Kevin "Shaggy" Daniel Arus-Altuz

August 6, 1990November 3, 2012
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High Point- Mr. Kevin Daniel Arus-Altuz, 22, died at his home on November 3, 2012. He was born to Dr. & Mrs. Ariel D. and Maricel Altuz Arus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A memorial is scheduled at 6 PM, Monday November 12, 2012 at Frank Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:30 to 5:45 PM.

Kevin worked as an aircraft mechanic for Triumph in Clemmons, NC. He graduated from Ledford High School and attended Guilford Technical Community College where he earned his associates degree. Growing up Kevin lived in CA, VA, TX and NM. Kevin will be remembered as an easy going, intelligent free spirit. He was a very talented artist and loved music festivals, air shows and museums. Kevin made friends wherever he went and was a loveable and honest “old soul. Since a very early age he started to grow fast, and experienced life ahead of his peers. He was a counselor to his friends. Kevin had extraordinary courage for which we are all proud of. He came to this world with a purpose, and his mission is now complete. God brought him to our world and took him back. During his twenty two years he touched the lives of many. His noble spirit will stay with all of us forever.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Ariel D. Arus-Altuz; his maternal grandmother, Marina Cortes; paternal grandmother, Sarai Rosado; aunts, Debbie Arus and Sylvia Altuz; uncles, Samuel and Jimmy Arus and Gabriel and Jose Altuz; and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Winston Salem Rescue Mission, PO Box 20424, Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0424. On-line condolences may be made to



  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2012


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Kevin "Shaggy" Daniel Arus-Altuz

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Maricel Arus

November 4, 2017

Dear Kevin,

I promised myself not to think about this day "today" . I am helplessly sad, missing you as always,
keeping busy so this day goes fast but nothing works.

Thank you for coming to visit in my dreams. I wonder what you where up to since you where setting up
some clothing for something important and you had to be there. You looked happy and wearing your beautiful smile.
By the way, you where right, it's your 5th year, and everything is different as you said it would be, but for me it's still the same.

Last night Abuelita Marina and I visited you room. We opened your favorite window and looked at the sky. It was magical with a full moon.
We talked abaout you and how you enriched our lives. She even sang to the moon in your honor.

We celebrated your birthday in August as always, with some hiking in the woods and enjoying the streams of the water by the river. We even enjoyed your recipe of brownies.
We sent your picture with a friend to the Camino De Santiago because we know you wanted to be there if you where here.
I know that you are still with us everywhere, specially in our hearts. I love you and miss you...


Isabel Zubia

November 3, 2017

Hey Kevin! Again its been a while. But that doesnt mean i didnt stop thinking of you. I just wanted to drop by and drop a hello! And that we all miss you.
Yeah know one thing i have accomplished that you tried so hard to work on me. Is to stop be so negative part. Well after so many years of working on that i made it and I am happy. I never forget the advice you have given me. And i thank you. i finally feel like i have beaten depression and my confidence has built up so much and Im sure you know.
Well i will see you ^_^ love you always Kevin.

Ebony McQueen

October 23, 2017

I'm missing u...I will never stop thinking of you rest peacefully in paradise til we meet again

Isabel Zubia

December 30, 2016

Hey Kevin! Wow! its been a while since i been on here. Its a good thing more to write about. Well Luna has grown too fast on me. She knows how to walk, run, and knows how to use technology which is scary in a way. She is really girlie. A big drama queen. But loving as well. She is very independent tho. But also wants mommy. I hope you can see her. I alway wonder if you do see her. I hope you're visiting us sometimes. Cause i know you are caring for your brother he need you the most. He is going to JAPAN! We wanted to go to japan one day lol. Its still on my bucket list. We miss you a lot Kevin so much has happen in 4 years. Im getting back into wirewrapping thanks to you who got me into it. Im also collecting stones. Remember that aragonite star you got me and went missing.. well i got one to replace that one. Either way doesnt beat the one you got me lol. I also work doing what i love and i will learn all the cool stones & crystals. Btw thanks for coming to visit me sometimes.. its been hard.. love you!

Maricel Arus

December 8, 2016

Dear Kevin,

You're on my mind as always. I try to keep busy so I skip those feelings of missing you but you're always there. Thanks for being there no matter what.
World is going on with ups and downs as always. Tragedies are always happening. But then you have the ones with love and peaceful hearts trying to save us all with their own ideas of a better future. Technology is all over the place, like never before. Expression of feelings are being so much more beautiful and kind of being accepted for lots. With this I mean the suppressed, like minorities, ( black, ethnicity , gender, or just with a different point of view ), they're not minorities anymore. Everyone is getting a chance to say whatever with this technology's way. I know you always disliked to feel like a poppet around techno and gadgets because you were a wonderful natural and beautiful being, but I'm sure you would appreciate how everyone is getting the chance to express themselves.

I miss you so much!

You're brother is graduating from college. He is so smart and so hardworking. He says you inspired him, so thank you for that. It's been so hard for him since you're gone, but somehow he manages to do so much. Your dad and I are so proud of him and I know you are too. He is traveling to Japan following his 28th bday so I hope you come along and keep him company.

Family is doing well. Both grandmas sends their love and of course everyone misses you and wishes you peace and love.

Christmas is almost here, our favorite time of the year. For giving, forgiving and mostly for loving each other like no other time of the year. I hope you can come over and celebrate Jesus' Birthday like we always do.

Love you always,

Maricel Arus

November 3, 2016

My beloved Kevin:

Today marks the 4th year of you departure. You told me once in my dreams that after this calendar year everything would be different. I don't know what you meant but to tell you the truth it is still the same here here for us. Same pain, missing you and wishing you were here. I just hope that you are doing fine in that other place in heaven. Just the promise of God of everlasting life gives me the comfort and assures me that you are in a better place.

We celebrate you every day but so you know your birthday is a very special date that your friends and us look forward to get close to you and all the memories that keeps you alive in us.

Thank you for making sure that whenever I need your input in something I try to fix around the house you tell me what to do. I even go to your room and find the proper tools. By the way, your room is still as you left it.

Today the three of us and Titi Sylvia, Emile and Jesus are going to get together to honor your life in this world.

No matter what I still feel that you left to soon.

Love you and miss you my love...


July 8, 2016

I still miss you every day my friend. I doubt that fact will ever change.

Isabel Zubia

January 23, 2016

Hey Kevin! It's been a while since I wrote to you. Your always in my thoughts. We miss you. So much has happen in a year I wish I could tell you. Your always in our thoughts. Love you

Maricel Arus

August 6, 2015

Amado Kevin:
Today would have been your 25th birthday. We will continue to celebrate and honor the day you were born. Always remembering all the joy you brought into our lives. We miss you and thank you for making us become better human beings. You will live forever in our hearts and souls. Mom

Isabel Zubia

January 31, 2015

I love you kev, just dropped by to say my hellos. It seems like 2015 has turned out a better year for me and my family. Hope you are still around. And proud. I love you see you soon kevin.