Jose Echavarry Obituary

Service Information

Visitation

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Grand Rapids, MI

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1:00 pm
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
3000 Monroe Ave. Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
 
In Memory of

Jose A. Echavarry

February 1, 1929 - March 16, 2017
Obituary

Jose Alejandro Echavarry was born February 1, 1929 to Francisco Echavarry and Leonor Reinosa, in Santurce Puerto Rico. He lived a long 88 years of life, until March16, 2017. Jose is survived by his children, Jose (Marylou), Jacqueline(Reynaldo), Awilda (Jose),Maricel, Sor and Franceska. His grandchildren, Jasmine, Jose, Jeremy, Angelique, Steven, Brandon, Jorge, Luis, Jeam, Kristine, Norbert, Sorimar and bonus grand children Alex, Gabriel and Emiliano. His great grandchildren, Pacino, Trinity,Kiley,Penelope, Jorlian, Aleysha, Jeam-luis, Jeidrian, Josiel and Arielis. Our Father, Grandfather and friend served in the Korea War...
Jose Alejandro Echavarry was born February 1, 1929 to
Francisco Echavarry and Leonor Reinosa, in Santurce
Puerto Rico. He lived a long 88 years of life, until
March16, 2017. Jose is survived by his children, Jose
(Marylou), Jacqueline(Reynaldo), Awilda (Jose),Maricel,
Sor and Franceska. His grandchildren, Jasmine, Jose,
Jeremy, Angelique, Steven, Brandon, Jorge, Luis, Jeam,
Kristine, Norbert, Sorimar and bonus grand children Alex,
Gabriel and Emiliano. His great grandchildren, Pacino,
Trinity,Kiley,Penelope, Jorlian, Aleysha, Jeam-luis,
Jeidrian, Josiel and Arielis. Our Father, Grandfather
and friend served in the Korea War from1951-1953,
where he manned a tank, and never failed to tell us
interesting stories. One thing we will never forget is
"Fire In the Hole". He escaped death in 1953, due to
having a fever. His platoon of 8 other soldiers were
bombed in a church while praying for his healing, but
WE were blessed for him to return home!

He was a humble man. Man of integrity, who will be
remembered and missed by those who knew and
loved him. He loved to shoot pool (and was pretty
great at it, his grand boys called him CAMPION!) He
loved Horse races as long as we can all remember,
even spent lots of his retired time at the tracks.
He also had a passion for helping people in any way
that he could! He brought joy to family gatherings.
He would enjoy the music, conversation and kids.
He would sing and dance and loved to eat great
food. Especially the sweets! (cookies were his #1
favorite) We will miss his Love, his infectious smile,
his pranks and jokes, his songs and dances for sure!
But we shall move forward in great feelings of
our memories.
REST IN HEAVEN PAPI...
WE LOVE YOU FOREVER...
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

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