LUCIO Garcia-Mansilla

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Lucio Garcia-Mansilla, Founder of Decameron Resorts, is dead at 71. Lucio Garcia-Mansilla of Mill Neck, NY and Cartagena, Colombia died on October 11, 2015 in New York from complications following heart surgery. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jane Riggs Garcia-Mansilla; his children, Dr. Alexandra Riggs Garcia- Mansilla and Lucio Riggs Garcia-Mansilla, his two grandchildren, Lily and Rafael, his brother, Eduardo Garcia-Mansilla, his sister-in law Veronica Pueyrredon, and his adored son-in-law and nieces and nephews. Mr. Garcia-Mansilla was born in Argentina and raised in Uruguay. He came to the United States to attend the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he met his wife, Pinkie. In 1987, he founded the Decameron Group of Hotels & Resorts in Cartagena, Colombia. During his time as the President of this international hotel chain, the company grew to include 44 resorts in 11 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. While an exceptional entrepreneur, he also cared deeply about others, especially about Decameron's 12,000 employees. He helped to improve the quality of life of employees and others through a foundation that will now be re-named in his honor.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 14, 2015
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