Javier Garcia, 16, of Dunkirk, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning Aug. 23, 2021.
He was born March 11, 2005, in Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of Edgardo Delgado II and Jamie Norris Mata.
Raised in Dunkirk, Javier was loved deeply by his family and many in his community. He loved music, playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends. Javier will always be remembered as a young man with a heart of gold and an endlessly positive soul.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his siblings: Megan Cady, Ariella Norris, DeAndre Clarke, Marissa Bittner and Camron Torres, whom he loved like a brother; grand parents, James and Pamela Norris and Javier Lopez Garcia.
Also surviving are his aunts and uncles: Angelo Delgado, Jeanette Delgado, Catt Beckwith, Timothy and Jeremy Hockett and Ben and Genesis Baker. Javier was also raised alongside cousins: Alexis Delgado, Brianna Clark, Isabella and Ilianna Paredes, and many more cousins.
Javier was welcomed into heaven by his maternal grandmother, Anne M. Lopez Garcia; and paternal grandfather, Edgardo Delgado.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Aug. 27, from 4-7 p.m. at the McGraw- Kowal Funeral Home. Burial will be in Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu, N.Y.