Dr. Jurado died April 30, 2013, in Clarkesville.
Born in the Republic of Panama, he moved to Tampa, Fla., at an early age.
He attended St. Joseph Catholic School, graduated from Jesuit High School and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine with an M.D. degree. He completed his medical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, and a pathology residency at Jackson-Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.
He was a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served as a staff pathologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center. After serving his country, he returned to Tampa, Fla., where he was a staff pathologist at Smith, Kline and French Clinical Laboratory. He loved working with patients of all ages and turned to family medicine becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was a family physician in Largo, Fla., for 25 years.
Dr. Jurado was a life member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Pinellas County Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He retired in 1999 and enjoyed traveling and spending time at his beloved Soque River home in the mountains of northeast Georgia, with his family. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Aida Yglesias Jurado; five children, Rod Jr. (Melody), Jaime Jose (Catherine Mary), Dr. Miguel (Judith), Cristina and Marisa Jurado; his brother, Jaime (Teresa); cousin, Carmen Diaz (Ernie); seven grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Jose, Matthew, Adriana, Suzanne, Michael and Elizabeth Ann; and many relatives in Panama.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, May 3, at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salesian Youth Center or Centro Asturiano.
Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
May 3, 2013