by Michelle Morales, National Boricua Human Rights Network
On February 14, 2016 a valued member of our Paseo Boricua community passed away. Johnny Tirado died from complications due to his struggle with diabetes at the age of 42. Johnny was a teacher, counselor and mentor at the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. He was a member of the National Boricua Human Rights Network for the past 13 years. We all were able to witness his incredible singing when he joined the ranks of Nuestro Tambo. Johnny will forever live in our memories. He is survived by his fiancee, Awilda Gonzalez, his parents, brothers and his son.