Luis Campuzano Obituary, Death – I dearly loved my father-in-law, Maria’s father Luis (Pipo) Campuzano, who passed away recently, and it is with a heavy heart that I share the news of his passing with you. Luis was born in Cuba in 1939, but his family eventually moved to the United States so that he could flee the oppressive communist regime that had taken control of his country. In the United States, he had a joyful life with his wife Marta (also known as Betty), during which they had four children and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all cherished him deeply.
It was obvious how much love he had for those who were close to him because his generous nature shone through in each photograph. He was always making funny faces for the camera and smiling, so it was easy to tell that he loved his family. Whenever all of the children were in the same room together, he made an effort to make each of them feel like a unique individual. Luis exemplified what it means to be a grandfather by loving his grandchildren without condition and accepting them as they are. Throughout our 42 years of knowing one another, I have had the honor of considering Luis not only to be my father-in-law but also as a father figure.
This has been a privilege that I have been able to take advantage of. I will miss him very much, and I will make it a point to model my own life after the admirable traits that he possessed. Because Pipo meant so much to our family, we decided to honor him by naming our bakery after both him and his lovely wife Betty. We opened Pipo and Betty’s Bakery and gave them their names in recognition of the fact that we wanted to pay tribute to both of them. He took a great deal of pride in the modest coffee and pastry shop that he owned. I’m so happy that he was able to see it while customers were having fun in the little shop. Luis’s passing has left Maria, myself, and the rest of our family in a state of profound melancholy ( Pipo ). Farewell Dad (Pipo).