We are saddened to share that we have lost another important member of the Montverde Academy family. Mr. Raul Padilla Zaragosa has passed away following an extensive battle with cancer. Mr. Zaragosa worked faithfully for many years at the Academy at our Equestrian Center and was a proud MVA parent whose son, Juan, graduated in 2017. Additionally, Anna, his wife, and sons, Raul and Juan, also work in our facilities department as part of the Montverde Academy family.
A viewing will be hosted in the Sandra O. Stephens Fine Arts Building between 10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. hosted at the and arranged by Becker Funeral Home. A graveside ceremony will take place immediately following the service at the Town of Montverde cemetery.
“Mr. Zaragosa was a fixture in our Equestrian Center whose hard work was appreciated by so many,” said Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring, Headmaster. “He had a lovely way with the students, staff and animals he cared for and was well liked. We share our deep condolences with his family and know that his presence on campus and support of our school community will be missed.”