Eddie Ocasio, 23, resident of the Bronx, passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Friday, September
2, 2022 at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, NY of natural causes due to an acute asthma attack.
On November 7th, 1998, Eddie was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was supposed to be named after his late
maternal grandfather, Oscar Guzman, but once his parents former Joyce Guzman and Eddie Ocasio laid
eyes on him, they immediately knew he was Baby Eddie.
Eddie attended Saint Mary Star of the Sea from Pre-Kindergarten (where his mother was his first
teacher) up until 8th grade. He grew strong bonds with his classmates right away whether it was in the
classroom or on the basketball court. During his High School years, he attended Cardinal Spellman High
School with his loving sister, Lucinda Ocasio.
Eddie was extremely family oriented and loved spending as much time as he could with the people that
mattered most to him. Whether it involved helping out with yardwork or building fires at his family’s
vacation home upstate in the Catskill Mountains with his mother and loving step-family; playing video
games with his younger brother, Jacob; walking down Flatbush Ave and talking with his Grammy; coffee
time with his father; or long talks about any and everything with his sister and best friend; He loved the
quality time he got with each and every member of his family.
Eddie found peace within the walls of Fountain House in the Bronx where he became an advocate for
mental health and wellness. He truly enjoyed the bonds he had began to build there. Eddie was a son,
brother, a self-taught photographer, a foodie from birth, a lover, and most of all a fighter for his
happiness and well-being.
He is survived by his loving family Eddie Ocasio, Joyce and Donnie Hostomsky,
Lucinda Ocasio, Jacob Ocasio, Gloria Guzman, and a plethora of aunts, uncles, and cousins that will also
miss him dearly. Though he is no longer with us, may the light that he had within him shine through us
and carry us through these difficult times. We love and miss you, Eddie.
Memorial Contributions in Eddie's memory may be made to give.fountainhouse.org
A Memorial Tree was planted for Eddie
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home