On Saturday evening we all suffered a tragic loss. A loving father, husband, son, brother, and friend passed away. JC was on his way home to be with his family Saturday evening, when he was struck by a vehicle while on his motorcycle just minutes from home. As we heard the news we rushed to the scene, as did many friends and family members. It all seemed so surreal that our dearest friend was not coming back home. We stood in disbelief and despair as our hearts were flooded with an onslaught of emotions. The reason for starting this "gofundme", is to help his family through this difficult time, in their lives. His wife, Tonia, and two young children, Alexa and Jaxon, will need emotional and financial support through this devastating time. We have known JC for several years and he is a part of our family. We met in the neighborhood where we both reside and since day one we bonded, as well as our kids. He just had an open and fun personality about him you had to love. JC brought life and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. He would do anything for you, always had a smile or a funny face, and would constantly make you laugh. We spoke or texted almost everyday whether it was for advice, truck talk, or just to shoot the shit, he was always there. As I'm sure you will all agree, he lived life to the fullest and was one of a kind! I can tell you a bunch of stories about things we did together and the way he just brought life to any party, or even just drinking a beer. He was one of our closest friends. Someone I could call in the middle of the night for anything and he would be there. The neighborhood will never be the same without him passing by on his golf cart with his kids, honking his horn on his lifted Camo truck as he passed our house, watching him take off to car shows with his low rider "Roofless", and seeing him pass by on his motorcycles. We witnessed the love he had for his wife, kids, and mother, Marilyn, everyday. JC meant the world to his family as they did to him as well. He was one of those fun dads, with all the fun toys, and was just a big kid himself.
It is so unfortunate and unfair to lose such a caring and respectful person. We all ask the question "WHY"?
One thing I do know, is that JC is loved by all who knew him and he touched all of our lives in an extraordinary way . Now is the time his family needs us . Please read this and pass it on. If you are able to help with anything, it will be greatly appreciated by his family.
With deepest sympathy,
Friend / Neighbor
TM Ralph Funeral Home
371 NW 136th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33325
Viewing - Friday March 23rd 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Service - Saturday March 24th 10am
- Linda Gerecs
- Marissa and Laura From Shenandoah Supercuts
- Stephanie Tejera
- RG White
- Martin Carrieri
Organizer and beneficiary
Fort Lauderdale, FL