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Rafael P. Delgado

October 14, 1925 July 27, 2019
Rafael P. Delgado
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Obituary for Rafael P. Delgado

Rafael P. Delgado Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 27th in Houston, Texas at the age of 93.

Rafael is survived by his children, Carolina Delgado Avila, Carmen Delgado, and Caridad Delgado; his grandchildren, Mark Hendrix, Alejandra Avila, and Cassandra Fuller; and his great grandchildren, Maddox and Lincoln Hendrix.

Rafael was born on October 14th, 1925 in Havana Cuba to Rafael P. Delgado Sr. and Carmela Barrios Delgado. He graduated from The University of Havana in 1955 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married Zoila Estrella Serralta November 27th, 1955 and moved to the United States in 1960, with both becoming U.S. Citizens in 1969. After moving to Houston, Rafael spent many years working for The City of Houston, and upon his retirement, August 9th, 1991 was named Rafeal P. Delgado day by Mayor Katherine Whitmire.

Rafael was accomplished at woodworking and carpentry and often would build pieces of furniture for the family and could frequently be found tinkering in the garage on his many projects. He was a funny individual who loved playing pranks, especially on his grandchildren.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a service at 5:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rafael's life. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of your choice focused on supporting military veteran or animal rescue; two causes Rafael and Estrella regularly contributed to.

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5:30 PM 8/2/2019 5:30:00 PM
Miller Funeral Services

7723 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074

Miller Funeral Services
7723 Beechnut St Houston 77074 TX
United States

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