Jose Avellaneda Memorial Fund

Jose Avellaneda lost his battle with Covid-19 on Monday, December 28th.  Jose was a much respected and well-known figure in the Injection Molding Industry throughout the Southern California area.  Jose freely shared his wealth of knowledge and expertise with everyone he encountered.  He was a dedicated man in his profession, his faith, his hobby's and most importantly, his family.  Jose was 58 yrs. old. 

Jose was an avid Falconer, often being called on to help nurse a sick or injured Bird of Prey back to health.  Like everything else Jose did, he put his all into his birds.  Whether he was training a Red Tail Hawk to be returned to the wild, or flying his Tumbler Pigeons for sport, he was considered an aficionado within falconry organizations.

Among the most important things in Jose's life was his devotion to his faith.  As an active member in his church, he would often retell stories or repeat portions of sermons that had touched him deeply.  Jose cared for all and wanted nothing more than to share the love and comfort he found through his church activities.

Without a doubt, the most important thing to Jose was his family.  Watching his smile beam from ear to ear with the slightest thought of his grandchildren.   If you knew Jose, you certainly knew how he felt about his children and grandchildren, every word he spoke of them reeled of pride, joy and the purest love.  Jose also leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Debbie and his two grown children, Vanessa and Christopher.  To further speak to the loving and giving nature of this man, Jose and his wife had recently gained custody of their minor niece and nephew who suffered the unexpected loss of their mother.  The nephew, Brandon, is currently on the kidney transplant list and requires daily in-home dialysis and fulltime care which has been provided by Jose and his wife Debbie.

If there was ever a family that could use a helping hand right now, it is this one.  No family can ever be prepared for a tragic loss such as this.  The sudden loss of the sole source of income coupled with the mounting medical bills as a result of Jose being on life support for 5 weeks,  along with the costs of final arrangements, will fall hard on this family.  

Jose’s wife, Debbie will be in great need of financial support while she continues to be the primary caretaker for their nephew until he completes his transplant and recovery. Funds received will go directly to her to help with hospital and funeral costs.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Kathy Bodor 
Redlands, CA
Deborah Avellaneda 
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