Although I had not personally met Dr. Azurin, i felt that I knew him through my daughter, Lynne that worked for him for many years and who loved him like a brother. She would share how much respect she had for him, not only as a magnificent, caring surgeon dedicated to his patients and family, but as a man with a beautiful,compassionate spirit. His expertise as a surgeon was well known. His daughters were his pride and joy. His fiancee, Maria was his rock and loving caretaker throughout his ravaging illness. His love for his family was his driving force from what I had been made aware. My deepest condolences go out to his loved ones. What a beautiful, exceptional gift he was for the precious time he graced this earth. The lives he touched will be forever changed for the better and his presence will be etched in all that knew and loved him.