Juan Esteban Velez Olivares, AKA John Velez

May 20, 1951 - August 15, 2020

Juan Esteban Velez Olivares, known to most as “John Velez,” or “Juni” passed away on August 15, 2020 at his home in Hudson, FL at the age of 69. John was born on May 20, 1951 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Juan Esteban Velez and Genoveva Olivares.

In his younger years, John attended New York University in pursuit of a degree in Hospital Administration. John was a “Jack of all Trades,” and took many different endeavors throughout his life.

John was a free spirit and lover of life. He was a helper to those who asked. His energy, and positivity were contagious to all who knew him. John loved photography and astronomy. He had a passion for gadgets and loved science. John was a humble man, who enjoyed discovering places off the beaten path, or enjoying a nice home cooked meal with loved ones.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Allison Hanson (Daniel Hanson); his grandchildren, Ronan, Emily, Alexander and Taylor; His ex-wife, Ana Calcagno; his cousins, Louie and Carmen Ronda, and their children, Doreen and Jonathan; as well as many friends that were a part of his life.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5:30pm at International Cremation Services, 4957 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL 34652. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in support of John and his grandchildren’s college fund at the following link: https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/in-memory-of-juan/4854/

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