Honoring Our Loved Ones

Our Latinitas share their memories about loved ones who have passed away.

My Tio Obie passed away a few months ago due to an illness. He was always in a party mood. They always had coca cola at parties because it was his favorite drink. Once when we were playing rock band, he started to pretend to play the guitar. -Mia

I remember that my grandpa used to tell me to dance with him, and he used to take me to a park named Julio Park before he passed away. I miss him because he was my papa. -Selena

I remember that my grandpa was always at our home on Saturdays. He would always come over and just stay. He would tell me to be good and listen to my parents. I remember he would always wear a blue cap and would drink and smoke. He died because he was drunk, but I know that he is with Jesus and the angels. I think now he protects me and my family. I still miss him, but I know he’s in a better place now. -Jenny

I remember when my grandmother passed away. She was 87 years old. I remember we gave her a lot of presents for her birthday. She was very happy. I love my grandmother. -Jennifer

My grandpa is one of my biggest role models. He took care of my four uncles and grandma by working day and night at the post office. My grandpa was in the Navy. He helped transport the soldiers to go fight. My grandpa was AMAZING at playing his guitar. I really loved him. He was so nice, and he disciplined me very well. He died when I was six-years-old. He will always be in my memories forever. -Danielle

My great grandpa Frank Serria was in World War 2. He got shot quite a lot of times, but still survived. Five years later, he passed away from a heart attack. My grandma was only fifteen when that happened. My great grandma had to raise eleven kids on her own. -Jasmin

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