OBITUARY

Juan Alejo

February 14, 1944April 17, 2014
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Juan is such a common name in Spanish ... and especially in within our family so he was always referred to by his friends and family as Juan Alejo.

Juan passed away at the age of 70 on April 17th in Brandon, Florida .

He was born on Valentines' day in 1944 in La Bomba de Cenovi, Dominican Republic. He emigrated to the United States in 1962 and built his life in Westbury, New York. He married Arcelia Betances in 1966 with whom he had two children. He was an influencial member of the Hispanic community on Long Island, New York serving as a mentor to many. He worked as a truck driver, having over a million miles driven with no accidents. He was able to fulfill his life's dream to some day returning to his homeland and retired to the Dominican Republic in 2000 where he and his wife enjoyed a wonderful retirement.

Juan is survived by his loving family, his wife of 48 years, Arcelia Alejo and his children: Juan, married to Aurelinda Alejo and their children Rachel, Franchesca and Rafael; Jane, married to Aaron Sierra and their son, Daniel and Jocelyn, married to Johnny Urena and their daughter, Gianna.

He will be joyfully remembered as a beloved Husband, loving Father, doting Grandfather and friend to all.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 21, 2014
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Jeffrey Wise

September 1, 2014

My most deepest condolences to the Alejo Family. I had the highest respect for Juan. My God bless you all

Jocelyn Urena

May 7, 2014

Ramon Quintana

April 25, 2014

To the Alejo family, The Quintana family is deeply saddened for your loss. In the small moments I talked to Juan I remember them being filled with laughter and joy, he will be missed by all! Jocelyn, Johnny and GiGi god bless, my condolences are in my heart for your family.

Carmen Rentas

April 25, 2014

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with my cousin Jocelyn Urena Alejo & my auntie Nelly Rentas, and to the Alejo family & Grandchildren as you grieve. Juan will always remain in my heart & soul the "father figure" image & role he immediately took over when I loss my dad a long time ago...Always in our hearts & prayers we love you dearly. Carmen Felita Rentas & family

Jenefer Edelen

April 22, 2014

I was fortunate to meet Juan once and his smile and wonderful witty humor is still a fresh memory. I know he was a great man because Jane comes alive when she speaks of him and her face lights up with his same smile. Rest in peace Juan, you are so very loved.

Elizabeth Martinez

April 21, 2014

Our deepest condolences go out to my cousin Jocelyn and the Alejo family..

Liz, Gabe, Eli and Tia Carmen

Elizabeth Martinez

April 21, 2014

May you rest in peace Juan...

Elizabeth Martinez

April 21, 2014

He was a great and loving man. He made us laugh and will live on in all of us as a gentle hearted uncle and brother in law to my grandmother Carmen Rentas... We will miss you, you are gone but never forgotten...

Elizabeth Martinez

April 21, 2014

He was a great and loving man. He made us laugh and will live on in all of us as a gentle hearted uncle and brother in law to my grandmother Carmen Rentas... We will miss you, you are gone but never forgotten...

Aurora Rentas

April 21, 2014

Someone said "They are out to get the Rentas family & those attach to us" I simply shook my head, while smiling. There are no comforting words that can soothe your broken heart or stop those tears flowing down your cheeks. To the Alejo family my deepest and sincere condolences. Juan was more than an uncle to all of us. He took over my pain & my loss of my dad back in 1991. I will never ever forget his favorite lines,"Lolita what are you up to now " Who's pissing you off ? Every time we saw each other. I will always treasure our memories going back to the late 60's & up to our last dance together at Emily's sweet 16th birthday. Am smiling again, because you are now with my angels in Heaven looking down at us, your children and grand children guiding us all. Rest in eternal peace my dearest Juan love you dearly. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance especially for being a dad to me and many of us. In my heart & prayers always..