October 5, 1995 ~ December 7, 2020

Born in: Hayward, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Garrett Miranda, 25, was born October 5, 1995, and unexpectedly passed on December 7, 2020. Garrett was born and raised in Fremont, California. He attended Holy Spirit School, Glenmoor Elementary, Stanbridge Academy, and Moreau Catholic High School. He was a wonderful musician and played the guitar and drums and many other instruments, all learned by ear. Garrett was Autistic and shared much of his life experiences with Autism through his music. What he could sometimes not express in words, he would express in music.

Garrett is survived by his parents Kathy and Gary Miranda, sister Allison Miranda and his cat Ozzy. His grandparents Sue Brown and Tom Brown (deceased), and Rosemary and John Miranda. His aunts and uncles: Chris Brown, Cheryl and Jerry Rathje, Sheryl and Clyde Johnson, John Miranda, and Gail Tamayo.  His cousins: Danielle, Gavan, and Ashley Rathje, Miranda, and Logan Johnson, Kyle, Lexi Miranda, Matthew, Jarrett Tamayo, and Tyler Tamayo.

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  1. CandleOh how you will be missed Garrett, we love you… Fly high and continue making beautiful music with Gods heavenly angels. ♥️

  2. CandleGarrett is undoubtedly accompanying the angels with guitar as they sing:
    And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings;
    Bear you on the breath of dawn;
    Make you to shine like the sun;
    And hold you in the palm of His hand.

  3. CandleGarrett, I remember when you were so little, while your sister was at Holy Spirit Preschool. I know your family & all the lives you touched, miss you dearly. May you walk with them and lift their spirits and be their guiding light. Rest in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you Miranda family. ((((Hugs))))

  4. My heart aches for you & your family. It has been a joy in our life to know Garrett.

    “Because of the tender mercy of our God, where by the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace“ Luke 1:78-79

  5. CandleThe Pappas Family sends their love and prayers for your family. May Garrett’s memory always be a light that shines down on you, shines within you and keeps you warm. Thinking of you all and praying for peace. Much Love.

  6. CandleKathy, Gary, Allison, Aunt Sue & Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. Y’all will ALWAYS be in my thoughts n prayers. I love u

  7. CandleKathy, Gary, Allison, Aunt Sue & Chris, I’m so sorry for your loss. Y’all will ALWAYS in my thoughts n prayers. I love u 🙏❤

  8. CandleSerenity Prayer
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference.

    I am so sorry for your loss, I hope this prayer can bring your family some comfort in the days ahead. ❤️

  9. Kathy I pray for you and your family during this difficult time. O pray for Garret to have peace as God welcomes him home. Psalm 23.

  10. CandleThank you for sharing Garrett’s heartwarming/heartbreaking memorial service with me, dear Kathy and Gary. My love for your son has resided within me since I met him. I will hold his memory close to me knowing that he is finally at peace. This memorial was beautifully done; the words, his music, and the very precious slide presentation allowed me to observe Garrett’s growth as well as his love for life. Seeing him silently lying there and knowing of the turmoil and deep suffering that he experienced as they intruded on his life, ripping the joys away from him, instilled in me an image I will never ever forget. How devastating this reality is. Thank you, as well, for my cherished time with Garrett. I will always love him.

  11. Dearest Garrett,
    Rest in peace, and may your perpetual light shine brightly. I know you are resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. 😇🙏

  12. Dear Kathy, Gary, Allison, and family,
    Garrett was a gift to all who met him. He was kind, creative, and intelligent. Garrett will never be forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to you all. I pray you will find some peace remembering all the wonderful adventures and everyday moments you shared together.

    Most sincerely and with love,
    Pam Ehrlich

  13. Kathy, Gary, and Allison, my heart and my prayers are with you. Thank you for including me in the beautiful service yesterday. What a tribute to Garrett’s kindness and spirit, and to the beautiful and complex person he was. I am so sorry for the pain you are all experiencing, and am here if there is anything I can do to support you.

  14. CandleKathy, Gary and Allison,
    Your beautiful family is in our thoughts and prayers. We’re so sorry for the pain you are feeling. We hope your special and fond memories of your time with Garrett will help you heal. Please reach out if you need any little thing.
    Fondly, The Nielsen Family, Patricia, Mike, Darrell and Amy
    The service was lovely


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