EVENTS. 3
  • Joseph Lopez’s Memorial in Hoboken, NJ

    May 8, 2021, 1:00 PM US/Eastern

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    Antique Loft at Riverview, Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ, USA

    This day has been chosen as the moment when those that cherish the amazing opportunity we were given to share this earth with Joseph Lopez can come together to honor his memory and legacy.  
    Attire:  Smart Casual and incorporate some orange.  Orange is his favorite color.  

    Link to view via LiveStream on YouTube:   
    https://youtu.be/S8wq_k8NQmE

    “The Loft”, is located on the Penthouse level of the Historic Riverview Plaza building. Just one stop from Greenwich Village The Loft is right next to the Hoboken Path Station on Newark Street.

    This space is reminiscent of vintage artist lofts, roomy and adaptable. With  high tin ceilings, stylish chandeliers, three walls of windows, and a wrap around terrace that puts the panoramic views of the Manhattan & Hoboken skyline as a jaw dropping backdrop.

    TRAIN & PARKING
    For the PATH train to Hoboken station - you can either take the Hoboken bound train from World Trade or the 33rd Street train from either 33rd Street, 14th Street, West 8th st or Christopher street.
    Suggest parking is Hoboken Parking II 121 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

    UPON ARRIVAL
    The memorial service is in the Penthouse.  There is an elevator attendant who is there to escort everyone to the Penthouse.  You need to identify that you are there for the memorial.  Please wear a mask when inside the building especially the elevator. 
    There will be coffee, tea, soft drinks, water and baked goods served during his memorial.  He loved bagels so of course we will have Bagels in his honor!  

    Due to COVID restrictions, there cannot be more than 75 persons in the venue at a time. As such, please consider the possibility of babysitters for small children (if it makes sense) in order to conserve the available capacity for family and friends that would like to pay their respects to our Joseph.  As a result, a precautionary notice, if the capacity reaches 75 friends and family, additional attendees will not be allowed to enter unless someone else was to leave and rotate out. Covid has made this difficult for so many people across our nation who are also mourning their loved ones.

  • Joseph Lopez Memorial - South Florida 2

    Apr 17, 2021, 3:00 PM US/Eastern

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    Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL, USA

    This day has been chosen as the moment when those that cherish the amazing opportunity we were given to share this earth with Joseph Lopez can come together to honor his memory and legacy.

    This event will be held at the Richardson Historic Park & Preserve in Wilton Manors where Travis & Joe got married.  It will be outside so please feel free to dress smart casual for the Florida heat and wear something Orange to honor Joe and his favorite color.  The event will be under the pavillion at the back of the park.  Limited parking is available at the park.  Overflow parking is a block down and across the street at the Wilton Manors City Hall.

    LINK to LIVESTREAM EVENT on YOUTUBE:
    https://youtu.be/VFrAxZZ48Xg

    Due to COVID restrictions, there cannot be more than 100 persons in the park at a time. As such, we are planning two sessions at 10:30 AM and at 3:00 PM.  You are welcome to either one.  As a result, a precautionary notice, if the first time period reaches 100 friends and family members, you may be asked to return to this period at 3 PM.  Under this pandemic and under threat of a fine, our hands are tied in this regard so we ask for respect and courtesy should we need to restrict access to the park.  We are doing the best we can under the circumstances.

  • Joseph Lopez Memorial - South Florida 1

    Apr 17, 2021, 10:30 AM US/Eastern

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    Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL, USA

    This day has been chosen as the moment when those that cherish the amazing opportunity we were given to share this earth with Joseph Lopez can come together to honor his memory and legacy.  

    This event will be held at the Richardson Historic Park & Preserve in Wilton Manors where Travis & Joe got married.  It will be outside so please feel free to dress smart casual for the Florida heat and wear something Orange to honor Joe and his favorite color.  The event will be under the pavillion at the back of the park.  Limited parking is available at the park.  Overflow parking is a block down and across the street at the Wilton Manors City Hall.

    LINK to LIVESTREAM EVENT on YOUTUBE: 
    https://youtu.be/aRTxYseeCQM

    Due to COVID restrictions, there cannot be more than 100 persons in the park at a time. As such, we are planning two sessions at 10:30 AM and at 3:00 PM.  You are welcome to either one.  As a result, a precautionary notice, if the first time period reaches 100 friends and family members, you may be asked to return at 3 PM.  Under this pandemic and under threat of a fine, our hands are tied in this regard so we ask for respect and courtesy should we need to restrict access to the park.  We are doing the best we can under the circumstances.

Giving
The memorial organizer requested donations for Joseph Lopez

Memorial Fund (Scholarship, Dedication, etc.).

Go to this link to the GoGundMe Page. Do not hit the Donate button here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/funds-to-host-a-joseph-lopez-memorial-tennis-tourn?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 We will be creating a Joseph Lopez Memorial Fund that will be used to organize and host a Joseph Lopez Memorial Tennis Tournament in South Florida. His greatest passion was tennis and there is nothing that would make him happier than to see a great weekend of heavy, hard fought competition between his SFL tennis pals and other tennis enthusiasts. This will also be somehow tied in with a donation to a South Florida dog rescue. Since this is all still difficult for me to bear (Travis), I do not have this fully planned out but that is the intention for these donations. Once I have the foundation created, I will update this page with the actual foundation information and then later with links to the tournament info once I have a site URL and enough details established. Those that know that he lived and breathed tennis know that this is the most fitting tribute that can be put together for him and also know that he will love the spotlight. :)

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Memorial Created By
Travis Bailey

Joseph Lopez

March 02, 1968 - January 23, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Joseph Lopez. Collecting your stories, photos and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this...  see more

OBITUARY
Our beloved Joseph Lopez, age 52, died unexpectedly but peacefully on January 23, 2021 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born March 2, 1968 in Brooklyn, N. Y. to Maria Retamar and Manuel Lopez, Joseph was a loving husband, brother, nephew,...  see more
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    My love for him is eternal. The pain of his absence is great and I miss him all the time. Joe added so greatly to my life and internal happiness in a way I am not sure if he fully understood.
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    Joe and I have been friends for over 30 years. We had good times in NYC, Florida, New Mexico, Berlin and most recently in Morocco where we celebrated his 50th birthday. We shared laughter and tears, affection and love. We were looking forward to staying...  more
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    Travis Bailey added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Joseph Lopez:
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    These images represent how I remember Joe. He had one of the biggest, most welcoming smiles I've ever seen. He was fun to be around but he was "all business" on the tennis court. I was lucky enough to call him a friend and share many special...  more
  • Tom Capobianco
    Travis - I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Joe and I met freshman year of high school (almost 40 years ago) and he continued to be one of my closest friends. At graduation, Joe gave me his class picture and in the back he wrote, "You followed me for 4...  more
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