My condolences to the family. I worked with Joe at Intercoast College in Sacramento and he was a great guy to know. I considered him a big brother figure and I will miss Big Joe Amalbert.
I miss you my love, everyday is a strugle to know I can't hug you, call you or talk to you. I know.. I know.. be strong but is just hard. Te Amo vida mia!!
Well Brother, it has taken me this long to share my thoughts (don't laugh), but here I am. I miss you deeply and keep thinking I will be seeing you soon, or texting you to see how you are. Will forever keep our last conversation in my heart. No we didn't get to dance as we had planned, but I know that you have the best partners now,mom and grandma, (dad is probably having a fit, having a hard time cutting in :). I know you are with me because I just found a letter you wrote to me many years ago which confirms the bond and love we have, as well as with the others. Your embrace is as big as your smile, it reaches many and holds use close. Love you much, miss you, always in my heart.
I know "yeah, yeah, yeah". Bendicion, a ti, mami, papi, y abuela.
Your sister Aggie (better late then never! :)
So sorry for your loss. Try to stay strong through this difficult time!
My Brother wrote this back in January, how profound of him!
Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me.
Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--Let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand.
May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. You have to copy & paste this one, no share button, because kindness is a effort given from the not the press of a button.
I was blessed when I met your wonderful family while living in the Bronx. That's when I gained a beautiful friend, your sister Martha. I remember you as a kind and gentle soul. I'm grateful my husband Raul got the chance to know you at Dover Business College. Your contagious SMILE and peaceful nature will shine forever! Our warm embraces go out to your ENTIRE family. Rest in peace dear man.
Nancy & Raul
Our hearts are broken. There are no words to describe the pain and the heaviness that lays in my heart. I found myself looking at pictures this morning of the family times we've shared and am still in shock that I will never receive an email from you again, just to check in. I found a picture of the day Marlene was born and you were holding her. Its so hard to believe you are gone.You always said that eventhough I didn't believe it sometimes, that I would be ok. You always spoke to out of kindness and always wanted me to achieve more. Thank you for believing in me. I hope that i have made you proud. You will always be close to my heart and I know that you are looking at us, protecting us, helping us heal. You are greatly missed. With Love
You have left us too soon. I'm sure you, grandma, and grandpa are having up blast up there. I always enjoyed our talks and I must say that my fondest memory of you will always be your eye-opening wisdom that you shared with me on a daily basis. You've always told me to keep going and never stop until I am happy. Everyday I go into one of grad classes or work your words replay over and over in my head. You always had a sense of humor, that I LOVED! I will never forget the time I took grandma to California and we met up for dinner along with my friend from Pennsylvania. Once you saw the bill was quite hefty, you passed it across the table to my friend. When he oh so willingly took out his wallet, you couldn't help but laugh! haha I love and will miss you so much! Until the day we have our next conversation. Love you xoox Rest easy!
Gone too soon; nevertheless, the gates of heaven have embraced a wonderful man. May your children and love ones see beyond the sorrow today, but look back in memory to help comfort them tomorrow. XOXO - RIP!
Joey I've know you since you were born. Today unfortunately your family and friends said their last good-bye's, much too soon. You will always be in our thoughts and heart forever! RIP
Love you always,
From the first time I met Joe in Florida at a convention my husband was attending, I understood why Jim had been so taken by him. What a beautiful man, and fun to be with or even around. It was devastating when Jim called and told me the news. We were waiting for Joe to call and say "I'm back" so we could schedule a date with Andrea and him. Joe has said he wasn't quite ready for the "Salsa". His Spirit will continue to brighten our world through the many people whose lives he touched. Thank you for being my Friend.
Joe has helped me learned the school business, which help me become a great a electrical program director in the school business!!
Joe>>>thank you>>>you will be missed
Joe was a mentor and friend. He carried peace in his heart which could be contagious to those around him. He will be with me always and I hope that I may add to this world as he did...Joe...YKWLY
Hey, do you remember that time when . . .?
My fondest memory of Joe was when he took me, and my friends Stephen and "Drac" to a New York Nets game at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The Nets with Dr. J were playing a play-off game against the San Antonio Spurs with George Gervin ("Ice Man"). During our long train ride there, Joe taught us how to play the card game "War." The basketball game ran long, and we had to run a mile to catch the last bus back to the train station. All four of us were running and laughing at the same time. When we finally got on the bus, we realized that we did not have the exact change for the fare. Luckily, a nice gentleman was able to provide us with change.
Recently, when my wife, Desiree, and I met Joe and Joey at "Downtown Disney," Joe and I were able to sit alone and reminisce about that time. We were cracking up about it. I remember that Nets game because it was such a special memory for me. I am fighting back tears as I type this. Thank you so much, Joe.
I was deeply sadden to hear you where no longer with us. I have to say you where a great boss in fact the best boss anyone can have !! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and helping me grow and giving me good advice. I remember you always telling me "your going to make me go more bald than what already am every time I would go into your office to tell you about the drops " And all those times you would make us laugh when u would take out the bat you would keep behind your door in case we gave you bad news lol ... There are so many good memories I will always remember you with that huge smile you always had on you face...thank you for everything you did for me ????
"Joe" Another angel in heaven. Always had a smile, made you laugh when you were down. Never judged. A great man. You will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Amalbert Family. I had the privilege of working with Joe at MTI in New Jersey and will always remember a very gracious man with a million dollar smile. God Bless you Joe.
Joe te fuiste sospresivamente pero siempre estaras en nuestros corazones, Dios te bendiga
Joe always wore a Smile that was contagious. He spoke of his children often and always had the BEST advice. When I first met Joe we celebrated our September bdays together in 2005 when presented with Bday cake and being serenated with a lovely Bday song. Him and I got along so well from that day forward. He was truly a wonderful BOSS but an even better FRIEND.I was deeply saddend to hear of the loss of JOE as it appears his time here was way too short and I know his family feels the same way. My heart and prayers go out to his FAMILY may your hearts heal by knowing he is now your ANGEL. THE WORLD HAS LOST A WONDERFUL MAN BUT MAY YOU TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING AN ANGEL IS WATCHING OVER YOU. Joe you won't be forgotton as you have left behind too many BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES. LOVE YA ALWAYS!!!
I will see you in heaven.....
I worked with Joe for 6 months and let me tell you he was the best Director anyone can ever have. I learned so much from him, he was the best boss, friend and mentor I have had. I will miss him tremendously he will always have a place in my heart. Every time I order pizza I think of him he once told me to order a pizza pie and had me so confused all he did was laugh and say just order a pizza cecy always with a big smile on his face. My condolences to his family.
Love you forever Boo. No words can describe the feelings of losing someone that is very close to you. I will always remember our conversation that morning. Only the lord knew that it would be our last.You will always be in my heart. Our memories will never fade and be with me forever. Love Doris
I want to first thank you for sharing you father with us. He was a great man and I feel so blessed to have had such a great friend in "Joe" and boss. Joe you will be truly missed. I know you're in heaven dancing........dance, dance, dance your heart away my friend. I love you always........
Juanita Adams (Moreno Valley, CA)
Dear Charissa & Dave,
Our heartfelt sympathies on this deep and sad loss for you, the kids and all those that loved him. All the pictures show a happy, loving and caring man. He will be watching over, guiding and protecting you all. Love Sue & Bob
Remember the good times. Condolences to the family.
Carmen Medina Browning (Truckee, CA)
To my Uncle and Godfather, you were one of a kind, always smiling, motivating, and encouraging me to do well in life. I miss you so much but I know you are know watching over me along with grandma. Love you!
July 4th I lost my Love, friend and my everything. I miss you lotsss my love. I know you're in a better place free of pain. Please watch over all of us and help us find comfort to deal with the emptiness you have left in our hearts.
Te Amo mi vida con todo mi coraz
You have impacted your loved ones and my loved ones in such a positive way. Thank you for teaching them to love a little harder, be a little more patient, and enjoy what you have been given. We miss you Joe and know you are watching over us. Enjoy yourself up there but come and visit us from time to time. We miss you! See you soon!
Dear Uncle Joey, our hearts are all broken, but may we soon find comfort in knowing you will be watching down over us with a big smile. I will never forget your wonderful laugh and the kindness you showed to everyone you were around. I will miss you dearly and will cherish the wonderful memories that I have. Love you…Denise xo
When you were born I was running around the neighborhood yelling "I'm a Sister to a Brother, I'm a Sister to a Brother". How SILLY was that, I sounded like Paul Revere! I would run home from school get the stroller and off we go to the park and swings. You were such a happy baby.
Uncle Joey I know in my heart although don't always comprehend things happen for a reason, our time spent during your many visits were always moments just to catch up where we left off the time prior so i am grateful that a few works ago never knowing it would be our last visit here on earth we shared great memories & laughter like always! I love ya kisses to abuela,grandpa,&grandma when you meet up with them . May your humble,loving ways get your love ones thru the hrs,days,and years to come.
Melissa Amalbert Rodriguez
Uncle Joey, I was blessed to have one of our more personable conversations just a short time ago. It will be a constant reminder of our view on life - focus on the positive. Your smile continues to be contagious and will be missed. I know you, Grandma and Grandpa are all looking down on us with smiles on your faces. Until our next conversation...rest in peace.
Heaven has a new angel. We will miss you so much but happy to have you watching over us now.
Joe my dear friend. I will miss you greatly. You always had the best advice for me and a laugh that was so cheerful. My heart is heavy and filled with sadness. But I know that you are up there looking down upon us keeping a watchful eye. I am blessed to have called you my friend and my family. With Love, Claudia
My Sweet Love, you and I share wonderful memories thru out this 5 years, this memories I will cherish for ever. You have no idea the emptiness you have left in my life, I love you today and always.
TE AMO CORAZON MIO!!!
Sending my heart warm condolences to the Amalbert Family. Joe will always hold a very special place in my heart. May your faith, and love for one another keep you all strong through this very difficult time.
In all the years we've known him, We always found him to be a kind and thoughtful man. You will be missed by all. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace Joey. Love, Liz, Mary, Pamela, Danielle, Alima and Ed.
Dearest Uncle Joey, Although we did not get to spend lots of time together, I know you cared deeply for all of us and we for you. We will miss you so very much!! As my Lilly said "We now have 3 angles to watch & protect us in heaven". Love Always, Dawn
joe, you were a special man, I will miss you... you always had a smile & something nice to say rest in peace.....
My dear "Baby Boy", I will always have you in my heart and will be eternally grateful that I got a chance to see you and tell you how much I loved you. Rest easy.....
I must say that losing you uncle joe is such a huge blow to me. You were such an amazing man,uncle, brother,father . Grandfather. Since day one that my mother and I came in to the Amalbert Family you always welcomes us and opened your heart and arms to the new additions to the Amalbert family and as Dad aka Ray knows I'm so proud to have had you as my uncle and to have been given the Amalbert name . I love you dearly and will always keep you close to heart . Just last year we where having thanksgiving together in Buena Park. Take care of Grandma Tio. Love you
"To a wonderful brother-in-law and human being", from day one you were always GENUINE and LOVING, and always with a SMILE. Losing you hurts so deeply, but I know you are with your mom and the angels watching all of us. May we all share your passion for life. You were the best of the best!
Love you always!
From day one you were always genuine and loving, and always with a smile. I loved you dearly and losing you hurts so much. I was blessed to have known you and now you are with the angels up above watching us all. May we all follow your passion for life.
Love you always,
My dear "Baby Brother" I will miss you every single day. I will miss our talks and the laughter with always shared. May The Lord accept you into his Kingdom and keep you free of pain and I'm sure Grandma is saying "vente nene yo te quido" You will always be in my heart. Love you!
The family knew the 1st photo would best depicted this humble, loving grandfather, father, brother, uncle, and friend. It made me cry. Joe always gave of himself without asking for anything in return. Rest in peace my dear brother, mom is waiting for you. You'll always be remembered and loved. Brother Ray
To a man who made us laugh, who made us feel loved and who will be missed every single day!!! Uncle Joey, you will be missed. I am at ease knowing you have been greeted by the people who brought you into our lives~Grandma & Grandpa.