Rogelio “Roy” Calanche Jr., born and raised in Odessa, Tx on July 20th, 1993, has passed through our world and has entered into his eternal rest. He was the young age of 27 years old when he passed peacefully in his sleep, on April 27th, 2021 after battling diabetes for half his life.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather Ciro Calanche. He is survived by his mother, Abigail Aranda, and step-father, Alfredo Aranda Jr.; his father, Rogelio Luna Calanche Sr. and step-mother Adriana Calanche; grandparents, Israel and Ernestina Ramos and Martha Calanche; sisters, Jenny Nicole and Andrea Calanche; brothers, Aaron, Andrew, and Alexander Calanche. Along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Roy will always be remembered for his kind, forgiving soul that he shared to others, even when he was hurting. He never let his troubles affect him and the way he lived his life. His love for his family and friends was unmatched, always making an effort to tell others that he loved them. Roy was a loving son who would help his mother with bills and babysitting, while she worked multiple jobs to raise her three kids. Being the eldest of his siblings, they will always look up to him for being a strong, good brother who always took care of them and provided years and years of happy memories. Even those who tried to put him down, Roy would always overcome it, not letting that stop him from being a kind empathetic human being, who shared his love with others.
Roy spent his time pursuing his passion in music. He would often post his songs on SoundCloud as “GhoSid”. His hobbies included playing video games, listening to music, driving, being with his little brother and dog, and art. He was known for getting lost in his thoughts and pondering about the world and his place in it. He was an intelligent and brilliant man who blessed those around him with conversations and memories that will be forever stay with us.
Roy has been restless for years, dealing with medical problems and fighting an internal battle with his anxiety and depression. May he finally be at peace and find the eternal rest he deserves. He will forever live in our hearts and in Jehovah’s promise, we will see him and be reunited with him soon. “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in memorial tombs will hear his voice, and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” -John 5:28;29