June 19, 2007

Rafael Enrique Hernandez, 41, of Lutz, FL, died May 28, 2007. He was an avid car enthusiast and extremely active in BMW CCA’s South Atlantic Region. Bob Ziegler, President of the Florida Suncoast Chapter, said, “Rafael was our chapter treasurer and a great friend to many members. He will be missed by all of us.” Carlos Diaz-Estrada, former South Atlantic Region VP, added, "Rafel was a driving school instructor with a love for teaching safe driving at the track and at our safety schools. This leaves a great void that cannot be filled. We will miss him."
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Leslie Hernandez; children Kayla Marie, Kyle Enrique, and Carlos Anthony; and four brothers. The family encourages donations be made to the Special Olympics, www.specialolympics.org, in Rafael's memory.