Oscar Daniel Joaquin
  • 17 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 7, 1998
  • Place of birth:
    Santa Maria, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 28, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Santa Maria, California, United States
Oscar, we love you forever and ever. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Oscar will never leave us... his light lives on in the memories we cherish. While the tears are endless, we can also bring him to life through smiles, laughter, music. Please share your stories, pictures, videos, music -- the moment you met, something funny or sweet he said or did, recordings he made, things that remind you of him. In sharing the ways he touched our lives, we celebrate and honor him, and we sustain each other in our deepest grief. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Meagan Levins on 28th July 2016

"Today I went to where you're buried.  Today I went to Delta.  I went to St Joe's. I went to Fesler.  I went to Su Mesa.  I went to Barrett.  I went to the house where I used to live, the house where you came over for help with your homework.  I went to my old house on Woodmere, where you and your mom laid on the floor.  I went to your old house on Newlove.  I went to the intersection of College and Miller, that tiny complex where your mom lived for a bit.  I drove by the big Catholic church where you were baptized and where you laid while we prayed and wept over you.  I parked in the same parking spot I had the night of your rosary.  I even went to that park, briefly, by your gf's house where your shocked friends gathered after your death.  I remember the candles didn't stay lit for more than a second or two and I remember how frustrated that made me.

You are in every thing I do, and every move I make.  I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Erik M on 28th July 2016

"Oscar, although it's been a year, I still keep you and your mother in the forefront of my thoughts.  For the energy, curiosity of spirit and trenchant wit that you were able to impart upon an old man, who, in those precious moments, became the student rather than the teacher."

This tribute was added by James Baker on 28th July 2016

"Young King..your story has touched an unprecedented amount of people...a ripple effect that will continue to move mountains and evoke change in our homes and our communities...you should have never been taken from this Earth in such a way, at such a time..the burden is heavy and the loss is unbearable..but--not in vain..we will learn, we will grow...we will teach and be better because of YOU, your story, your life and this unfortunate lesson. Sending you love and light so tough it can be felt beyond any boundary or border between this life and the next. Baker Family <3"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hack on 28th July 2016

"Oscar WILL live forever!  Viva Oscar!!  He is in the hearts of people who loved him profoundly.  As we commemorate the heartbreaking one year anniversary of his physical absence, we send healing love to all those who miss him deeply.  And, we will never forget him."

This tribute was added by Rachel Team on 28th July 2016

"When I went to sleep last night, I dreaded waking up today. I knew I'd have this dark cloud over me as I walk around like a zombie. Well, I'm not walking around like that, but the dark cloud is definitely there. Maybe it's because the angels don't want me to see the party they're throwing for you today. Heaven is a better place with you in it. The world is a sadder place without you in it. I thought about Mariah Carey's song "One Sweet Day" that she sang with Boyz II Men. I'd like to share those lyrics now:

"Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
Now it's too late to hold you
'Cause you've flown away
So far away

Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Darling I never showed you
Assumed you'd always be there
I, I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
And I miss the love we shared

Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray"

Oscar, I love you so much. I can't take a breath without thinking of you. I will love and miss you everyday for the rest of my life.

Love, Aunt Rachel"

This tribute was added by vianney gonzalez on 28th July 2016

"Its been a whole year and man do I miss your smile..rest easy flash"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joaquin on 9th May 2016

"R.I.P Oscar man cuz it's been a year already and it's been hard without u I miss u so much I think of u evey single day, trying to feel strong but the feelings just don't go away luv u cuz with all my heart rest in peace❤❤❤"

This tribute was added by Daniel Borunda on 29th February 2016

"i still remember when we first started to hang out we would just chill in your room before school and listen to music mostly Mac miller joey bada$$ dizzy wright and logic. Our friend ship grew closer the more we had in common from our music taste all the way until what we wanted to be when we got older which was a detective.. We did a lot together good and bad, I wouldn't trade any moment we had for anything I hold them close to my heart until the day we meet up... I love you brother rest easy... 7 long months"

This tribute was added by Rachel Team on 27th February 2016

"One of my favorite bands is Avenged Sevenfold, and I've recently been listening to one of their songs that makes me think of you. It's called "So Far Away". I've always known the song, but these days it takes on a whole other meaning. This song will always bring you closer to my heart.

These are the lyrics:

Never feared for anything, never chained but never free
I tried to heal the broken love with all I could
Lived a life so endlessly saw beyond what others see
I tried to heal the broken love with all I could
Will you stay, Will you stay away forever?

How do I live without the ones I love?
Time still turns the pages of the book its burned
Place and time always on my mind
I have so much to say but you're so far away

Plans of what our futures hold
Foolish lies of growing old
It seems we're so invincible
The truth is so cold
A final song, a last request
A perfect chapter laid to rest
Now and then I try to find a place in my mind
Where you can stay you can stay awake forever

Sleep tight, I'm not afraid
The ones that we love are here with me
Lay away a place for me 'cause as soon as I'm done
I'll be on my way to live eternally

I love you, you were ready
The pain is strong and urges rise
But I'll see you when He lets me
Your pain is gone, your hands are tied
So far away and I need you to know
So far away and I need you to need you to know"

This tribute was added by Meagan Levins on 7th January 2016

"If you were here I would take you clothes shopping at Tilley's and spend about $100.  I would get to see your tattoos in person.  After shopping, I would take you out to lunch someplace, your choice, but I would push for Shaw's because I like steak, and I remember you bought me steak for my birthday last year.  You would ask about Henry, and about Danial.  I would tell you about our upcoming move, and how well Henry is doing in school.  I would harp on you about your homework, and you would assure me that you were up to date on all your assignments.  I would 75% believe you.  I would talk about taking you to an orientation at Hancock, to see how it would be once you were done with Delta.  You would ask me again how to start on a path to be a detective.

Your site was lovely this morning, with a surprisingly powerful sun breaking through the rain clouds.  I've told Henry that it is a park, a place where we can go to remember and think on you.  He misses you, mentions you more than you would expect a four year old to.  The other day we drove past the county buildings on Betteravia and he said "That's where we dropped off Oscar and Aunt Rebekah."  I miss you too, but I think you know that.  I miss you every time I drive Clark, every time I drive Broadway, every time I see a teenage boy with black hair, every time I breathe.  I love you, Oscar.  Always have, always will."

This tribute was added by Tony Spicuglia on 7th January 2016

"My grandson was born this day, eighteen years ago.  This will always be his day. His marks on life and living, remain. Time has no sway on his was,or his will be. He always will be so. The day is memorialized, however; he will remain integral, nevertheless. Love will see to that. His for us, and ours for him. Oscar, thank you."

This tribute was added by Rebekah Spicuglia on 7th January 2016

"From Tio Efren, shared at Oscar's NYC Memorial Service (Aug 14, 2015):

As a baby we called him camaron, in karate class the teachers called him tiger, in boxing he was known as Joaquin the King, El Rey, some people called him Canelito, after that his friends give him the name of Flash, then his Artist name was Devious. Many nick names. But now I call him my angel baby. Oscar, I won’t say goodbye -- I will say see you soon. It might be hours, days, weeks, months, or years. It’s just a matter of time. To me, you are alive -- not because I can see you, but because the footprints you left are well-marked. Some people can live so many years but never leave footprints. You did in so many ways. Your charisma, your smile, how lovely you were, respectful, you were wise at a young age. There are so many memories we share, and they are so alive until we meet again. They can take you away from me physically, but the love that we have for each other as family? Never. Love you mijo, see you soon."

This tribute was added by Rebekah Spicuglia on 7th January 2016

"From Lily, for Oscar's NYC Memorial Service (Aug 14, 2015):

Oscar was the most beautiful person inside and out that I had ever met in my life. He was big hearted, intelligent, creative, funny, handsome, and just everything great! Everyday spent with him was truly a day well spent. He wasn't just a boyfriend to me he was my best friend, my first love, motivation, and reason to never give up. He really did save me in every way a girl can be saved. He brought light, happiness, joy, and love into my life of darkness. One thing I can never thank him enough for is giving me the honor to experience what true love really is, he taught me how to love. For any girl they crave to experience, give, and receive love back and he did that for me. I thank God everyday for allowing me to experience that with Oscar. He made me feel beautiful and showed me that I'm worth something in this world, there was never one day he didn't make me feel wanted or special. He opened my eyes up to how beautiful life actually is and that everyday counts. He changed me for the better. Even though my days are lonely and heartbreaking without him his love and wanting me to succeed in life are what keep me going. My love for him will always be endless and my heart will always be missing him. I now live to make him proud and never let him down because I know he's watching over me and guiding me through life and leading me where I'm supposed to be."

This tribute was added by Terry Collette on 7th January 2016

"Happy birthday, Oscar! You are always in our hearts. Your quickness of spirit and smile will always be remembered. Though you are gone way too soon from us, your influence will never fade! You are a blessing!"

This tribute was added by Rebekah Spicuglia on 7th January 2016

"Speech for Oscar By Eric Joaquin
Rosary/Mass Services Aug 2015

Oscar meant a lot to many different people. To his social media following he was known as “damage”, “obey flash” or any other different name you might know. To his cousins he was the athletic one, the personable one, and the one who loved us all being together. To his girlfriend, he was the man that wanted to just be with her. He loved her and cared a lot about her. To his stepmother he was a gregarious soul who was helpful towards all and grateful for the little things. To his parents, he was their only son. The kid who spent time with both of them and let them know how much he loved them.

You see…  Oscar was all these things. He was grateful for the life experiences he had. He was gifted, whether it was through music, sports, or bringing people together. The one thing that really defined him though was his love towards his family. If you were a close friend to him, you were family. If he was your boyfriend, you were family. And if you had blood relations to him, you were family. He felt immensely loyal to his family and wanted nothing more than to bring them all together.

He made many people smile, and for that he will ultimately be remembered. I know he is looking down on all of us and wants us all to learn from this tragedy. He would want better for his friends and family. He would want us to be happy, to live our lives for our families, and to go out into the world and bring smiles to others the way he brought smiles to us. In his memory I call all of you to do just this. Make other smile. Treat others right. Be a person that brings about positive change in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Oscar, my little cousin, you have succeeded. May we honor his memory by doing the same."

This tribute was added by Destiney Martinez on 7th January 2016

"Happy 18th birthday Oscar..
Wish you were here but i know God is taken good care of you up there. Love & miss you so much... i know you're gonna have an amazing birthday up in heaven...
Rest easy ...."

This tribute was added by Nate Contreras on 5th January 2016

"Damn foo I'm hella burnt I Juss wrote u a long ass letter where it said to put your email hahahaha but I was Juss thinking about you and all of the memories we have . I went by your grave today and put the solar light cross cuz it gets so dark and lonely out there. Juss know that I think about you everyday all day nd at times I shed a couple years like right now cuz I miss you so much and I the way you passed away Juss eats at me . I don't think that I will ever be able to forgive myself for not being there at your rosary or funeral. I love you so much nd miss u like crazy. Il never tell you goodbye because I kno il see you later goodnight homie nd see u soon"

This tribute was added by Brenda Joaquin on 31st December 2015

"Merry Christmas cus And Happy New Years Eve this year wasn't the same without you I really miss you. Rest In Peace your in my heart forever.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤"

This tribute was added by Adriana O on 7th December 2015

"I wish I could say this has gotten easier somehow. But I constantly think about all of the 'what ifs'. I think of the future you had, the future that I saw in you. I hold a lot of regret from never thanking you, because of you I began to see life as something worth living- as long as I'm happy and doing what I love.
You had such an amazing soul and you are missed dearly.
I hope you're resting easy, I hope any pain you had has gone away."

This tribute was added by Crystal Prendez on 7th December 2015

""And it's hard, the days just seem so dark, the moons and the stars are nothing without you... no words can explain the way I'm missing you. Deny this emptiness, this hole that I'm inside.. these tears they tell their own stories.." This song Lay Me Down by Sam Smith will always remind me of you.
All I want to do is make sure your'e alright... I hate the fact that I will not see you anymore while I'm still here on this earth. It makes me feel so sick... I don't know what to feel anymore. I will never understand how anybody could take such an amazing, vibrant, outgoing, and beautiful soul! All I can really comprehend is your'e in a much better place.. Visit me in my dreams again! I love you Flashy, I can't wait till the day I see you again in another life! <3"

This tribute was added by Crystal Prendez on 17th November 2015

"Oscar, I think of you every single day. I still can't comprehend all of this yet. I'll miss you forever.... I think of all the fun times we had with everyone at my apartment and for some reason I still feel like we're going to have another one of those days. I love you, I don't understand why God took you from us so early but your'e serving a purpose up there. There's not enough words to explain the pain I have from missing you so much. There's no words to express the love I have for you. Stay resting baby boy, keep us safe down here and stay watching over us. Goodnight, I love you Oscar Daniel Joaquin!"

This tribute was added by Miranda Gomez on 1st November 2015

"Halloween all I could do was think of you on how damn you should of been here for this holiday on how damn you'll never have another one like damn I miss you all the time. Like yeah I was partying, but I would look up at the sky and think of you those stars seemed bright to me just like you I'm always going to miss you I'm still having trouble believing you're gone like you can't be so many questions but one day, I'll get that one day. Sorry I'm late I would've said better late then never but if that were the case I wouldn't be feeling how I feel now the fact that I was to late to call you now it's too late and there's nothing I can do about it but wait till I go away where you'll be. I'll see you eventually Rest In Peace in Paradise Oscar. Happy Halloween Oscar."

This tribute was added by Rachel Team on 3rd September 2015

"I couldn't sleep last night, because I couldn't get you out of my mind. I just found one of the boxes I gift wrapped for you for this past Christmas. I was so excited that you'd be spending it with us. The box said, "To Oscar. Love Aunt Rachel and Uncle Ben." Even though it was the first time you'd met my husband, you still thanked him and called him UNCLE Ben... You were so polite and gracious. I remember being able to gloat as I looked at Ben, and I said, "See!!! I told you Oscar was awesome!" I miss you. You'll always be my little angel that can do no wrong, and nothing can change that. I love you, I love you, I love you."

This tribute was added by M G on 28th August 2015

"I cant believe it's been a month without you Oscar. It feels like forever when it's only the beginning and the rest of my life to come. I hate that you can't be here, I hate that I can never speak to you again, I hate that you left so early, I hate everything that can longer have you a part of. I've been counting the days and I always will. It just breaks my heart more then anything that you're not here. I love you Oscar, Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Christian Ponce on 28th August 2015

"Oscar i still cant believe its already been a month since your passing ... you were like my best friend in middle school feels like a piece of my childhood has been ripped out, all i have now are just memories but i will always treasure them . love you bro rest easy"

This tribute was added by Daniel Borunda on 20th August 2015

"I miss you....."

This tribute was added by Adriana O on 18th August 2015

"Oscar, you have been in my heart and on my mind since the moment I heard of what happened. You haven't left my side and I can feel you here every moment that I need you. From the candle that appeared in my car, to the dreams of your smile and laugh, to my window continuously rolling itself down the day that I wanted to visit you- but I had to go to work, and to just feeling your presence around me all the time. I still can't imagine not seeing you walking around, or posting on Facebook- every time you are tagged in a post I think it's you posting for a split second. You have not left my mind, and you will forever live in my heart. I hope you are resting peacefully, and thank you for keeping me company on my bad days."

This tribute was added by Twitch Barrera on 17th August 2015

"Hey bro, you were always a down homie. I cant say we were friends forever but in the time I have known you for a couple years it has been awesome. You are a sick rapper bro, I know you are resting in heaven. I will miss you but your not gone you will live on in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Raul Mendoza on 17th August 2015

"Even though we didn't talk that much, i knew you were always a great person. When i heard about your loss, i couldn't believe it, but i know your in a better place. Take care. Miss you Flash!"

This tribute was added by Destinee Marie on 15th August 2015

"I wrote one of these for you already but I just watched a video of you that they made & it put me to tears ... I miss you so much & I regreat ever losing touch with you .. We talked here & there but not how it use to be .. I'll forever remember the Oscar that would dance , joke around , and play sports and always be there to make others laughs . Thank you for the laughs we shared with the amazing memories . Love & miss you daily .. Rip Oscar Daniel Joaquin"

This tribute was added by marcarthur baralla on 11th August 2015

"I had the chance to be around you while you were still a little boy
I had the chance to enjoy your presence, to laugh and cry with you
Do you remember the camping trip, the fishing and the pouring rain
Do you remember the Euro trip, the chateaux and the cheeses
What about the water park, the beach and the baseball games
What about playing soccer and all the crazy videos we made
Our dinner conversation (I still think the rhinoceros can take on the lion)
Our long video game party

You left too soon, too young to go away
My dear little boy, thank you for everything
The world will miss you
Remember, you will be forever"

This tribute was added by Virginia Levasseur on 9th August 2015

"Dear Rebekah,
I want to share some of my memories of Oscar with you.
I remember feeling a bit nervous about his first visit to CT, thinking that he would be bored stiff coming to see us in CT in 2013. We hadn’t entertained a teenager in our home for quite a long time and I had visions of him struggling to find things to say and do. I was so pleasantly surprised to see how open and outgoing he was, curious to see and do new things. He made himself at home and was easy-going and fun to be with while he secretly juggled time between us and his phone. Despite the fact that he wanted to be very independent, he still acquiesced to your direction and approval and wanted to please you. I admired that strength in him.
He was almost as super competitive as I when it came to bocce! He was quick to improve his aim and strove to beat you and me especially. I remember him arguing his position on several counts. That was fun, but not as much fun as playing Catch Phrase.  I thought that game was hilarious. That was what made me see him in a whole new light. Here he was desperately trying to relate his ideas across generations and cultures with his bilingual background and with the impetuousness of a teenager under the stress of a merciless buzzer. It was incredible how quickly you picked up on some of the least little word clues just by looking at his face, or were you reading his mind? And then again, there were these strange clues that left us all scratching our heads WTF?? That game spoke volumes and opened up my eyes to your sweet son.
I remember him getting psyched about the Arcade at Mohegan Sun…and the look on his face when he ordered that hamburger plate at Hash a Go-Go and it turned out to be the biggest meal he had probably ever been served…and he devoured it, no problem!!
Then there was the crazy look on his face as we passed the two Playboy centerfolds posing in the casino where they were selling photo shoots. He stood near the trophy table and begged me to take a picture of him there.
One particular gesture of his stands out in my mind.   It was the way that he related to two year old Orion when he came to GA at Christmas. Orion was fascinated with Oscar. He would watch him with great interest as he sat on the living room sofa struggling over his music. They had this kind of silent connection. Whenever Orion came close enough to him, Oscar would reach out and pinch him softly on the cheek and smile his dimpled smile at him. Orion wanted to play right there in his presence. Not a lot of words but an obvious mutual admiration. I thought it was really sweet.
It also moved me to see him open his Christmas presents. He was definitely excited and happy. He still held that piece of childhood simplicity and for me, all sophistication dissolved with the choice of his hat. He reveled in the incredible breakfasts that you and Dru provided over that vacation. It was as though he hadn’t eaten for months!
Then there was Monopoly! Wow!  He worked that game with the shrewdness of a financial mogul! He knew how to drive a hard bargain. And he loved winning so much ;-)
He was handsome, smart, lovable, and held so much promise for the future Rebekah. You gave him your all. It was not easy but you made lots of tough choices and you persevered at all hours of the day or night to help him through the hardest of times. No words are adequate enough to express our deep respect and admiration for your mothering and for the difficult task of loving someone so dearly without being able to reach out and touch him on a daily basis.
And now you have a complex mission before you. So much to teach us all…through the heartbreak and pain, Oscar needs your voice on every page of your story. He will be whispering the words, weaving them into your thoughts and providing the strength to persist. We need to know the answers.
Searching for Peace,
Ginny and Emile Levasseur"

This tribute was added by Kathy Mcdonald on 9th August 2015

"I am so very sorry to hear of your grandsons passing. I will remember him in my prayers.


This tribute was added by melinda owen on 9th August 2015

"Tony, Please know our prayers are with you and your family. I'm truly sad for you and the loss of your grandson. (soulprobe7)"

This tribute was added by Janice Peruzzini on 8th August 2015

"I was so sorry to hear of your grandsons passing Tony, He will be remembered in my prayers. God bless all of you."

This tribute was added by Lindsey Brockett on 8th August 2015

"A sweet baby...a full of life little boy... A handsome and talented young man. My heart aches for your family and friends who have lost you so soon, but will keep your spirit alive for us forever."

This tribute was added by Jessica Godinez on 6th August 2015

"R.I.P its such ashame what happen im prayers go out to his family. ..."

This tribute was added by Brenda Joaquin on 4th August 2015

"OSCAR JOAQUIN will always be remembered and loved forever and we will all miss him but soon we will all be with with him again and I will never forget about the times we always use to hangout.So I will always remember and cherish those times for the rest of my life R.I.P my sweet loving cousin OSCAR JOAQUIN."

This tribute was added by François Baralla on 4th August 2015

"Odd thing we mentioned you just a few weeks ago with one of my nieces who asked about you and confided she had a crush on you when we all met in France six years ago, heartbreaker Oscar…Wonderful moments spent with you, wonderful memories for all the people who got to meet you…Can’t believe the news today…We will always remember you, rest in peace lil’boy❤"

This tribute was added by dalia camarena on 3rd August 2015

"Oscar I and janet brenda jesus and Eduardo n the rest of ur family will always miss u forever and ever
R.I.P :) :)"

This tribute was added by M G on 3rd August 2015

"Oscar, We hadn't talked for some what over two years but I do remember the last time we made exact eye contact, but that wasn't the last time I had seen you, it's funny because I was planning on getting back in touch with you I just couldn't pick up the phone and call you and this was just days before your unfortunate undeserving passing. Now for the first time in my life I regret not doing something which was calling you. We've had many ups but more of downs but even those time I was so upset with you I just couldn't stop from loving you and that's something I will never get to tell you we ended on not such a great note, but in the next life I hope I can tell you what I was planning to tell you about how i felt about us . Now I just know your in a better place just still keep asking myself why did you have to go so younge. I just will pray for your family and try my best to keep pushing because at least I was blessed to be touched by you and able to have had you in my life since junior high. I still remember the first time I met you, like it was yesturday I was introduced to you at the first 7th grade dance by my best friend at the time then next thing I knew we were dancing together, I do remember you smelt good, and then from there forth we talked and grew together. I just wish I didn't cut it short if I would of known I was never going to talk to you again I wouldn't of gave myself time to think. Forever in my memory and many others.
R.I.P Oscar Daniel Joaquin"

This tribute was added by Darini Nicholas on 3rd August 2015

"Oscar, I never had the privilege of meeting you but I met your mom at a retreat in June, and I can't imagine what it must be like for her and for all those lives you've touched to lose a beautiful and wonderful son and person as you. Clearly the world has been bettered by your brief light, and I know you'll always be here with your mum and all your friends! Oscar presente!"

This tribute was added by Mercy D Dios on 2nd August 2015

"Oscar, el tiempo que te conocí , compartimos algunos momentos de tu infancia juntos y con mi hijo que prácticamente tiene casi tu edad. fueron momentos que han marcado nuestras vidas.Tengo muchos recuerdos bonitos. A todos los Jóvenes allí , espero que esto haga un gran impacto en sus vidas...............Para Oscar y toda la familia. Se que lo extrañan mucho......... pero,este no es un adiós si no, un hasta pronto! Oscar  esta regocijando y gozando de la gloria de Dios."

This tribute was added by K H on 2nd August 2015


This tribute was added by Tttttttt Ddidofkfkvk on 1st August 2015

"Its sad really butt thats the life kids these days want and same story he was kind and nice ...gentle people love him wowwwww really .. Just feel bad for parents.."

This tribute was added by Heidie JH on 1st August 2015

"Oscar, this has been the most difficult week for many of us over at the P building. Tears have been shed, memories discussed.  You were an amazing young man and my heart has hurt for this tragedy and knowing how much potential you offered and the sadness people are feeling who loved you. We all hope your story impacts other kids. You will not be forgotten,  ever. Rest in peace, I will never forget your smile and the way you would come into my office and say "ma'am" yes, I will, and we would send you on your way."

This tribute was added by Bailey Durnin on 1st August 2015

"You were always someone I knew I could go to with my problems and feel no judgement. You were always nice to everyone and you never deserved this. The only comfort we have now is that We all have a new guardian angel watching out for us. Never forget you Oscar.❤️"

This tribute was added by Sarah Mccurtain on 1st August 2015

"Oscar your light went out to soon. RIP young nephew."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hack on 1st August 2015

"Oscar - I only know you through how profoundly your mother adored you. While we mourn with her, we also know that the memories of your extraordinarily magnificent being will stay forever in her heart and with so many others who you touched. You will live through love."

This tribute was added by Daniel Borunda on 1st August 2015

"Oscar daniel joaquin, flashy, devious, mr clits, zig nasty, oj nasty, hendo, mr burgos this is what i know you by......you'll never be "damage" in my eyes.... I love and miss you so much oscar it eats me alive knowing who did this is still out and about plotting on how he could take another beautiful soul like you. No one will ever know the hurt my heart feels but you no one will ever know how much i cherished you and all the things we did all the memories we created this is so devastating to me we had so much more to see and do together im glad i spent most of your last day with you it was a blessing you were a blessing to have in general im more than glaf to call you my brother there will never be another "flashy" there will never be another "devious" and i will never have another friend like you as much as it hurts to say..... But i know now after today that your in gods hand....it was weird when that random lady was telling me all this but it all made scince i love you oscar and im gonna continue to do my best too take care of kassandra, and support lily the best i could even tho i dont know her and im gonna do my best to comfort your parents no one is taking this harder then them i told you "these streets have no love for you" and im sure now you know what i meant it sucks that it took you passing to realize  that but i take comfort in the fact of knowing i was your brother and that i loved you and you loved me just as much you were my role model now i have to make you proud with everything i do...... Oscars in my soul until the day i get laid to rest and we meet in thugz mansion."

This tribute was added by Coach Antonio & Dolores Rincon on 1st August 2015

"We started coaching to be involved in things our kids liked but as time passed we realized we weren't just doing it for them anymore...but for all the kids we have had the honor to get to know. Oscar was one of the hundreds of kids we have coached at Fesler Jr High. He was an amazing person and a great teammate. Our family is heart broken. A child is all he was and will always be. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

This tribute was added by Monique De La Guerra on 1st August 2015

"Oscar, my dudeeeeeeee! My bestie. My best friend, my bro. I will forever love you and you'll always be in my heart. I still can't believe your gone. You didn't deserve it.. Haha dang we got memories. We drifted apart these last couple months but we still talked .. I member in the bus all the shit we talked about haha! I loved how you were always there for me! Always. If I couldn't go to you, you tried your best to go to me. We'Ve had some crazy ass conversations that no one will ever know haha. But all I gotta do is think positive and you'll forever be my guardian angel. I love you nigga ❤️"

This tribute was added by Martin Nunez on 1st August 2015

"Oscar- the day we met was at soccer practice in Jr high I was the new kid and you where the first kid to talk to me at the school and you will be missed"

This tribute was added by Aimee Cota on 1st August 2015

"Sometimes I wish I can go back to 7th grade when I first meet you and you having a heart for soccer and you being the greatest support in my soccer carer going to my soccer games.. I just miss you my friend"

This tribute was added by Renee Curran on 31st July 2015

"My memories of you are fleeting, but I remember joy and innocence and pure love.  You and your family have left a lasting mark in the lives of all that you met.  I am so sorry for the thoughtless and senseless act that took yiur life.  I send love from a Mother's heart to your Mother, Father, and every single person who is feeling a profound loss at your passing."

This tribute was added by Daniela Perez on 31st July 2015

"Oscar we didn't really know eachother that much . will never forget about you Guardian Angel"

This tribute was added by Daniel Magana on 31st July 2015

"I simply love and miss you brother. You are such a solid soul. I love you and i will keep your legacy alive. We're still going to rise to the top i will forever keep you apart of me not only through music but everyday you'll be with me i love you brother keep smiling down on me while i look up to you....
-Hallow D"

This tribute was added by LINDSAY BOOKER on 31st July 2015


This tribute was added by Destinee Marie on 31st July 2015

"Oscar , the very first time I met you , we were in Jr high in P.E. Class together. You were the new kid very quiet and just entertaining yourself by shuffling .. I said one word to you and after that you just wouldn't be quiet . From being on our roll call from warm ups we would always get in trouble for talking and laughing and would have to start whatever we were doing all over again . Thank you for all the laughs and memories we shared during school and just walking home together I miss you deeply and wish I could have one more laugh with you but I know your with us still I can feel your presences that's what's giving me comfort during this hard time ..  RIP lovely you truly touched my heart and many others ."

This tribute was added by Junior Hernandez on 31st July 2015

"Danm i cant believe that your gone my boii rest in paradise oscar aka damage Gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN"

This tribute was added by Joshua Palacios on 31st July 2015

"My brother man, I love you so much Oscar. You'll forever be with me, by my side. My ride or die. I've known you for years now bro. Back in the day when it was just me you Roman and Chris. I'll never forget the crazy memories we have together. You're my bestfriend and I've been trying to stay strong because I know that's what you would've done. Rest easy my brother, much love."

This tribute was added by Destiney Martinez on 31st July 2015

"No Words Can Explain How i Feel..
But Im Pretty Sure A lot Of people Feel like that as Well.. Oscar i Remember the First Day i Met You , 7Years Ago. It was My first Day Back to school & i Remember having to sit by You.. even Back then You would have everyone laughing , everyone knew You as the Class Clown. You would Bully Me Sometimes But i Already Know Why :) Hahah. We Went to the Same Jr High As Well an High School... always Having a Smile On your Face, that smile that could brighten up everyones day . I still cant believe this.. why you? Why?! But i know ill see you again. Its not goodbye. its ill see you soon. Just Know You will Forever be in our hearts an never to be forgotten!  I remember Your Last Hug You Gave me.. if i would have known it was gonna be my last one i would have never let go :( Love you Oscar.. we will all be seeing you soon so save room for us up there. Rest in Paradise Oscar Joaquin ❤"

This tribute was added by Kassandra Arteaga on 31st July 2015

"Oscar, you were a huge part of my life. We have so many memories that could last me a lifetime. You had the biggest heart and an amazing soul. You're smile could always make my tears fade away as you'd tell me, "its going to be okay because I'm here." I miss you so much. You will always be in my heart. I love you Oscar Daniel Joaquin. Forever loved & missed.
My Guardian Angel"

This tribute was added by Cathie Kayy on 31st July 2015

"I wanna leave all my condolences to your patents , god knows how there feeling right now . I know I wouldn't love with myself if I lost my child . you left such a big impact on our lives oscar  . you were such an amazing person . may you rest in paradise , with that big smile of yours ."

This tribute was added by Tania Chavez on 31st July 2015

"Oscar , I can't say I miss you because I know your still here . Not physically but spiritually. You left a big chunk of the person you were in my heart.. I can't believe you've gone so early. God needs more angels , he picked a great one. Your smile was so contagious everytime you looked at me and smiled I'd laugh because of the warmth in your smile. You were a unique and bright person. Despite what anybody has to say.. And now everytime I look up above I know it's you smiling down at me .. that's the only thing that leaves me at peace . It's not a goodbye .. I still talk to you . But Oscar , I'll see you up there"

This tribute was added by Giovannaa Lovee on 31st July 2015

"Oscar, you will be truly missed by a lot of people! We have waay too many memories together and i cant write all of them down but the time we spent together i always had a great time with you. Nothing but smiles on my face whenever i was with you. I love you oscar. The name OSCAR 'DAMAGE' JOAQUIN will never die down! You will be forever missed my angel.. 'Til we meet again"

This tribute was added by James Baker on 31st July 2015

"Your death is not in vain young King..we will shout out loud until the message echoes in the ear of future generations..senseless violence and disregard for the fragility of life must END. Your story, your life, your grace will be forever in our hearts and live on and on thru our voice. With love and prayer, James-Dre-Andre-Reniah-Amari-Preslee-Evan-Charlee-Kaia <3"

This tribute was added by Cassandra Arellano on 31st July 2015

I have no words to explain the joy and happiness we shared together. All the nights of driving around in my car brought us so much closer. I'm glad I ever met you Flash, thank you for sharing you wondering amazing talented skills with me. Forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Emily Hendricks on 31st July 2015

"No matter what we went through or how many fights we had , he always had my back. His giant smile is something I'll never forget. We have so many memories I wouldn't be able to write them all but I'm thankful I was able to have such a great talented friend. Gone but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Susan Gould on 31st July 2015

"To my Nephew you were taken from us young, but you have made a big impact on many lives.  You will be missed and remembered forever. My heart has you and will never let you go."

This tribute was added by Isaiah Cuellar on 31st July 2015

"I love you bro you will be missed by everyone just know all your friends and family need your protection in heaven...you will be missed"

This tribute was added by Gianna Ariel on 31st July 2015

"Oscar "Flash"Joaquin... a name ill never ever forget.. I miss the days he would rap about me and bag on me at the same time. but we always had love for each other. Youll always be one of my bestfriends. And ALWAYS IN MY HEART !"

This tribute was added by Veronica Arreola on 31st July 2015

"Oscar - All that I know of the amazing person you were is from your mother. You will live forever in her heart and the memories she shares with us. Watch over her."

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