Obituary of Alfredo Ocasio
OCASIO, Alfredo “Al”, 84, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida passed away February 26, 2019. He was born in Puerto Rico and was very proud to serve in the United States Army for two years and United States Coast Guard for 20 years. During his long military career, Al lived all over the United States and finally settled in the Tampa Bay area in the year 2000. Al was a Godly man that attended Life church with his family. He was very social and loved Salsa dancing, always wanting to spend time with family and friends. Al was known for his coffee that he loved making for others. He was well known for fixing anything with duct tape, wearing different hats and his daily trips to Publix to get “Grouper” Lotto tickets. He enjoyed his luxury cars, traveling back to Puerto Rico every year and sipping on his Dewars. Al was a known giver who helped many people over his lifetime. Since Al’s death, his children have learned of so many situations where he helped others and never looked to receive the credit. Al loved and cherished his wife, Justina, and would bring her weekly flowers, always showering her with gifts, love and affection. He was never too proud to kiss and hold her hand in public.
Al is preceded in death by his brothers, Pedro and Raul Ocasio. He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 61 years, Justina; son, Alfredo (Fred) Ocasio II and his wife Sian; daughters, Frances Arcario and her husband Charlie, and Neysa Smith and her husband Scott; brothers, Efrain Ocasio and Charlie Ocasio; sisters, Maria Laudante, Leticia Ceinos, Diana Marcos, and Iraida Espada; grandchildren, Bella, Marisa, Charlie, Danyse, Ryan; step grandchildren, Abigail, Isaac, Samuel and Sally; 15 great grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
A “Celebration of Life” Memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at at 2:30 PM at the Ocasio residence in Land O’ Lakes.