David Eric Rojas, beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, and Astros superfan, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 54. He was born on November 27, 1966 in Houston, TX to Isidoro Rojas and Annie Muñoz Rojas.
David graduated from MacArthur High school in 1985 and received a degree in Business from the University of Houston in 1993. He joined National Oilwell Varco in 2012 and worked as a Project Manager in the Corporate Compliance IT Division. He was a member of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Affectionately known as “Downtown Dave,” David touched many lives with his heart of gold and warm smile. During the 2017 World Series run, he and a couple of buddies started the Big Hat Posse, a group of superfans with iconic big orange cowboy hats. Baseball was not his only love, he was a fan and proud supporter of the Houston Texans, the University of Houston Cougars, the XFL Roughnecks, and everything Houston.
Family and friends would agree that David is one of the nicest and most selfless people you could ever meet. He was humble, caring, honest, and respectful. David was a huge supporter of ‘Best Buddies Texas’ and helped raise $10,000 for the Htown Posse Team in December 2020, all while battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy.
In August of 2019, David Rojas was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, which he fought bravely for more than a year. In December 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19, and despite the efforts of his heroic medical team, he lost his battle on January 8, 2021.
David is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Felipa Rojas; grandparents Ignacio Roman Muñoz, Anita San-Miguel Muñoz, Miguel Rojas, and Cleofas Vasquez Rojas; niece Felicity Marie Ramirez; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Survivors include his parents Isidoro and Annie Rojas; siblings Roland Rojas, Henry and Norma Rojas, and Laura Rojas Ramirez; nieces and nephew Stephanie Ramirez, Hilary and Joshua Acuna, and Richard Ramirez; Godparents Delores and Jesse Varela; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.