We have lost our dear friend, Carlos Barrera, this June. He was found at home after not responding to phone calls and missing appointments with family.
For those of you who did not know Carlos, he was our main point of distribution along with Rafael and Delio for all things SFCA. He was a former concierge at the Sheraton Bal Harbour, worked at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach and Trump International Beach Resort. He had a passion for the profession. He was a devout friend and helper. No was not in his vocabulary. He was always eager to help, a detail fanatic, and had a megawatt smile!
One could learn much from Carlos. He was savvy with his money. He saved every penny and lived a minimalist lifestyle. Carlos was a hard worker. Whatever task he was presented with, he saw it through to the very end regardless of how long it took him. Perfection was his passion.
Perhaps most importantly, he taught us all how to truly care - how to care for your friends, your family and how to always be there. Carlos is survived by his brother, sister and father who reside in South America.
Although Carlos “the person” is no longer with us on this earth, his memory will be forever imbedded in our hearts.
Carlitos, every birthday and Mother’s Day you grieved your mother’s passing. It brings us joy to know that you are now with her in heaven. Although we can no longer see, call or text you, you will remain a force for good in our hearts.
Until we meet again my friend.