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Cyril Gregory Serrao

04/12/1954 - 05/17/2021


Obituary For Cyril Gregory Serrao

In Loving Memory of Cyrilito.
Cyril Gregory Serrao (Cyrilito) passed away at the age of 67 on May 17, 2021, at Seasons Hospice in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Cyrilito was born on April 12, 1954, to Cyril and Hilda (Sheila) Serrao in Georgetown, British Guyana, South America. Cyril then moved with the family first to El Pao, Venezuela, and then in 1962 to Bethlehem, PA, USA. Cyrilito was preceded in death by his parents Cyril and Sheila Serrao, one brother Phillip and two sisters Margaret and Sherrill. He is survived by one sister; Joan (Gary) Marr of Camp Hill, PA, and three brothers; Dexter (Kathy) of Georgetown, Guyana; Gregory (Vicky) of Bethlehem, PA, and Jim (Maribel) of Long Beach, CA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

From an early age Cyril loved to entertain and after he graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, chased his dreams to Los Angeles, CA. He later spent some time in Hawaii, and ultimately settled in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area where he spent most of his adult life. Cyril loved tanning on the beach and swimming in the ocean, “like a dolphin” he would say. He was always drawn to the ocean and the beach.

Anyone who knew Cyril also knew how he loved to sing and dance. His favorite times were visiting his family and relatives, especially in Canada, dancing and singing the nights away to Calypso, even if he didn’t know all of the words! He would say it was more fun that way. He was so very kind and thoughtful with his family, especially with his nieces and nephews, always remembering birthdays, Christmas, First Communions, graduations and anniversaries.

Cyril has left this world, but his kind and loving heart will remain a beacon of light for all who knew him, like the lighthouse at the ocean’s edge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem, PA, New Bethany Ministries offers hope and support to people who experience poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

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  • 04/12/2022

    Happy Birthday in Heaven, Cyril. Always remember TAKE ME OUT. Such a fun and funny play. And loved all you guys.

  • 09/04/2021

    My deepest condolences to all of family. Diana(Serrão) Galvão and Family.

  • 08/15/2021

    I just learned of this sad news. Cyril may you rest in peace and rise with the angels. Neva Rae Horwath Fox

  • 07/19/2021

    Dear Serrao family, We've just learned of Cyril's untimely death. All of us in the Jackson family remember Cyril, his brothers and sisters and parents with many fond memories - playing games on holidays, sharing dinners, enjoying one another's company. I remember enjoying dancing with Cyril when he was a Lehigh student and from way back, attending kindergarten together. Many heartfelt condolences from Earl, Lou, Bev, Barbara, Becky, Bruce and Brenda. May you be free as a dolphin, Cyril!!!

  • 05/27/2021

    We are so very sorry to hear of Cyril's passing at such an early age of 67.our deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. He is now reunited with his brother and. Sisters in heaven.May he Rest In Peace. Monica & Trevor.

  • 05/26/2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and the family in our thoughts a prayers. Please extend our most deepest sympathy to the rest of your family. Shedia Serrao Fredericks and family.

  • 05/26/2021

    Beautiful obituary- captures Cyril's spirit. He was so very kind, caring and generous. We spent so many wonderful times together and have great memories to cherish. Love always, Bernardine and Marja-Liisa

  • 05/26/2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Cyril's passing. I'm sure he and his cousin, Yvonne (my mom) are dancing up a storm in Heaven! My deepest condolences to all of you. Giselle (Ramos) DaMota and family.

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