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Leonel Alberu Gomez

July 16, 1943 — November 2, 2021

Leonel Alberu Gomez, 78, peacefully passed away on November 2, 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leonel was born on July 16th, 1943 in Mexico City to Leonel Alberu Souto and Amelia Gomez Abascal. At the age of three, him and his family moved to Havana, Cuba. After Leonel graduated from Colegio de Belen in Cuba in 1960, he pursued a degree in Chemical Engineering at UNAM in Mexico City. Leonel travelled the world as an engineering consultant for distilleries, specializing in alcohol and oils, an industry he was passionate about. His work took him and his family to live in several countries in America including, Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Aruba, Mexico and the United States. In the early nineties, Leonel took over the ownership and leadership of Aceites Especiales, SA in Toluca, Mexico, a company started by his father Leonel Sr. and continued his legacy. In 1968 in Mexico, he married Graciela Rivera, whom he had met in Cuba as teens. Leonel and Graciela went on to have two children, Leonel and Viviana Alberu Rivera. In 1995 in Venezuela, he met his wife of 25 years, Beatriz Saez. In true Leonel and Beatriz fashion they got married in a boat in the Florida Keys. Together they raised their daughter Gabriela. In his free time, Leonel was an avid domino player and music lover. Those that spent time with him knew his love for the arts, baseball, watches and fast cars. His generosity, full of life spirit and his iconic catchphrases will live on in the hearts of those who were lucky to have met him. Leonel joins his father, Leonel, mother, Amelia, and first wife Graciela in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Beatriz, his children, Leonel, Viviana and Gabriela, his three grandchildren and his six sisters. Services will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1301 SW 136th Ave, Davie, FL 33325 on November 11, 2021 at 10:30am. We invite all of Leonel’s loved ones to join us in celebrating his beautiful life at our family home following his funeral service. For those who cannot accompany us with their presence, you can attend the mass remotely via this link: https://www.stbonaventurechurch.com/alberu In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St Jude or Operation Smiles, two non-profit organizations he continually supported during his life. Leonel Alberu Gómez, de 78 años, falleció en paz el 2 de noviembre de 2021 rodeado de su familia y seres queridos en Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leonel nació el 16 de julio de 1943 en la Ciudad de México, hijo de Leonel Alberu Souto y Amelia Gomez Abascal. A la edad de tres años, él y su familia se mudaron a La Habana, Cuba. Luego de graduarse del Colegio de Belén en Cuba en 1960, Leonel se graduó en Ingeniería Química en la UNAM en la Ciudad de México. Leonel viajó por el mundo como consultor de ingeniería para destilerías, especializándose en alcohol y aceites, industria que le apasionaba. Su trabajo lo llevó a él y a su familia a vivir en varios países de América, incluyendo, Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Aruba, México y Estados Unidos. A principios de los noventa, Leonel asumió la propiedad y el liderazgo de Aceites Especiales, SA en Toluca, México, una empresa fundada por su padre Leonel Sr. y continuó con su legado. En 1968 en México, se casó con Graciela Rivera, a quien conoció en Cuba cuando era adolescente. Leonel y Graciela tuvieron dos hijos, Leonel y Viviana Alberu Rivera. En 1995 en Venezuela, conoció a su esposa, Beatriz Saez con la que estuvo casado por 25 años. Al estilo de Leonel y Beatriz se casaron en un barco en los Cayos de Florida. Juntos criaron a su hija Gabriela. En su tiempo libre, Leonel era un ávido jugador de dominó y amante de la música. Quienes lo conocieron, sabían cuanto disfrutaba de las artes, el béisbol, los relojes y los autos rápidos. Su generosidad, simpatía y sus dichos y refranes vivirán en el corazón y memorias de quienes tuvieron la suerte de conocerlo. Leonel se une a su padre, Leonel, su madre, Amelia y su primera esposa Graciela en el Cielo. Le sobreviven su esposa Beatriz, sus hijos Leonel, Viviana y Gabriela, sus tres nietos y sus seis hermanas. Los servicios se llevarán a cabo en la Iglesia Católica St. Bonaventure en Davie, FL el 11 de noviembre de 2021 a las 10:30 am. Agradecemos a todos los seres queridos de Leonel su presencia en nuestra casa para celebrar su hermosa vida al finalizar la misa. Para aquellos que no puedan acompañarnos con su presencia, podrán asistir a la misa vía este enlace: https://www.stbonaventurechurch.com/alberu Si desea enviar flores, en su lugar, mejor considere una donación a St. Jude u Operation Smiles, dos organizaciones sin fines de lucro a las que él apoyó continuamente durante su vida.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Funeral Home Sawgrass/Weston

371 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33325

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church

1301 SW 136th Ave, Davie, FL 33325

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