Punk Rock Parents: Roman Chavez

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Roman Chavez


We should be celebrating his 28th birthday but instead we are remembering him on the 8th anniversary of the day Roman died.

My cousin was a funny guy who loved video games, metal music and wrestling. Every time a new video game system is released I think about how excited Roman would have been. He also has a family who loves him and misses him very much.

Drawing by Danny Rodriguez
This year I felt a lot of the pain of losing Roman resurface. Losing our Tata and spending time in the same mortuary, church and cemetery was hard.

Roman,

I still miss you so much. I am comforted in the thought that Tata is with you. He must have been so happy to be reunited with you, his beloved grandson. I tell the girls all about you and Sophia brags to Louella that you got to hold her when she was a baby. I love you.

Your Big Cousin

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