VALDESPINO, Raul P. "Bob" or "Val," 82, of Tampa, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at the Melech Hospice House, after suffering from Alzheimer' s. Born in Tampa and raised in Ybor City, he attended Hillsborough High School and joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a service manager with Ferman Oldsmobile for over 48 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Janet Valdespino; son, Raul Valdespino and his wife, Karen; daughters, Darla Sizemore and Dori Withee; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sizemore, Kristen Sizemore, Dylan Withee, and Dylanee Withee; brother, William Valdespino and his wife, Carole; mother-in-law, Mary Austin; and many loving nieces, nephews,cousin, and godchildren. Memorial services will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Melech Hospice House, "Blue Wing" 11150 N. 53rd St., Temple Terrace, FL 33617 or to a charity of your choice in memory of Raul P. Valdespino. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, July 18, at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com
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Published in TBO.com on July 16, 2009