March 22, 1983 - November 15, 2019
Jose Fernando Arenas Florian passed away unexpectedly on November 15.
He was a loving, caring and very kind person who was loved and respected by all that knew him. Especially by his dear and beloved wife and partner of 17 years, Ashley.
Jose came to the United States from Colombia in 1999 to attend college. He was a student at Queens College in Charlotte and UNC Asheville. He was a talented graphic artist and photographer. He was also skilled in computer sciences. He was most proud of his accomplishment of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
Jose and Ashley especially loved their evening walks on the beach with their dogs, Asher, Maya and Leah. He and Ashley created a full portfolio of photographs of the sea, sunsets and their dogs.
Jose is survived by his wife, Ashley Steed. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando and Carmenza Arenas of Bogota Colombia. A sister, Diana Arenas Florian also from Bogota. His mother and father-in-law, Lois and Dave Steed. And a bother-in-law Ben Steed.
He will be forever missed by Ashley, his family and all who knew him.
A private family service will be held on Thursday, November 21.