Jose Luis Figueroa
1 August, 1944 – 30 April, 2021
Jose “Joe” Figueroa was born on August 1st, 1944, in the Bronx, NY, to his parents, Azis and Gloria Figueroa. He was brother to Awilda, Robert, and Mary Ellen. Joe is survived by his wife Joann and three children, Cynthia, Jonathan, Michael, and a grandson, Nicholas. He was also expecting a second grandson. Joe grew up in the Bronx and graduated from the High School of Art and Design in New York City. After graduating, Joe enlisted in the United States Airforce and was stationed in Africa, Turkey, and Michigan. He served four years and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
After his service in the Military, Joe embraced his passion for music and sang in several bands but is most proud of his time with the 1960’s acapella legends, The Five Jades, where he sang backup and provided vocals for hits such as My Reverie. Leaving his singing career behind, Joe had several jobs before he settled on a career in logistics, in which he worked until his passing.
In 1973, Joe met the love of his life Joann, and together they celebrated 46 years of marriage. He often sang to her, most notably the song Time After Time by Nancy Wilson.
Joe had many passions. He loved to play racquetball and could be found on the local courts of South Florida, where he made friends and shared many laughs. He was fond of video game and spent much time playing with his sons. In 2018, Joe was diagnosed with Leukemia. He fought the disease until he passed on April 30th, 2021, from complications of a stem cell transplant.
Joe was full of joy and had a contagious smile. He loved his family and friends deeply. We are eternally grateful for the 76 wonderful years Joe had and the time we got to spend with him. “And time after time, You'll hear me say that I'm, So lucky to be loving you.”
Jose Luis Figueroa
8 May 2021
Joe was an amazing man and will be greatly missed by all that had the honor of knowing him.
Every memory I have of Joe is of him being happy and enjoying life, especially with his family that he loved so much.
I will miss him very much and will always think of him with fond memories.
My condolences to Joann and the entire family. Love you all!
8 May 2021
Love you with all my heart, papa Joe. Will cherish all the moments we shared together forever. Gone too soon but you will be with us always.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home South
4 May 2021
Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff
3 May 2021
Lamento mucho la perdida de su ser querido Jose Luis. Pronto llegara el dia en que todos podremos disfrutar de salud perfecta aqui en la tierra, sin tener que morir.
La Biblia promete que, dentro de poco: "viene la hora en que todos los que estan en las tumbas oiran su voz, y saldran," y "el ultimo enemigo, la muerte, sera destruido."
Juan 5:28,29; 1 Corintios 15:26