Eugene S. Odondo
April 5, 1 9 9 8 – July 1 9, 2 0 2 0
Eugene Sanya ‘Atuk’ Odondo, was born on April 5, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2006, along with his kukhu (grandmother), he immigrated to Des Moines, Iowa to join his mother. The family later relocated to Alameda, California, where he lived until his passing on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the age of 22.
Atuk graduated from Encinal High School in 2016. He loved playing basketball and the L.A. Lakers were his favorite team to watch. He was a huge Kobe Bryant fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball, video games and spending time with friends. He was kindhearted and had a quick wit.
He is survived by his father Desmond Oruoch, his mother Gloria Hicks, his sister Natasha Hicks, his kukhu Bernadette Auma, his uncle Eugene Wandera, and many loving relatives all over the world.
He will be laid to rest at Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530. USA on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. His out-sized personality, sense of humor, and the love and kindness he showed friends and strangers alike will be greatly missed.
Forever in our hearts
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10