Nicholas Breckyn Montaño
Nicholas Breckyn Montaño, age 18 of Goodyear, Arizona, died December 15, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born March 29, 2000 in Phoenix, Arizona to Kevin Montaño and Daniette Samaniego. An excellent student and athlete, Breckyn earned many accolades for his accomplishments. In high school he was the Student Government Class President from 2015-2017, a Kids at Hope Student of the Year, a member of the National Honor Society as well as the National Society of High School Scholars. He worked as a volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank and Miracle League of Arizona.
As an athlete, Breckyn was named an All-Region Pitcher for three years, a USA Baseball All-Star for two years, a member of the Perfect Game All Academic Team, and a 2018 Rawling/Perfect Game Pre-Season Honorable Mention All American Pitcher. Breckyn was a freshman at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota majoring in Business Management, and a pitcher and outfielder on the University of Sioux Falls baseball team.
Breckyn is survived by his parents, Kevin Montaño and Daniette Samaniego; brother, Evan Kay; and grandparents, Rudy and Jeanie Montaño and Belinda Romero Valenzuela. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Primitivo and Isabel Romero. A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 21, 2018 at Palm Valley Church, 431 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338.