Susana (Susy) Garrandés Gonzalez

General Information
Current Name
Susy Rodriguez
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Susana (Susy) Garrandés Gonzalez
Age on Arrival
10
Date of Arrival
Friday, March 23, 1962
Relocated To
St. Vincent's Orphanage, Vincennes, Indiana
Stayed With
Velasco family-Florida City
Groups
Haiti Pedro Pan
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Susy, My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brother George. Thank you for sharing his story. I love it that he declared his own life as fully lived. How fitting that he left around the time of San Fermín and the running of the bulls. Surely his joyous spirit is now running freely and safely somewhere in the Universe. My best wishes for comfort to you and Jorge's family. Un abrazo, Yolanda Cardenas

Message by Yolanda Cardenas Ganong | Jul 12th 2009

MESSAGE FROM SUSANA GARRANDES TO ALL PEDRO PANS: My brother, George (Jorge) knew many Pedro Pans from St. Peter & Paul School & La Salle High School in Miami,was also a Pedro Pan and passed away this week. I wanted to post his obituary here for anyone that knew him and we have not been able to contact: Jorge (George) Garrandés passed away on July 8th peacefully at his home after a short illness surrounded by his mother Eladia, step-father Vila, twin daughters Janine and Janessa, son Emilio, his much beloved Eileen, his twin brother Tony and sister Susy. He is also survived by his grandson Julian, son-in-law J.C., nephews Jorge & Tony, nieces Erika & Naty, aunts and cousins. George was born in Habana, Cuba and together with his twin brother Tony and sister Susy, arrived in the U.S. in 1962 at age 9 in the exodus of children from Cuba known as Operation Pedro Pan. He was an avid fisherman with an outgoing and adventurous personality that allowed him to make friends wherever he went. As a great admirer of Hemingway and Michener, George was inspired to visit Pamplona, Spain to run with the bulls during the Fiesta de San Fermin. For the past 22 years, every July 6th-14, he traveled to Pamplona for the San Fermines, living out the tradition and completing nearly 90 runs. George not only always had a joke or two to share but also had a very charitable heart. He supported St. Jude Children’s Hospital and proudly displayed photos of ‘his’ many children on his desk. He lived his life without regrets and always said that no matter what may happen to him, he wanted everyone to know, “I lived my life to the fullest!” George will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A mass in celebration of his very full life will take place on 7/18/09 at St Peter & Paul Church in Miami, Florida at 11:00am. WE LOVE YOU BULL GEORGE!

Message by Pedro Pan Administrator | Jul 12th 2009

Susana I did not know your brother but I am sorry he passed away, my sincere condolence to you and your family. You wrote a beautiful message. I hope that sometime in the future you be able to register and complete his page for him.

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jul 11th 2009

Thank you so much Susy for taking the time out to message me. God Bless you. Mary

Message by Maria Petronila Hernandez Mills | Jun 24th 2009

You'll get there...three and a half years! I can't imagine it! I have Ivonne's book loaned out to a friend in Alabama right now. My story is a happy one because the time without my parents was so short, so I've always looked at it that way. On the other hand I was very sheltered, an only child for 7 years, and came alone with no siblings. Once you've done yours it will be there for always. That's why mine is so long. This site is a permanent record and I want to include everything I can remember. Who knows, years from now someone may be comforted or gain courage from your story and it will be another brave thing you did in your life. Hang in there, you can do it...Mary

Message by Maria Hernandez Mills | Jun 16th 2009

Queria llamarte, pero no tengo el numero correcto. Me puedes llamar de nuevo?

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jun 12th 2009

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