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Yoel Danilo Campos

August 1, 1931 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 87)
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Yoel D. Campos, also known as “Campito” and “Bobo”, was the third child born to Pedro Campos and Maria Collantes. The family grew to a total of two sisters, Nydia and Adis and two brothers, Cuqui and Ibu.

Born May 1, 1931 (but officially changed to August 1st, when he migrated to the United States), in Guantanamo, Cuba. At a very young age he moved to Santiago de Cuba, which he adopted as his home. He passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018 at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 87.

Before the Cuban Revolution, Campito met the love of his life, “su vida”, Ada Magdariaga. Both families had known each other for a long time, and after 4 years of courting the lovebirds tied the knot on January 18, 1958 in Santa Lucia Church, Santiago de Cuba. To this marriage they were blessed with their first daughter, Ada, who was born in Santiago de Cuba.

Campito served proudly in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba during 1961. The Bay of Pigs was a military invasion of Cuba. He served under Brigade 2506.

In 1961, looking for better opportunities for his new young family he migrated to the United States, a country that he LOVED dearly and claimed as his own. After a year of working very hard in New York City, saving money in multiple jobs, he brought his wife and new baby daughter over to join him in the states. Four years later this family welcomed a new daughter, Janet.

By retirement time Campito had already dedicated 30+ years working for Merrill Lynch in New York City. He started in the mailroom and worked his way up to the microfiche department. He always spoke highly of his employer, and proudly displayed his certificates and jewelry given by the company for his achievements over the years.

“Bobo” spent his retirement years traveling back and forth from his beloved New York City and Florida, where he spent time with his children and grandchildren in Boca Raton and Orlando, who he cherished and adored.

He is survived by his dear wife, Ada, and his daughters: Ada (Henry Gonzalez) from Boca Raton, Florida; and Janet (Vinny Paolicelli) from Orlando, Florida; and four granddaughters: Christine and Lauren Gonzalez and Amanda and Daniella Paolicelli.

A sister Iselda Campos, and a multiple hosts of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

The Campos, Gonzalez, and Paolocelli families are extremely grateful for the love, prayers, and concerns shown to them during Campitos brief illness.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433, followed by the burial at 11:30 am at the Boca Raton Municipal Cemetery and Mausoleum, 451 S. W. 4th Avenue Boca Raton, Florida 33432.

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