OBITUARY

Radunty Hermida Cruz

February 18, 1962January 28, 2019

Radunty Hermida Cruz, age 56, originally from Mexico City, passed away prematurely and suddenly on January 28th, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was born on February 18th, 1962, in Mexico City. The third child of Alonso Norberto Hermida Aguilar and María de la Luz Cruz Castillejos. He was a precious child and his mom’s favorite. He completed his education through High School in Mexico City. Radunty always had artistic talent and loved art. His father wanted him to be an architect, but he wanted to paint. He was an avid reader and passionate about music, particularly Rock. He sang songs in English without knowing the meaning of the lyrics said before he learned the language well. He taught himself to play the guitar and wrote songs he sang and played at a local café. He met his first wife, Sandra Orozco, and was married to her for 10 years; both started a jewelry business with their own designs and sold them at their stand in the Craft Fair. Sandra is a US Citizen so in 1984 they ventured to California. His drawing skills came in handy in his first job was as a technical illustrator. While there, he showed great aptitude, ability and artistic skills, which would be instrumental in his career as a graphic designer. In 1990 he founded Arte Mundo Studio with great success. After a successful run in the US, he launched his own graphic arts company in Mexico City in 1995. There he landed a major client, Readers Digest Magazine or Selecciones, as it is known in Spanish. He moved back to the States, and lived in Redondo Beach, California. He loved living by the beach where he rollerbladed and rode his bike. In 1998 he married Esther Alvarez, a marriage that lasted 7 years. Later, he married Karina Velazco and they had a son, Remy, who is now nine years old and lives in Spain with his mother. He moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2017. He was a very sensible man with a heart of gold. He loved his mother above all else, and to her he was the apple of her eyes. Radunty’s mother was an excellent cook and she made a recipe book with Radunty’s favorite recipes, which he treasured as the best gift his mother could have given him. This inspired him to go to Culinary School where he became a chef and produced delicious and beautifully presented food. Radunty was generous with his siblings and others, he gave all he could to help those, who in some way or another, were going through a rough patch. He let friends and relatives alike stay in his house for as long as they needed, without thinking of his own gain. He was charming, he was very likeable and he liked everyone. He was loved by his family and friends. He was very smart, creative, and witty. He was so funny that he could have been a standup comedian. He was sociable, kind, polite, tender, compassionate and affectionate. At the same time, he had a deep knowledge of the need for recognition, so he praised and celebrated any achievement made by others to lift their self-esteem. This is the way we remember Radunty. His memory will forever live in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his mother, María de la Luz Cruz Castillejos, (1/26/2008). His father, Alonso Norberto Hermida Aguilar, (5/01/2017). He is survived by his beloved son, Remy Hermida 9, from Spain; two sisters, Josefina Hermida (Pinu) of Cozumel, and Malú of Fort Collins; his brother, Ulises Hermida of San Luis Potosí. His nephews, Arturo Aguilar de Cozumel, Adriana Aguilar of New Zealand, Alexander Lueker of Fort Collins, Julian and Ivan Hermida of San Luis Potosi, and a host of uncles and cousins. Instead of flowers and gifts, the family asks for a donation to start a Trust Account for Remy, until he reaches legal age.

Services

  • Celebración de la Vida Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Radunty Hermida Cruz

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Andrea Lueker

February 9, 2019

We were so fortunate to have been able to see Rad for a brief time at Christmas this year. He greeted Rich and I with his wonderful bright smile - the smile that always comes to mind when I think about Rad. His always kind words and welcoming attitude (and of course that smile) will be things Rich, Catalina and I will always remember. We send our love.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY