Celebration of Life for Oscar Tarango, Jr.
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Open house from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Remembrances will be shared at 2:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Center
7250 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
We invite you to wear a hat in Oscar’s honor
Oscar Tarango Jr. passed away peacefully in Stockton, California on May 9th, 2019 after a brief battle with pneumonia. Oscar was born in El Paso, Texas on February 29th, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Tarango Sr. and Gloria Jacquez Tarango, and brother Abel Tarango. Oscar is survived by brothers David, Ruben, and Victor, sisters Elizabeth and Christina, nephews Vincent Tarango, Austin Tarango, Dylan Tarango, and Francisco Carlos, nieces Summer Tarango and Danielle Baker, and great nephews Willem Tarango, Grayson Tarango, and Isaac Tarango.
Oscar developed lasting friendships wherever he lived, including Los Alamitos, CA; Eureka, CA; Fort Jones, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Everett, WA; Oakland, CA; and Stockton, CA.
Oscar was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, and falconry. He also had an eclectic love of music—he would listen to the full spectrum from Marty Robbins ballads to Guns & Roses. He was a great storyteller and always kept his friends and family laughing.
Oscar was a journeyman carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Union for over 25 years. Toward the end of his career, he became a teacher and mentor at the Carpenters Training Center of Northern California where he made a difference in the lives of many young people. This was one of his proudest accomplishments.
Oscar had a wide variety of hobbies. He had the rare ability to teach himself anything in which he had an interest. His latest endeavors included playing the saxophone, fly tying, leather tooling, and making tamales for friends and family.
Oscar will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.