Juan “Juanito” Lozada Correa also known as “Don Juan” or more recently here in the states “Papa Juan”, 79, of Clarksville TN, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Juan came to life on October 14th, 1944, born in his beloved city of Caguas, PR to his late parents Ramon “Moncho” Lozada and Aracelis “YiYin” Correa. He was a loving and devoted son to his parents.
He was the kindest and an excellent brother to his siblings: Aracelis “Celita” Lozada Correa, Ramón “Chito” Lozada Correa, José Luis “Chewy” Lozada Correa, and the late René Lozada Correa.
Juan was loved, respected, and admired by so many, and is survived by the following:
By his biggest fans who are his sons, Juan Alberto Lozada Robles and Carlos Manuel Lozada Robles, not only were they his biggest fans but he was their very own best friend. He fathered his two sons along side his loving wife Carmen Robles Serrano, they were married for 59 years and built quite the life together.
Also by his grandchildren: Stephanie Joan Lozada, Alberto Andrés Lozada Rivera, Pedro Juan Lozada Colon, Gabriela Noash Lozada López, and Danna Paola Lozada López, whom he dedicated the best years of his life after retirement, by supporting them, caring for them, teaching them important life skills, and simply enjoying life and new things.
Recently he had became a great grandfather to two baby girls Scarlett Lozada and Catalina Lozada and he was the proudest one of us all. He was also a grandfather figure to Valerie Laí Rivera, Valeria Sofia, Andres Yared, and Nelson Yeriel Ortiz Laí.
Juan was a simple man, yet he was also charming and wise. He always had a smile on his face, people around him were constantly laughing, a true gentleman at last. His favorite pastimes were watching sports such as: baseball, softball, and boxing. However, his all time favorite was watching his sons and grandson play baseball and softball. Other things that he truly enjoyed were, visiting the casino and playing in the slot machines, socializing with his friends, dancing and listening to salsa or bolero, getting together with his family, and his favorite food was certainly sea food, but things that could never be missing were his coffee and his ice cream.
Juan was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He obtain his bachelors degree at Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, PR, where his granddaughters Gabi and Danna currently attend. He made his career as a warehouse manager for the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, and he served them proudly for over 20 years up until retirement. He relocated to Clarksville, TN in 2017, after the devastating passing of hurricane Maria and settled in to be near his sons and other grandchildren. He enjoyed the change of pace and was able to see his grandchildren obtain new careers, graduate college, and support them by coming to watch them play the sports he loved.
Juan fought like a true champ and gave everything he had until the end of his life, he has left us with a legacy of resilience, strength, faith, loyalty, great humor, and unconditional love. We were lucky to walk amongst the greatest man and to witness his journey.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
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