Constant Cesar was a hard-working man as well as a caring and loving father, who made his children feel safe. He also had a good sense of humor. He was a very charismatic and outgoing man that enjoyed dancing; he was often the life of a party and tried his best to ensure that everyone felt comfortable and had a great time. He was the greatest. These are some of the characteristics that we vividly remember about him.
He was born in Aquin, Haiti in the West Indies. He was a great mechanic and enjoyed fixing cars. When he came to the United States in 1969, he continued to earn a living as a mechanic and worked 6 days a week. He never complained whether it was 95 degrees in the summer or 5 degrees in the winter. He worked in a small auto shop in an open garage space in Brooklyn. Constant was able to save enough money to bring his five children: Marie Joelle, Doris, Carl, Martelly, Martine and his first wife, Paula Cesar, to the United States. Later, along with his second wife Marthe, he raised Arnelle and Amy.
On Saturday evenings, as children growing up, he is remembered as spending time together as a family enjoying watching his favorite TV program: Wrestling, and Andre the Giant was his favorite wrestler at that time. Constant also enjoyed listening to music, especially on Sunday afternoons after attending church services.
Constant Cesar departed on Friday, May 26, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Marthe, children: Marie Joelle, Doris, Carl, Martelly, Martine, Arnelle, and Amy, thirteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. As he used to often say “OH BOY and DARLING.” Those were his favorite words to use with everyone. In his later years, after having long outings together, he would say: “I am tired, I need to take a break!”
“Oh Boy, Our Darling Papi,” you have left us to go to your resting place. if we had a choice, we would have said no, don’t leave us, but it is not our choice or our decision. you have been called, we understand. The memories, the love, the laughter, and the life lessons that you’ve taught us will forever be engraved in our hearts.