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Velez, Alayna LynnAlayna Lynn Velez, 16-year-old daughter of Ruth Ann (Cavaliere) Velez and the late William T. Velez died accidentally on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Allentown. Alayna was entering her Junior Year at Allentown Central Catholic High School where she was on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Survivors: Mother; Brother, Joshua; Sisters, Bryann, Karissa and Shannan; Maternal Grandfather, John Cavaliere; and many other relative and friends. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Susquehanna and S. 2nd Streets, Allentown. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the benefit of the family. Please make checks payable to the Alayna Velez Memorial Fund. Donations may be mailed to Wells Fargo Bank, Attn: Colleen Kurecian, 3060 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 839, Center Valley, PA 18034-9039 or you may stop into any Wells Fargo Location to make a donation.



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Published in Morning Call on Aug. 20, 2015.
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August 21, 2019
4 years Alayna. Love to see you as a 20 year old college student. Just not fair.

love and miss you always
CCHS FRIEND
October 7, 2016
Madd walk in your memory
October 6, 2016
miss you so much! xoxo Senior night wont be the same without you!!
Megan Stewart
September 13, 2016
Thinking about you Alayna. I was going through some pictures and seeing one of Caitlin holding you on the beach at Beltsville it was such a fun day with all of us there. You were the sweetest girl anyone could know. I can hear your voice in my head and remember how sweet you were with Jace when he was born. You truly are an Angel that watches over all of us.

May you rest easy and may we all meet you again someday sweet girl.

xxxooo
August 3, 2016
Your Mother loves and thinks of you daily. May you keep her in your thoughts as she fights to live without you
Terry Graf
August 1, 2016
Thinking of you today and always, Alayna. Still remember the first time I held you as a baby and all of the wonderful times we had together with your sisters. You are always in my heart. Love you <3
Caitlin Heckman
December 17, 2015
Love and miss you so much my precious angel
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Love you Alayna!!❤
December 16, 2015
Missing you a lot!!! Always thinking about you pretty girl
November 3, 2015
Miss our Halloween shenanigans with Alayna Lynn Thought of you and your friends and parties which brought lord of smiles.
Terri
November 2, 2015
Miss you!!! Xo
November 2, 2015
August 31, 2015
Ruth, and family, I am so heartbroken over the loss of your Alayna. My family and I send our deepest sympathy to you and pray for healing and peace for you all as soon as possible.
Kara, Nick, Felicity, Hayden, Dario Sorrentino
August 26, 2015
Dear Ruth, Josh, Bry, Karissa & Shannon,
How blessed Meg & I have been to be a part of your lives & how heartbroken we are for the loss of Beautiful, Sweet Alayna! We love you all so very much & your grief is our grief. Knowing the bond you all have, I feel God will give you the strength to help each other, along with family & friends to get you through this unimaginable tragedy! Please know we are here for you now & forever!
Love,
Linda & Meg
Linda Iannelli
August 26, 2015
There are no words to express my deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of Alayna.
You're in my thoughts and prayers always.
Leona Burt
August 26, 2015
Ruth and Family, Our thoughts n prayers are with you all at this time. The Stroble Family
Debbie stroble
August 25, 2015
Velez Family ~ I am deeply sorry your family has suffered this terrible tragedy. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you're in and the loss you all must feel without Alayna in your lives. My prayers for her and to all of you in this time of leaving and farewell.
Pennel Bird
August 24, 2015
The Velez Family:
I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing her pretty smile coming threw the lunch line at ACC.
August 23, 2015
Ruth and family. I'm so very sorry for your beautifull Alayna is not here with you on earth as she has a different life now and her never ending love will provide strength to you all until you meet again. Cherish all the memories and think of her infectious beautiful smile and kind genuine soul to help provide you strength. Bill and Ruth you sure did create an amazing family and Ruth your spirit that you have instilled in your kids on your journey when you were asked to carry on after Bill was taken to the heavens above is just truly inspiring I pray you remain strong and keep the love in your heart as we all love you like crazy and will support you all in this difficult journey.. Love Ter Dick and Griff
Terri Seyfried
August 23, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family everyday through this difficult time. Alayna was such a beautiful girl and always full of smiles. Connor will miss her friendship immensely.
Leighton Family
August 22, 2015
so sorry for your loss. what a beautiful girl taken away to soon. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim & Mary Budwash
August 22, 2015
To the most beautiful soul that ever walked this earth. Had to leave us so soon...Now she is in a better place with her dad and grandparents..Alayna you will never be forgotten, you had the best spirit ever. Your smile lit up the room like diamonds. I am sending you all my love from here to the heavens. I will see you again. We all love you. You are an angel a beautiful angel forever in our hearts.
Kamille Velez
August 22, 2015
Words cannot describe the sadness we all feel. Alayna has been such a good friend to Amanda through the years and we have all been blessed to know her. Rest in peace Alayna--you will be missed! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Giamalis Familly
Jamie Giamalis
August 22, 2015
Ruth and family, God give you strength at this difficult time,you are in our thoughts and prayers,Love to you all
Maryann and Brian Trilli
August 22, 2015
Ruth Ann, John and Family,..Words can not express the sadness of hearing of the passing of Alyana. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We are sorry we are not able to attend the services, we are in California visiting with Traci. Always remember all your happy memories you have of her. She is now an Angel in Heaven with Bill and Ruthy watching over all of you...sending our love always..
Bonnie and Tami Frank
August 22, 2015
Ruth Ann, Josh, Bryann, Karissa, Shannan and Grandpop John,

No words come close to expressing the sadness we feel and no actions can adequately console you and your family for the tragic loss of Alayna. Just know that we are thinking of you. Alayna will remain forever young in our hearts and minds.
Mike & Nancy Levchak
August 22, 2015
Ruth please know that we are so very saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Alayna. No words can express our sorrow. We will continue to pray for your recovery. Hopefully there is some peace in knowing Alayna will be in Heaven with her daddy. God Bless you and the kids in this difficult time!
Kris, Brittney, and Gannon Venable
August 22, 2015
My deepest condolences to the family.
Michael Pittaro
August 22, 2015
Dear Velez Family,
May you find peace knowing Alayna lives on in the hearts of all she touched. We are so sorry for your loss.
Barbara,Stephen, Ryan Suchon
August 22, 2015
Galban Family
August 22, 2015
May the happy memories of your beloved comfort you during this difficult time .. Thoughts and prayers to all of you
Faith and Heather Lauer
August 22, 2015
Rest in peace as you enter God's Kingdom.

Patricia Nyack and the Carusone family
August 21, 2015
Praying for you and your children. I love you.
Tracy Bailey Carter
August 21, 2015
Dear Ruth, Josh, Bry, Karissa and Shannon,
Please accept our condolences in the tragic loss of your daughter, your sister. Although we have not seen Alayna since our days at St. Paul's, the last few days we've come to know of the beautiful person she was both inside and out. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that God had instantly sent a host of angels, her guardian angel and of course our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph to her side in her great time of need to minister to her, to be with her and to guide her while she rested in the loving arms of the Mother of God safely wrapped in her mantle. Our prayer for all of you is that you too come to feel the warmth and protection of our Blessed Mother, she knows first hand your sorrows and is here for you always and will lead you to a peace that can only come from her Son. Please be assured of our continued prayers for all your needs.
The Malones, Joe, Donna, Chris and Mark
August 21, 2015
Words cannot express my sorrow. May your memories and faith bring you peace.
Angela Faidley
August 21, 2015
Velez Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our hearts are heavy and tears are flowing. Keep faith in God. We are all here if needed.
Tom, Jackie, Amanda and Tommy Bonser
jackie bonser
August 21, 2015
Rest in peace sweet girl. Look after your mom and siblings from above.
Paula Bossone
August 21, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss.God Bless you & family. GOD HAS A NEW ANGEL.
patricia Derobertis
August 21, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss our prayers are with your family from the Adams family Mark,Ashley and Jane Tioga st.
August 21, 2015
iam so sorry about your daughter we have really never met but I live down the street from you my deepest symphony goes out to all of you I hope you get better real soon beth selkregg
August 21, 2015
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Rest in peace Alayna, you are gone way before your time. Prayers to your family.
Darlene Tomel
August 21, 2015
Ruth Ann
We so sorry to hear about your loss of you daughter. Our prayers are with you and your family.God bless you.
Bruce,Traci,Tom Pollinger and Heather and Chris Whitney
TRACI POLLINGER
August 21, 2015
I am so so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family....
brandy rex
August 21, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Velez family. May God guide you through this difficult time as he opened his arms to Alayna.
Peace be with you.

Debra Kovacs and Steven Goodwin
August 21, 2015
Dear Ruth and Family,
Words cannot express how saddened we are over the loss of Alayna. We are praying for you today and everyday.
Nush (Levchak) Swartz & Family
August 21, 2015
Ruth and Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I am praying and asking Jesus to surround all of you with his comfort and love.
God Bless your family.
Lois Joyce
August 21, 2015
Ruth, Shannon and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your family and Christian faith comfort you during this difficult time.
Katie Ferguson and Daniel Kissinger
Katie Ferguson
August 21, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you during this hard time.
August 21, 2015
To Ruth and family,
We are thinking of you and Alayna every moment. It is our hope for you that her gorgeous smile will eventually you bring peace and comfort in the hard days to come, and that your love for each other will carry you on.
Always your friend,
Jimmy & Tina McGovern
Jimmy McGovern
August 21, 2015
To Ruth, Josh, Bryann, Karissa, Shannon
Our hearts are broken from this tragedy. We pray God sends you the grace & strength to get through the days ahead & may your memories help ease the pain. RIP Alayna Angel now with you Daddy.
Joanne and Joe Geist
August 21, 2015
Miss you Alana a precious child you were.
August 20, 2015
Dear Velez and Cavaliere Family,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ruth Ann, our hopes for the best recovery,from the injuries you have incurred.
Love Randy & Lisa Braun
Randy Braun
August 20, 2015
Ruth Ann and family, so sorry for your loss.you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort family and friends during this time of sorrow.
Linda and Bill Bendekovits and family
August 20, 2015
Dear Josh and all the Velez Family,
I wish there was something I could say or do to make this better, and I can"t think of a thing, I just want you to know that you are all in my heart and soul, My thoughts and Prayers.
God Bless,
Randy Beitler
August 20, 2015
Rest in Peace Alayna! I miss you so much. It will be so weird not to see you on the track cheering this year. I know you will be cheering me on from heaven. I will always remember your amazing personality and charm. you were taken way too soon. Rest easy princess. I love you
August 20, 2015
Miss you Alayna
August 20, 2015
Ruth and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Alayna was such a sweet girl and was always full of smiles! You have been been in my thoughts and prayers!
Marybeth (Frana) Long
August 20, 2015
Dear Velez family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God continue to wrap his loving arms around all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Dale and Terri Costenbader
August 20, 2015
My heart breaks for your family. Please know my family is praying for all of you. May God give you strength and comfort.
Kim Westhoff F/A
August 20, 2015
Bry and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Kim Crothers
August 20, 2015
I am heartbroken over this tragedy and loss of such a beautiful soul! My thoughts have been with Ruth and her family, constantly, since I heard the sad news. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy. RIP beautiful one!
Karen Woods
August 20, 2015
To the Velez family. We are so very saddened to hear of Alayna's tragic passing. May God be with you and your family. So very sorry.
Robyn and Joe Tyler Sarah and Eli Barchini family
August 20, 2015
Dear Velez Family, I was so very sad to hear of Alayna's tragic passing. As a family, you have been through so much. I have such fond memories of our times at St. Paul's. I remember watching Alayna at the cheerleading events when she was very small, as she watched her sisters perform. And all the times Ruth brought her to school when helping out--Alayna was like a little mascot until it was time for her to be in Kindergarten herself. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you feel the love of family and friends surround you, and especially the comfort of our Lord Jesus.
With love, Jane Gibson
Jane Gibson
August 20, 2015
Ruth and family, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength. Krajcic family
August 20, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the Velez family. May God hold Alayna in His arms and may He give you all the strength you need to go on. May He also grant Ruth a speedy recovery. Heaven has another angel.
Sharon and Tom Stewart
August 20, 2015
Ruth, Josh, Bry, Karissa and Shannan,

Words cannot convey how sorry I am for your unfathomable loss. Alayna is a beautiful and kind soul who made the world a better and happier place just by being in it. Your family is made of the best and strongest people we know, and while there is nothing that can be said to lessen the pain or sorrow of this loss, we hope your love for each other and the love and affection so many have for all of you can bring you solace. Charlie and I are keeping you all close to our hearts and in our thoughts.

With deepest love and sympathy, now and always.
Anna Lenhart
August 20, 2015
Deepest Sympathy to The Velez Family~ Heaven has a Beautiful New Angel... she's resting in peace with her dad and Holy Father. May you find comfort at this most difficult time... God Bless. With Much Love & Warmest Regards, Denise & Danielle Kametz and Nichole & Brian Francisco
August 20, 2015
To a Wonderful daughter you left the World too Young . May God with your help assist your family left behind
August 20, 2015
Michele Cornell
August 20, 2015
Ruth and family, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and Karen Stancick
August 20, 2015
REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL
Howard and Dar Boss
dar boss
August 20, 2015
Out of sight... but NEVER out of our minds or our hearts... When we look into the sky, I'm sure we will see that twinkle from your eyes.....
Sue Hirst
August 20, 2015
Ruth,Joshua,BryAnn,Karissa,Shannon: David and I send our condolences and prayers to each and everyone of you. we remember Alayna when she was very little coming up to St. Paul's School. she is now an Angel in Heaven. Hope all is well with Ruth. God Bless you All.Anna Marie and David Wadding
Anna Marie Wadding
August 20, 2015
Shannan and family
I am very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort during this very difficult time.
Monica Lozano
August 20, 2015
Kendall Turk
August 20, 2015
Much Love from your Central Catholic Family, know that we are praying for your family, and we believe Alayna is safe with the Lord and her Father.
Cental Catholic
August 20, 2015
In this time of grief please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Josephine and Debbi Dascher
Deborah Dascher
August 20, 2015
Josh and family. Please know you are loved and prayed for and that God will watch over and protect you during this tragic time in your lives and always. Love you.
Michael and Mary Jane Sickonic
Michael Sickonic
August 20, 2015
Ruth Ann and family, I have no words to comfort you at this time, but to let you know my thought and prayers are with you all, may sweet Alayna rest in peace, she is now with her dad looking down on all..
Patricia Boyle
August 20, 2015
It is my prayer that God shed healing comfort into the heart's of Alayna's family. Alayna you are indeed another angel in God's kingdom, your genuine smile will be missed.
August 20, 2015
To Ruth, Josh, Bryann, Karissa, Shannon and family,

There are no words to describe the hurt and emotional rollercoaster everyone is going through during this time of grief. Our love and sympathy goes out to all of you. If we can be of any help don't hesitate reach out to us.

Love Nana and Pappy
Connie and Warren Rex
August 20, 2015
REST ON PEACE BEAUTIFUL GIRL. MAY THE LORD GIVE YOUR SOUL COMFORT AND TO YOUR LOVE ONES. YOUR AN ANGEL KEEP SMILELING.
JULIE ROSASRIO
August 20, 2015
David J Bhaltazhar Esq
August 20, 2015
To Ruth, Josh, Bry, Karissa, and Shannon
The tragedy of your loss is heartbreaking. You have our deepest sympathy, prayers and wish for God to bless you and keep you in his embrace as you get through this terrible time. Our continue thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Woody, Rosie ,Nick, and Amanda Wootsick
August 20, 2015
My heart goes the family . My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Heaven gained a beautiful angel...
Chris Schwindenhammer
August 20, 2015
Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel
*Rest in Heavenly Peace Princess*
August 20, 2015
Ruth, Josh, Bryann, Karissa and Shannon,

We are consumed with sadness to learn of the tragic loss of Alayna. May the strength of family and friends carry you through this difficult time.

Love and Prayers.
Mary Ellen, Jeff & Brian Dischinat
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