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Passing of Nestor de Armas

It is with sadness that we report the death of Nestor de Armas on Monday, January 3, 2022.  Nestor was a vital part of the Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida community even before becoming chapter coordinator in 2014.  Nestor’s passing was reported by Stetson Today, the news site of Stetson University which Nestor served as trustee.

From Stetson Today, January 4, 2022

It is with great personal sadness that I inform the Stetson community that Stetson Trustee Emeritus Nestor de Armas ’73 passed away on Monday, Jan. 3.

Nestor earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stetson and enjoyed a career as a senior executive with a leading banking software company. He was an active supporter of Stetson, serving as president of the Alumni Association and on the Stetson Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011.

Nestor was chair of the Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2010, and he helped recruit Stetson’s ninth president, Wendy B. Libby, PhD, to the university in 2009. He was named Trustee Emeritus in 2011 and inducted into Stetson’s Accounting Hall of Fame in 2016.

His wife, Donna, two of their four daughters and son-in-law also are Stetson graduates. Daughter Blythe de Armas Sheahan ’97 passed away in early November 2021, as noted in a Stetson Today article.

Nestor received an honorary doctorate from Stetson in the summer of 2020. Although the presentation and hooding were planned for that year’s commencement, they were moved to a small ceremony when commencement was canceled due to the original COVID-19 pandemic.

Please expect additional information soon as the family finalizes memorial arrangements.