Dr. Eddy Guillermo Ponce de Leon
February 10, 1934 - January 15, 2017
Dr. Eddy Guillermo Ponce de León, 82 passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest, Houston, TX surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Havana, Cuba on February 10, 1934 to the son of Dr. Eduardo Ponce de León and Zaida Ponce de León.
Eddy leaves behind his beloved wife Shirley Ponce de León; daughter Gema Ponce de León; son Dr. Guillermo and wife Dr. Anne Marie Ponce de León; son Eduardo Ponce de León; grandchildren Alexander and wife Ivanessa, Maximillian, Aenea, Jordan, Atlanta, Madeline, Christian, Gabriella, and great-granddaughter Isabel.
Dr. Ponce de León attended Arturo Montori School in Havana, Cuba, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1951. He was awarded his Medical Doctor degree in 1960 from the University of Havana School of Medicine. Eddy did a Straight Surgery Internship from 1960 to 1961, at Guatanamo General Hospital in Oriente, Cuba and a General Surgery Internship from 1961 to 1965 at the University of Havana Affiliated Hospitals. He was Assistant Professor in General Surgery at the University of Havana Affiliated Hospitals from 1965 to 1966, then Chief of Service in General Surgery at Baracoa General Hospital in Oriente, Cuba from 1966 to 1968.
Eddy and his family emigrated from Cuba to the United States in 1968. They lived in Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and finally settled in Sugar Land. Dr. Ponce de León practiced medicine in the Houston area until he retired on 2013. He was affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land Methodist Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital in Sugar Land.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Eddy’s life by gathering for a Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice.