Joel Wesley Lezcano

October 21, 1994November 18, 2018
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After a long battle with cancer, Joel Lezcano, age 24, passed away at 1:30 PM Sunday November 18, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Joel was born on Friday October 21, 1994 at 8:30 AM in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He lived in Coral Springs with his family and attended Coral Glades High School. After graduating in 2013, he attended Atlantic Technical College where he enrolled in a lifestyles program to aid him in preparing for the future. Joel’s passion was collecting and creating photo albums of his family. It was a gift he left us all to cherish forever. He found comfort in arts and crafts and anytime he came across a new project you could guarantee he would be at Michaels Arts and Crafts that same day. Shopping with his mother and grandmother was a frequent pastime of his which regularly ended in a trip to their favorite restaurants. Joel would take this opportunity to order his all-time favorite food, the JB tempura roll. Collecting action figures, movies, video games and music were also a large part of Joel’s life. At family events, he was the first one to choose the playlist and always made sure to pull his mother onto the dance floor at least once throughout the evening. His ideal game was Mortal Kombat and everyone knew if you played him, you never had a shot at winning. His chosen movies were Rocky and Scarface. You could guarantee that his father was right beside him watching as they recited some of their favorite lines. A few of his collectibles included Dragon Ball Z, Marvel Universe, Justice League and DC Universe. These shows reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Out of all of them, Dragon-ball Z was his favorite. It teaches valuable character virtues such as teamwork, loyalty, and trustworthiness. That is what defined Joel.

From the moment he was born, the one thing he did best was bring joy into people’s lives. Joel battled brain cancer his entire life. He had multiple surgeries as well as chemotherapy and radiation, yet his positive outlook on life was left unchanged. Regardless of the circumstance, there was always a smile on his face that proved to be contagious. If you were not aware of Joel’s illness, you would have never guessed it. Despite all the odds against him, he went with the flow continuing to put others before himself. He was the sweetest and kindest person you could ever meet. A true dedicated friend and a family oriented young man who taught us all how to embrace life and love one another. He loved family more than anything in the world. Whether it was a shopping trip to the mall with his mother and grandmother, or a drive to the store with his father, if he had his family by his side, Joel could achieve anything. He fought like a champion for his entire life and passed away as one.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Joel’s life gathering on Saturday December 15th from 6-8 PM at the Kraeer Funeral Home located 1 North State Road 7 Margate Florida, 33063. We encourage all to bring any memorabilia or photographs they have of Joel to join in on the celebration of his life. The family asks that you spend time with your children. Take a walk on the beach with your loved ones and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond. That is what Joel would wish.


  • Michelle Pagan, Mother
  • Modesto Lezcano, Father
  • Naomi Pagan, Aunt
  • Victoria Lezcano, Sister
  • Priscilla Lezcano, Sister
  • Juan Pagan, Grandfather
  • Carmen Pagan, Grandmother
  • Juan Lezcano, Grandfather
  • Anna Lezcano, Grandmother
  • Natasha Pitti, Cousin
  • Kristina Gayz, Cousin
  • Mariana Lezcano, Cousin
  • Anamaria Cruz, Cousin
  • Tim Robbins, Brother-in-law
  • Meagan Bravo, Sister-in-law
  • Juan Lezcano, Uncle
  • Fernando Lezcano, Uncle


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2018

Joel Wesley Lezcano

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Couret Family

December 15, 2018

Our son and Joel became best friends after they met the first day of school at Tradewinds elementary. Every chance they had they spent time together even after we moved miles apart. Joel was a blessing in our lives and we were so happy that he was able to explore North Carolina mountains with us (Grandfather Mountain). It’s amazing that God puts people in our lives and our sons became life long friends, Joel will always be in our heart and memories until we met again. You were like family to us and we will miss you ❤️ Our love and prayers.

Priscilla Lezcano

December 7, 2018

Joel, I miss you so much today. I miss you a lot everyday, but today I can’t seem to shake the feeling. Wish you were here to goof around with, things aren’t the same without you. I love you always and forever.

Naomi Gayz

December 6, 2018

Miss you terribly honey. Xxoo

Kristina Reed

November 29, 2018

I’ve known the Lezcano’s since I was in middle school sharing the same grade as Joel’s sister Priscilla. I went over her house every year for New Years Eve and The Fourth of July so I’ve seen Joel grow up since he was in elementary school. I’ve learned from observing his collection of actions figures that he was into Lord of Rings and had an action figure of my FAVORITE character Legolas and he was kind enough to give it to me. Also when I was in the hospital in ‘06 the Lezcano’s would visit me and Joel always gave me a hug when he saw me. Even after I recovered, Joel would always make sure to give me a hug. He was such a sweet soul. I’m happy I knew him.
Rip Love you Joel! You were a cool dude.

Gina Swan

November 28, 2018

Joel was the most loving young man you could meet. He would brighten the day just with a smile. However, his hugs and kisses would melt your heart.
I will miss him. He has touched my heart like very few people can. I am greatful I was able to know him. God has a special place in heaven for joel🙏🏼😇

Eddie Lezcano

November 28, 2018

Sunday morning at the beach, collecting seashells and working our way to Denny’s for that much anticipated gran slam 💋💋💋

Eddie Lezcano

November 28, 2018

One day we will unite in the kingdom of heaven. You’ve left us much too soon 💔

Naomi Gayz

November 27, 2018

My beautiful JJ I can’t tell you how much I would give just to get one more hug an a thousand more kisses from you. You have shown us all what bravery an true strength looks like. I will carry you in my soul till the day I die. Love you honey xxoo
Titi Naomi

Eddie Lezcano

November 26, 2018

Joel my son , my hero , my best friend may god bless you . Words cannot describe how much I miss you. I LOVE YOU ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️