Miguel Emilio Ayala passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 30th of congestive heart failure at Jackson South Medical Center. He was born in Guanica, Puerto Rico on April 28, 1946, to Tomas Ayala and Aida Ramirez Ayala. Miguel was part of a large family and had seven siblings. He met his sweat heart Carmen Figueroa at the age of 15 and they married on June 18, 1966. Miguel joined the Air Force and served as a mechanic. As a young married couple, they lived where the service took them. After he was discharged from the Air Force, Miguel began his career as a banker and had a wonderful career in the banking industry. They settled and raised their four children in Queens, New York. Miguel enjoyed his job that afforded him the life he wanted for his children, Monica, Nicole, Michael, and Lizette. His life revolved around family and making the most of the simple things. He enjoyed gardening and was extremely handy. Towards the end of his banking career, he accepted a job transfer to Miami, Florida. For the last 23 years he was a resident of Miami enjoying his home and the outdoors. Throughout his life Miguel had the ability to draw people in and make them feel at ease and at home. He has touched many and will be profoundly missed. Miguel is survived by his spouse, Carmen Ayala and his children; Monica Novak married to Christopher Novak, Nicole Guerra married to Steven Guerra, Michael Ayala and Lizette Ayala married to Jose Gonzalez. His grandchildren Bryan Novak, Marisa Novak, Matthew Novak, Donovan Guerra, Lance Guerra, Aiden Ayala, Jeriah Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez and Adelyn Gonzalez. Family, friends, and others that Miguel has touch are invited to celebrate his life at Stanhill Funeral Home on Thursday, October 7th from 6:30-9:00pm.
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