Paul Delacruz Megia biography: 13 things about Samuel Cassidy’s Filipino VTA co-worker

Paul Delacruz Megia (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)
Paul Delacruz Megia (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Paul Delacruz Megia was an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaUnited States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is Filipino. He was a toddler when he and his family moved from the Philippines to the U.S. (a) (b)
  2. He lived in Tracy, San Joaquin County, California. (c)
  3. Aside from Tracy, he lived in other parts of California including Stockton, Milpitas, Fremont and San Jose. He previously lived in Glendale Heights, DuPage County, Illinois, USA. (c)
  4. He is Leonard Megia and Edna Megia‘s only son. (b)
  5. He has two sisters namely Luci Megia and Julie Megia. He loved to tell jokes, according to Luci. (d)
  6. His wife Nicole Yamada described him as a wonderful husband and father who was full of love, jokes, energy for life and always up for new adventures. (d)
  7. He and Yamada have three children namely Avery Yamada Megia, Gavin Yamada Megia and Nate Yamada Megia. He also has one stepson. (a) (b)
  8. In 2002, he started working for the VTA as a bus operator trainee. He later became a light rail operator then became a transportation supervisor, a transit division supervisor and ultimately an assistant superintendent in service management. (d) (e)
  9. His house in Tracy was built in 2008. (f)
  10. As an assistant superintendent in service management at the VTA, he shared an office with VTA light rail transportation superintendent Nauni Singh, who said, “Sometimes my demands could be unreasonable but Paul always accepted with a smile.” (e) (g)
  11. On May 26, 2021, VTA employee Samuel James Cassidy fatally shot him and eight other VTA employees. (g)
  12. He died at the age of 42. (g)
  13. He and his children were supposed to visit Disneyland in Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA on May 27, 2021. (a)


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