Dr. Carlos Enrique Muniz

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  • "Dr. Muniz was the first psychiatry faculty member I met..."
    - Regina Bussing
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    - Rick Moskovitz
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    - Carlos Frank
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    - Maria LoCastro
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Gainesville - Dr. Carlos Enrique Muniz passed away surrounded by friends and family on Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born in Havana, Cuba to Manuel and Maria Muñiz on August 26, 1924.

He graduated from the Havana Medical School with honors in 1948 with a specialty in internal medicine, and furthered his medical career after immigrating to the United States in 1961 with a residency in psychiatry. Dr. Muniz was highly regarded as an internist at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cuba, a professor at the University of Missouri medical school's college of psychiatry, a full professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida, and the chief of psychiatry at the VA hospital in Gainesville, FL.

"Papi," as he was known by all, loved sports, especially tennis and Gator football. During the Olympic Games he would spend countless hours listening to his AM radio for updates on the achievements of the Cuban athletes. Papi will be deeply missed by his family and friends who will carry on his legacy lifelong love of education.

He is survived by Sara, his wife of 64 years, his four children, Sara, Carlos, Albert and Ana, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care of FOREST MEADOWS FUNERAL HOMES AND CEMETERIES, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528. Please sign her online guestbook at


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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 11 to May 12, 2014
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