OBITUARY

Oscar A. Soto MD

July 29, 1935July 23, 2013
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Dr. Oscar A. Soto, born July 29, 1935 Santiago, Cuba passed away peacefully July 23, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Dr. Soto was a 1960 the University of Salamanca, Spain and the University of Havana Medical Schools. Dr. Soto trained and was a staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, from 1962 to 1966. From 1966 through 1967, Dr. Soto, a Board Certified Internist practiced Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee.

In 1967 Dr. Soto was drafted and served his adopted country with honor and distinction as a U.S. Army Medical Doctor rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel until 1970 when he was honorably discharged. Dr. Soto's last posting was Fort Belvoir, Virginia outside of Washington DC where his patients included returning Vietnam veterans and Generals stationed at the Pentagon.

At the recommendation of his commanding officer he came south to Fort Lauderdale and to the attention of Scotty Wilson, MD his early mentor here in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Soto practiced as an Internist and Cardiologist for 47 years in Ft. Lauderdale where his reputation for excellence and compassion made him a highly sought after member of the medical community. Dr. Soto was a member of the Medical Staffs of Holy Cross Hospital, Broward General and North Beach/Cleveland Clinic Hospital where he served as Chief of Staff in 1989/1990.

Dr. Soto is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita, four children: Lisa Soto of Boston, Oscar E. Soto, Jr. and his wife Angela of Fort Lauderdale, Henrietta Soto Curley and her husband Jay of Boston and Alex Soto and his wife Jane of Fort Lauderdale, and six grandchildren: Caitlin Soto, Washington DC, Andrew Soto, Max Soto, Rita Curley, Jack Curley and Natalie Curley of Boston. Dr. Soto is also survived by his brothers, Dr. Alberto Soto, St. Louis, MO, Joaquin Soto Ft. Wayne, IN and Enrique Soto, Esq. Miami and many nieces and nephews.

He was a thoughtful and caring man who impacted the lives of anyone who had the good fortune to know him. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

A wake is scheduled for 6:00pm to 8:00 pm Sunday July 28, 2013 at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home at 4061 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Burial services at the family’s request are private at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Dr. Soto's family requests that you consider a donation to Holy Cross Hospital or its affiliated charities.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2013
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August 12, 2013

Dearest Lisa and Rita, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. We feel fortunate to have met Oscar. His presence was incredibly loveing and joyful. All our love , Rachel and Leor Brenman. Brookline. MA

Joaquin Soto

August 7, 2013

To the entire Soto family. We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my brother Oscar. He will be greatly missed by family and friends . You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. From my family to yours our sincerest condolences. God bless .Joquin

Kim Buch Stroder

July 31, 2013

A wonderful physician, husband, family man and friend.

July 31, 2013

Rita, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We're so very sorry. Oscar was such a giving and loving person I know he will surely be missed by all who knew him. Love, Polito and Mayra Grandio

Gaston & Aida Alvaro

July 30, 2013

Rita,we send our sympathy to you and your family.We'll keep you in our
prayers.
Gaston and Aidita Alvaro
(Miami, Florida}

July 30, 2013

TO THE SOTO FAMILY WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AT THIS TIME. DR. SOTO WAS A FINE MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. HE WAS GREATLY RESPECTED AND HIS
SERVICE TO MANKIND WAS WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. I HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM AND WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR HIS LOSS TO A FINE FAMILY.

THE MAZZURCO FAMILY

July 29, 2013

To Jane and Alex, I send my sympathies to you and your entire family. May your Dad R.I.P. Sincerely, Patty McDonald

Kay taylor

July 29, 2013

Alex and Jane,My sincere sympathy to your entire family during this most difficult time for you all.God grant you peace and healing in days ahead.

Joe Watt

July 29, 2013

Oscar and Angela, So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.

Robyn Butler

July 29, 2013

Hello Mrs Soto, Dr Soto has always been a part of the Butler Family ever since I can remember. It was alway just the normal thing to do is ask Dr Soto before we did any medical fixing up. He has always been around for my dad who is going to miss him alot. God Bless you and your family and thanks for lettting him be part of our lives as well as yours. Robyn Butler