Eduardo Gaitn

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Eduardo Gaitn MT. PLEASANT - Eduardo Gaitn (Eduardo Gaitn Durn) passed away at home on April 2, 2014 surrounded by his daughters Delina, Lisa and Carol as well as their families. Born in Ccuta, Colombia in 1927, Eduardo was predeceased by his wife of more than fifty years, Doris Mills Gaitn. Eduardo was a loving husband and father. His grandchildren Delina, Sarah, William, Joseph and Justin have cherished memories of a proud, doting grandfather. University education has been important in the Gaitn Durn family for many generations. Eduardo received a degree in Civil engineering from the University of Mississippi and was a Fellow in International Relations at Harvard University. He served on the Board of Directors at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. An exceedingly civic-minded man, Eduardo served in numerous distinguished positions in the private and public sector. He co-founded and subsequently served on the Board of Directors of one of the largest ceramic tile companies in Colombia. His most important contributions in the public sector were as Minister, Mines and Energy, Government of Colombia and as Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia to the United States. For his service, Eduardo received the Cruz de Boyaca, the highest award given by the Government of Colombia. Eduardo will be sorely missed by his friends and family. For those that knew him well, his knowledge of politics and history of Latin America were always insightful and visionary. Eduardo will be remembered for his wit, intelligence and sense of humor. A Memorial Service to celebrate Eduardo's life will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road. Following a private graveside service to be held later, Eduardo's remains will be laid to rest in the Gaitn Durn family plot in Ccuta, Colombia. The family will greet friends on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:30 pm until time of the service. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-9293
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 3, 2014
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