Raymundo (Ray) Gella Azurin Jr.
Raymundo (Ray) Gella Azurin Jr., 82, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Ray was married to Teresita Floro Azurin who passed away in 1999. He leaves behind his sons, Rick and Renato; daughters, Carrie and Christine; several grandchildren and sisters, Teresita and Matilde.
Born in Antique, Philippines, he was the son of Raymundo Sr. and Consuelo Azurin. In 1957, he graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree as Doctor of Medicine. He married Teresita in 1958 and they raised a family of four. After being accepted into the medical residency program at UCLA in 1965, he successfully completed a specialization in Anesthesiology and thereafter, moved his family to Long Beach, CA.
Ray worked for over 35 years, first at the Queen of Angels, and later, for over 30 years, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He lived in Long Beach until he retired in 1999. He later resided in Lake Las Vegas where he built his dream home. Throughout his life, Ray was an avid worldwide traveler and visited several countries in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East with his wife, Teresita, by his side.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 20th, 1-5pm, at Luyben Family Mortuary, with a mass at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Monday, July 21st, 10am. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits. Luyben Family Dilday Mottell
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 19, 2014