OBITUARY

Luis "Sharky" Aguilera

November 6, 1982May 1, 2018
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Luis "Sharky" Aguilera was born on November 6, 1982 in Daly City, Califonia and passed away on May 1, 2018 in Fremont, California

  • FAMILY

  • Maricela Aguilera, Mother
  • Luis Aguilera, Father
  • Anna Aguilera, Sister
  • Ambar Aguilera, Sister
  • Allison Aguilera, Sister
  • Anthony Aguilera, Son
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gustavo Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Arturo Macias, Pallbearer
  • Luis Godinez, Pallbearer
  • Luis Aguilera, Pallbearer
  • Jose Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Omar Vazquez, Pallbearer
  • Mario, Pallbearer
  • Randell Walton, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Biography

“Anything is possible.” That is what Luis Aguilera believed about life. He was a creative man, a perpetual inventor, who seemed to be able to find a solution for any difficulty confronting him. He had faith in his ability to find those solutions. Luis thoroughly enjoyed understanding how things worked. He possessed an inquisitive, confident, and rational nature matched with a versatile and agile mind. Luis was a person who believed that he could achieve whatever he set out to do.

Luis was born on November 6, 1982 at Saint Mary's Help in Daly City, California. His parents were Luis and Maricela Aguilar. Luis was raised in Redwood City, California. He showed his ingenuity even as a child. When he was confronted with a problem, Luis could develop an imaginative solution, and he derived satisfaction from knowing he had that ability.

This same talent for finding solutions had a positive bearing on Luis's family relationships. Luis was raised with three sisters. He had Anna, Ambar, and Allison Aguilera. When a difficult situation or dilemma arose within the family, Luis was always there to help figure out a solution for making things work.

As a young boy, Luis could be found building and inventing new and different things. He was curious, resourceful and interested in anything original. Luis took part in football. In his spare time he loved fishing.

Endowed with an appetite for knowing how his world worked, Luis enjoyed school, especially when the learning experience involved dissecting and probing the unknown. Luis was adept at scrutinizing different possibilities and designing innovative solutions. He graduated from Woodside High School in 2000. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. He obtained his class A driver’s license at such a young age.

Luis was socially resourceful, an expressive person who was willing to try new things. These qualities drew a lively circle of friends around him. Always interested in his friends’ activities and interests, Luis was uncritical of his acquaintances. He was sought after by people who recognized that he was generous with his time and energy, and these same friends found Luis to be very stimulating company. Luis's humor and curiosity were contagious for those around him. While growing up, some of his best friends were Jorge, Alex, Mario, Omar, and Domingo. Later in life, he became friends with Arturo and Jannet Macias.

Luis's remarkable talent for being inventive influenced his relationship with his children. He would create original, clever and fun games for his kids and had a knack for finding ways to make everyday events, even chores, enjoyable to them. Luis was blessed with one son, Anthony Luis Aguilar. Someone who was quick to laugh, Luis found it easy to spend lots of time with his son, but he was never overbearing or guilty of pushing himself on them.

As a born inventor, Luis was definitely in his element in his work place. He could easily create new and innovative systems, and incorporate those changes to bring a fresh approach to any work situation. Luis was a focused worker with a strong drive for achievement. He could assess all of the options before him and, using his analytical skills, could comfortably find answers that no one else had even considered. His personal initiative inspired those around him. Luis was always good at getting a project started and then, at the appropriate time, handing it on to a colleague. His primary occupation was truck driver and laborer in the paving business. He was employed for 15 years with the paving construction services. Luis always made an effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Luis's passion for finding a better way to do things was often an end in itself for him. In fact, that interest by itself became something of a hobby for this perpetual problem solver. Since Luis was always searching for new and unusual activities, he developed many interests and leisure pursuits. Some of the things he became an “expert” in might come as a surprise to those who knew him, but most friends and family understood that Luis simply couldn’t be limited to just a few activities or ideas. His favorite pursuits were fishing.

Luis's calm demeanor and eternally positive outlook served him well in sports. Recreational sports included fishing. Luis was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football, hockey, baseball, and basketball.

Having the opportunity to visit and explore a new place always intrigued Luis. Traveling and going away on vacations offered yet another opportunity for Luis to expand his ever-growing inventory of knowledge. Favorite vacations included Las Vegas.

Luis was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Luis's favorites was Smokey, a cat. They were best friends for 10 years. His family was rounded out by his 2 fishes.

Luis passed away on May 1, 2018 in his residence, Fremont California. He fought an aggressive cancer. He is survived by his parents, Luis and Maricela sisters, Anna, Ambar, and Allison and son, Anthony Aguilera. Services were held at St. Anthony's Church in Menlo Park, California. Luis was laid to rest off the Coast of Santa Cruz County.

During his lifetime, nothing appeared impossible to Luis. He met the words “it can’t be done” with the enthusiastic challenge of a “wanna bet” attitude. Luis was able to recognize the possibilities a new idea held, even when those around him could not. For Luis, the traditional way of doing things fell short of his expectations, especially if there were original and untested methods for handling a challenge. For Luis Aguilera, the fun of living his life could be found in the challenge.