Daniel Shay Peinado

May 29, 1991 - July 16, 2008

05/29/1991 - 07/16/2008

Past Services

Sunday July 20, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday July 21, 2008
1:00 pm

Daniel Shay Peinado

Virginia Beach – Daniel Shay Peinado, 17, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning July 16, 2008. Born in South Carolina, he was the son of Jennifer Byrum and Albert Peinado. Daniel had completed his sophomore year at Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas, and was looking forward to starting his junior year in Virginia Beach. He was a music lover, his favorite bands being Sublime and ICP.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Jennifer Byrum and Albert Peinado; stepfather, Todd Byrum of Suffolk; stepmother, Donna of El Paso, Texas; four brothers, Alan Peinado, David Minzer, Zachary Mullinax and Nathan Byrum; two sisters, Alexandria Minzer and Albany Byrum; grandparents, Michael and Martha Bailey, Manuel and Alicia Peinado; grandfather, Terry Warren and Ralph Smith; uncles, Michael Bailey Jr., Victor Peinado; and aunt, Sylvia Peinado; great-grandparents, Lacy O’Dell Medlin, Naomi Medlin and Doris Bailey.

A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends at a visitation Sunday in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Daniel’s name to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad at 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.Altmeyer.com.

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Rosie Narvaez
8 years ago

Albert and Family,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Daniel, it is never easy losing a loved one, but I pray that you will find comfort in the arms of God.

God bless you and your family,

Rosie and Jorge Narvaez

Jodie-anne Daniels Girlfrend
8 years ago

Daniel Peinado was my boyfriend. Him and I meet on this site ”Teenspit” and he was the first guy i added on there and then we started talking. After that i started to fall for him real fast and he felt the same wayy..But few weeks later he broke up with me..buut he said””Jodie if i love you i promise i will come back” What did he do come back to me cause i know daniel loves me with all his heart. And he promised me he would never leave me agian but look what happened:’… I miss him alot. Theres so many guys out there that raped little girls or killed people that actully got away with it, WHY did this have to happen to someone that never did anything and that wanted to live his life happy. Daniel had soo much planed out!!…He told me, ”Jodie if i ever die, i want you to live your life happy, and have kids and get married not live your life bad and be in pain.” He was a wonderfull boyfriend..No one can take his place on that!..I just Want you to know Daniel i will always be looking for you and i willl alway be right here..IM NOT GOING ANYWHRE…I Promise….Daniel is a guy that will never give up and say NO!…He alwasys told me yes cause he thought if he said no to me id get mad and he hates when i get mad at him even tho i cant stay mad at him for 2 seconds without saying sorrry to him…Daniel means everything to me and nothing will ever chance. I dont care what he says or what he does, he will always have a place in my heart…..He has great parents that love him just like i do…Daniel isnt like other guys..Hes a guy that every girl would want to have…When daniel asked me to marry him i was the happiest girl ALIVE…I never thought i would fall inlove after what my ex boyfriend did, but i guess i did and i dont regreat it what so ever!. Im so happy i got to spend that much time with him…The times we got to laugh about ”tortidas” haha…But they are really called tortillas . He told me alot about his wonder family..And the family that he wants…I promised daniel i would give him a little babyboy Cause he wanted his son to take after him and wanted to teach him the wonderfull stuff that his father teached him…And Daniel said”i promise you baby my kids will be in school everyday”. Daniel got along with everyone even tho he said he doesnt like to many people. I told Josh Hes bestfriend that daniel will always be in my heart no matter how far he is i can still hear him when he says” i love you baby”. Its hard to live without him.. When Daniel died thats alll i can think about is ”A 17-YEAR-OLD GETTING HIT BY A MINIVAN”. I just want to say my last words since i never got to say them..”Daniel, i miss you so much, i wish you were here to hold me when i need you, and i wish we had more time together. Im sorrry i chouldnt give you wanted you wanted but all i can give you is my heart and my love..just remember one thing ‘tortidas” Im misssing you so much baby…R.I.P Daniel Aka Muffinz…I Love You”.

Audriana Berg
8 years ago

Daniel was always a unique personaltity to be around. I went to middle school with him. After he had moved, we talked once or twice, but sadly we lost touch. I heard of the incident from a friend and was devastated. I still to this day think of Daniel and lost a couple friends defending him, but it was a choice I could never regret. Daniel was a great friend and many will remember him.

Margot Rodriguez
8 years ago

Daniel was important to alot of us here in El Paso and,We are all gonna miss you,you will never ever be forgotten!!!We miss you muffins. R.I.P Daniel “muffinz” Peinado.Daniel,or to us here in El Paso “Muffinz”,will live on in our hearts and memories 4 LIFE. He was extrememly loved and cared for and he is truly going to be missed. As for me I can say its hard losing a best friend like Daniel.Muffinz was a great guy,he was a brother to some of us,a buddy,a jaggalo homie,a true friend.But looking back at all the good times me and him had I cant help but laugh when I think about him.He always had a way to put a smile on my face when he was here,and even now he still manages to keep me smiling.I hope that when you think of him he can do the same for you and make you smile and laugh at all the dorky things he did.I have a slide show on my Myspace if you care to view it.Its created to how we new our Muffinz as, if you care to see it just message me for the link.

Cody Belcher
8 years ago

Daniel, I cant belive it has been almost 2 years sense the day you passed. That was the worst day of my life. I got home to josh’s mom calling and saying i need to call josh and she told me what happend. Me josh and blake have never stoped thinking about you. We are all getting tattoos in rememberence of you, josh has already goten his. I know your in a better place now but i wish you could have stayed here with us. We will be throwing you a birthday party this year. I love you man and we miss you alot.

Cody B. , Blake W. , Josh R.

Cody Belcher
8 years ago

Daniel, We had a hudge party for your birthday. Me and josh where nearly in tears when we sang happy birthday to you. We miss you so much daniel. We love you.


8 years ago

I didn’t know Daniel that well but I knew his girlfriend Jodie. She had told me about his death and I thought I should share my condolences. I am so so sorry about all of this…he lived a very good life. He had a one year old daughter and a wonderful girlfriend. I don’t know what to say except for that I am so very sorry. I hope all of you are alright and no matter what, Daniel will always be in your heart.

8 years ago

i know im alittle late filling this in. but Danny i miss you & this shouldnt have happened. you were the most amzing person you were always there for me anytime and i love you & you will NEVER ever forget you. muffinz bby<3 imy.


gina marr
8 years ago

im just a neighbor that lived across tha street from his grandfather mike…im from here but i have moved…i came to visit my family for a couple of weeksi think it was in maybut i had seen daniel outside one day and introduced myselfmy mother had told me that mike’s grandson was comin to stay for awhileand we hung out in our garage talkin bout things and showin me pics on his myspace,favorite music,etc…he needed cigs so i gave him a packlol…we even talked bout his girlfriend of how much he loved her and all tha great friends he had back home, and we were talkin bout what jobs are good round here…i had spent my last night chillin wit him before i had went back home and i told him i was plannin on movin back soon and i was hopin to see him …then a couple weeks later my mother called me and told me what had happen and i couldnt believe it cause it was just like yesturday we were chillin out…but i started cryin even thou i new him for a short while…he was a good kid..i was lookin forward to see him againconsiderin i live across tha street from himim back home and now its like i sit outside waitin for him to come over and chill…but i just want to say how many times i have crossed that intersection at night when i got off work and i still cant believe it!!!! i just want to say how much i am sorry that this happened and i just cannot stop thinkin bout this…daniel aka muffinz will alwayz be in my heart foreva!!!!

gina marr
8 years ago

ps: i just want 2 say that i have 3 kids of my own and could only imagine what u as parents are goin through and again i am truly sorry!!!

Yvette Whitehead
8 years ago

Sorry about your loss…you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers

8 years ago

This to Muffinz, my good friend Daniel. You were the bestest of friends man. You’re own person but always there. I’ll miss you forever man. Even though I know you’re somehow still here. May you rest in the way you always willed to. After all this time I still “got a light.”

Peace, Isaiah.

Larry Beeler
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts during your troubled times.

Jill Teetor
8 years ago

We do not know your family, but my heart mourns your loss. I have two children who attend Ocean Lakes High School. They are 16 and 17 and I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. I have been keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. Many of us will continue to keep you ALL in our prayers to get you through this very difficult time! God Bless you and keep you!!!

romanowski family
8 years ago

We want you to know that your family is in our prayers!

The Romanowski Family dominic

Buddy and Joy Webster
8 years ago

Words can’t say how sorry we are. Time is the only healer.


Bud and Joy Webster