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Dr. Efrain C. Fernandez
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Efraín C. Fernández M.D., age 93, of Annapolis, Maryland passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 15, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 10, 1925, in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, to Jose Fernández Fermín and Rosa Pina Figueredo.

Efrain attended The Maristas Primary School and The Ciego de Avila Secondary School. He then attended The University of Havana and The University of Havana Medical School. After graduating from The University of Havana Medical School in Cuba, Dr. Fernández came to the United States for his Internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He returned to Cuba and married his fiancé Maria Angelica Figueroa Hernandez in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba, on August 3, 1955. With his bride, he returned to St. Joseph’s Hospital for his Residency. Upon completion of his Residency, they went back to Cuba in 1958.

On April 30, 1965, Dr. & Mrs. Fernández along with their five children left Cuba for the United States. In April 1966, they moved from Miami, Florida to Cambridge Maryland, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There, Dr. Fernández started his Private Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. For several years he was the only OB/GYN in Cambridge.

In 1988, Dr. Fernández sold his Private Practice, and worked for the State of Maryland Health Department Family Clinic. He enjoyed traveling the counties of the Eastern Shore and the counties of the Western Shore until his retirement in December 1997. After retirement and permanently moving to Annapolis, Maryland, he enjoyed his hobby of woodworking, and was always fixing things at home and for his children and granddaughters. Dr. and Mrs. Fernández also enjoyed the Art of Stain Glass.

Dr. Fernández was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. He was very Patriotic, loved the United States and was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.

Dr. Fernandez is survived by his beloved wife, María Angelica (aka Queca), their five loving children - Maria Elena Fernández (Pietro) Salatti, Efrain Jose (Dorian Stavrou) Fernández, Lourdes Maria Fernández (Jeffrey) Porter, Maria Angelica Fernández Theil and Rosa María Fernández, and their adoring four granddaughters - Christina Maria Theil, Alessandra Maria Salatti, Elizabeth Ramsey Theil, Sarah Elizabeth Porter (Nicholas) Lepore and one great-granddaughter - Ciana Maria Lee.

He was a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. John Neumann Catholic Church both in Annapolis, MD. He was previously a long time member of St. Mary’s Refuge Of Sinners in Cambridge, MD. Dr. Fernandez was also a lifetime member of the American Medical Association.

A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 8:30-10:15 am at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, 814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis MD 21401. A memorial mass will begin at 10:30 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Dr. Fernández was a very giving person. He was a lifelong member and supporter of various organizations, including many War Veterans, Local Law Enforcements, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, and Religious organizations, to name a few. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Shrine of St. Jude, The Alzheimer’s Association, or The Wounded Warrior Project.
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8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care

814 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Memorial Mass




10:30 AM
St. John Neumann Catholic Church

620 N. Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401


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