On April 4th, 2022 heaven received a new angel in 15 year old Juan Carlos Robles Corona Jr when he was tragically and viciously gunned down on his way home from school.
He was known to be a gentleman who was always respectful to his female classmates and his elders. He was quiet and "low-key" according to many of his friends, but once you got to know him, "J.R '' was also charismatic, funny, charming and incredibly loyal to the people he held closest to his heart.
He took his responsibilities as a big brother to heart. He made sure his younger siblings got to school each day and made sure to bring them home safely. Whether it was homework, spending time with them doing silly dances or watching family movies, Juan Carlos loved his brothers (he was often seen carrying his youngest brother Dylan) and sister so much and the feeling was mutual. They looked to him as their protector and confidant.
The happiness of others was just important to him as his own and perhaps the one thing that may have been atypical about him, was his overwhelming sense of generosity and his ability to assess the needs of others without having to be told.
Juan Carlos was just starting to embroider his thread on the centuries old canvas to which millions of Philadelphians, native and newcomers alike, have contributed and though that single, brilliant, and beautiful line was cut short much too soon, he has left an indelible mark on his neighborhood, school community and of course, his family and friends who knew him best.
Juan Carlos was young but he had already begun to set purpose to his life and was committed to creating a legacy for himself and family for which they could be proud. He was also serious about helping his mother, Maria, and father, Juan Carlos Sr., with other responsibilities as he worked towards employment for the summer. His dream was to save enough money to buy a vending machine so he could own his own business and successfully support himself and his family.
The community of Philadelphia Staten Island family & friends have lost a neighbor friends best friend brother and son. Remember him as being cheerful and always making you laugh.