Louis De La Vina

February 3, 1932April 10, 2018

De La Vina, Louis, 86, of Seffner, passed away April 10, 2018. Born in Tampa, FL, he was a retired School Teacher who loved spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren and friends. He loved football, especially the Gators, was a 1st generation Spanish American born in Tampa, FL, was a U.S. Navy Vet that served in the Korean War and a member of the USS Laffey Association (DD-724). He is predeceased by his parents Antonio De La Vina and Maria Piedad Aparicio and is survived by his wife Norma De La Vina, daughter April Stillwagner (James), grandchildren Ariana Stillwagner and Alana Stillwagner, , brother Anthony Del La Vina, and sister Lydia Benson. Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm, with funeral service at 2:00 pm, both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home; with burial to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.


  • Mr. De La Vina is survived by his loving family and friends.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Louis De La Vina

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Manuel and Debbie DeLaVina

April 15, 2018

Uncle Louis will always have a special place in our hearts. There are so many precious memories that we will cherish for years to come. We loved to just sit and talk to him about family even though we didn't see him often. He will be missed!

Margie Smith

April 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss I know how hard it is to lose your spouse Tony and I were married almost 50 years Louis was a good husband I remember the night you shared with me you were engaged to be married how shy and yet excited you were was so such an honor to be your bridesmaid he will be missed but you have great memories in your heart to share hang in there we love you so much prayers for all the family.....Margie

Rachel De La Vina

April 14, 2018

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I hold on to all those treasures of Manuel. May your memories of Louis provide many treasures over the years, and give you peace and comfort. Please know that I am thinking of all of you, and praying to God for peace and comfort for you.

Yvette, Steve, & Jessica Riddle

April 14, 2018

Aunt Normal, April, James, and are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. I know how heavy your heart is at this time. It was almost a year ago that we lost my Dad, but I bet he was waiting for Uncle Louis with open arms and a light to guide the way. Cherish all the wonderful memories. I will always remember all the Noche Buenas (Christmas Eve) dinners when we all got together with lots of good food, all kinds of loud Spanish talking, and family memories being made. We pray you find peace and comfort from God.

Nancy Villegas

April 13, 2018

I will always remember how funny you were the last Coleman reunion you had those coconuts on and grass skirt you guys cracked me up you were a hoot doing the hula I also remember your first date I was living at Iris house at the time Norma was so shy but certainly excited R.I.P. dear Louis ,Norma and April may the the lord bring you peace and comfort we love you so much Margie,Nancy and Maximo

Kizzy Cokley

April 13, 2018

You will be greatly missed Mr. Lewis...sitting on the front porch with Ms. Norma or sitting in the side yard sharing laughs. Rest easy!! Much love to the rest of the family...I pray the peace of God be with you guys during this time!!!❤️

Sandra (De la Vina, Benson) Park

April 13, 2018

RIP Uncle Louis..and prayers for my mom and family in Florida. I will always have fond memories of visiting you and Aunt Norma and a young girl..staying with you..eating Aroll con polla...ropa vija...and learning about my Spanish heritage and culture. I remember as little girl you coming to my class and doing a presentation for NASA..when we first landed on the moon. How proud I have such a cool uncle. Fly high..I know you are up in heaven with Abueliita..and Uncle Manual until we meet again. I am glad I got to see you last year to say my goodbye.. ..