Wow! This is a shock. He died still young. I was talking to a friend about him and his books today. I searched to get the correct spelling of his last name and discovered he had passed on. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. Oscar and I worked for the same company in the 80's. I enjoyed his wit and sense of humor.
So very sorry for your loss. I met you in Albuquerque writers conference in May of 2007.
Oscar Hijuelos work has been a source of inspiration and encouragement for me
and many writers.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
I knew Oscar back in the eighties, great guy great writer. Great loss.
Reading an Oscar hijuelos novel was always an awaited experience to treasure, and a memory to cherish. What a legacy you have left us. Rest in peace.
To the family of Mr. Oscar Hijuelos, so sorry hear about the loss of your loved one, may the God of comfort you during this difficult time.
Bronx Community College may have lost a 'star' but has and will always remember Oscar Hijuelos as one of our own. Even though we all live and exist in different social, ethnic, religuos and geographic communities, it is how we build and establish our collective relationships that make us a 'true' community. This is Oscar's legacy for not only bronx Community College but the world.
Dear Lori - My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. May your love for Oscar help to comfort you. My sincere condolences, Martha Walmsley
May Jehovah's love keep you strong and faithful as you go through this time.
A great man gone, but your legacy/knowledge will be passed from generation to generation. R.I.P
I will always be glad to have met Oscar and to have experienced firsthand his work ethic, loyalty and generous spirit. !Que descance en paz!
May the Lord give him rest in peace. He is an inspiration for our Hispanic writers and those that enjoy good readings.
Mr. Hijuelos was one of the most gifted writers of our time. May he rest in peace.
Lori..... This just can't be. Oscar is one of the reasons why it is so much fun to get up everyday and paint.
Farewell Oscar. Your books brought so much joy to my life, and for that I'm grateful. My soul aches for your untimely passing . Condolences to family and friends.
Our condolences the Hijuelos family. Mambo Kings was one of my favorite books ever.
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Marion Sullivan 914 619 0309
( Center of the Americas)
Our deepest sympathy to the Hijuelos family during your time of sorrow. May the joyous memories that you shared with Oscar and the knowledge that he brought much joy to the lives of so many people, comfort you and bring you peace in abundance, according to your need. As you nurture your faith in reuniting with Oscar, cherish the promise that God made hope for the dead possible by sending his Son to die for us.--John 3:16.
With deepest sympathy to the Hijuelos family during your time of grief...God is for you a "refuge and strength," A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with "peace and comfort" to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
in God's care rest in peace
His beautiful words and ideas will truly be missed.
Left so many indelible marks with his writing voice.
Sending thoughts of strength and peace,
Dena Barisano, Former Writing Student,
We will miss Mr. Oscar Hijuelos's presence. He had many contributions to his community as a author. May the love and the special memory you shared with him show just how much your life was touched by him. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss. Please find comfort in Psalms 55:22.
My deepest condolences to MR Hijuelos family, may God spirit strengthen your family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.
At a time such as this let all "pray incessantly" for the family so they can receive the much needed comfort from God.
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the words at Jeremiah 29:11.
I am so very sorry to hear the news. My heart is with you.
May the mourning be comforted. Matthew 5:4
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Our hearts go out to the grieving family. Romans 15:33