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“Mrs Mary and family my prayers go out to you. I will truely miss Dr Florez. He was beautiful person and Im glad you let me have the oppurtunity to...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Thurmond. - OH

“Mary and Family,l just learned about Dr. Florez passing. l know how you felt at this time,because that's how l felt when Nellie passed away last year...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“In loving memory of Dr. Florez. My condolences to Mrs. Florez, Michael, and the entire Florez family. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Katie Mussio - New York, NY

“Mary and Family,Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Sandmann Family - Cincinnati

“Mary and Family,Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Sandmann Family - Cincinnati

“Our prayers are with you and we know that our Mom and Dad, PEGGY and Bill Woeste are looking down with tears in their eyes, both sad for your loss ,...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to my dear friend, Valerie, and the entire Florez family. May all your memories remain close to your hearts forever. Sincerely,...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cyndi Underwood - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear FLorez Family,Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with you. Raul and Mary were dear neighbors on Belsaw Place and we will always remember...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere symphathy to the Florez family. He was a very active person and cared for many people. The true God is near to those calling on him, he...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra - FL

“Michael and Roz, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. I will be thinking of you at this time. Ruth...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Lowry - Camden, ME

“Dr. Florez was a great man and doctor. It was my pleasure to work for him at the beginning of my career the first 12 years with him and Dr. Ed Zenni....Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Dale Hafley - Cincinnati, OH

“May our God of all comfort and peace be with your family during this time of sadness. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Comforting Words

“Michael, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Know your Dad is safe in God's arms in everlasting peace...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Laurie McInerney - Cincinnati

“Dr. Florez was a wonderful doctor and person. He helped many of my family members. You will be missed. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Lindemann - Cincinnati, OH

“I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Florez's passing. I remember how proud his family was of him and he was SO accomplished. He gave me my first...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jenny Kemp - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for your loss. God will make you firm; he will make you strong ( 1 Pet 5:10 ) ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“We will always remember Raul's warm smile and kind spirit. He was a very thoughtful and engaging person and a wonderful physician. We regret that...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


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Dr. Florez was born on May 14, 1924 and passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Dr. Florez was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio at the time of his passing.

He graduated from the National University of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia, and came to the United States in 1951 where he interned and completed his residency at several New England hospitals including St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven Connecticut, St. Charles in New York City, Lakeville Sanatorium in Massachusetts, and Leahy Clinic in Boston.

He was an accomplished horseback rider at the age of 7, an attacking right wing in soccer, a military veteran of the Colombian army credited with the peaceful capture of a German submarine in 1945, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, a fisherman, a cook, a credible ballroom dancer, a competitive marksman in skeet and trap, bilingual in Spanish and English, conversant in French and German, an aficionado of classical tenors, and most importantly a family man.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Good Samaritan Foundation, the Church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Cincinnati Children's Hospital www.cincinnatichildrens.org/giving/gifts/tribute .

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