Luis Arturo Brizuela

November 2, 1942 - December 3, 2013
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Luis A. Brizuela_ was born in Santa Clara, Cuba on November 2, 1942, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 3, 2013. The son of Enrique Brizuela Bosch and Luisa Rodriguez Guinot, he is immediately survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Irene Beatrice Olivares Brizuela, his only child Luis Enrique Brizuela, his grandchildren Mia and Alexander Brizuela and his loving niece Luisa Maria Brizuela. In addition he is also survived by his Brother In-Law Armondo Olivares, Sister In-Law Norma Jean Espinosa, and Brother In- Law Ramiro Espinosa along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

After arriving to Houston in the early 60’s from Havana with nothing more than a suitcase and a limited comprehension of the English language, Luis started his pursuit of the American Dream. Once enrolling at the University of Houston and majoring in Industrial Psychology, he embarked on his lifetime career in the steel industry with Armco on Broadway in Southeast Houston. From sweeping the floors in the warehouse and working his way up to becoming the Executive Vice President of International Sales, Luis’s career took him from Houston to Central Florida, to Chicago and finally back home to Houston in the mid 90’s. Luis exemplified the upmost professionalism throughout and was both admired and respected by many across the globe.

He was an avid historian, a firm believer in the democratic process, lover of music and a devout Houston sports fan dating back to when the football team was the Oilers and the Rockets played at the Summit.

Luis did everything within in power to make those around him feel loved, wanted and cared for. He will be remembered for his graciousness, style, quick humor, infallible courage and consistent devotion to his family and friends.

Visitation will start at 9:30 am on Saturday, December 7, 2013 and the funeral service at 12 noon at Malloy and Son Funeral Home at 3028 Broadway in Galveston, Texas. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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Born: November 2, 1942
Died: December 3, 2013

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Larry Walton posted on 11/30/-1

I first met Luis when he was with Armco/Outokumpu's stainless pipe mill in Wildwood, FL, and we reconnected when I was assigned the Southwest. He was a "class act" in everything he did! Larry Walton/Sandmeyer Steel


Jeff Worchesik posted on 11/30/-1

What a wonderful person it was so very nice to know you. Life is better with people like you around will miss you buddie. Heaven will welcomes you with open arms. God Bless


Mimi and Harold Vance posted on 11/30/-1

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Luis. He was very dear, always gracious, and his smile would make everyone around him feel at ease. Thinking of you, Irene, and all of your family and sending our deepest sympathies to you all. Mimi and Harold Vance


Mark Russ posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Irene and family, Luis was a GIANT in our industry and a mentor for so many of us. He was a wonderful man, father, husband and uncle who loved his family dearly. He was also a great warrior and fought for freedom. He was a role model for us all. He is loved. We will remember him. We are grateful for his inspirational leadership, positive spirit and warm friendship. Our deepest sympathies and with the warmest regards, Mark & Sally Russ


Angelucho Bermudez posted on 11/30/-1

Irene mi mas sentido pesame para toda la familia. Luis fue un gran amigo y tremendo ser humano. Que descanse en Paz.