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Mr. Lazaro "Larry" Jesus Gatell

Obituary for Mr. Lazaro "Larry" Jesus Gatell

June 4, 1948 - January 31, 2018
Boerne, Texas | Age 69


Lazaro Jesus Gatell, known to friends and family as Larry, passed away on January 31, 2018, at the age of 69. Larry was born in Matanzas, Cuba on June 4,1948. After growing up in Cuba for 13 years, Larry left his home on August 8, 1961 and boarded a Peter Pan flight with other refugee children headed for Miami. Young, alone, and speaking no English upon arrival to America, Larry was given a choice to either be sent to New York or Texas. Larry chose Texas because of his love of westerns and his hope of seeing real cowboys. On September 5, 1980, he proudly became a citizen of the United States.
Possessing one of the most contagious smiles, Larry touched the lives of many with his kind and considerate nature.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Armando Buenaventura and Marcelina Elena Gatell.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Gatell, children Jason, Joshua, and Amanda Gatell, Mariah and Sean Smith, and grandchildren Olivia, Vivian, and Jordan Gatell and Jacob Gatell - Eliason.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Boerne, Texas.

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