Emancio Velasquez, Mario Velasquez,
Sharon Davis & Amanda Velasquez
Paying Respect to Lewicito 'Cito' Velasquez
Tributes at Wake
April 09, 2006
I am one of Cito's eldest nephews. I knew Uncle Cito all my life. Ever since I can remember, he's always been one way. I was never the Mas type, but as a little boy growing up, I enjoyed being around the elders. While they were working, I would observe how they were making the Mas and listen to their discussions. One of the better experiences I had in this yard was when they were making "Fruits and Flowers".
I am also one Mr. Velasquez nephews. I am the third son of his last sister. I have known Uncle Cito all my life. I've always had tremendous admiration for his talents and abilities; the artistic art he portrayed all his life. That was one of the things I will always remember him for. I love my family dearly. I never had the opportunity to meet all of them, except maybe on occasions like this. However, Uncle Cito is gone now and I know we will miss him a lot. I hope the talents and abilities he created in his life never die in vain. Wherever he is at this point in time, we are all with him in spirit.
I am a niece of Mr. Velasquez. Uncle Cito was everything and he did a lot. He was very talented in the area of wire-bending. He did a lot of work for most of the band leaders. Uncle Cito was always very diligent and ambitious. We will miss him.
I am the great niece of Cito Velasquez. I always knew Uncle Cito to be funny. If at anytime you were feeling a bit down, he would soon have you laughing. He was close to his family. Uncle Cito was also well known in the public. He was a nice man and I would greatly miss him.
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