With considerable sorrow, we share the news of Xavier Alexander Atienza passing on January 12, 2014. Nine year-old Xavier attended College Gardens Elementary School as a third grade student. With boundless energy, Xavier lived every moment to the fullest. He loved dancing, martial arts, roller coasters, anything with wheels, legos, basketball, soccer, playing catch, sledding, singing, bacon, donuts, ice cream and most of all, big gigantic monster hugs. He was a dazzling and vibrant light, touching everyone he met with love, warmth and happiness. He will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers and gifts to the family, please consider a tax-deductible donation to either of these wonderful organizations:
Kim Studio Rockville (martial arts dojo):
15881 Redland Road,
Rockville, MD 20855-2206
The American Dance Institute:
1570 E Jefferson Street,
Rockville, MD 20852
The family’s wish is to establish memorial scholarships in Xavier’s name for other kids to share the joy and love of dance and martial arts that was so much a part of Xavier’s incredible life. If you wish for your contributions to go to these memorial scholarships, please note “Attn: Xavier Atienza scholarship fund” on your contribution. The family also wishes to establish a separate memorial fund for kids to enjoy amusement parks who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Details to follow.
Mom, Karyn Worthing Atienza; Dad, Audie Aaron Atienza; Sister, Xochi Atienza; as well as fat hamster, Chubs; 4 furry rabbits, Marshmallow, Sarah, Brown Sugar and Sprinkles; and faithful dog, Scooter wish to express their deepest thanks for the innumerable acts of kindness, endless support, and the outpouring of love given to Xavier and the family during this time.
A memorial celebration of everything that was amazing and extraordinary about Xavier (love of dance, music, martial arts, laughing at jokes, eating donuts, making everyone smile, etc.) is tentatively planned for March 2014. Information regarding this memorial celebration will be sent out in the near future.