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Omar Melgoza Cortes

September 1, 1992 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 26)

Omar Melgoza-Cortes, age 26, died on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Mission Hospice. Omar was born in Michoacán, Mexico to a loving family who moved to California after he was born.

Omar enjoyed learning new things and teaching others. He graduated Salutatorian from Watsonville High School. He graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology and accepted a job at Driscoll's. He became well educated on Driscoll's berries and was loved by various members in the Driscoll’s community.

Omar was diagnosed with cancer in January 2018. His battle was difficult, but his hope and motivation persevered. His positivity and generosity shined wherever he went. Even through the most painful times, he smiled and fought through it. He touched so many lives through his caring and humble nature.

Omar is survived by his wife, Damitu Beyene; his father Rigoberto Melgoza; and one sister, Maria Vianney Melgoza Cortes.

Visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on June 9, 2019, Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm with the Rosary recited at 7 pm. Mass will be celebrated at Valley Catholic Church on June 10th at 10 am with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.

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