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Active, artistic teen mourned

Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday January 23, 2001

Berkeley High School freshmen Everton Luis Santini died Saturday at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. 

The 14-year-old suffered a stroke, which stemmed from complications following a fall while he was ice skating at a rink in Berkeley Dec. 29.  

In a coma for 22 days, Everton was visited by a number of teachers from Berkeley High and Willard Junior High, said his father Joseph Santini.  

Everton loved drawing and the outdoors – he loved being on wheels and he loved ice skating. “At least, he injured himself doing something he loved,” Joseph Santini said. 

Everton was known as a joker. “He always had tricks up his sleeve,” Santini said, adding that the jokes brought people together and helped them socialize. 

He had hoped to be a volcanologist. “He was crazy about volcanoes,” Santini said. 

Everton is also survived by his his mother Ivonete Maria of Sao Paulo, Brazil; brother Elton, 10, and sister Jennifer, 9, of Berkeley. Everton was buried Sunday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland. A celebration of his life will be held Jan. 24 at Newman Hall Parish, 2700 Dwight Way. There will be a wake at 6:30 p.m. and a mass at 7:30 p.m. 

Contributions can be made to the Oakland Children’s Hospital Foundation at 747 52nd St. Oakland, Calif., 94609-1859