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Samuel Gaza, 6

Samuel Gaza, 6, of Torrance is one of now four who died when a motorist crashed into a group of pedestrians on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, who were crossing Pacific Coast Highway at Vincent Street after leaving a Christmas concert at St. James Catholic School and Parish in Redondo Beach.

Officials announced his death on Dec. 19.

His mother, Martha Cecilia Gaza, 36, died in the Dec. 17 crash.

"The community of St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, and the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles, ask everyone to join them in prayer during this time of tragedy and grief," according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 19, 2014.
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March 5, 2015
Glen and girls, I am heartbroken at the loss of Martha and Samuel. May God uphold you in your time of grief and healing.
Sherry McWhorter
January 27, 2015
Martha and Samuel will be missed tremendously! Emily and the entire 6th grade remembers Samuel very well since they would play lead their class and Samuel was always one of their favorites. I will miss talking with Martha and seeing her around school. She was always so involved but always had time for her family, too. Your family will always be in our prayers.
Myra Wilson
January 5, 2015
Sending love and prayers to the Gaza family. May God embrace all of you and share his Grace with you.

Sodeika Family
December 27, 2014
Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. You have now two angels in Heaven looking over you. We have been blessed having to know Martha and Samuel over the last couple of years. May God's grace and peace gives you comfort.
Mansour Family
December 27, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Gaza family. This is a tragedy beyond words but Samuel and his mommy are together in the safe and loving arms of Jesus, and will watch over you until you meet again.
Alpine Family
December 25, 2014
Thinking of you and your mom Samuel.....Prayers and strength for your dad and will never be forgotten.
Rebecca Zamboni
December 22, 2014
I will never forget the first day of Kindergarden and Jack and I were getting settled in. He was so worried he wouldn't meet at new best buddy as his new school. Then you walked in. You both had matching back packs and lunch boxes and low and behold were sitting side by side. That was it for both of you- best buds. Your giggle was the best:) you and jack in the back seat of the car giggling was the best sound I have ever heard. He was always so excited to greet you every day and would excitedly say your name. Lover of all things Star Wars, I imagined both of you playing elaborate games revolving around Darth Vader and the force. Jack talked about you endlessly. I think of your 6th birthday party at UFC and how adorable both of you were trying out holds, dropping to the ground and once again laughing so hard together. We will all miss you so much. Rest in peace beloved Samuel.
Christine MacInnis
December 22, 2014
I will always remember your contagious giggle Samuel and your smiles that lit up my life every time I saw you. The memories you gave Jack will never go away. Give God a high five for me and spread your infectious joy to all the angels who you will now make smile.
Graham MacInnis
December 22, 2014
May you rest in peace! I was so sad when I heard that you also passed away. You are now with you Mom. Watch over your Dad and your 2 sisters.
December 21, 2014
My Heartfelt Sympathy to the Gaza Family,
God Blessing, your all in my prayers.
Sincerely, Luci and Ray De La Cruz
Lucille De La Cruz
December 21, 2014
I can't stop crying for this tragic loss. I am praying for you and your mom as well as your loved ones you left behind. May you rest in peace little angel.

Grandmother from Long Beach
December 21, 2014
Hey mini man. Hope the clothes served you well. Now, you'll be with your mom. Rest now and be at peace.
December 20, 2014
We knew you briefly but you will never be forgotten.
Our deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of The Gaza Family
Kelly Wedel
December 20, 2014
Rest in peace little angle.
Betty Figueroa
December 20, 2014
Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the Gaza family. You are blessed with two beautiful angels watching over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless!
Cutchon Family
December 20, 2014
Samuel I feel so sad that your little life was cut so short and your family will never know the person you could have been. But god has a reason for this and it was probably to comfort your mommie who was taken to young as well.I don't know you or your family but I'm very sad for all of you. RIP lil angel you will now be an angel for the rest of your family.
Andrea Thatcher
December 20, 2014
Hug your loved ones and forgive the trivia in your life. We are here on earth for such a short time , live life to the fullest every day . My thoughts are with the Gaza family during this tragic time . It is heartbreaking .
Rosemary Vullo
December 20, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are for all of your family. We ask God to give you strength during this tragic time in your lives. God Bless.
Prestia Family
December 20, 2014
The news article said Samuel was singing at the Christmas program right before the tragedy that took him and his mother away. Now they are together with God, and Samuel sings joyous songs with Heaven's Angels. May both rest in peace.
Richard W. Wert
December 20, 2014
Beautiful, beautiful boy... your Mommy called and you joined her to be her darling little side-kick angelHeartfelt prayers to the family for physical andemotional healing and spirtual comfort.
God's blessings,
Grammy from San Pedro
December 19, 2014
We all are heartbroken by such a young life being taken away in such a horrible way but we are Blessed by having a Little Angel named Samuel watching over us from above. Our prayers are with all of you.
Rosemary Gonzales
December 19, 2014
Marty Lim
December 19, 2014
There are simply no words.. I feel so saddened by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jennifer Valladres
December 19, 2014
With deepest sympathy- our hearts are heavy with sadness for your family. The Krause Family
Jennifer Krause
December 19, 2014
Our deepest sympathies to the Gaza family. We are deeply saddened by your loss....The Krause Family
Jennifer Krause
December 19, 2014
I cannot imagine the pain and anguish you feel right now. Please know there are strangers all over the city thinking of you in this time of heartbreak. You are loved.
Michael Denman
December 19, 2014
God bless you and keep you in His loving arms.
Joanne Brebes
December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014
The Gaza family,
My heart is saddened and I'm praying for your family. I know you're in heaven now Samuel.
Toshi iinuma
December 19, 2014
My heart aches for this Family and their tragic loss of a Beautiful Mother and Son. My sincere heartfelt condoleneces to you all.
Karen Fowler
December 19, 2014
My heart breaks for the loss of young Samuel. To love a child is to live in hope and promise. To lose a child is an almost unendurable tragedy. During this time, just know that I and others grieve for his family and all who loved and were touched by him. All I can share from personal experience is that in time, the pain will soften and the love will endure.
Rosamond d'Orlac
December 19, 2014
Patricia De La Cruz
December 19, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy to the family. I will be praying for you.
Patricia De La Cruz
December 19, 2014
Our tears and our prayers are with you. We are full of sorrow for the incomprehensible loss of your mother/spouse and little son/brother Samuel.
T. Holland
December 19, 2014
Marni Rankin
December 19, 2014
Heaven has a new angel. May you RIP. My prayers for you and your family.
Ceciia Hernandez
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