Summary: Cuban American longtime owner of the Mexican restaurant Chiquita in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi who was among one of more than 6,600 people reported missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina
Born: April 13, 1926
Died: August 29, 2005
Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi