On Friday, October 1, 2021, Darin Joseph Soward, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 23.
Darin was born on January 27, 1998 in Walnut Creek, CA to Craig and Terri Soward. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California Santa Cruz.
He pursued a start-up career in Pharmaceuticals, had an eagerness to learn, was a technical wizard with computers, and was recently accepted to a master’s degree program in Informatics.
Darin was an intelligent, strong, and determined young man with a promising future and a passion for snowboarding, video games, animals, and movies. He was witty, yet quiet, and deeply cared for his family and friends as well as always there to help someone. Darin was born with a cleft lip and palate that caused him insecurities over the course of his life. He fought many battles and circumvented many obstacles throughout the various phases of his life including close to a dozen invasive surgeries. Unfortunately, another battle took over for which he was not able to overcome. He had such a promising future that was taken away from him at a very young age. Our hearts will forever feel the loss and emptiness of his absence.
He is survived by his Father, Mother, Sister – Deanna, several cousins, three grandparents, several uncles and aunts. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14th at the Sunset View Chapel in El Cerrito. Viewing at 9:30am and Service at 11:00am. Unfortunately, due to COVID seating is limited to 50 people. The burial will be at 11:45 which is open to everyone. Join us afterwards for the Celebration of Life at the Berkeley Country Club formerly known as Mira Vista Golf Course.