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May 17, 1962 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
Our beloved Oscar Molina departed his Earthly life on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the age
of 61. (An age of unfairly handsome Silver Fox-ness.)
Oscar was born in the Bronx, New York, in May of 1962 to parents Margarita and Carmelo–a
humble origin to an extraordinary life of his own making. This modest beginning made him rich
in everything else: heart, ambition, optimism, and personality. Oh, the personality!
A kid who could never sit still, he maintained that same buzzy kinetic energy and childlike
wonder all his life. And we know that because you could find him on the dance floor first—the
life of the party. And if you couldn’t, you could follow the sounds of his bright firework of a laugh.
It was a contagious one that made any listener lucky enough to be within earshot break into a
smile themselves. (You probably heard it while he was telling one of his stories.) Oscar loved a
good story—and he enjoyed telling them as much as he did hearing them, because he was just
as interested in and inquisitive of others.
He was a man with a genuine curiosity and care for people. A man of big faith and big dreams.
A man with a love of mischief and a penchant for pushing the envelope. And a man with a whole
Oscar is lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Lydia; his daughters Amy and Jessica; his
sons-in-law John and Marcos; his three beautiful grandchildren Arthur (age 5), Otis (age 3), and
Zaia (18 months); and lots of nieces, nephews, friends, and family. Like so, so many.
He created magical moments wherever he went, and we’ll live in his honor by doing the
same—intentionally leaving sparks of joy in every path we take and for every person we cross.
There will never, ever be another Oscar Molina and we will miss him forever and always.