Friends and family are welcomed to celebrate the life of Oscar Cabrera--widely considered the greatest athlete in Benjamin Franklin High School history--on Wednesday, April 17.
Church services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1527 Fremont Ave. in South Pasadena.
Funeral services will also be held on Thursday, April 18 at 12 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Following the service, Cabrera will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, located at 2400 Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena.
Cabrera—a three-sport star at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park and the first Mexican-American captain on UCLA's football squad—died on Friday due to complications from rare type of cancerous tumor, UCLA News reports. He was 35 years old.
He led the Panthers baseball squad to the City 3A Championship in 1994. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cabrera drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning to help Franklin beat Huntington Park at Dodger Stadium.
While he was a star on the diamond at Franklin, his greatest athletic accomplishments would come on the gridiron at UCLA.
As a three-year starter, Cabrera anchored the offensive line that protected future NFL quarterback Cade McNown. The 1998 Bruins squad won the Pacific-10 title and went on to play in the Rose Bowl.
According to UCLA News, Cabrera is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and their three sons, Oscar Jr., Aidan Michael and Liam Joseph.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Well Fargo Bank, Account #9765354981.