OBITUARY

Germán Alberto Salazar

April 6, 1960June 21, 2022
Obituary of Germán Alberto Salazar
Germán Alberto Salazar died on June 21, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona, his favorite place in the world. Never one to do things halfway, Germán’s passing was quick and unexpected. Desperately missing him are his beloved wife of 37 years, Lucy, and their daughter, Paula. Also deeply mourning his departure are his sisters Maria Laura, Amparo, and Monica, his loving extended family members, and the four Salazar cats, Pepe, Archie, Luna, and Spinelli, who wonder where the big cat has gone. Born in Bogotá, Colombia on April 6,1960, Germán was raised in Bogotá, San Salvador, and Rio de Janeiro before immigrating to Miami, Florida in 1971. Germán was a proud alumnus of the University of Miami (‘84) and Georgetown Law (L’87). An attorney for 35 years, Germán always relished any opportunity to learn about new areas of law or to wrestle with the complex issues faced by his clients. He most recently practiced law in Arizona as General Counsel to financial services companies, but he previously practiced in Texas and in Florida (where he once had a canal-side office where he and Paula would feed lettuce to the local manatees). He loved to talk shop and took great satisfaction in the friendships he developed with other attorneys and colleagues. Germán lived a life of intense passions (and passionate opinions). If he did anything, it was with deliberation and precision, always executed to the very best of his ability– whether that was detailing every nook and cranny of his Elkhart Lake Blue Corvette Z06 or obtaining the highest rankings in the shooting sports, being triple distinguished in rifle, pistol, and international rifle. Nothing brought him more joy than learning everything there was to know about a subject and sharing his knowledge with anyone who would listen. He especially loved sharing his life-long passion for car and racing history; he was a walking encyclopedia of any car that turned up at the auto events he loved to attend with Lucy and their friends. But Germán’s greatest passion was for his family, whom he loved and cared for with everything in him. In his memory please enjoy an In-N-Out burger in the sunshine, listen to the top 100 hits of the ‘60s, drink soup in the middle of an Arizona summer, hang a hummingbird feeder in your yard, or do a little something to make someone else’s day just a bit easier. Please join us in celebrating Gérman's life on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Alpio's At Troon. For the health and safety of our family and friends, we kindly request that all guests in attendance are vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

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