I am an American expatriate of sorts in Panama City, Panama. I have been a fan of this site for over a decade, but only last year became a member. I recently began working on a little project documenting the burial locations of notable Panamanians. Please feel free to message me in regards to any information or assistance which may be provided. Thank you!
I just want to inform you that a notable Panamanian figure passed away at the age of 25 years old. His name was Luis Renteria, a Panamanian football forward who played at the end of his professional career for Tauro in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol. Please follow this link for more information. Also, I'll provide other links that will be helpful relating to this famous individual.
looking for family in panama Hi, my name is Lucy Plise. My family came to panama in the late 1700's. My grandfather "Victor Plise" is well documented in Panama's newspapers. Victor also owned 5 of the Pearl Islands and had pearl fisheries. We have been searching for decades to find information on where Victor and his family are buried. We are also looking for information that is only located in Panama and came very close to Wills, etc. but the person did not want to share anything. We were emailed the following information by a political gentlemen: "Another Doctor in History told me , w. in the Sinagoga of Cuban Avenue in Panama remain the ashes of some persons with the Plise surname. He also has found wills about my ancestors in the 1800's but has not shared any information. I would love to know who those ashes are and if you can find any Plise in a cemetery in Panama. I have a little more information but I have written way to much. If you know of anyone who does genealogy research I would appreciate any information to contact that person.
Thanks so much for letting me share my info and I understand if you don't have the time to find the ashes or graves.
Victoriano Lorenzo We did a whole series of articles on General Victoriano Lorenzo and I didn't discover his final resting place until I found your post on Find a Grave. Thank you for this. Co-author: The Silver People Chronicle and Rapsodia Antillana.
Leroy Lewis - Organist Hi: I would like to share with you this famous organist named Leroy Lewis. His music is popular in Panama. He is not listed in Find A Grave yet. Can you please add him? I also have article about him to support this. Thanks.
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Leroy Norman Lewis, 65, Mastered Pipe Organ
November 1, 2000|By Martin E. Comas of The Sentinel Staff
Leroy Norman Lewis had a gift for music.
And when he sat down to play a large pipe organ, he filled the air with an elegant range of tones, friends and family members said.
"It was majestic. It was a wonderful sound,'' said his sister, Laura Keglovits. "The way he played, it was a gift. It was something he knew he could do and he loved it.''
Lewis, a Winter Park resident, died Saturday of cancer. He was 65.
Born in Reading, Pa., Lewis started playing the piano at the age of 3.
"He'd go to the piano, pick out notes, then add to them,'' said Hazel Hensing, a close friend.
Lewis was just a teenager when he played his first theater pipe organ -- a mighty Wurlitzer seen commonly in large churches -- when he visited a church in Ohio.
"He became so fascinated with it. He just had to find out how this thing worked,'' Hensing said.
In the 1950s and 1960s, he performed at various nightclubs, churches and hotels in the Northeast -- including the Surf City Hotel in Long Beach Island, N.J., the Promenade in Newark, N.J., and Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Lewis also performed at the El Panama Hilton Hotel in Panama, and recorded several record albums and cassettes, family members said.
In 1989, he retired and moved to Central Florida, but he still played periodically in various clubs and other venues in the area.
"He was one of the best organ players in the country,'' Hensing said.
A member of First Congregational Church of Winter Park, Lewis also belonged to the American Theatre Organist Society.
Survivors also include half-sister, Linda Baum, Wernersville, Pa.
Arrangements are being handled by Tri-County Cremation Service, Longwood.
RE: Octavio Mendez Pereira suggestion Yes, as a Panamanian, I definately appreciate your work. I'm going to write the Admin and ask them why Octavio is not regarded as a famous person to them. Anyways, I will look out for pics that I think you could be interested in. Where are you looked?