Funeral Service & Celebration of Life for Edward Sotomayor

Although I only knew him for a precious few moments, he never failed to make me smile.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We at along with the family of Eddie Sotomayor would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We are happy to hear that so many of you will be traveling from all over the world to attend the funeral service and celebration of life + candlelight walk in St Pete Pride Parade that immediately follows for Edward Sotomayor, one of the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. #OrlandoStrong

We have created a Facebook group for your convenience in order to communicate effectively the most up to date information regarding the event details of Saturday, June 25, 2016.

This is the Official Page with the correct information in order to alleviate any confusion:

This is also the perfect place to ask any questions regarding Saturday and the events planned.

We are expecting a tremendous number in attendance for both his funeral and the celebration of life and ask you to click on the event and RSVP if you plan to attend. We also encourage you to share this event on Facebook with anyone who might be interested in showing their support. Thank you again to everyone.

Funeral Service & Celebration of Life
for Edward Sotomayor

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2pm in Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Boulevard | Sarasota, FL 34237

Join the family of Edward Sotomayor and the staff from to celebrate his life as the incredibly loving, witty and magnetic personality he will always be remembered as. We will commemorate him for always living life to the fullest and on his own terms and for leaving every person and place better than he found them. With great love we honor our “Top Hat Eddie” and hope that you will join us to do the same for him and all 49 victims who lost their lives at Pulse. #OrlandoStrong

If you would like to speak at this Memorial Service, we would encourage you to do so. Please send your request and a summary of what you would like to say to:

Legendary Journeys / will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation from Robarts Arena Memorial to St. Pete Pride & Candlelight Walk (up to capacity).

Immediately Following Celebration of Life, please join us for:

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 5pm until 8pm at King of Peace MCC
3150 5th Avenue N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33713

You are invited to join the family and friends of Edward Sotomayor for a candlelight walk in the St. Pete Pride Parade. We will be meeting at the King of Peace MCC from 5pm until dusk (for the start of the parade) to pay respects to our beloved “Top Hat Eddie” and his family as well share in the remembrance of this incredibly special person. You are encouraged to speak to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse shooting. #OrlandoStrong Refreshments and air conditioned facility with bathrooms will be provided. We encourage everyone to join us for this special walk as we stand together in love and solidarity.

We ask you to please bring (if possible):

  • White Candle
  • Wear a White Shirt
  • Black Top Hat (available at any party store)

Legendary Journeys and are providing the link below for anyone that would like to donate to support Eddie’s family during this difficult time. Your support and kindness mean the world to them. Click to go to the Offical GoFundMe for Eddie’s Family

“Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can.”
– Edward Sotomayor –

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