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Pleasanton Preps: Community mourns two unexpected losses

Original post made on Jan 5, 2021

Joe Rose Jr., a longtime leader with the Pleasanton Junior Football League, and Kevin Gallegos Lopez, a 2014 Foothill alum who was a standout wrestler for the Falcons, left us in such a short period of time last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 11:26 AM

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Posted by Jack Barhite
a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Jan 5, 2021 at 3:48 pm

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It was my absolute pleasure to have known “Coach Joe” and to have coached under him and Greg Chandler for the 2019 PJFL Championship Team in the Joe Rose Bowl.
That the Championship game was named after him was an honor, he expressed to me that what really matters is that the young men we all coached had a positive “team” experience that would help them navigate through their transition from youth athletes into men that understood the importance of teamwork, dedication and to embrace what being part of a community meant.

Posted by Deborah
a resident of Old Towne
on Jan 6, 2021 at 1:12 pm

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Such sad news, all around. I did not know either of these people but have been told by reputable sources that Kevin Lopez was an Organ Donor. I hope it can provide his grieving family with some comfort, knowing that Kevin is able to continue to do good, even after his death.

Posted by Karen
a resident of Old Towne
on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm

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My heart goes out to Kevin Gallegos Lopez’ beautiful family. It was a very sad to learn about Kevin’s passing. He had worked hard studying, finished his degree at Chico State and just started a new job when his life was quickly taken. I attended an organ donor flag raising event at Valleycare in Monday in his honor. His organs will be helping many other local people. This is such a wonderful thing that he and his family have done for our community. As I spoke to Erica, Kevin’s Mom, she had been told of several local people that would benefit from his organs and she felt good knowing part of him would remain close to us all.
Please consider donating to Kevin Gallegos Lopez GoFundMe to help his family. Link is above in article.

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