Stanley Manolo Almodovar III, 23, was one of the first victims to be named from the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. He is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, and lived in Clermont, Florida.
Here’s what you need to know:
He Is a Victim of the Mass Shooting in Orlando
Stanley Manolo Almodovar III is a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. According to the Orlando Sentinel, he was shot in the stomach, chest and side, and succumbed to the injuries at an Orlando hospital on June 12.
His Mother Raced to the Nightclub When She Heard of the Tragedy
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Almodovar’s mother, Rosalie Ramos, was awakened by her cell phone in the early hours of June 12. A frantic woman said that she needed to “come quick.” “You need to be here.” Ramos quickly got dressed and raced to Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Ramos told the paper, “I was hoping maybe [he was shot in] the hand or the leg. You can survive [a gunshot to] the leg.” Heartbreakingly, that wasn’t the case and Almodovar died at the hospital. She described him as being happy with a big heart, and said he was always changing hairstyles…he dyed his hair before heading out June 11.
He Is Described as a Positive Person & Beautiful Soul
Several friends have posted on Almodovar’s Facebook page. Janet Angela Pizarro said, “REST IN PARADISE STANLEY YOU WAS SUCH A GOOD PERSON IM SICK THIS HAPPEN TO YOU DAM MAN TAKEN SO YOUNG YOU WILL BE MISSED. MY HEARTS GOES OUT TO U AND YOUR FAMILY ….”
Tanishia Bolton posted:
So many things i could say about how amazing you are as a person, u left a huge impression on my life Stanley. Brought a smile to my face everytime I was down. Its going to be hard walking into work and not seeing you bounce around like you always do. Going to miss you coming around the corner to my desk and checking on me. I really and truley am going to miss my “work bae”. It was a honor to get to know one of the most beautiful souls that God had on this earth. With love to you and your family. Sending my prayers babe.
He Worked as a Pharmacy Tech
According to his Facebook page, which is now a remembrance page, Almodovar worked as a “Front Administrative Pharmacy Technician CPhT, RPhT, S.C.C. at Covance and Front Administrative Pharmacy Technician CPhT, RPhT at Avella Specialty Pharmacy.” He worked at Walgreens and Target in the past.