Reynaldo Enrique Ochoa Jr.
July 29, 1979 – May 15, 2020
On May 15, 2020, just before midnight, we lost someone dear to us. You were the son we dreamed of, born on July 29, 1979, in Pasadena, Texas, to Janie Martinez (Santos) and Reynaldo E. Ochoa Sr. You were the loyal brother and steadfast friend to sister Leticia Ochoa (Sean Carroll). You were an uncle and mentor to nieces Clover, Ava, Sophia and Olivia, who will miss your compassion, humor and selflessness. You were the stepbrother to Santos and Yvette, who will miss your humble generosity and loving spirit. You were a grandson who offered kind, patient, thoughtful companionship to grandparents in Galveston (Alicia† and Enrique Ochoa†) and Pasadena (Jesusita Orozco and Gilbert Garza Sr.†). You were a nephew who was a gentle and sweet soul to all his tíos and tías; a cousin who was more like a brother to his primos, who are shocked and in immense grief. We will speak of you always as the talented man who made and loved visual art; the joyful man with a passion for music; the keen-eyed man who appreciated the human-centered form and function of good architecture. You were a friend to all who pursued a vision, nurturing talents and holding dreams close to your own heart. You were a gift to every single person you loved. We will never meet another heart so big. You lived simply, yet gracefully, in an abundant world.
We, the Garza, Ochoa and Martinez families, will be grateful to the ICU nurses, doctors, security guards and housekeeping staff at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital for their kind, selfless care of our dear one. It is heartbreaking to lose someone, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will never be the same. With every sweet memory, we will be “looking to the skies, in hopes [we] will find a star, that you see too. A star to carry a whisper to your ear, that [we] still love you…” (Maricela Ochoa†). A private memorial service is pending. Reynaldo Jr. would not want anyone to spend their money on flowers to celebrate his life. Rather, he would have wanted us all to plant flowers in our own gardens or go as a family to a movie, concert or nice meal at a locally owned restaurant.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Reynaldo Enrique Ochoa Jr.
Lynne Morrissey Smith
May 24, 2020
Tish and family,
I send my thoughts, prayers and love to you all at this sorrowful time. I am Sean’s Aunt Lynne. The beautiful, warm, loving person that your Reynaldo was can be seen in his photo and by the many comments that Tish shared about him over the years. It’s such pain to lose someone wonderful in our lives. His love and spirit is still very much alive. Sending you comfort during this sad time.
May 22, 2020
Dear Dr. Reinaldo Ochoa,
The Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra is very saddened to hear about the loss of your son Reinaldo E. Ochoa Jr. His death has come as a very big jolt to all of us.
On behalf of each one of the members of the Latin Phil, I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this period of distress.
May the soul of your son Reinaldo be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Houston Latin American Philharmonic
May 20, 2020
On behalf of Luis & Gwen Juarez and the entire Juarez & Turner families. Please accept our sincere condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of Reynaldo Enrique Jr.'s soul to Heaven. May our Lord also bless and comfort your entire family during this time of grief.