Ilove you so much. I miss you sooooo much!!!!!!
god bless you felix alicea chicago brother of angel luis alicea patterson nj
I miss you so very much! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Love Forever, my brother, my friend.
I lived in the same suite with Jose in college. He was always happy, always up! I don't know how he did it. I remember He kept bugging us to go with him to this dance club until finally we did. He promised not to laugh at us but, of course, he did!
I'll see you when I get there, my friend.
It has taken me 5 years to finally write on this site. I just read some of the wonderful things written about you my "big brother". You are truly missed! You were my protector and still are, you accepted me no matter what. I remember so many happy times and tough times that you and I shared- Family such and important thing that noone can take away. You and I were brothers, you are my only brother and the bond we share is like no other, I remember we could be somewhere and then look at each other and tell exactly what each other were thinking- I miss that. June was our month-you, then me, then mom, the Gemini's, it made for some fun times. I miss your laugh, sometimes I can close me eyes and hear it, so full of warmth and so free. I want to most of all thank you for be such a shining example for me, you were accepting, without judgement, caring, loving, responsible, giving, the list could go on and on and on. Thank you for just be you! I feel that you are with me always. I love you Jose'
Hey Jose, I was just thinking about you. Thanks for being my friend and I miss you.
I'm sorry I never got to say goodbye. I just wanted to say thanks for everything. And thank you for being my friend.
Today is Father's Day and I don't know why I'm here. Andria is having a really hard time this weekend. I miss you so much I can hardly believe it. And as much as I miss you, she misses you soo much more. Yesterday she just laid on top of me and cried her heart out. She said "it didn't used to hurt this bad, why does it now?" I don't know what to tell her, I think she is getting old enough to understand all the things that she is missing with you. I can't be what she needs from a father, and I am trying so hard, but I feel helpless. You would be so proud of her, she is so beautiful and smart and witty and random and strong. I talk about you all the time, and it helps to keep your spirit alive around us. I can't wait to see you again, I see your smile and hear your voice in my head. Thank God I haven't lost that. She wants to go to the cemetary today, and we both know that you're not there, but maybe it will help her. I just don't know what else to do... Te amor mucho Joselito!
It was your Birthday last Saturday and mine will be this Thursday … And I wanted to say to you Happy Belated Birthday Dear Brother.
Sometimes I still feel that it's not real … and I sit by the phone waiting for you to return my calls… But, instead I look back to all the special time we shared talking to each other long distance on the phone for hours. I remember you saying that you felt as thou God had given us a second chance to get to know one another and not to ever forget that family is very important in life. I’m getting older and have a family of my own now. So, I understand what you meant by those words and hold them dearly in my heart.
I miss you very much, Jose! Especially, when I hear certain music on the radio… I can still hear you singing with that wonderful voice that you have. Then I remember, but I'm glad there's no more pain now.
And, I wished that we could of spent more time together and that you could’ve met your little niece. She is such a sweet little girl and is growing so fast. Sometimes, I catch myself looking at her and remembering when I met your daughter, my niece Andria, both having that cute little “Alicea” nose and how their hair gets curly when it’s wet.
But, my sweet brother, Jose …you will always be in my thoughts…where we can still visit and be together. It's not the same as it was the first time we meet, but I know you are still alive in a different way. You're just living somewhere else …and at the same time you are still near to me. You still hug my heart and I can feel you …and that is what matters most.
But, I know that this is only passing and that …we will be laughing and singing together once again.
Feliz Cumpleaños para mi hermano Jose con mucho amor.
I haven't forgotten about you Jose... We miss you so much. I can't help but wonder about how things would be right now if you were still around. I can't wait to see you again.
Today matters much more than we know,
it's not just a day that will pass.
But it also will be the yesterday . . .
you find in your memories that last.
Hearts that you touch,
and words that you say . . . .
are the threads that will weave,
our thoughts of today.
When you look back . . . and your memories begin
Will you wish that this day
could be lived once again?
It's the small things you do . . .
the smiles that you give.
The way that you handle the life that you live.
Telling my older brother Jose, my friend he will always be,
he is forever special, and matter not just today, but forever.
"I love you, my brother Jose,"
takes but one moment to say.
I am thankful to God. You loved me unconditionally and how you accepted me as your little sister in your life and today will always be . . .but one of the roses, in my bouquet of memories of you that I will always treasure in my heart forever.
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, or angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
nor height nor depth nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God . . ."
How comforting to know that God is with us
throughout our day . . . He does not have to
search us out. And all we need to do is speak
his name ... Jesus! And our Father is there.
we will miss you - may your family rest in the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ -
I was in the middle east when I heard the news, and I think it didn't set in until I got home in March. I remember softball in Granny's yard and always wanting you to be on my team, and babysitting Andria when she was just a year or so old. When I introduced you to Dustin you embraced him with open arms. I have never met a more caring loving person with such a big heart. I miss you so much, but I am so grateful for the time I did get to spend with you. Andria is turning into a beautiful young lady, and we owe that at least partly to you. I wish you could have met my daughter, Cadence. I pray that God will continue to comfort your family. I know you are smiling down on all of us and watching over us. We love you and miss you. You are forever in our hearts.
I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Every time I see Andria at church, or with the whole family, I feel like I'm looking right at you. I miss you a lot, and there's no question about Andria missing you. We talk about you a lot. I remember how much she used to look forward to visits with you. And I know why she loved your visits so much... you were a wonderful person, and an awesome dad to ger. I know Andria's hurting.. but she's really strong, and she gets prettier every day. I look up to her so much because she's such a great young lady. But I'm sure you know that because I know you're looking down and smiling at all of her accomplishments and how much of a blessing she is to so many people. I miss your smile, and the joy that I felt when I was around you. I love you so much, and I can't wait to see you again.
Well I am sitting here today at my computer, looking at a picture of you I keep on my desk. You are showing me your muscles! I sure do miss your smiling face! Andria came to me a few days ago, and she was sad on a Sunday morning. She said she was missing you, and she started to cry. I just hugged her and told her I know... I miss you too. I miss my daddy who passed away a year ago. My life hasn't been the same since, and I guess it never will. But I do know one thing God is still God, and He will be there for me and Andria. I know He is taking good care of you and my dad. I love ya, and I miss you much. Just thinking of you today! Tell my daddy how much I love him and miss him too.
Your sister & friend in Christ,
Last week was my birthday and I got some flowers that said "I Love You Baby Girl" -daddy. This was my first birthday without him and Christmas. But when I feel sad I know he's up there watching over me and smiling. I miss him bunches!!!!!!!!!!
If I could talk to him now i'd say I love you.
I don't think a day has gone by so far, that you haven't been brought to my memory. I have thought so many times over that last Sunday night, when you brought Andria to Christmas Play Practice. We sat at the soundboard, and talked, and laughed, and I teased Andria about her wanting to spend time with you, instead of going to Children's Church Craft Day. I said, "What kind of kid wants to spend the day with their dad, instead of doing crafts?" Andria said me!! I could see why too, you were an amazing Dad, who called her everyday on the phone, and cared about every little thing in her life. You were that way with your friends too. I would tease you all the time, and try to give you a hard time, and you would just laugh and take it. When you were hurting in the past, I sat on the phone with you, and Ed and I prayed with you, cause we cared for you so much. You will truly be missed in our house, and with your Gleaning Mission church family. The last thing you said to me was, "I love you" and I told you the same, then you hugged me and left. Our Loss is the Lords Gain, and He truly gained a Wonderful Soul. My heart and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. I do get to see you every week in your childs face. When I look at Andria, I truly see a reflection of her Daddy. We will greatly miss you!
My sweet kind Jose,
Words cant express how much you mean to so many people. I keep playing back in my head the time we spent together, the conversations we had, and the friendship that we shared. Jose, I am so lucky to have met you. You are a beautiful person always. You were always there for me. You never faltered. I admire the man you were here in this life. You could not ask for a better father than you. You loved your family and your friends unconditionally. You loved God. You always treated everyone with kindness and understanding, never passing judgement. You always found the good in every situation and the beautiful smile on your face showed it. Who could forget that smile? You made me laugh imitating my mom and making your funny faces. I am so glad I had the priviledge of spending time with you and becoming friends with someone as special as you. I took for granted that you would always be here. I miss you so much. I know that when our group gets together, you are there. When Im by myself, you are there. And one day, I will see you again. I know that you will take my hand and guide me when it is my time. Im confident it will be for eternity and I will never have to live without you again. You better watch out though...Im going to wrap my arms around you and Im never letting go.
Microsoft Charlotte truly misses you. I always looked forward to seeing you and your wonderful high-voltage smile. We'll never have another like you.
Jose was a great man. His smile and laugh will always be remembered.
Deepest regards to your family.
The pursuit for answers regarding the mystery of life is an endless
quest. Many seek religion to fulfill their needs and questions. Other
people may find comfort among the closeness of family. There are even
people who drown their lives with work and activity, finding comfort in
hectic social life.
There is another group of people aswell. These people find comfort
their friends. They laugh with eachother. They share with one
They lend a shoulder to cry on when needed. They stick together and
an unbreakable bond.
I am lucky to have a group of friends like the one I describe. Lucky
have a strong chain that, in naivety, I thought could never be
I was sadly wrong.
Jose was a part of that chain and hes no longer here to laugh with
to share with me, to cry with me. The warm smile I needed to lend me
feeling of acceptence and love is no longer physically there. I am
crushed by this loss.
The ironic thing is....I still feel his strong hug around my
hear his infectious laugh, and see his genuine smile. His legacy lives
inside me head. I feel his presence in my heart. The chain of
which of I am a link, is stronger than ever.
Through Jose's example I have learned so much. Most important was
lesson of giving love to the ones you cherish. Lending a hand to those
need and being the best friend you can be.
I think Jose is smiling on our group of friends. Our strength holds
like glue because of you. When we meet I know you will be there.
House of Flavor baby! I miss you Jabinero.
Love always and forever,
.....Jose was a quality person,always something nice to say and beautiful smile,He is a Great guy,and a Friend,and I will always cherish the time we had to share here,Family and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers...
This is an incredible loss to anyone that knew Jose. He was just one of those people that you just loved being around because he was a ray of sunshine. That smile! My thoughts are with his family and especially his daughter. Andria, I hope that you always have warm and happy thoughts of your father and of how much he loved you. You will see him again in heaven.
I don't think I can recall a time that Jose didn't have a smile on his face. His presence at the office was a major one-smiles, constant good humor, always ready to help. Jose, you will be greatly missed.
Jose, as you all know, was my dad.
He was the best dad I have ever known and was a friend to all.
Even though he and my mom weren't together they were good friends and he was also good friends with my step-dad.
We all know he will be missed deeply and i'm sure he wouldn't want to come back,even if he did it would proably be because he had more friends than you could ever imagine and most of the friends that loved him and the family are writing good stuff about him.
The one thing I remember most about my dad was his smile.How he always had the whitest teeth I had ever seen.
I bet you never guessed that at my mom and his wedding he sang "Doubly Good To You" by Amy Grant to my mom and was afraid he would forget the words so she sang along with him.
He would call me every night and right when we were about to get off the phone he would tell me he loved me.Somtimes he would call very late at night and my mom would get mad because I was already in the bed,but no matter how much she wanted to tell him I would call him tomorrow she couldn't resist letting me talk for a minute.
I'm so happy that the last three words I said to him before he left Sunday at my church were I Love You.I'm going to miss him very much but i'm sure he's in HEAVEN and i'll see him again one day.Don't forget he loved ME the most, Ha-Ha.
My thoughts are with the Alicea family. I never saw Jose without a smile on his face. He loved his daughter more than anything and I admired that. He will be missed by all his friends at Microsoft.
I have known Jose my entire life. I considered him a brother as well as a friend. I will always remember his beautiful smile and his warm and tender voice. He always had something wonderful to say about me when I saw him, and he always gave the best hugs. I will forever love and miss him in many ways. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family during this time of grief. May God bless you and be with you. Love always, Angele Furr
I only knew Jose for a short while when I was at Microsoft. He was always willing to help, and always with a smile. He was a very kind person. My sincerest sympathy to the Alicea family. May God comfort you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. (Revelation 21:4).
I am very saddened by the loss of Jose. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I recently saw him and his smile was irresistible. He was truly a great person, funny, handsome, kind, considerate. He will be missed. I am so glad to have met him.
It has taken me several days to believe that something so unbelieveable could be true. Still, my mind cannot grasp the reality that my old friend will no longer be there offering his amazing hugs. Jose. His name echo's through my memory. I remember so much: when you first brought him to church, when he first enrolled at Indian Land, "going together" in middle school, quizzing, retreats, campmeeting, dating, teen tour, tubing, Impact, the band bus when cheerleaders were allowed to ride along, driver's liscenses, chorus concerts, "I got a hundred!", prom, graduation, "Friends are Friends Forever", registration lines at Trevecca, Rat Days, Freshman Studies, pledging, cramming for exams, weddings, babies, and now a funeral. The life that he lived was loud and bright. To accept that there will be no new memories to add is a difficult assignment.
However, the death of my friend has awakened me to the fact that death can happen to any one of us at any moment in time. Jesus could call me or one of my friends to be in heaven with Him today. With this thought in mind I want my friends to know that they are loved and that the memories I have of them are cherished. I am ready to spend eternity with my Savior. I would like for the many friends that I have grown to love on Earth to share in eternity with me.
Thank you, Jose and Blanca, for teaching Little Jose to be the boy that he was and the man that he became. And thank you for sharing him with us. I pray that God will use Jose's death to further His kingdom and that He will somehow receive glory through it.
With enormous love and heartfelt prayers,
Teresa Furr Watkins
Jose, I am thankful that I had the pleasure of knowing you over the past 12 years of working together here at Microsoft. Your smiling face and kind words will truly be missed here around the office. My sincere condolences to the Alicea family on your loss.
Standing in the rain yesterday at Jose funeral will be something I will never forget...it was as if the heavens were crying for Jose. Although it was a heartbreaking event, I couldn't help but feel the power, that this group of people had mourning together as one. What made Jose who he was, was all the love and experiences he had with his family and friends. Although he is not with us now, the love can still be felt....that is never-ending!
I had the privilege of working with Jose this year and at the end of 3 weeks I felt that I had known him all my life. We celebrated his birthday whilst he was in Denmark working with us and I will always remember his face when he drank his “special” beer. You will be sorely missed by many. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
Jose, my friend. Your were my first true friend when I moved to Charlotte 12 years ago. We spent countless carpool rides to the Microsoft office - ususally just narrowly making it to our desks before we were due on phones.
As the years past, we saw less and less of one another. As we each began to focus on other aspects of our respective lives, careers, etc. But although we were out of touch, you were still always in my thoughts and in my heart.
We recently had a chance to talk at the office for a few minutes, and it was very clear that the passage of time had not dampened our friendship.
As my two sons (Grant and Shane) grow older, I will tell them stories of this very special person named Jose.
May the light of eternal peace shine upon and all your loved ones.
- Larry, Suzanne, Grant and Shane.
My sincere condolences to the Alicea family on your loss. I have known Jose for the last few years. I admired his style and professionalism. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Alicea family.
I met Jose through his brother Charlton and his sister Denise. What I remember most is how close all of them were. It was a great gift to me to see the tremendous amount of love that their family shared. I know that there are no answers as to why, but God has a plan and a purpose for everything. My prayers are with the Alicea family. God Bless you.
Having known Jose for 4 years it sadens me deeply to know I will never see his smiling face again. The entire staff at Liquid Lounge sends its thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Jose. His presence will be missed....
My prayers are with your family. May you find the stregth within family members and friends to help you through this time of loss.
Dear Jose', Blanca, Denise and Charlton:
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of "Little" Jose'. It has been so long since we have seen you all. Even so, we remember every year of Hendersonville Campmeeting spent with your family. Even though I had not seen Jose' in so many years, I can still remember him so well. All the times we had to "sneak" back after camp curfew. All the trips to sliding rock. He always wore a smile and could make me laugh so easily. Jose' was a wonderful man and we will miss him. We love your family and miss you terribly. We will be with you in our hearts, minds and prayers during this difficult time.
Richard & Betty Watts, Brad Watts, Shannon Gossage & Dina Hodges
I will miss the times when you and I are in the same crowd and someone yells "Jose" and both of us would turn.
Jose, you will be missed.
So long for now Ole Friend,
I will truely miss you here! It will never be the same at work without you! I know in my soul we will see each other again! My prayers are with your family!
Dear Blanca, Jose, Denise, & Charlton,
I am sorry about your loss. Jose was such a handsome young man. Blanca, I worked with you many years ago at Stanley Home Products, and remember how proud you are and how you love your children so. My heart goes out to you! I also remember that you both have deep faith and love for the Lord, so I pray that He will hold you in His hand and grant you His peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I have known Jose for as long as I can remember. He was a dear friend to me and my family. I have so many good memories of him from high school and church. Denise and I grew up together so Jose was like a brother to me. Everytime I saw him he gave me a hug and a smile. I will miss him.
I knew and worked with Jose at Microsoft over the past few years and was able to enjoy his company both professionally and socially. My fondest memories include both settings, where his smile was contagious and heartwarming. His deep love for his daughter was only matched by his faith in God. I just lost my Mother at the end of October and prayed that she find Jose, give him a big hug and go dancing. I'm sure they are smiling down on us now. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and especially with Andrea...Remember he loved you dearly!
Jose was a great friend of mine. I feel fortunate to have had in my life. He was a person I greatly admired. He was always smiling, he had an infectious personality that you couldn't help but want to be around him, he was kind, and a great many other things, but most of all he was full of Love for his family and friends. He always let you know his feelings for you. Mostly it came in the form of "I love you, man", and you knew he meant it. He always let you know that he was there for you and would do anything he could to help you.
Jose, you have been such a positive influence in my life and I want to thank you for that. You will be sadly missed by everyone who came into contact with you.
"I love you, man"
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful guy with such a great smile. We miss you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sophia, Buddy & Sila
I really didn't know Jose' all that well, he was my neighbor for the past two years. My heart goes out to his family and those who were close to him. It is with my deepest regret that I didn't get to know him better as my neighbor. May God bless Jose's family in this time of their loss.
Jose' was a friend to all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May GOD bless you all!
We had the great pleasure of knowing Jose for several years. It was an honor and a pleasure to call him a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him, and, just like on earth, I am sure he is getting VIP service in Heavan. You're a great man, Jose', we will miss you.
I am sorry to learn of the loss of Jose. He was truely a great person and always lifted a persons spirit when in his presence. I have not seen him since high school but know that he has continued to be a great person.
Our hearts are broken for you on the loss of your loved one. We will be praying for you daily. Our son-in-law, Robert, worked with Jose at Microsoft. Rev. Chuck and Lou Ann Ellis, Pineville Church of the Nazarene
Jose was a true pleasure to work with. He brought energy and a smile to work everyday. He will be missed and he will be in our prayers. God bless my friend.
We were very saddened to hear about Jose. I have been a coworker of his for about 11 years. I am proud to be his friend. Our prayers are with Jose's family.
Hey there little buddy! Why did you have to leave so soon? :,( It seems like you were back here in Denmark only yesterday... We'll save you a spot in the park... Keep smiling up there!
Jose' was a wonderful Daddy! That will always stand out in my mind. He loved his little girl. My prayers are with his family and friends. May God confort you all.
I just don't know what to say. I've known and worked with Jose for 12 years and won't be able to get used to him not being here. I know that there is a hole in my heart today and my best wishes are with all of Jose's family and many friends. We will all miss him dearly.
I worked with Jose for five years at MSFT 1991-1996. He was a good guy, hard worker and will be missed even though we lost touch over the years.
Jose'-the man of many smiles and hugs...The times I saw Jose' he was always smiling and happy and everyone around him smiled back. You just couldn't help it, because if you were not smiling you would get a great big hug! You are loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Thinking of you and yours,
Jose will stay in my heart and mind as one of the nicest, most sincere people I have met. He will be dearly missed and my thoughts are with his family.
My prayers go out to Jose, his family and relatives. I met Jose this past year through work and spent only about 1 week in his presence.
It was so easy to see within minutes of meeting him what a kind soul he had and what a vibrant spirit lived inside of him. I will never forget his infectious smile and know that his soul and spirit will live on.
To Charlton and Family, I a deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Jose' very well and what a blessing that I was able to, he was a great freind to all. God has granted him his wings and what a fine Angel he will be. Your all in my prayers. Scotty L. Rorie
My prayers go out to Jose's family. I work with Liquid Lounge in Charlotte and all of us are devistated. On behalf of the staff and all of our friends...I'd like to say to say that his smile lit up the room and gave us all comfort. He will forever be remembered and greatly missed.
I was a very special friend of Jose's. Charlton and the entire family are special friends. My love, prayers and sympathy are with you through this time. May God Bless you and keep you all strong.
Jose was always a gentle guy that you could have fun picking with and he was always willing to help out when ever he could. I'll always cherish the times we had together and all the wrestling matches, paintball, foosball and computer games we played and all the times we traveled together around the world. It'll be hard to look at my wedding pictures but at the same time I'll be smiling...Jose always did take a good picture! Such a handsome guy!
I know from talking to Jose that he was a man of faith deep down and believed in Jesus...so I'll see him again one day. But...he'll have had time to practice on the "Heavenly Foosball Table". So I'm sure he'll be waiting to rub it in when he woops me in foosball...again. I can't wait.
I'll miss him deeply. And so will Microsoft.
I'll be praying for your family and looking forward to seeing you again.
Your friend always,
What a great guy and a great inspiration! Jose's smile, enthusiasm & dedication will always be remembered. He made a difference in my life and I look forward to seeing him again one day.
José and I shared an apartment in Redmond, Washington for five months back in 1998-1999, when we were both working on the Microsoft Office 2000 Beta. What I will remember about him is his great sense of humor, his energy, his devotion to his daughter (lots of long phone calls!), and the fact that he really was not as good at video games as he thought he was. :-) He was a great guy and I will miss him.
Jose was a great friend. I hadn't seen him in quite some time, however I always thought of him. All his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jose, My friend,
after working with you for 12 years, your smile, your laughter and awesome attitude will be deeply missed. You were the highest quality person, I am fortunate to have been your friend. I will miss you.
Hasta entonces amigo... Nos vemos.
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
I worked with Jose for 6 months at Microsoft in North Carolina. He was one of the nicest people that I had ever met. My prayers are with his Family in their time of sorrow.
I've known Jose for about 10 years. He was a great friend and I will miss him dearly.
My sincere condolences to the entire Alicea family. Jose was an outstanding person who will be sorely missed. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jose.
It was an honor to know Jose. His smile always greeted you. I had the pleasure of seeing him the night before his passing and the last thing I remember is his smile. He will be greatly missed.
I was sad to learn about the death of little Jose'. When I think about him as a friend at church, school and college I remember his giant smile, his kindness, and his gentle nature. Though it has been several years since I had seen him I know that I will always miss him...
Jose was a dear friend and co-worker. You couldn't ask for a better man. He will be missed.
We'll see ya again soon..