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Oscar L Ovando Castillo

January 5, 1966 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 53)

Oscar Leonel Ovando Castillo, most well-known to his friend as “El Chino,” He was born on January 5th, 1966 and died on Friday March 1st, 2019 at the age of 53 after a lengthy illness at Massachusetts General Hospital.  A native of Guatemala, He was the 4th of 8 children. At the age of 30, Oscar came to the United States to build his American Dream to provide for his family. Since his arrival, Oscar worked at the Whittier Place for 23 years. He was well known to family members, friends and the Whittier Place Community for his kindness, comforting smile and helpfulness.  Oscar was an extremely hard-working man and was always ready to help anyone especially the ones he called “camaradas” (comrades). Oscar loved food and socializing, enjoyed watching movies, his friends, and had a wonderful smile that could lighten up a room.

Oscar is survived by his mother Maria Cristina Castillo, his partner Nohemi Sut, his daughters Yaqueline, Madelin Gabriel, Lesly Brishyt, his brothers and sisters, Jorge, Mario, Danilo, German, Yoli, Judith, Silvia and Araceli Ovando, his grandchildren, Derek Lemus and Cristopher Velasquez and Oscar Joe Jafet also by many nieces, nephews. As Oscar’s wishes were that his remains were sent to the place where he was born, Guatemala he will be buried in Guatemala City.

Family and friends will honor Oscar's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Saturday March 9th from 3:00PM to 7:00PM.

Oscar Leonel Ovando Castillo, más conocido por sus amigos como "El Chino", nació el 5 de enero de 1966 y murió el viernes 1 de marzo de 2019 a la edad de 53 años después de una larga enfermedad en el Hospital General de Massachusetts. Nacido en Guatemala, fue el 4to de 8 hijos. A la edad de 30 años, Oscar vino a los Estados Unidos para construir su Sueño Americano para mantener a su familia. Desde su llegada, Oscar trabajó en Whittier Place por 23 años. Era bien conocido por sus familiares, amigos y la comunidad de Whittier Place por su amabilidad, sonrisa reconfortante y por ser servicial. Oscar era un hombre extremadamente trabajador y siempre estaba dispuesto a ayudar a cualquiera, especialmente a los que llamaba "camaradas".   A Oscar le encantaba comer y socializar, disfrutaba ver películas, estar con sus amigos y tenía una sonrisa maravillosa que podía iluminar una habitación.

A Oscar le sobreviven su madre María Cristina Castillo, su compañera Nohemi Sut, sus hijas Yaqueline, Madelin Gabriel, Lesly Brishyt, sus hermanos y hermanas, Jorge, Mario, Danilo, alemán, Yoli, Judith, Silvia y Araceli Ovando, sus nietos, Derek Lemus y Cristopher Velásquez y Oscar Joe Jafet también por muchas sobrinas, sobrinos. Los deseos de Oscar eran que sus restos fueran enviados a la tierra que lo vio nacer Guatemala y serán enterrados en la ciudad de Guatemala.

 

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