Humberto Abenoza

Humberto Abenoza

Sunday, September 2nd, 1951 Sunday, February 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Humberto Abenoza

Humberto Abenoza Yoldi nació en Bogotá (Colombia), hijo de Hilario Abenoza y Leonor Yoldi. Era el quinto de seis hermanos: Pilar, Stella, Elena, Samuel y Enrique. Tenía numerosos primos y sobrinos.

Humberto se marchó de Colombia en 1969 para estudiar joyería en la Escuela de Arte y Diseño Massana de Barcelona. Trabajó en el negocio de la joyería en España hasta 1979 cuando decidió volver a Colombia, para después mudarse a Nueva York y trabajar en el comercio, creación y venta de joyas. En 1985 fundó su propio negocio “HYA Design”. En 1987 abrió con varios compañeros la galería de arte “Gallery Sixtosix” en la calle 14 del barrio de East Village. La galería cerró en 1992 pero Humberto siguió involucrado en el mundo del arte hasta hace unos años, cuando perdió movilidad.

Actuó en la obra de teatro "You the City" de Fiona Templeton y en diferentes películas independientes, como "Flounder", "Rooftops" y "Chicken Ala King".

Le encantaba bailar y asistir a diferentes eventos como el desfile anual de Halloween y el “Desfile de sirenas de Coney Island”. Ir a la playa era uno de sus pasatiempos favoritos en cualquier temporada del año. A menudo se le podía encontrar en Tompkins Square Park disfrutando del sol y la naturaleza con sus perritos

Humberto será recordado con mucho cariño por su familia y por sus amigos de todo el mundo, así como por sus queridos chihuahuas, Lucy y Oskar. En lugar de comprar flores en su memoria, se sugiere enviar donaciones a la “American Diabetes Association”, “The NY Humane Society” y “East Village Park Conservancy.

Humberto Abenoza Yoldi was born in Bogota Colombia to Hilario Abenoza and Leonor Yoldi. He was the fifth of six children. He is survived by his three sisters, Pilar, Stella and Elena and two brothers Samuel and Enrique and their respective families. In addition his many cousins and their families.
He left Colombia in 1969 to study at the Massana School of Jewelry and Design in Barcelona. He worked in the jewelry business in Spain until 1979 when he returned to Colombia.
He moved to New York, NY in 1980 and worked in the jewelry trade, retail and manufacture before starting his own business HYA Design in 1985. In 1987 he and his partners opened Gallery Sixtosix on 14th Street in the East Village. The gallery closed in 1992 but Humberto remained involved in the art world until the last few years when his mobility became an issue.

He performed in "You the City" by Fiona Templeton and appeared in several independent films including "Flounder", "New York Roofs" and "Chicken Ala King".
He loved to dance and attend events like the NYC Halloween Parade and the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. A trip to the ocean was a favorite past time no matter the season.
In addition to his family Humberto will be sadly missed by friends all over the globe and by his devoted chihuahuas, Oskar and Lucy. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, The Humane Society of NY and East Village Park Conservancy are suggestions. He could often be found in Tompkins Square Park enjoying the sun and nature with his dogs.

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Ray Sotnychuk

Humberto the days do not ease the loss of your smile or sound of your laughter. My only consolation is that you no longer suffer from the pain you endured for the last of your years. I prayed for another solution. I hope somewhere you are dancing "la jota" and that you feel how much you were loved.
Comment | Posted at 09:36pm via Condolence

Andrés Enciso

Uncle thanks for the good times and unforgettable memories, as the walk through sitges I had a lot of fun. Uncle have a good trip.
Comment | Posted at 06:58pm via Condolence

JamieLee Ackerman

A week ago tomorrow I lost a wonderful friend, my heart is sore to lose him. As I’m sure everyone on here feels the same as me a upsetting sad time. Although I truly was so blessed to call Humberto my friend my family. It is truly extraordinary how God bring the right people in to your life at the right time, and our relationship was certainly an example of that. When I immigrated to the US many moons ago I met him day ONE because I rented a room in his Condo in Manhattan, from then on we created lots of great memories! I’ll miss his sweet laugh and his crazy interesting fun story’s about who he had just met, or what had just happened in his EV exciting life. Theses stories would take me awhile to get because of his adorable accent and me and him cracking up!☺️ I feel grateful I had a friend “family” better than most. He was always so kind caring and sharing with me, when I knew nobody and had nobody only my special family friendships here in the US! He opened his heart and his home to me like I was his family. He was so sweet before I had someone in my life before I was married he would invite me to everything and showering me with kindness and love making sure I was happy like a uncle or a Dad would. He would check in on me when I was single and lived alone in my apartment to see if I got home safe and that I was OK, he would worry! A wonderful man where could you find a friend like that, I got lucky. So so so many special amazing memories I have with this wonderful soul. You will always have a place in my heart I Love You Papi RIP I Love You❤️🙏🏼
Comment | Posted at 05:32pm via Condolence

Rosa Abenoza

Primito, te fuiste demasiado pronto quedando en deuda de unos besos y abrazos que me prometiste cuando nos viéramos la próxima vez, y no pudo ser. Pero nos has dejado tu alegría y tu cariño. Deseo que tu viaje sea placentero
Comment | Posted at 07:22am via Condolence


Hermanito aquí esta su negrita y sabe que siempre hemos estado muy unidos y que lo he querido mucho y lo seguiré llevando dentro de mi corazón
Comment | Posted at 02:28pm via Condolence

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