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Funeral for Hispanic community activist Maria Esther Carillo is Saturday

TAMPA — As her daughter remains in a Miami intensive care unit, family members and friends are scheduled to gather Saturday for Maria Esther Carillo's memorial service.

Carillo, 38, is founder of a local intercultural workshop known as TICH, or Taller Intercultural Hispano-Americano. A revered Hispanic community activist, she was leaving a scholarship presentation ceremony with her daughter, 17-year-old Maria Liliana Carillo, in Miami on May 28, when a truck spun out after a crash and hit both women on the sidewalk.

Maria Esther died at the scene, and Maria Liliana was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

Services are Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at La Iglesia Bautista de Carrollwood at 2905 Smitter Road. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be mailed to TICH Inc. at 16403 Lake Heather Drive, Tampa, FL, 33618.

Funeral for Hispanic community activist Maria Esther Carillo is Saturday 06/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:41am]

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