On Easter Sunday Morning our Friend, Brother, and Coach, Cesar Altamirano, tragically passed away from the injuries that he sustained from an automobile accident early Thursday morning. Cesar fought gallantly to overcome his injuries but they were too extensive for him to recover. Cesar and his fiance are expecting a baby later this year making his passing an ever deeper tragedy.
Cesar was a hard working and loving young man in the prime of his life. He was on his way to work on Thursday morning when he was involved in a serious car accident that ultimately took his young life.
Cesar left an indelible mark on this world through his love of people and his giving spirit. Cesar coached water polo both at SOCAL Water Polo and Tustin High School. He was an excellent coach providing positive encouragement and teaching winning skills that led his various teams to amazing victories.
Coach Cesar will be deeply missed but his beautiful and loving spirit will remain with us in every way. We can honor Cesar by emphasizing the things he taught us and echoing the life he lived; by working hard and loving harder; by doing our best even when were not feeling our best; by putting forth the effort to love and help others. These are the ways that we can move forward. "There is a time to weep and there is a time to laugh; There is a time to mourn and a time to dance." Today we mourn, today we weep; tomorrow the sun will shine.