Arturo Diaz Saenz, “Papi”, was a beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was called home on September 8, 2021, at age 74 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Arturo was born on October 1, 1947 to Jorge Saenz and Tivurcia Diaz in Usulutan, El Salvador. Charming and witty, Arturo had an unparalleled zest for life and a youthful spirit. He truly loved and lived life to the fullest while always maintaining gentle kindness and gratitude with the Lord. A man of faith and a humble servant of God, Arturo always lent a helping hand anytime and every time the opportunity arose. This desire to help, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit and his sensibility to impart his wisdom led Arturo to found Alpha Driving Academy and CDL.
During his career, Arturo’s life work and mission were to equip our roads with educated and safe drivers and his success made him one of the most respected masters of his industry. Everything Arturo did, he did with respect and dedication. His contributions both in his professional life as well as his personal life made Arturo a pillar of both the community and our family. Arturo was passionate about many things including music, nature, medicine, law, theology (just to name a few) but above all family.
For those who knew him, Arturo was admired for his love of God, his family, and the wisdom behind the stories he shared. A great conversationalist, he took immense joy in sharing his life lessons with family, friends, and strangers alike. A proud "Girl Dad" and devoted family man, Arturo enjoyed the simpler things in life. After retiring, his hobbies included spending time with and taking care of his family, tending to his garden of exotic fruits, swimming, singing love songs on karaoke, and playing guitar in the band with his brothers, Los Fantasticos de Maryland.
Truly one of a kind, a gentleman with a heart of gold whose love knew no bounds and was always unconditional, Arturo had a profound impact on everyone he met and leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories of joy, laughter, love, and faith. He will be forever loved and missed. Papi, lo amamos.
He is survived by his three daughters, Leticia, Glenda, and Patricia, his mother, Tivurcia, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 9 siblings, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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