David Rojas
1966 - 2021
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David Eric Rojas
In Loving Memory of
David Eric Rojas
11/27/1966 - 1/8/2021
David Eric Rojas, beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, and Astros superfan, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 54. He was born on November 27, 1966 in Houston, TX to Isidoro Rojas and Annie Muñoz Rojas.
David graduated from MacArthur High school in 1985 and received a degree in Business from the University of Houston in 1993. He joined National Oilwell Varco in 2012 and worked as a Project Manager in the Corporate Compliance IT Division. He was a member of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Affectionately known as "Downtown Dave," David
touched many lives with his heart of gold and warm smile. During the 2017 World Series run, he and a couple of buddies started the Big Hat Posse, a group of superfans with iconic big orange cowboy hats. Baseball was not his only love, he was a fan and proud supporter of the Houston Texans, the University of Houston Cougars, the XFL Roughnecks, and everything Houston.
Family and friends would agree that David is one of the nicest and most selfless people you could ever meet. He was humble, caring, honest, and respectful. David was a huge supporter of 'Best Buddies Texas' and helped raise $10,000 for the Htown Posse Team in December 2020, all while battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy.
In August of 2019, David Rojas was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, which he fought bravely for more than a year. In December 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19, and despite the efforts of his heroic medical team, he lost his battle on January 8, 2021.
David is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Felipa Rojas; grandparents Ignacio Roman Muñoz, Anita San-Miguel Muñoz, Miguel Rojas, and Cleofas Vasquez Rojas; niece Felicity Marie Ramirez; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Survivors include his parents Isidoro and Annie Rojas; siblings Roland Rojas, Henry and Norma Rojas, and Laura Rojas Ramirez; nieces and nephew Stephanie Ramirez, Hilary and Joshua Acuna, and Richard Ramirez; Godparents Delores and Jesse Varela; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family thanks all his doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph's Hospital for the care and support given to David. Thank you to our family and friends, as well as David's coworkers, friends, and followers for all the love and especially the prayers.
David will be laid to rest in a private service at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston.
As an expression of sympathy, the family has designated these two charities for memorial contributions in David's name:
•Gifts can be made to the University of Houston, in memory of David Eric Rojas

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
David was a great guy with a sweet smile & a huge heart. He loved big & we were all better for it. I really enjoyed visiting & joking with him whenever I saw him. He was always ready to help anyone who needed it. It’s hard to believe he’s not here but I know he lives on in spirit & in our hearts. I love you, Cousin.
Lydia García
January 18, 2021
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January 18, 2021
My beloved cousin...I still can't wrap my mind around the idea that he's gone. David was always kind, sometimes quiet and all around super chill. And in these last couple of years, I learned how brave and courageous he was. I will miss him. Rest In Peace, David.
Monica Turner
January 15, 2021
My brother David was a quiet, shy person who grew up to be one of the most outgoing men I would ever meet. He had ideas of what it meant to believe in something. He had a heart as big as anyone's. He knew when people needed him to be strong or when he needed be someone to talk to. He was funny . He was happy and brave. He was something different to everyone he met. But to me, he was my little brother.
Henry Rojas
January 15, 2021
Dave, you were a friend to all. Your smiling face and big orange hat will be missed at Minute Maid Park, but I hope you have the best seat in the house. Even those who did not know you knew of you. Thank you for setting a prime example by giving back to the community and fighting strong through your battles. Till we meet again...
January 15, 2021
My deepest sympathies.May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Always remember that God keeps in his memory those whom we lose because they are precious in his eyes (Psalms 116:15)

January 14, 2021
I had the great pleasure of working with David but was blessed to call him friend above all else. David was one of the truly great guys. He was kind, and generous, and always welcoming. He was a joy to know and he will be greatly missed.
Eric Douglas
January 14, 2021
David with always be remembered as my shy cousin with a beautiful smile and a big heart. He was always one of the many highlights of the family reunions. He will be missed David. May God bring comfort and understanding to Tio, Tia and cousins. Love y'all ~ Cynthia, Jeff and Elizabeth
Cynthia Baylor
January 14, 2021
Dave was one of a kind. His smile and personality would light up a room and he was a kind and gentle soul. He was our founder of the BHP and we will continue to represent the Astros in his memory although his shoes will be hard to fill. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Debbie Kerschen
January 14, 2021
Goodbye dear cousin, you are loved and will be remembered.
You stayed strong till the end.
We all have much we can learn from your kindness and strength.
I plan to #StayDaveStrong.
Becky Garcia
January 14, 2021
I will miss you Dave. You were a rockstar. You wore the Big Hat well, from the pump to the runway. You’re heart of gold is an inspiration to all. Condolences and prayers of strength to the family. Dave was one of a kind.
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