|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1977|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2010|
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ITS mourns loss
ITS employee Julio Arambula died of cancer last Thursday.
By Tess Wafelbakker
Asst. News Editor
| Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Courtesy of LMU
Julio Arambula, a desktop technician with Information Technology Services (ITS), died of cancer last Thursday evening. He was 32.
Arambula joined the LMU community in May 2007 and was a beloved member of ITS staff.
"Beyond being remembered as an extraordinary desktop technician, which he was, Julio will be remembered by those at LMU who knew him as a friend, [as someone] whose smile and optimism will be sorely missed," said Patrick Frontiera, vice president of ITS.
Arambula's coworker and friend, Client Services Supervisor Anthony Eisenhower, echoed Frontiera's sentiments. "Julio was one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure to call my friend. He showed a passion in his life that few could hold a candle to … There wasn't a person that had met Julio that didn't instantly feel comfortable around him and had a warmth surround them like they were talking to someone truly special," Eisenhower said.
Coworkers said they were impressed with Arambula's ability to remain upbeat and positive, regardless of his ongoing treatments.
Aside from assisting the LMU community technologically, Arambula was also an avid artist and was enrolled in an art class at the University. Eisenhower provided a piece of Arambula's artwork.
"It's all of us here at LMU ITS Client Services. He tried to catch each of our personalities and little fun nuances that have occurred here. It really is wonderful," Eisenhower said.
Julio's father, José Arambula, shared a heartfelt reflection of his son. "My son was an outstanding person; his kindness, [his] care for other people. He was out of the ordinary. He liked being on top of things. When he lost, he celebrated it as a win," Arambula said.
"He never made people feel bad."
There will be a ceremony to remember Julio on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in the McIntosh Center in University Hall for Julio's LMU friends to celebrate his life and legacy. There will be a viewing on Thursday, April 29 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City from 3 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 5 p.m. The service will be held on Friday, April 30, with the mass beginning at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations at this time, and the proceeds will go to Julio's mother, Maria Arambula. Donations can be sent to 4879 West 134th Place, Hawthorne, CA 90250, in care of Alex Arambula.
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