Feliz Anthony Patino, a vibrant soul with an infectious smile and a heart full of love, passed away on November 14, 2023, in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. He was born on November 14, 2006, and brought immense joy to his family and friends during his seventeen years on this earth.
Feliz's great energy was evident in everything he did. One memory that stands out is his love for cooking eggs. No matter the time of day, Feliz would whip up delicious egg dishes as if they were a work of art. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, eggs were always on the menu when it came to Feliz's culinary expertise. His passion for creating mouthwatering meals was a testament to his creativity and zest for life.
Education played an important role in Feliz's life as well. He attended Valencia Middle School and Cholla High School where he cultivated friendships and nurtured his thirst for knowledge. Feliz strove for excellence in his studies and always applied himself wholeheartedly to achieve academic success.
Outgoing by nature, Feliz exuded warmth and positivity wherever he went. His contagious laughter could brighten even the dullest of days. Feliz approached life fearlessly, never shying away from new experiences or challenges that came his way. His fearlessness served as an inspiration to those around him.
In addition to being outgoing, Feliz was a loving and compassionate soul who cherished the bonds he shared with his family and friends. Spending time with loved ones brought him immeasurable happiness. Whether it was playing baseball with his friends or spending cherished moments with his cousins Anthony and Dadrian, Feliz radiated joy in each interaction.
Music held a special place in Feliz's heart. He enjoyed immersing himself in melodies that resonated with his spirit. The rhythmic tunes provided solace during both joyful and challenging times. Video games were another source of entertainment that Feliz relished, allowing him to explore new worlds and embrace his playful nature.
Aside from his personal interests, Feliz took great pride in being an uncle. The love he showered upon his nephew Emilio and niece Alicia was unmatched. Feliz found immense joy in their laughter and growth, treasuring every moment spent in their company.
Feliz's accomplishments went beyond personal pursuits. His haircut and signature style spoke volumes about his individuality and confidence. His unique fashion sense was a reflection of his bold personality, leaving a lasting impression on those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Feliz will forever be cherished by his loving parents Ramon and Maria Vasquez, who provided him with unwavering support throughout his journey. He also leaves behind his brothers Adam Canez, Chris Orozco, and Angel Carter, who shared countless memories filled with sibling camaraderie. His nephew Emilio Canez and niece Alicia Canez will forever hold a special place in their hearts for their beloved uncle.
Dadrian and Lynette Torres served as Feliz's God-parents, guiding him through life's trials with unconditional love. Uncle Phil "Nini" Gonzales was a pillar of strength to Feliz whenever he needed advice or a listening ear. Uncle Danny Torres; Aunts Diane Torres and Denise Torres joined the family in mourning the loss of this extraordinary young man.
Lastly, there was a special place in Feliz's heart for his feline companion, Dior. Their bond was unbreakable, providing comfort and companionship during quiet moments.
In celebrating Feliz Anthony Patino's life, we remember the joy he brought to those fortunate enough to know him. His infectious smile will forever be etched in our hearts. As we mourn his untimely departure from this world, let us find solace in the memories we shared with him—a remarkable individual who lived life fearlessly, loved wholeheartedly, and left an indelible mark on all of us. Feliz's spirit will continue to shine brightly, guiding us as we navigate the journey of life. Rest in peace, dear Feliz.