John Carlos Liesa

March 17, 1994 - December 28, 2020
John Carlos Liesa
Specialist John Liesa, age 26, died Monday at his home in Maryland. John is survived by his daughter Ava who he adored. John served honorably as a soldier in the United States Army, where he was serving in his second enlistment after having completed an overseas tour in Korea. John was immensely proud of his military service, and often expressed his gratitude at the opportunity it provided him to serve a larger purpose and honor those who preceded him, as well as to provide a better future for his daughter.

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  • January 07, 2021
    Glen McKelvey says:
    Carlos, I am sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Grace.

  • January 06, 2021
    Randy Ross lit a candle:
    Lit since January 6, 2021 at 1:27:53 PM

  • January 06, 2021
    Michael Viscuso says:
    I am lost for words at this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences.

  • January 06, 2021
    Brian Smith says:
    Carlos, what a beautiful tribute. Through all this sadness I know you must be so proud of your son and the impact he had in his short time here. He is chip off the ole block as they say. Your granddaughter is a beautiful legacy to him and one you can stay close to him with. Wish I knew how to take some of the pain away. Am here for whatever you need. Thoughts and prayers my friend.

  • January 06, 2021
    Larry Slick says:
    Carlos, So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family.

  • January 06, 2021
    Reagan Johnson says:
    I don't know the right words to say. I've been looking at videos of when you lived with us or when you were visiting. In every single one, we were laughing. I miss laughing and smiling with you. Thank you for being a big brother to Grant, Pierce and I. We love you so much.

  • January 06, 2021
    Jim & Gloria Patino says:
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. We are thinking of you & Tammy and entire family.

  • January 06, 2021
    John Mitchell says:
    Carlos, so sorry to hear this news, prayers to you and your family

  • January 06, 2021
    Natalie Wilson says:
    Carlos, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how proud you were of your son. Wishing you and your family strength and comfort during this time.

  • January 07, 2021
    Mary Johnson says:
    John, you were a great friend, a keeper of secrets and someone that stood up for me, even when I wasn’t there. Thank you for your friendship and the fun times we had. You were my TV buddy and we watched a lot of true crime together. You were a joy to be around. Always seeking advice and wanting to grow more wise. You loved my cooking and loved to eat, nobody could put down more sushi rolls than you. Love and miss you so much already. I imagine your heaven is your own private beach, lounging in a chair, drinking a beer, soaking up the sun and only hearing the waves crashing on the shore. Rest In Peace.

  • January 06, 2021
    Layne and Sheila jones lit a candle:
    Lit since January 6, 2021 at 1:21:25 PM

  • January 08, 2021
    Zachary Linde says:
    Such a wonderful photo gallery. John's personality and smile jump from the photos. I am sorry for your loss and may John rest in peace. My condolences.

  • January 09, 2021
    Nora says:
    Miss you John. Love you always.

  • January 11, 2021
    Veronica says:
    All my love and prayers to you for the loss of your son. He will always be with you. My heart and love are with you at this time.

  • January 14, 2021
    Zue & Zee Andrusyshyn says:
    You were loved beyond words sweet John. Your Grandmother spoke of you whenever we gathered as girlfriends, and was so proud of the grandson, father, husband & man you had become. May your infectious smile brighten the gates of heaven. Rest in peace precious John.

  • January 14, 2021
    Amanda Cermeno says:
    John.. Oh you will be missed. So much! My heart is heavy for my you Tammy.. Tammy you were Johns go to since Day 1 ... We shared so many good bad and in-betweens together, blood sweat and tears is all you ever gave for him and NOTHING you do goes unnoticed. John I know we will meet again one day, I love you so much and god allowed us 2 hours on Christmas to talk about the ups and downs for a reason, and honestly Im thankful for that everyday! I could have been there more but we all fall short just know I love you with all my heart and I couldn't have asked for a better BROTHER then you !!! I love you forever!

  • January 15, 2021
    Jason Turner lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2021 at 1:17:52 PM

  • January 17, 2021
    Carol Tufts says:
    John was so cherished by his family and all who knew him. It is evident from the beautiful pictures. John’s grandmother’s (Leigh) face lit up talking about John which she did every time she was with us, her circle of girlfriends. Their children and grandchildren are the apple of her and Frank’s eyes. My condolences to all you knew and loved John so deeply.

  • January 17, 2021
    Dana Reina says:
    We are heartbroken and send our deepest condolences. We have so many wonderful memories of John. He and Lucas shared a lifelong friendship through thick and thin. John will always have a special place in our heart. And we will miss him dearly. We are so sorry for your loss Love, the Reina family David, Dana, Lucas, Giselle and Angelina

  • January 20, 2021
    LINDA JOHNSON says:
    John, there is this place in me where your fingerprint rest, your voice still lingers and your laughter softly echos. It is a place where a part of you will forever be a part of me. My love knows no boundaries. Thank you for the love you gave to all. I will forever miss you. Always in my heart...Your Mimi

  • January 05, 2021
    Hallie Jamieson says:
    Your bright soul was called on by God, even though you will be so missed I can only imagine how happy you are smiling down on us from up there. Your love was beautiful, you were always laughing and made everyone around you laugh. I know so many people miss you but we will meet again when it’s our time. Shine bright on us from heaven. Rest easy in the blissful peace you now have <3

  • January 03, 2021
    Nora Jamieson says:
    John always wanted the people around him to be laughing and smiling. Such a good heart. You will be missed by so many.

  • January 03, 2021
    Nora lit a candle:
    Lit since January 3, 2021 at 1:59:22 PM

  • January 04, 2021
    Charles Verheyen says:
    Rest in Peace John! Love you brother!

  • January 04, 2021
    Joseph Muia-Cook says:
    John, thank you for all the memories we got to make together. From Korea to Maryland you were always the life of party, bringing smiles and laughs to the faces of everyone around. I wish you had more time with us here on earth to spread that infectious laugh with more people. You will truly be missed by many my friend. Don’t get in too much trouble up there with Wilson! Until we meet again. -Cookie

  • January 04, 2021
    Ellen Arena says:
    I love and will miss your beautiful smile! Don’t worry, I got your mom!

  • January 04, 2021
    Kevin Brogdon says:
    I know you and Sham are up there keeping each other company. Gonna miss you man

  • January 04, 2021
    Guy and Lori Anis says:
    We will cherish the memories of your smile and laughter .The awesome times spent with you and your Mom. Thank you for your service .Forever in our hearts.Rest In Peace..

  • January 05, 2021
    Nellie says:
    A beautiful, gentle soul gone too soon. You loved making everyone around you smile. You were an open and honest person who wore his heart on his sleeve. You are loved by so many. I cherish the lovely memories I was lucky enough to share with you and will always love you for the love you shared with my sister.

  • January 05, 2021
    Hallie Jamieson says:
    You meant so much to so many, your beautiful soul was needed by God. You touched so many, you are so loved. You always had a smile on your face, but you can rest easy in the beautiful sky above. You will be missed, and never forgotten. Till all that you love can meet you again in heaven, and we all can see you again.

  • January 02, 2021
    Uncle Frankie lit a candle:
    Lit since January 2, 2021 at 1:02:38 PM

  • January 05, 2021
    Julia says:
    I will always love you and miss you! You were one of my longest and truest friendships. I will never forget that infectious smile of yours either. We have shared so many great memories and I will cherish them forever! You were so loved by so many. Until we meet again my love.

  • January 05, 2021
    Jorge Buonomo says:
    John, Thanks for all the good moments and laugh we shared. Keep everybody up there entertain like you know how to. See you later Buonomo

  • January 05, 2021
    Kelley L Raunec says:
    My heart is broken for Grace and Carlos and Joel. May God be with you all at this time and soften your grief with your memories of a deep and abiding love.

  • January 05, 2021
    Brenda Cassato says:
    Words cannot express my sadness for for your loss. I am so sorry for you. My prayers are with your family during this sad time. May you find peace in knowing that he was loved and will be missed greatly.

  • January 05, 2021
    Kathleen O'Neill lit a candle:
    Lit since January 5, 2021 at 1:39:08 PM

  • January 05, 2021
    Kat Moore and Krewe says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Grace and her husband and John's entire family! Peace be with you all, until you meet with John again! We will be here for you Grace, when you return. Everyone is so very saddened by the news!

  • January 05, 2021
    The Nettles says:
    John and his family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy who will be missed dearly.

  • January 06, 2021
    Tracie and Jeff says:
    Compliments to John's family...You raised/impacted a remarkable and impressive young man, that any parent would be proud to call 'son'. From the moment Nora brought him to meet us, Jeff and I and members of our family were charmed. He was a bundle of joy and exuded warmth, 'goodness' and soulful strength. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. Psalm 145:8 NKJV He smiled with his whole body and gave the very best hugs...We have three adult daughters and Jeff and I knew that whenever John was with them, they would be safe...well protected. He was a true and old fashion, chivalrous gentleman. I think he was an 'old soul'. That Tuesday before Christmas, I was able to join the 'facetime' conversation (regret not seeing him and hugging him that evening) that Nora had with John and was honored to have the opportunity to meet his lovely mom and beautiful baby girl, Ava. Gosh, he was so proud of her. He loved her so very much and spoke about her all the time. She's the spitting image of her dad...and, after our brief verbal exchange along with Nora's glowing description (they all went to see the Christmas lights at Sandy Point on the Chesapeake Bay) we could see that none of John's narratives about his daughter were exaggerated! Nora was in awe of Ava and marveled at just how mature, intelligent, sweet, dear and wholesome she is, for one so young! She's 'up one side and down the other' her dad, and it didn't take long to see that....John left a beautiful legacy, including his dearest Ava and all who were fortunate...no...blessed, to have experienced and known his gracious kindness, compassion and love. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18 NRSV Heaven couldn't wait any longer...You see, John had a heart of gold and a vivacious spirit and God needed His loving, dedicated and devoted servant to come home. Prayers to all his family and friends and his sweet Ava...I sure wish we knew why God called this worthy and beautiful soul, but I do know that God has a plan and it's truly perfect. When God calls us...in His good time...John will be there to greet his family and friends. And, remember… Jesus wept. John 11:35 NIV…Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 ESV…Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Luke 6:21 NRSV To John’s mom…just after my sister passed away in a hospital, my brother was able to catch the priest who had just left after giving Lisa her last rites. He quietly sat next to my blessed mom and after a while told her something that comforted her, greatly. He was very young and acknowledged that he couldn’t begin to understand her anguish…pain…and then it came to him. He told her that the Blessed Mother understood her pain and sorrow…That was it…these were the words that strengthened my sweet and dear mom. 'I cry for the legacy this loved one leaves in death, for the ways the world has been made different by their presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful and more painful on this side of death. And I pray that the work You have accomplished in this remarkable life will grow deeper, wider, and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by a weak opponent like death.' - Gregory Cole God Bless and wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  • January 06, 2021
    Grant Johnson says:
    You always tried to make people feel better. You always made me laugh. Thank you for living with us. You were like a big brother to me. I love you so much and I know you loved me too. I miss you so much Love Grant