José Ramón Suco

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José Ramón Suco, 81, passed away on April 15, 2016 at UAB Hospital after a three year battle with amyloidosis. He was born on January 31, 1935 in Havana, Cuba to José Ramón and Genoveva Suco. He graduated from Centro Asturiano High School and later attended José Martí University in Havana, where he studied Business Administration. José was an outstanding athlete in both baseball and soccer, and in 1953 received a national award honoring him as Cuba's best soccer player. He represented his nation as Goalkeeper in the Pan American Games. In 1955 José met Teresita, his future wife. They married in July 1961 and welcomed their first child, Joseph, on May 3, 1962. Opposed to the Communist government, José and Teresita left Cuba on May 16, 1962 accompanied by their newborn son and Teresita's parents, Manuel and María Abascal. They came to the United States without knowing the language and without any money or possessions except their education. José worked very hard and provided for his family, including 30 years' employment with Big B Drugs, where he served as a Store Manager and District Supervisor. He is an excellent example of a true American, who started with literally nothing and proved that with hard work and education, anyone can be successful in the United States. José loved this country and was extremely grateful for the opportunity to live in freedom and become a proud American citizen. José is survived by Teresita, his wife of 54 years; and two sons, Manuel (Jona), of Anniston and Mike (Shelley), of Birmingham; five grandchildren, including Manuel's sons, Taylor and Landon and daughter, Peyton, Mike's daughter, Bella and son, Michael; a sister, Olga Martínez, of Roanoke, Virginia; a brother-in-law, Miguel Antonio Abascal (Delia María) of Fountain Valley, California; one niece and six nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Joseph; and sisters, Georgina Badillo and Caridad Suco. José was greatly loved by family and friends and is deeply missed. A private family ceremony was held on April 20, 2016 at Jacksonville Cemetery. There will be a public memorial service at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Visitation will be 3 until 4 p.m. The service will begin at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dr. Eric L. Wallace, Peritoneal Dialysis Research Fund, BDB 461, 1808 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 or to The Salvation Army, 420 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama 36201. Online condolences may be sent to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on May 12, 2016