Miranda, Carlos Sa
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Nov. 16,1929 - Feb. 14, 2014
Carlos Sa Miranda, 84, of Sarasota passed away on February 14, 2014. He was born to the late Doctor Carlos Sa Miranda and Annette Pratt Miranda, November 16, 1929, in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Miranda family returned to Portugal when Carlos was 3 years old. Carlos grew up in the northern part of Portugal. At age nineteen, Carlos returned to the United States to pursue his education at the University level. He attended Brown University and Marquette University earning a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Carlos's professional career was with the Kellogg Company of Battle Creek, Michigan for twenty-five years where he spent time both in São Paulo, Brazil and Battle Creek, Michigan. During that period, he was President of the Kellogg Company in Brazil and was General Manager of the Kellogg's Spanish Operation. Carlos retired as Vice President of the International Division at the companies' headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. During retirement, Carlos volunteered with the International Executive Services Corporation as well as serving as a mediator for the courthouses of Sarasota and Venice, Florida where he was appointed County Court Mediator by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida. In his leisure time , he enjoyed traveling and spending time with family both in the United States and in Portugal. Carlos is survived by his loving wife, Natalie of sixty-five years, daughter Carla (James) Marshall, daughter, Lucy (Michael) Phillips, son, John (Dawn) Miranda, granddaughter, Leanne (James) Lapp, granddaughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Stipe, granddaughter, Lindsay Phillips, grandson, Brian Phillips, great granddaughter, Madeline Lapp, great grandson, James Lapp, sister, Annette DaPonte and niece Joan DaPonte. Services were held on Wednesday, February 19, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 9:30 am Arrangements are by Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory.
Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory
5750 Swift Road Sarasota, FL 34231
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014