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Miguel P. Pulido, III

May 3, 1928 March 17, 2012
Miguel P. Pulido,  III
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Obituary for Miguel P. Pulido, III

Miguel Pato Pulido, III was born May 3, 1928 to Odessa Carter Pulido and Miguel Pato Pulido, Jr.  He was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools and graduated from South Philadelphia High School.  He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in his youth and served as an acolyte.

He matriculated at Howard University, where he was a member of the track team.  He then transferred to St. Joseph's and was interrupted by a call to the service.  He served in the Korean War as a member of the 82nd Airborne Corporal Division and the 365th Tank Brigade.  He was honorable discharged in 1956.

Miguel was known throughout Philadelphia as a track star.  In 1946, he was City Champion of the half mile and the 4x4 relay.

On December 22, 1951, he married the love of his life, Margaret Bridges at the AME Union Church, 16th & Fairmount.  It was the last wedding performed there prior to the move to the church's new location.  To this union his pride and joy, 3 sons, were born; Miguel, IV, Angelo and Chris.

Miguel was involved in real estate for nearly 50 years as a broker and appraiser.  he was lauded for his ethical practices, which he carried into his personal life.  He served as President of Sales of the West Philadelphia Real Estate Board.

He's been a member of Kappa Alpha Psi since 1949.  He served as keeper of records.  He was also a 3rd degree Mason.

After his marriage, Miguel decided to unite at AME Union Church, where he served as a Trustee for many years, and was treasurer until ill health prevented him from continuing.  He served as an usher and was a board member of the Credit Union.

His special loves were his family and friends.  He was always ready with a smile and a hug.

A viewing has been scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2012 10:00AM at AME Union Church located at 1600 West Jefferson Street.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM. Final resting place to conclude at Fairview Cemetery.

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