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Dec 09 2008

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Tomas Lacayo, Jr.

Tomas Lacayo,Jr. died unexpectedly in a traffic accident June 21,2002. He was 17 years old. Despite use of his seatbelt, “Tommy”, a passenger, was fatally injured in a car that lost control in the rain as they came off a local bridge. 

In September 1991, Tommy was not quite 7 years old , weighing 49lbs, he stood 3’7″ when he began his study and training under Peggy Hess, in Jensen Beach, Florida. 

He positively touched many lives and was involved in a variety of school and community activities. Tommy was mature, outspoken, popular and strong willed . Possessing an exceptional work ethic, he always gave 100% at everything he did. He was an avid surfer, honor roll student, and lead guitarist in a local band who enjoyed writing, composing and singing love songs. 

Generous, soft-spoken and kind, he was known throughout his school and community to be a young man of character who never drank, smoked, did drugs and who was always a champion of the underdog. 

A three year cross country and track letterman, he would have been the team captain in his senior year. His plans were to attend University and major in Sports Medicine. 

Tommy was very tight with his mom, dad and sister Carrie who all were truly his best friends and a major part of his life. 

Under the watchful eyes of Jack Summers, he obtained his Okinawan Shodan certification December 5, 1999, receiving the highest score for the day. 

He is fondly remembered and recognized as a true hero and model and is sadly missed by all whose lives he has touched.

 

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