On July 28th of this year I tragically lost my brother, Arnulfo Picazo age 39, and cousin, Usbaldo Gomez age 37, is a horrific car accident. Arnulfo and Usbaldo were with each other at St. Bruno’s Church on the day they were rear-ended in a fatal car accident. Usbaldo had just baptized his baby daughter Averiana Guillermina, and Arnulfo took part in the ceremony as her godfather. The baptism ended just minutes before the fatal accident. Now that they are gone it is my and my family’s responsibility to look after their children, Elias Picazo age 7, Angelina Reyna Gomez age 7, Andres Bernardino Gomez age 5, Vida Maria age 4 and Averiana Guillermina age 1.
Arnulfo and Usbaldo were not only cousins they were best friends and inseparable. They loved being together, could not live without each other, and it is a bitter sweet that they went to heaven together. They lived their life for their families and friends always putting their needs before their own and were loved by everyone that knew them.
In memory of my cousin and brother we started the Usbaldo Gomez and Arnulfo Picazo Memorial Fund. This fund has been set-up to raise resources for the five little children that have been left fatherless and has already started accepting donations from family, friends and the community.
On November 4th, 2012 the Picazo Family and Laborers Local 261 will be hosting a fundraiser, celebrating the 40thbirthday of our beloved brother Arnulfo Picazo to raise funds for the Usbaldo Gomez and Arnulfo Picazo Memorial Fund.
This fundraiser will take place November 4th, 2012 at:
LiUNA! Local 261 Union Hall,
3271 18th Street,
From noon to 5pm
We will be serving BBQ, Tacos and a wide variety of side dishes.
We are asking for a $25.00 per adult donation (kids are free)
There will be games for the kids and raffle prizes.
We have a high fundraising goal and would be greatly thankful for your contribution. Donations in the form of money, event supplies or raffle items would be very much appreciated. Your generous gift will help support the well being of Arnulfo and Usbaldo’s children.
Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement. We hope you consider making donation. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me call me at (650) 515-6481 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Sister of Arnulfo Picazo)