Dr. Braulio Arturo Sáenz
September 26, 1934 – January 3, 2019
Dr. Braulio Arturo Sáenz, age 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2019.
Born in Havana, Cuba, September 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Braulio A. Sáenz and Maria del Carmen Alvarez. Dr. Sáenz received a Doctor of Science in Botany and Geology from the University of Havana, Cuba as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Dr. Sáenz retired as a Professor Emeritus-Natural Sciences from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. He also worked as the Development Director and Comparative Anatomy Professor at La Salle Senior High School, Miami, FL. In his last four years of his life, even battling Alzheimer’s Dementia, he was an active member of Toastmasters International and achieved his Advanced Communicator Bronze award.
In his younger years, he loved to go hunting with his father and their German Pointers. He was a Lyric Tenor and loved to sing, especially in church. He loved all animals and in the last few years enjoyed the company of his French Bulldogs Angus, Camille and Bella.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dolores; his daughters, Gladys Privon (Robert) and Lourdes Sáenz (Lizbeth); granddaughter, Lillian Duquella (Justin); grandson, Dedrick Sáenz-Mendieta; and great-granddaughter, Milaina Duquella.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:30 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, 1801 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805 or Alzheimer’s Association- Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.