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May 17, 2016
Pedro Nuñez at 80; pioneer in community, music
Pedro Nuñez at 80; pioneer in community, music

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Pedro Nuñez, a pioneer in folkloric music and the Hispanic faith community of Rochester, died May 1, 2016. He was 80 years old.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 16, 2016
Benjamin Herrera; Latino TV pioneer
Benjamin Herrera; Latino TV pioneer

Benjamin Herrera, a native of Colombia who was a pioneer in local television programming for the Hispanic community, died March 4, 2016. He was 75.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 18, 2015
Crimilda Rosario, 75; advocate, ministry leader
Crimilda Rosario, 75; advocate, ministry leader

Crimilda Rosario, a longtime advocate and leader in Hispanic ministry at the former Corpus Christi Church, died suddenly Feb. 4, 2015, in her native Puerto Rico at the age of 75.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 18, 2015
Randy Phillips, 49; loving father, El Mensajero employee
Randy Phillips, 49; loving father, El Mensajero employee

Randy Phillips, a loving father of three and an advertising account executive for the Catholic Courier and El Mensajero Católico newspapers, died suddenly Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 49.

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By Jennifer Burke /EMC
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January 15, 2015
Pedro Pedraza; helped found Ibero-American Action League
Pedro Pedraza; helped found Ibero-American Action League

Pedro Pedraza, patriarch of one the first Puerto Rican families to settle in Rochester, died Dec. 15, 2015, at the age of 92.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 12, 2014
Ramon Colón, a local entrepreneur, 37
Ramon Colón, a local entrepreneur, 37

Ramon Colón, a local entrepreneur, died Dec. 27, 2013, of cancer. He was 37.

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February 11, 2014
Jose Burgos Rivera, 91; family patriarch
Jose Burgos Rivera, 91; family patriarch

Jose Burgos Rivera, the patriarch of a local Latino family that produced several community leaders, died Jan. 2, 2014, at age of 91.

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March 13, 2013
Ana Lydia Pérez, 90
Ana Lydia Pérez, 90

ROCHESTER -- Ana Lydia Pérez, the matriarch of a well-known family in the Latino community, died Feb. 7, 2013, at the age of 90.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 12, 2012
Jim Schmidt, 73; migrant worker advocate
Jim Schmidt, 73; migrant worker advocate

ROCHESTER -- Jim Schmidt, who spent most of his life fighting for the rights of migrant workers, died Nov. 10, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 17, 2012
Ivette Salgado; pioneer and health-care advocate
Ivette Salgado; pioneer and health-care advocate

ROCHESTER -- Carmen Ivette Salgado was a pioneer and longtime health-care advocate for the Latino community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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