Happy Raul
Raul Carlos Renteria
  • 33 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 3, 1982
  • Date of passing: Feb 3, 2016
Let the memory of Raul be with us forever

This site is in loving memory of Raul Renteria, who passed away due to complications with diabetes. 

Raul is survived by his partner Lucio, his parents Cheryl and Craig, and his siblings Lisa and Craig. Raul has several family members and friends who will miss him dearly. 

Raul was an avid video gamer who was lucky enough to make a career out of his passion. He was a guitar hero master, and if you ever had a chance to see him play, you would have been amazed! 

We will remember the happy times with Raul always, and wish him peace in his final resting. Raul will be in our hearts and memories forever. 

********* CELEBRATION OF LIFE EVENT ********* 
Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering to remember Raul, and play some video games in his honor. All are welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, February 28, 2016 
TIME: 11:00am to 2:00pm
 Villa Cortina Clubhouse
801 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128  
LUNCH: We will have lunch, finger foods, and beverages 

*Feel free to come by anytime during the gathering 
*Parking can be tough. There are guest spots on the sides of the complex, or street parking. 

CONTACT: Please contact Jessie @ (408) 316-5411 if you have any questions, or need help finding the clubhouse. 

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Please enjoy this site to upload photos and videos of Raul, share stories about him, light a candle, and to remember him forever.

**************** THANK YOU **************** 
Thank you all for being a part of Raul's life! We look forward to seeing you soon.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Scott Weprin on 7th March 2016

"I always felt we were kindred spirits Raul. Both of us geeky video game bears. I wish I had been able to spend more time with you. You were always so kind and gentle. The world has lost a truly beautiful person. Miss you terribly."

This tribute was added by kevin caldwell on 5th March 2016

"Met Raul in SF, we have been friends for a quite a while, talked on phone and texted he said he was in ER and then nothing till I got a text response and found out today. You be missed my friend."

This tribute was added by Matt Girard on 28th February 2016

"I initially met Raul in EverQuest through mutual real life friends where we were all part of the same crew and guild. Since we all lived in the same area, that led to hanging out in real life, having LAN parties, and of course being introduced to his Guitar Hero prowess. Thanks for all the good memories, Raul. I am sorry you moved on so early in your life. You will be not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Leonard Van Noord on 12th February 2016

"I met Raul when in 2007 when I was 14. He was the first out gay man whom I ever met, and helped me through some depression and allowed me to realize my full potential as a young adult. He was also the first person that I ever came out to. I am now 24. At first we talked every day, but as we grew older the extent of our conversations were wishing each other Happy Birthday. His impact he made on my life will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, friend. Let me know when you FC Heaven. Im sure you have already done it :)"

This tribute was added by Mike Vivona on 12th February 2016

"We are very grateful to have known Raul and lucky to have been close to the Renteria Family for so many years. The pictures in this tribute are wonderful. They bring back so many good memories and really represent such a happy life that Raul had. It's so very sad that it had to end so early. We love each of you deeply."

This tribute was added by Paul Maxcy on 11th February 2016

"So young! Such a beautiful person. I'll miss you Raul. I'll remember those special moments we spent together. Always. ❤️"

This tribute was added by Benita Holden on 10th February 2016

"I never really met you, but I loved you just the same. We never really talked but I know we will meet someday. There are no barriers when family shares their love. God's blessings to you, from your cousin, Benita Adams Holden"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Meredith on 10th February 2016

"Your love for Raul shines through in this beautiful tribute.  The pictures make me smile and cry at the same time.  Raul was a kind and gentle soul.  It was always evident how much he loved his family.  You loved him so well.  He left far too soon... My heart breaks for you."

This tribute was added by Sue Williams on 10th February 2016

"What a Beautiful tribute to Raul. He was loved well. Our hearts are broken for your loss. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories
Praying for your family. Much Love to each of you."

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