Sean Feliciano, 20, mourned by family

Sean Feliciano, a former water polo captain at Downey High School before graduating and leaving for UC Santa Barbara, died March 3 inside a university fraternity house. He was 20.According to the Daily Nexis, UC Santa Barbara's student newspaper, Feliciano committed suicide. He had been diagnosed with depression last year, the newspaper reported. Feliciano, a lifelong resident of Downey, was born July 6, 1988. He attended Rio San Gabriel Elementary, East Middle School, and Downey High School. He was an Eagle Scout, played water polo, was a member of the swim team, and president of Kiwins, a youth service organization. "My heart is broken, but he was a great man who loved everyone he met and those who knew him felt the same," Bob Feliciano, Sean's father, told the Patriot. "As a dad he was my hero, and I know that he will be soaring with the eagles in heaven." Services for Sean were held yesterday at Downey First Presbyterian Church. Sean is survived by his parents, Bob and Joan; brother, Chris; sisters, Cindy and Sandra; and other family. ********** Published: March 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 47