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Remembering Fernando Blasco Lagos

January 12, 2012

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Fernando Blasco Lagos stands (center with red hat) with his peers at the United States Conference on AIDS in November. (AFC Photo-Ed Negron)

Fernando Blasco Lagos, a longtime HIV/AIDS advocate for the Latino community, died on Dec. 23. A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 1305 N. Hamlin Ave., Chicago.

Fernando will always be remembered for his immense joy, his profound commitment to helping and serving the community, his generous spirit, his welcoming smile and his high regard for his friends. As we grieve his passing we're grateful for the opportunity to have shared time and space with such a special person, who continues to be an inspiration for us all.

 

We wholeheartedly hope his family and friends find solace in his memory and his example of commitment and dedication. I will always have him in my heart, I will always remember his great sense of humor and will keep the memory of his friendship as one of life's precious gifts and will follow his example in trying to make this world a better place for all.

Fernando siempre será recordado por su gran alegría, por su profundo compromiso de ayuda y servicio a la comunidad, por su espíritu generoso, por su sonrisa amable y por su alto sentido de la amistad.  Lamentamos y nos duele su partida, pero al mismo tiempo nos sentimos agradecidos por la oportunidad de coincidir en tiempo y espacio con un ser tan especial, que ha sido inspiración para muchos.

Esperamos de corazón que todos sus familiares y amigos encuentren consuelo en su recuerdo y en su ejemplo de entrega y dedicación.  Yo personalmente, siempre lo llevare en mi corazón, recordare su gran sentido del humor y guardare su amistad como un gran regalo de la vida y seguire su ejemplo para hacer de este mundo un lugar mejor para todos.

Sincerely,

David Ernesto Munar

President/CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago


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