by Candi Churchill
Dr. Hernán Vera-Godoy—loving and devoted spouse of 51 years to Maria Vera, father, grandfather, friend, law school graduate and sociology professor and United Faculty of Florida leader—died peacefully at home in November at age 77, surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by the UF and Gainesville community and beyond.
I cannot possibly convey all of the love and warmth, humor and history shared in the overflowing banquet room for Hernán at the Vera Family Memorial service last fall. Please carry on his work in whatever way you can. All I can try to do is convey some of the things I learned from him and why he was so special to so many.