SAN LUIS — Colorado Springs and former San Luis resident Dyami Brandon Maestas, 35, went peacefully to his eternal rest on Feb. 8, 2020, after a long battle with his Type 1 diabetes.
Dyami was born on July 25, 1984, in Colorado Springs, the son of Huberto J. Maestas and Dana Valdez Maestas.
After graduating from Sierra Grande High School in 2003, he went on to attend the Colorado Art Institute where he excelled at his studies in the Culinary Arts field.
After completing school he worked at many different restaurants on the 16th Street Mall in Denver.
Dyami was an exceptional and fun-loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed cooking, playing video games, attending cosplay conventions, watching anime, and designing and making costumes and accessories for himself and other cosplay friends.
He was a very artistic, creative person who loved sculpting, experimenting with recipes and making delicious meals. He made the best homemade Mac and cheese and his specialty was Menudo.
He loved spending time with his niece, nephews, friends and family.
He will live on through his parents Huberto and Dana Maestas of San Luis; sister, Bianca Maestas (Sergey Bagdasrov) of Denver/Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers, Derrick Maestas (Genelle Benker) of Seattle; Aubin Maestas of Alamosa; niece, Soleil Maestas; nephews, Amyas Maestas and Cypress Maestas; his best friend since grade school and roommate, Allen Crow of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dyami was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Evan and Louisa Valdez; paternal grandparents, Donald and Olivia Maestas; uncle, Matthew Lynn Valdez; cousins, Adrianna Luz Valdez and Thalia Feliz Garcia.
A vigil service with a recitation of the rosary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church in San Luis.
A memorial mass will follow at 1:30 p.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
To leave online condolences, please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.