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Prominent Puerto Rican Leader Dies

rmartinez2Raul A. Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of ASPIRA of Florida, Inc., died Sunday, May 30 at the age of 56. Raul died in Memorial Regional Hospital Hollywood after a long struggle with cancer.

Raul loved children and dedicated his life to the educational and leadership development of Hispanic and minority youth who were generally impoverished and disadvantaged. Of Puerto Rican descent, Raul strongly advocated for the educational and social rights of that community in South Florida and Puerto Rico.

His wife Damaris and two children, Valeria and Joán, survive Raul. He also left behind his mother Iris, three older brothers (Dexter, Pastor and Frank) and his sister Carmen.

Viewing and Memorial Services took place on
Friday June 4, 2010 from 7:00 pm at
Boyd Panciera Funeral Home
6400 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood, FL 33024

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations were made C/O
ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. Scholarship Fund
4100 NE 2 Avenue, Suite 302
Miami, FL 33137

Funeral Mass and Interment
Saturday June 5, 2010, 1:00 pm at
Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery
11411 NW 25 Street, Miami FL 33172