By Miguel Cruz Tejada
NEW YORK._ Three simultaneous masses are being convened in churches in Upper Manhattan (New York), Miami, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in memory of radio broadcaster Rafael Corporán de los Santos to commemorate 11 years since his death.
The deceased was born on July 15, 1939, and died on March 5, 2012, after losing the battle against cancer, leaving an indelible legacy of social struggle, successful entrepreneurship, and an ethereal imprint as a radio host, producer, and television presenter.
He also dedicated himself through the media platforms he created and directed to social work to benefit thousands of poor people throughout the Dominican Republic.
He was also elected mayor of Santo Domingo.
The religious services scheduled for 9:00 in the morning will be held in the parishes of San Felipe Dácono, located at the corner of Mexico Avenue and Salcedo in the San Carlos sector in Santo Domingo, Saint George Presbyterian Church at 1525 Saint Nicholas Avenue and 186th Street in Upper Manhattan and the Mission Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia temple located at 1795 NW and 28th Street 33143 in the Allapatah neighborhood, in front of Juan Pablo Duarte Park in Miami, Florida.
Marketer Elías Barreras Corporán, director of public relations for the consulate general in New York and spokesman for the family, said last night that all the relatives of Corporán de los Santos had come together to organize, convene and be present with the Dominican communities in the Republic Dominican, New York, and Miami at religious memorials in honor of his uncle.
He urged all Dominicans in the Caribbean country and abroad to massively attend all the masses to pay tribute to Corporán de los Santos, whose name is immortalized next to the sign on 176th Street, the United Palace Theater area in Upper Manhattan. , New York, on whose stage he was several times.
In addition to Barreras Corporán, the masses are organized by the widow Adalgisa Báez Serrano (Grisel) and Rafael Corporán Quezada Junior (Corporancito) together with the whole family.
Elías recalled that his uncle arose from extreme poverty and made money, fortune, and fame based on sacrifices and talent.
“He distributed part of his fortune among those who had the philosophy that what he liked to do the most was serve others,” added Barreras Corporán.
NEW YORK._ Rafael Corporán de los Santos turns 11 years old, and the family calls three simultaneous masses in NY, Santo Domingo, and Miami in his memory this Sunday, March 5, 2023. (External source).