Jose R. Brenes lll

Born: 08/14/1992 Passed:

Jose R. Brenes lll born August 14th, 1992 passed away May 17th, 2019, unexpectedly at the young age of 26. Jose was a wrestler for Waterloo schools. He was an Eagle Scout and continued to work with BSA even after graduation. He donated his time to local food shelters before finding his biggest rescue…Lucy, a stray dog turned family for the last two years.

Joey is preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Jose Brenes; maternal grandmother, Julia Bosz; paternal uncle, Ricardo Brenes; paternal grandmother, Sandra Seyfarth and maternal grandfather, Joseph Bosz.

Jose leaves behind his father, Jose Brenes ll; his mother, Jeanette Rach and stepfather, George Rach; sister, Ashley Monroe (Jared Monroe); brother, Brandon Brenes; step-brother, Chad Rach and step-sister, Marissa Rach.

Cremation has taken place and a service Celebrating Jose’s life will be held Saturday, June 1st from 1-5 pm at Atwater Town Hall. 1219 OH-183 Atwater, Ohio 44201. Condolences and can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society


10 Tributes to Jose R. Brenes lll

  1. Dave and Janet Sattler says:

    Dear Jose’, We were sad to learn of Joey’s death and our hearts are filled with sorrow for your loss. Please accept out sincere condolences. We are out of town on June 1st, but our thoughts & prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Love, Dave & Janet

  2. Anonymous says:

    José was an incredibly kind hearted kid. He was the most caring and compassionate guy I know, he deserved better than what he got out of life. He was a lost, hurt soul.

    • Greg Knapp says:

      Jose you will truly be missed. You were such a bright and wonderful kid. You will always be remembered as such to my family and I. So sorry for your lost.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I saw Jose’s picture and thought he looked young so I came to see how old he was. My son is also an eagle scout and has worked with the BSA ever since. I can’t imagine the pain of loss that you are going through, but you will be in my prayers. I hope you find peace in all of the great moments in Jose’s life that made him a fine young man. May you rest in peace Jose.

  4. Walker family says:

    To the Brenes family.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    We don’t know what to say except that our hearts go out to you. We can’t understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little

    • Rich Knapp says:

      Jose always found a way to make us all laugh at practice and at matches. He was a good kid and I enjoyed the opportunity to coach him. I pray that Jose and your family can find peace and solace in the arms of the lord.

  5. Rick and Sue Knapp says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jose’s passing. We remember him being such a nice polite kid. It was always so fun watching his wrestling matches as his family and fans yelled “ Go Jose!” And “ Go Joey!” alternately the entire match. Our heart breaks for your family and we pray you find some comfort and peace.

  6. Ray and Tammy Spangler says:

    Jose had such a sweet heart and we are so sorry to hear of his passing. We have many memories of his sheepish grin and fun spirit from wrestling. No words can bring comfort but know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time.

  7. Atwater Congregational Church says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all.

  8. Greg Knapp says:

    Jose was such a bright and wonderful kid and he will always be remembered as such to my family and I. We are all truly sorry for your lost. I am proud to have know and coached him.

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