OBITUARY

Raul J. Herrada

February 16, 1948November 15, 2021

Raul J. Herrada, 73, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born in Zulueta, Las Villas, Cuba on February 16, 1948.

Raul graduated from William R. Boone High School in 1967 and went on to receive his medical degree from Santiago De Compostela University in Spain. He was a cardiologist in a private practice for 40 years and was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Orlando, Florida. Raul had a passion for his family, reading and continuing education, and North American values and freedom.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maria De Los Angeles Herrada-Baltar, Children; Robert (Arianne) Herrada of Miami, Florida and Susan (Corey) Herrada-Alison, Grandchildren; Isabel and Juliana, Cousins; Aldo Alleguez and Mary Olsen of Miami, Florida, Rafael Gomez of West Palm Beach, Florida, several relatives in Cuba and extended family members in Spain.

A funeral service for Raul will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM at Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill, 2420 Harrell Road, Orlando, FL 32817. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM at Chapel Hill Cemetery, 2420 Harrell Road Orlando, Florida 32817.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

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Carmen Boudet Gomez

November 20, 2021

I have many wonderful memories of Raul from our youth. We will miss Raul. I remember how important it was to his parents and to my then Fiancee’s parents that these two young men , Raul and Juan , go together to medical school knowing they were going to Spain . In 1968 Spain seemed very far away and communications were not what they are today. Raul was an only son and so was Juan. It was a difficult decision to make right after high school but both Raul and Juan were determined to become doctors and attend the University of Santiago de Compostela . Their friendship grew during those years living as medical students abroad. Their parents knew their sacrifice would help them have the career they wanted. It was in Spain that Raul met his beautiful wife Angeles who became my dear friend. Eventually when I graduated from College I married Juan and went to live in Santiago, Spain and we attended Raul and Angeles lovely wedding in a church in Old Santiago, it was beautiful. Our paths and friendship continued to cross as we had our children and our families. Life seems very short now , we see how quickly the years have passed and his loss is a great sadness to my husband who shared so much with him and to all of us who love him and Angeles. He became a great cardiologist and took care of my grandmother with kindness and also took care of my father and mother in law for many years. He and Angeles have always shown love and kindness to everyone. They raised a beautiful family. Life dies not end but it continues in the arms of almighty God . Juan and I hope to see our good friend again. May perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace. 🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY