Saturday, November 14, 2015

RIP Milton 'Husko' Velez, Jr.


[Husko, left, with his father. Courtesy of the Velez family]

Photos and text by Stacie Joy

Milton "Husko" Velez, Jr. died this past week of an apparent heart attack. He was 34.

His loved ones created a memorial for Husko outside the building where he resided on East Fourth Street and Avenue C.







Husko had just completed barber school. His dream was to open and run a mobile barber shop for the neighborhood.

He is survived by his wife, Melody Lasalle, and his three children, Zendaya Velez, Saniaa Rentas and Dwight Ely Rentas, his father, Milton Velez, Sr., and his brother, Luis Velez.

His friends say that he would have done anything for anyone ... and he loved kids — his and everyone else's.

14 comments:

Gojira said...

Aw man, what a shame. I did not know him, but he sounded like a great guy. Rest in peace, Mr.Velez, and my condolences to your family.

Walter said...

Much respect to a great individual.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear. He was so young.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to his family & friends. RIP Mr. Velez.

TONY VELEZ said...

Hi this is Tony velez and that was my brother I love him so much and miss him am very hurt his gone and can't still believe his still gone I love u bro r i p I'll see u again

TONY VELEZ said...

This is my brother and I Tony velez would love for u to egnolege me on here also am his real brother

Anonymous said...

Thanks to whom ever did this for my cousin Milton he was loved and supported anyone and loved his wife kids father and family very much and he will be greatly missed we love
you HUSKO R.I.P U WILL FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS.
Your cousin Wanda Winston

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony just want to send my deepest condolences to you. Sorry for your loss. Milton was always a good friend to me. He will always be missed.

Dana Michel said...

Thank u for this beautiful article about my brother in law... He was loved by so many... Truly a wonderful man... We miss him dearly

Dana Michel

#SIPhusko

Natasha Velez said...

I love this article R.I.P Cuzo Love you forever in our hearts! You will live on through your child! FYI Luis Velez is his cousin, Tony Velez is his Brother #siphusko I Love You forever and always til I see you again!

Natasha Velez said...

Love you Cuzo be strong I love you so much

Anonymous said...

On behalf of my sister Melody my nieces, nephew and the family thank you for honoring my brother in law this was so beautifully done so thank you
Sleep In Paradise Milton #SIPHUSKO
Thank you 4 being the Greatest to her and the kids
Love Coco

Unknown said...

Wow such a great young man. You will be missed. Sip huskodamus.

Nelly said...

My condolences to the Velez Family. fortunately I was blessed with knowing Milton threw elementary He was very sweet and we became friends instantly we even had puppy love from 2nd -4th grade always very sweet and helping. may God have him by his side watching over his love ones. Milton may you rest in peace. Another Angel gain wings.