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GALVESTON — Carlos Tissembaum, a prominent businessman of Galveston, passed away April 16, 2010, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Carlos was born in Buenos Aries, Argentina in 1938. Seeking a better life for his family, Carlos immigrated to the states in 1967 and made Houston his home. He attended college in Buenos Aries and continued his education at the University of Houston where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. Carlos learned to sail as a lad having the best teacher of all, his father.

From the time Carlos got his first sailboat to the time he took his last breath, his heart belonged to the sea. He was most honored to offer his service to the U.S. Coast Guard from 1975 to 1996 and it was there that he made lifelong friends.

Carlos most famous voyage was the fateful day he took a day trip to Freeport where he encountered Tropical Storm Frances. Due to many complications with the boat, he and his companion were “lost” in the storm for seven days. Carlos comment after being “rescued” was “I wasn’t lost; you just didn’t know where I was”! One of Carlos’ lifelong dreams was to cruise wherever his heart desired but three short months “on the road” this plan was abandoned and it was at this time that he made his way to Galveston to begin yet another career.

Galveston was the birthplace of Argos Jewelry and it was through this business that he made so many dear friends and colleagues.

Carlos is survived by his wife Faye; his daughter Patricia Sutherland, husband Jay, grandchildren Alex, Tony, and Susie Sutherland of Dallas; and son Daniel G. Tissembaum, wife Malka, grandchildren Sophia, Nadia Tissembaum of Austin; sister Susana Kosocof of Israel, three nephews of Israel, and numerous extended family.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held Sunday April 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Moody Memorial Methodist Church in Galveston; 2803 53rd Street @ Avenue U.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society for the research of Pancreatic Cancer; 7707 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77054.



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