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Armando Arocha
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1924
Death: Sep. 28, 2012

AROCHA, Armando, 88, of Tampa, FL, Born in Guira de Melena, Cuba, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012. He was a gentle guajiro poet who continued to compose décimas after his immigration with family to West Tampa in 1957. Largely self-taught, he learned English and became a master plumber working for Henry Gonzalez plumbing for more than a dozen years until a stroke at age 50. After the illness, he performed "trabajitos" for loyal customers throughout the city. He was a devout Christian, a church deacon and family man.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Olga Arocha; 3 daughters, Zita Arocha Smith (David), Olga Cruz (Eduardo), Barbara Arocha Diaz (Eduardo); 6 grandchildren, Michelle, Miranda, Jacquelyne, Gabriel, Xavier and Zachary; 4 great grandchildren, Alexandrea, Quentin, Chauncey, Aaralyn; sister, Juana Arocha, many nieces, nephews and friends in Cuba and Miami. The family will receive family and friends for Visitation Friday, October 5, 2012 between 9 and 10 AM at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa. Services will begin at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by Interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

 
 
Burial:
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Mark Thilmony
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
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Armando Arocha
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Armando Arocha
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- Mark Thilmony
 Added: Oct. 3, 2012
 
 
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