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