May 2, 1944 ~ December 24, 2013
Born in: Havana, Cuba,
Resided in: Arden, NC
Sergio Ferragut Sucarichi, 69, of Arden, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at his residence. A native of Havana, Cuba, he was a son of the late Casto and Matilde Ferragut. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Monica Ferragut, as well as two brothers, Nelson Ferragut and Rene Ferragut. He is survived by his wife, Marta Novo Ferragut; three daughters, Lourdes Ferragut of Mexico City, Mexico, Karena Ferragut and her husband, Jorge, of San Diego, CA and Montse Ferragut and her husband, Manuel, of Charlotte, NC; three sons, Jose Ferragut and his wife, Claudia, of Mexico City, Mexico, Sergio Ferragut and his wife, Lorena, of Temecula, CA and Xavier Ferragut and his wife, Montse, of Miami, FL; one sister, Viviana Yamashita and her husband, Ken, of Sarasota, FL as well as twelve grandchildren, Diego, Alejandro, Mauricio, Jorge, Fernanda, Manuel, Sebastian, Mateo, Santiago, Xavier, Ana Paula and Andres. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend C. Morris Boyd, D. Min. officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Sergio,
When we lose a loved one in death, it sometimes leaves us with more questions than answers, and often times we cannot find the comfort we desire. At 2 Corinthians 1:3, the Bible calls our Heavenly Father ‘..the God of all comfort.’ Our loving God can help us to endure any problem or challenge that we may face, including the death of a loved one. At Acts 24:15 Jesus assures us that we will have the opportunity to be reunited with our loved ones in the resurrection, to a world free from pain, sickness, death and even old age.
A note to Marta Ferragut to let her know how deeply sad we are for Sergio’s departure and our prayers are with all of his family. We shared good times in Mexico as good neighbors many years ago and saw him recently in Mexico. May God have him under his embrace. – Mercedes Aragones
I am so saddened to hear of Sergio’s passing. I feel privileged to have worked for him and respected him and his integrity. My deepest thoughts are with Marta and the family.
Dear Marta & Montse,
Norma and I are praying for you and your wonderful family. Please let us know if we can help in any way. I think the Memorial was perfect. You could feel the love in that Chapel. I know Sergio could feel it too.
Joe & Norma
Estamos sumamente tristes y acongojados por la muerte de Sergio.
Queremos mandarte y ti y a todos sus hijos y nietos un profundo abrazo de solidaridad y fe en que Dios Nuestro SeÃ±or lo tiene en su santa gloria.
Siempre nos acordaremos de Ã©l con todo cariÃ±o.
Rubicelia, Cecilia y Eduardo Ortiz
I never had the pleasure of meeting Sergio – I knew him only by reputation – but he was a brave, honorable man and the world is better for having had him in it. My condolences to his loved ones.
I met you and Sergio in Mexico City when we spoke at an international
drug policy reform conference and was lucky enough to share dinner with you one evening. Sergio was a wonderful man and an advocate for
sensible policies that will save many lives. We had great respect for Sergio
and his work. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues at LEAP. Our
condolences go to you and your children.
Dear Marta —
My condolences to you and your family. I had the honor of sharing the stage with Sergio in Mexico City, February 2012 (MUCD). In preparation for the event, I purchased Sergio’s wonderful book, ‘A Silent Nightmare: The bottom line and the challenge of illicit drugs,’ and delighted in underlining many passages from this book, including his quotation from a book by another LEAP speaker, Judge James P. Gray, Sergio joined Judge Gray and shared this quote from Abraham Lincoln that reflects on our crazy war on drugs: ‘Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.’ (p.121) Your husband was a wonderful, intelligent and honorable man. We shall all miss him.
James E. Gierach
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
LEAP Board Member
Chicago, Illinois USA
It is always hard to lose such a champion
Just a short note to thank your husband Sergio for speaking up in the War on Drugs in Mexico. Prohibition is a true evil. I’m sorry we never had the opportunity to meet but know that across the miles, ‘Together we WILL Make a Difference’. May he Rest in Peace.
Federal Medical Marijuana Exemptee in Canada
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
Speaker for LEAP since 2004
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Canadian Patient Representative for the IACM
International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines
The Marijuana Majority
Estimada Martha, lamentamos profundamente la partida de Sergio.
Fue mi guia, maestro y amigo. Una parte de el se queda conmigo ya que influyo de manera determinante en mi persona y en lo que ahora soy.
Te enviamos un fuerte abrazo y siempre lo recordaremos.
Marta and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only just found out that Sergio passed away, I am stunned. I was so happy to have re-established contact with you both in 2013, and so happy to have had the opportunity to see you in June of 2013. I am deeply saddened by this. My thoughts are with you all.
I studied with Sergio at MIT (both of us were Class of ’66) and only recently connected with him on LinkedIn. I bought and have started to read his book ‘A Silent Nightmare.’ So sorry to just now read (in the M.I.T. Class of ’66 notes) of his passing over 2 years ago.
Conoci a Sergio en la ciudad de México fui invitado por el a conformar la primera asociación de informatica mexicana en el año de 1983/84 me apoyó con relaciones de primer nivel y le guardo una estima desde entonces. Buscando en la web hoy 30 años después veo su obvituario… un saludo para Sergio y su familia…
I met Sergio in Mexico City and was invited by him to form the first association of Mexican informatics in the year 1983/84 he supported me with first-class relations and I hold him an esteem since then. Searching the web today 30 years later I see his obvituary … a greeting for Sergio and his family …