Dr. Rodrigo "Rod" JURADO M.D.

JURADO, Rodrigo (M.D.) (Dr. Jurado) "Rod" Clearwater, and Clarkesville, GA, passed away April 30, 2013, in Clarkesville. Born in the Republic of Panama, he moved to Tampa at an early age. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School, graduated from Jesuit High School and received hls B.S. degree from the University of Florlda, Gainesville. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine with an M.D. degree. He completed his medical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, & a pathology residency at Jackson-Memorial Hospital, Miami. He was a military veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served as a staff pathologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center. After serving his country, he returned to Tampa where he was a staff pathologist at Smith, Kline & French Clinical Laboratory. He loved working with patients of all ages and turned to family medicine becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was a family physician in Largo for 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Aida Yglesias Jurado; children, Rod Jr. (Melody), Jaime Jose (Catherine Mary), Dr. Miguel (Judith), Cristina and Marisa Jurado; brother, Jaime (Teresa); cousin, Carmen Diaz (Ernle); grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Jose, Matthew, Adriana, Suzanne, Michael & Elizabeth Ann; many relatives in Panama. He was a life member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Pinellas County Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physlcians. He retired in 1999, and enjoyed traveling & spending time at his beloved Soque River home in the mountains of northeast Georgia with his family. He was much loved & will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm, at the Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N Armenia Ave, (813) 877-7676. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, May 4th, 11 am, at Jesuit High School Chapel on Himes Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributiions to Salesian Youth Center or Centro Asturiano. Boza & Roel Funeral Home (813) 877-7676

Funeral Home

Boza & Roel Funeral Home
4730 North Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 877-7676

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 2, 2013