Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Farewell to My Dear Teacher, Miss Castillo Potts

Today at 6;15 am, Gloria Suyapa Castillo Torres - Potts, lost a long and courageous fight with breast cancer. Suyapa passed away at the Bethesda Naval Hospital surrounded in presence and spirit by her two daughters, Gloriss and Marissa,her husband Howard Potts, family, friends and former students.

Those of us who knew Suyapa -or Miss Castillo to those like me who where her students in the American Academy in San Pedro Sula way back when- met her as family, caring person, artist, writer, group organizer, and an overall good person who was a tireless fighter for many causes.

Suyapa literally touched hundreds of lives through instruction as a teacher, was a presence in written and online newspapers and other communication media.During her life Suyapa fought many demons, received many blessings and lived a life with many miracles.

We will miss you Miss Castillo - La Guerrera de Junco/Dama de los Girasoles/La Cubana de Corazon/La mujer de la sonrisa y los ojos verdes- we will surely celebrate your life as we are the inheritance you left in this world. Peace and our heartfelt condolences to Gloriss, Marissa, Howard Potts, and the rest of the Castillo Torres and related families.


  1. I miss her every day. Love you mom. Gloriss

  2. What a wonderful person she was. I am certain the angels rejoiced upon her arrival...

    Terry Skinner
    WBHS 1991 Graduate