German Parra, 76, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 after fighting for two years with lung cancer. Born in Caracas, Venezuela on May 2, 1939 to Pedro Bravo and Carmen Adela Parra.
Our dad’s obituary can not be a conventional one because he was an extraordinary man…He taught us that we were capable of being and achieving whatever we wanted in life…He always taught us with life examples that could and will never be replaced and through them he will always live in our memory and in our hearts.
We saw in him an exceptional hard working honest man who did not have much as a little boy, but who amounted so much in his later years… He was a man of vision and with his teachings he raised a beautiful family who enjoyed being together sharing life, the little moments, the birthdays, graduations and many more…His last years were not easy but his illness kept us even closer and he knew we would be by his side every single step of the way…He acquired a long life of achievements, an entrepreneur, a man who to our eyes could do it all and as we all feel now and will for ever “Our Super Hero”.
His daughters’s first love, and the best teacher we could all ask for…He left us with many teachings but the one we all cherish the most is that of being responsible parents. His most precious achievement is us, his seven Children…Lolita, Jesus, Norberto, Carmen Dolores, Marcos, Hernan and Rafael.
His unconditional son and daughters in-law: Christian, Varinia, Wilmara, Agostino, Irina, Nelsy and Adriana. Each one of us gave him amazing and loving Grandchildren…eighteen of them: Melissa, Carlos, Maria, Paola, German A., Fabiana, Diana, Wilberth, Julio, German, Agostino, Marcos, Sebastian, Miranda, Roberto, Daniel, Arianna, and Emily. And five Great Grand kids…Sophia, Damian, Alexander, Elisa and Dylan.
He is survived by his third wife Raiza Margarita Rivero and his second wife and mother of six of his children Fabiana Borges, one sister, Carmen Castillo of Venezuela; and four brothers, Pedro Bravo, Manuel Perez, Arnulfo Perez and Benito Perez all of Venezuela as well as his in laws, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Carmen Adela and Pedro, his stepdad Norberto Perez, his first wife Hirma Sosa, one sister: Gloria Castillo; and three brothers: Lino Castillo, Julian Perez and Antonio Perez.