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.