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In Memory of

Aparicio M. Aparicio

February 12, 1925 - November 28, 2016

Obituary


Aparicio M. Aparicio, born on February 12, 1925 in Manzanillo, Cuba, to Manuel Aparicio and Ines Paneque. He received certificates as a professional draftsman and a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Havana. He taught technical drawing at various institutions in Havana, and also worked as an architectural draftsman at the prestigious firm of Arroyo y Menendez, participating in such significant projects as the Sports City and the Orthopedic Hospital for Children in Havana.
In April 1946 he was initiated into Freemasonry at the Lodge "Hijos de America," serving as secretary, orator, Worshipful...

Aparicio M. Aparicio, born on February 12, 1925 in Manzanillo, Cuba, to Manuel Aparicio and Ines Paneque. He received certificates as a professional draftsman and a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Havana. He taught technical drawing at various institutions in Havana, and also worked as an architectural draftsman at the prestigious firm of Arroyo y Menendez, participating in such significant projects as the Sports City and the Orthopedic Hospital for Children in Havana.
In April 1946 he was initiated into Freemasonry at the Lodge "Hijos de America," serving as secretary, orator, Worshipful Master and its representative at the Grand Lodge of Cuba A. F. & A. M. In 1965, together with his father Manuel Aparicio, he was awarded the 33rd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry for the Republic of Cuba. He was later named active member of the Supreme Council.
A prolific writer, public speaker and activist, he fought for democracy in Cuba, standing up against all oppressive and dictatorial governments. As a result, in 1966 he was arrested and sentenced to 6 years of hard-labor for speaking up against the Castro regime. Two years after completing his sentence he was granted permission to leave the island and he migrated to the United States, where he was reunited in West Palm Beach with his wife, Delia Baldo Aparicio, EdD, and his three sons.
In the US he worked as engineering draftsman first for IPS Engineering and later for Osceola Industries, until his retirement. He continued to be active in a number of civic and fraternal organizations, including Lodge Carmelo Valdez (Caballero de la Luz) and a Perpetual Member of Palmwood Lodge #303 F. & A.M. in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he was named Honorary Past Master.
He is survived by his sons Alejandro, Eduardo and Ricardo, his daughters-in-law Susan and Aimee, his granddaughters Rebecca and Vivian, grandson Alexander Brian, sons-in-law, Stephen Elkins and Reed Richards, great granddaughters Victoria Grace and Elizabeth Leigh, his sister Belen and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation & Event Center at Hillcrest, West Palm Beach, FL.