Horton
North Haven, CT
To Greg and family so sorry for your loss he was a man of all trade hes in a better place now may he rest in peace amen
I was so sorry about reading of your dads death. My condolences to you and your family.
Rest in peace Joe Alston.
It was a pleasure knowing you and working with you
You will be missed!!!!!
Your friend Jay the exterminator
May God Bless and Keep your Family in Pray. God make no mistake,no more suffering,He is gone to better home in Heaven.
Love Aunt Ann of Maryland
Rest in peace Mr. Alston you gave your all for Davenport Ridge School. Everyone will miss you!
Davenport Ridge School
To the Alston family I send my deepest sympathy....
Joe was one in a million. Loved his quirky sayings,his hat always on his head,his denim jackets and shoes he never gave up because they were too comfortable,his scruffy beard.... All that encompassed who Joe was and will always be...He will be deeply missed at Davenport Ridge but mostly by me..
I am so sorry to Joe's family. Your dad was a cut above the rest. He was always so nice to me always. He will always hold a place in my heart. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy to The Alston Family... Joe is truly missed by all of us...May you rest in peace 'Jo Jo' ..
Terri, Joan, Gina & Anna
Today is a sad day and a blessed day. My Pastor spoke about the Kiss of Death. The kiss that betrayed Jesus. That kiss was important not only did it complete prophesy. It also interacted with the Kiss of Life. A kiss that Jesus gave when He died on the cross. My father in law went to be with the Lord. That kiss by the angel of death gave him a new life and healing. You sir, the best father in law anyone cam have. Love you sir RIP Mr. Alston we will always love you
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I love you Uncle Joe - you will truly be missed!
My deepest condolences to you "Phyllis" and the enitre family on the passing of your dad.He is now safe in the arms of the lord.
May God comfort,strenghten and keep you at this time and days to come.
R. I. P. "Joseph"