Obviously this doesn’t fall under the “Crime” category that is the main theme of this blog, but there is a pretty steady following of readers here and I absolutely wanted to share this info with all of you as this one really hit home for several reasons, even if I didn’t know Isaac personally.
Isaac Jaramillo was 33 when he died of a heart attack on Jan. 26. Yes, 33. The day after his death, his daughter, Aubrey, was born. He also has a son, Jordan.
Not only was Isaac a close friend of some dear friends of mine from many years ago, he worked at a local bank where my mom has worked for many, many years, First National Bank of Santa Fe.She says he was a great young man and everyone loved working with him.
Some friends of Isaac and former softball teammates of his have put together a memorial softball tournament with 100 percent of the proceeds after expenses going to a memorial fund set up for his family and medical expenses. You can also donate to a memorial fund set up in his name at First National Bank of Santa Fe.
The Isaac Memorial Softball Tournament will be April 28-29 at the Santa Fe MRC. The cost is $215 per team and must be paid online prior to the tournament.
Here are two links: One to the basic info of the tournament (EVENT INFORMATION) and this link takes you to the registration page for USSSA tournaments in New Mexico. If you scroll down and find the Isaac Jaramillo Memorial Tournament on 4/28 (its sorted by date), you can click on the link at the far left “$215” if you’re ready to sign your team up and pay. You softball junkies already have a good idea how to do all this.
If you have questions about the tournament, please contact Edwin Quintana at (505) 670-4266.
Or if you’d prefer, email me at email@example.com and I can forward along questions or concerns to Edwin, although I am not affiliated directly with the softball tournament in any way.
Here is a link to Isaac’s obituary from last month in The New Mexican:
As the new Digital News Editor at The New Mexican (I am no longer the full time crime/courts reporter), I can tell you that Isaac’s obituary for about a week in late January and early February was one of the top handful of stories on our entire website in terms of pave views, even with a legislative session going on and some very well-trafficked crime stories.
He was very well liked in this community and he will be missed.