OBITUARY

Jorge Luis Bastanzuri

December 26, 1922June 9, 2019

Jorge Luis Bastanzuri (96) passed away in West Palm Beach, Fl on June 9, 2019. He was born in Guipuzcua, Matanzas, Cuba. He is survived by Mercedes Delgado, his second wife of 30 years. Jorge was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, his grandson, Jorge E Bastanzuri Jr. and his first wife of 35 years, Margarita Larrauri, the mother of his surviving children, Margarita (Carlos) de Rojas, Jorge E. (Karen) Bastanzuri. Jorge is also survived by his stepson Rene (Jacqueline) Delgado, his grandchildren, Christine (Jamie) Vignone, Jacklyn (Sean) Moller, Chelsey (Josh) Torrens and Daniel Delgado, five great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Adela Campos, and brother-in-law Lorenzo (Mayda) Campos. A favorite Uncle, he also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews of the Delgado-Campos Family, the Larrauri Family and specially Blanca Bastanzuri (Ralph Loring), Liana B. Barker and Martin (Pat) Bastanzuri. In 1961 he placed his two small children on a “Peter Pan” flight so that they could escape the Castro regime, reuniting with them in 1962. Finding work constructing the Florida Sugar Refinery, the family moved first to Belle Glade, FL and in later year to West Palm Beach, FL. Jorge remained working as a supervisor with the Florida Sugar Refinery until his retirement. A devout Catholic, Jorge was a member of St. Juliana Catholic Church for more than 30 years. There he served as Head Usher and Eucharist Minister of the Spanish Mass. For most of those years, he was also involved in many church activities and organizations such as La Cofradia de la Caridad, El Grupo de Oracion Alabare, and the radio program El Mensaje. Losing his first wife’s to cancer, he made it his mission to volunteer his time to the yearly La Liga Contra el Cancer Telemarathon (League Against Cancer Telethon). Always proud to be a Cuban, Jorge belonged to the Pro Cuba Association, where he last served as vice treasurer. He was an inspiration not only to his family but to his many lifelong friends. Once you met him, you never forgot him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach on Thursday, June 13th from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. with Prayer Service between 8:00 P.M and 9:00 P.M. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Juliana Catholic Church, 4500 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, June 14th at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, 10941 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to either Hospice of Palm Beach County-Gerstenberg Hospice Center, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 or at www.trustbridgefoundation.org and Liga Contra el Cancer 2180 S.W. Miami, Fl 33129 or at www.ligacontraelcancer.org

Services

  • Velorio Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Misa de difuntos Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Entierro Friday, June 14, 2019

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Norma y Richard Echeverria

June 13, 2019

Jorge , hemos perdido un gran personaje siempre atento y sobretodo un gran amigo.
Mercedes y familia reciban nuestro más sentido pésame y siempre los recordamos en nuestras oraciones.
Que el Señor lo tenga en su Santa gloria

Omar Medina

June 11, 2019

My sincere condolences for Mercedes and her family for her husband loss God give you the power to continue whit the love and mercy of our lord and continue to bless you in you new life whit no JORGE we love you Mercedes peace and love bless

Rosa Hernandez

June 11, 2019

Querido Jorge:
Fuiste uno de los cristianos más honesto , sincero, jocoso y fiel amigo, que he conocido.....
Todavía escucho en mis oidos tu saludo: ! Quê pasa, Rosa!
Te quiero, amigo y nunca te olvidarê! Descansa en paz, con tu amado Jesús y tu Vírgen de la Caridad del Cobre!
Para nuestros amigos seguirás siendo
" El Emêrito Secretario de El Mensaje"
Love, Rosa Aurora

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