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EFRAIN AZCARATE

Efrain Azcarate known to his close friends, family and colleagues as AZ, age 67 of El Paso, TX, passed away on February 18, 2013 at a local hospital. In 1965, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served as a medic. This, experience engendered a desire and drive to become a physician. Efrain attended the University of Texas, El Paso, and finished his premedical education at the University of New Mexico, Las Cruces. He then completed a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine with a specialty in Emergency Medicine through the University of Michigan. Dr. Azcarate then returned to his beloved Southwest where he served his community for the remainder of his life. AZ is survived by his son Benjamin, daughter Mariel and granddaughter Audrey of Las Cruces, NM; his sister Yolanda; brother, Juan Jr. of El Paso, TX; their spouses and children, as well as a multitude of adoring extended family throughout TX. He is also survived by his wife Tracy and beloved daughters, sons and grandchildren by marriage: Breanne (Crissman) Carey, her husband John and their children: Tracy, Laurel, and Rebecca of Indianapolis, IN; Shannon Crissman of Phoenix, AZ; Robert Crissman of El Paso, Clayton Crissman, his wife Jennifer and their children Justin and Jaxon of Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Azcarate is preceded in death by his father Juan M. AzcarateSr; mother, Teresa Delgado Azcarate, and the bride of his youth and mother of his Children Diane L. Azcarate. Visitation and Memorial service will held on Saturday March 2, 2013 at Perches Funeral home 7580 Alameda Ave. from 4pm until 9pm. The Memorial service will begin promptly at 7pm. All who appreciated his service to community, befriended, or loved this very fine man are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers please memorialize Dr. Azcarate with your gift to Contact Information: http://www.stjude.org/cancercenter Phone: 800-805-5856 OR The Center for Neuroregeneration Research; donation fund at McLean called the "Neuroregeneration Donation Fund #040489". This is a non-profit McLean-monitored fund. Contact Information: http://neuroregeneration.org/funding.htm Center for Neuroregeneration Research/ Neuroregeneration Laboratories McLean Hospital 115 Mill St. Belmont, MA 02478 Tel: 617-855-3283


Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 22 to Mar. 4, 2013
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