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Carlos E. Alencastro aka “Pillin” or “Cat” was born in Santa Lucia, Ecuador on October 8, 1957 and passed away to rest in internal peace on Monday, November 22, 2021. He was 64 years old.
At age 16 he came to New York and moved shortly to New Jersey where he studied in Emerson High School and then attended Hudson Community College. He married his wife Vicky Alencastro in 1983 and their love story came to an end after 38 years together.
Carlos loved traveling and enjoyed spending time at the beach, soaking in the sun and breathing in the ocean breeze while sipping on his cold Coronas. He enjoyed eating out and trying new things. His favorite typical Ecuadorian plate was “guatita”. His favorite color was salmon, you would think salmon??? but he always said he liked to be unique. If you knew Carlos he would love to be looking sharp and smelling amazing with the collection of colognes he had and boy did he have many to choose from!!
One of his favorite hobbies was gardening. It was soothing for him to get down and dirty and plant the seeds that would eventually flourish into something beautiful that others would come and compliment his work. Something he took pride in.
His dream was to become a singer. He loved looking at himself in the mirror and pretend he was a famous singer with a brush in his hand like a microphone, he would belt out to his 70’s old school songs. Donna Summer was one of his favorite singers. He loved to dance as he was singing, it was an eventful sight to see. He loved to serenade when it was someone’s birthday.
He looked forward to his favorite holiday which was Christmas. As he prepared for the holiday, he would blast the music to get him in the spirit to decorate. He enjoyed every minute of this holiday. Sometimes he would even over decorate, which would make one think he was competing for a prize! LOL. The same way he stands out with his cool guy fashion and colors, he took pride in making the house stand out during the holidays.
He loved making others feel comfortable as he was a great host. His heart was filled with joy when he gathered together with family and friends. Family meant everything to him. The love he had for his mother, father, wife, children and siblings was overwhelming. He was very proud of all of his three children, proud of all of their accomplishments.
Vicky: When he played a mixed tape at the airport declaring his love and requesting me to marry him.
Karla: Filming every family event, from parties to outings with his big camcorder.
Jean Carlo: Watching the boxing fights together before he got too sick.
Kelly: Going and places and saying “I smell my dad” because his colognes were very distinctive
Ingrid: Loved our beach outings growing up, always overprotective
Joshua: Forever grateful of the time he saved me from drowning in the pool
Sam: Grateful for the times spent starring across the lake together watching the boats fly by
Jace: Everyday is my favorite memory because I enjoyed sitting at the table talking to him or chilling with him in the garage.
Dad: Christmas holidays spent together
Amada: Riding bike together up and down at 10 and 11 years old and him protecting me as the older brother he was.
Among those who were honored with Carlos’s presence and who he leaves loving memories to be cherished in their hearts are his children Karla, Jean Carlo, Kelly, his wife Vicky, grandchildren Joshua and Jace, father Eduardo and siblings Ingrid and Amada.
The Alencastro family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville.