Julio "J.J." Apilado, Jr.
Despite your constant steely expression, you were always so sweet to me and funny too! As much as you probably thought I was a crazy kid, you were always there when I needed a ride or a place to crash. You and Lourdes had more of an impact on my life than you know. Thank you for all you did for me. I will do all that I can for your daughter as I've always tried to do.
The thought of not ever seeing you or being with you just breaks our hearts. You were such a special friend to us. You were more than a friend and we had a bond that could not be broken. We cherish the memories of all the times we spent together and of all the vacations, yearly Tahoe weekends and New Year parties. We will miss your smile and laughter and loving and good natured, always willing to help personality. You are "one of a kind" and cannot be replaced. We love, love, love, you...............this much.
So grateful to have known this man, who could just give you a nod or a wave and it would brighten your day. It was truly amazing to see how much he loved his family and seemed to live life to the fullest. He never showed any hesitation in lending a helping hand, words of wisdom or just his presence when it was needed most. He will truly be missed.
My condolences to the family. May " the God of all comfort" be with your during your sorrow. 2Cor. 1:3
A fellow employee at SMUD, JJ was a breath of fresh air who brought happiness into the drab workplace, and our lives, with his laughter and smile. He will be greatly missed. Our family's condolences to JJ's family and friends.