Dominic Vargas Memorial

Dominic Vargas Memorial

From Andrew Caine

On April 22, the world lost a beautiful soul. Dominic Vargas passed away unexpectedly in West Lafayette, IN, where he attended Purdue University. You are invited to support the family’s intentions in his memory.

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Update #3

7 months ago

We are grateful for the continued support from so many friends and family whose lives have been touched by Dominic.

This is the week of Dominic’s 21st birthday. On May 18, 1997, we were blessed with an amazing child who grew to be an extraordinary man. If you are so inclined to wear ORANGE this Friday in honor of Dominic—a loyal San Francisco Giants fan—we're sure he will feel the love. Mario and Cheryl will be at the game with family and friends.

With all our love and God’s blessings,

The Vargas Family

Mario, Cheryl, Nicolas, Jenna & Brent Nicholson, Megan Brogan and Andrew Caine

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On Sunday, April 22, Dominic Vargas passed away unexpectedly in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he was a senior in his third year at Purdue University.

He will be remembered by his many friends and family for his infectious zest for life, bright smile, sense of humor, inspiring work ethic, compassion and heart.

The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP) in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University was a huge influence in Dominic’s life. 

Your generous donation will help to ensure that Dominic's legacy continues through memorial fund allocations.

Thank you.

Services: A Viewing will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at St. Christopher Catholic Church (2278 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125), followed by a Celebration of Life/Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. After the mass, the Celebration of Life will continue at the Vargas House in Willow Glen.

Article about Dominic in the Purdue Exponent: 

Late student called a role model for Krannert students

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Andrew Caine posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

We are grateful for the continued support from so many friends and family whose lives have been touched by Dominic.

This is the week of Dominic’s 21st birthday. On May 18, 1997, we were blessed with an amazing child who grew to be an extraordinary man. If you are so inclined to wear ORANGE this Friday in honor of Dominic—a loyal San Francisco Giants fan—we're sure he will feel the love. Mario and Cheryl will be at the game with family and friends.

With all our love and God’s blessings,

The Vargas Family

Mario, Cheryl, Nicolas, Jenna & Brent Nicholson, Megan Brogan and Andrew Caine

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Andrew Caine posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

Thank you for your continued love and support! Your generosity will help to ensure that Dominic's legacy continues through memorial fund allocations.

Don't forget: This Friday, May 4 is Dominic's Celebration of Life/Memorial Mass at St. Christopher Catholic Church in San Jose. A viewing will be held at 4 p.m., followed by a mass at 5 p.m. Afterward, the Celebration of Life will continue at the Vargas House.

We hope to see you there.

On April 11, 2018, in honor of Purdue Day of Giving, the Business Opportunity Program filmed Dominic as he lip synced Drake’s song “God’s Plan” and handed out $10 bills to random students on campus. The resulting video captures his fun-loving spirit and selflessness. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/bopat.purdue/videos/10211934306700206/

We respectfully ask that you perform a random act of kindness this week in honor of Dominic.

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Andrew Caine posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #1

Thank you for supporting the Dominic Vargas Memorial Fund! With your help, we've exceeded our goal. We're humbled by your generosity and the tremendous outpouring of love we've experienced this week.

In case you missed it, here is a beautiful article that was written about Dominic in Purdue's newspaper:
https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_7134e096-481f-11e8-b6e3-fbaca34abf46.html

Please keep sharing your wonderful memories of Dominic. We love hearing about all the different ways he made a positive impact in his community.

Love,
The Vargas Family

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