Damian Alverez Joseph

December 25, 1998March 2, 2018

Damian Alverez Joseph was killed tragically in a car accident on Friday March 2, 2018, leaving those who love him most with nineteen years worth of memories. Damian was an outgoing young man who will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor, constant generosity and infectious laughter. Damian was an avid and ferocious reader and gifted artist. He particularly loved the magical worlds of Harry Potter and Eragon. One of his favorite quotes by Thomas Jefferson was “I cannot live without books.” He was a deep thinker who pondered great philosophical arguments and held spirited debates with friends (and siblings) and enjoyed robotics more than anything. When not tinkering with electronics, Damian was a natural athlete, playing soccer, football, ultimate Frisbee, snowboarding, baseball, track and even hackey sack during lunch. Yet he was most at home while skateboarding (and occasionally reading WHILE skateboarding). He loved his siblings fiercely, had a sweet tooth for chocolate cake, butterscotch discs, Tootsie Rolls and Reese's, while living a life filled with acts of kindness and service to others. His happiest moments could be found in his hammock, fishing, kayaking or around a camp fire. These moments will forever remain in the hearts of those he touched. Damian leaves behind a family who loved him deeply and unconditionally. He has left an impenetrable mark on this earth and we are grateful for the short time we spent with him. We invite all who loved Damian to wear blue, his favorite color, and join us for a celebration of his life, Saturday March 10 at 2pm, Country Park, Shelter #7 in Greensboro, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating, in Damian’s memory, to the Grimsley High School Robotics Team. Online condolences may be offered


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 10, 2018

Damian Alverez Joseph

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Stephanie Figueroa

April 5, 2018

I remember my grandsonas a happy , loving, cute, happy, out going, happy most with his mommy , Amanda Marie Figueroa, he was a mommys boy. He had fun with his family, even short, will us to. And Kirsten also. He would loved his other brothers and sister, and dad, Manuel Figueroa, and Papaw Figueroa. We will love you and never forget you and miss you always. Love Grandma Figueroa.

Manuel Hyman

March 8, 2018

My thoughts & prayers are with you. May God bring you peace and comfort.

gilda friedman

March 7, 2018

My prayers are ongoing for all of Damien’s family but especially Michelle. May his memories be a blessing living in your heart where he will live
Gilda Friedman

Kristian Martineau

March 7, 2018

It was my pleasure to teach Damian last year in psychology. He was such an intelligent and lovely young man whose sweet smile and kind heart earned a place in my heart. My family is so very sorry for your loss of such a special young man.

Bonnie Davis

March 7, 2018

Damian was one of the first people my daughter, Kate Pollard, met at UNC-Asheville and she spoke of him fondly. I had the pleasure of meeting him just once when I drove Kate, her roommate, and Damian back to school after the fall break. He struck me as a bright, interesting, polite and sincere young man who was full of joy and light.

I cannot imagine your grief over losing him. You are all in my prayers.

Bonnie Davis

Jill Higgins

March 6, 2018

This is a favorite picture of mine. Brian and I very much enjoyed the times we spent with you all, each time we visited and stayed with you. Damian was always excited to sit and talk with us and I just enjoyed that time so much. He was teaching me all that he was learning about in school and I always marveled at his brain and everything in it, he was so smart! He was a kind soul who loved you, (his Mom) Kirsten and his entire family. We miss him already. Our love to you, Kirsten and Ellen, and your family.

Cheryl Brewer

March 5, 2018

So sorry for your loss