Alfredo Pabatao, 68, of Palisades Park, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
As I write this for my dad I reflect on how he lived his life. He is the most outstanding dad out there. One that genuinely put his family first. His life and his legacy needs to be celebrated! My dad has the most vibrant attitude, always optimistic, always smiling and telling jokes. He is nurturing and welcoming at heart from his own family, grandchildren, colleagues, coworkers, nephews and nieces, family friends and relatives. You know this from how everyone has testimony on how they remembered my dad. He’s hardworking and puts his best foot forward when it comes to work ethics. He can fix anything and everything if he put his mind to it. There was a time my father rebuilt an old Jeep Wrangler from its remaining scraps and he succeeded and we wind up driving it for a road trip and made a profit selling it! My dad also worked in the middle of the desert in Saudi Arabia as a construction worker. He started driving at age 14 as their family business driver helping run my grandparents business. All these roles he fulfilled throughout his lifetime but the most important one is being our Dad. He never failed or disappointed us. He’s a hand to hold when everything is uncertain. He stays with you to your lowest point of your life and will pick you up over and over with unconditional love. This virus will never define him nor defeat him. He was a true warrior. It was his time to be with our God almighty. The life he lived and the memories we shared will always live on in my heart.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and CDC guidelines, services were private.