Oscar Reyes Gaje passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday June 1st, 2022. He was born on December 11th, 1956 in Barakanas, Tubod Lanao del Norte, Philippines to Enrique Gumayan Gaje and Dorothia Bucol Reyes. He was the youngest son out of 9 children; 6 boys and 3 girls.
Oscar married Marilou Dael Gaje on December 1st, 1981 in Tubod Lanao del Norte, Philippines. They were lifelong companions of 41 years. He immigrated alone to the United States for 3 years and made many sacrifices to bring his wife and 3 children, Kris, Maricar, and Christine to reside in Sacramento, CA. with him.
Oscar held several jobs and after over 15 years retired from Sunrise Mall as a Maintenance Tech. Although he longed to return to the Philippines, he chose to be the full-time caregiver for his grandchildren. One of his biggest accomplishments was building a home in the Philippines for his children.
Oscar was known for his patience, ability to listen endlessly, and his compassion to help those in need. Oscar will be forever remembered and loved by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial, 9189 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA. 95624 on June 10th, 2022 at 2:00 PM. His family will honor his wishes to be buried in Tubod Cemetery in the Philippines alongside his parents.