Dr. Titus Venessa, age 79, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at AdventHealth Hospital East.
He was born on May 23, 1944 in Natabuela, Ecuador, son to his late parents, Pedro Jose and Digna Victoria (Andrade) Venessa. At the age of 5 he demonstrated a brilliant photographic memory and an eager interest in learning. Born into a poor family, he borrowed books to copy both the words and drawings by hand. Drawing came naturally and he developed his artistic talent. At age 7 he found God as he read the Bible which captivated his heart forever. God had always shown him favor and he never lost sight of the Lord's will. During childhood he was close to his grandmother, Virginia Andrade Martinez who was highly respected in the church and an expert in treating illnesses throughout the province. After graduating high school, he traveled to Quito working as a illustrator in an advertising workshop.
One Sunday afternoon at 2:35pm, at the entrance of the cinema, he spotted Tita, his beloved wife. Within 2 years he proposed and they got married on June 4th, 1964. They had three children, Yvette, David and Jerry. Pursuing the American Dream, he volunteered for the church painting murals and being very involved in the community as a loving family man of God all the while teaching his children to do the same as they have continued to show their children to love and respect God as well. He continued 20+ years of education to then become Dr. Titus Venessa, Ph.D., Sc.D, a lecturer, author and research scientist in the fields of integrative, complementary medicine and food sciences.
Dr. Venessa founded Forever Young Health Foods in 1991 and Dr. Venessa’s Formulas in 1998, now both 30+ year old companies continuing his legacy today.
Dr. Venessa spent over 30 years as a radio host, producer and motivator of his own daily radio show “Salud Al Dia Con el Dr. Venessa”.
Within his last years of life Dr. Venessa spent his time ministering, writing and filming biblical messages for anyone to view online in hopes to bring others closer to God. He finished research and wrote books that have yet to be published. He continued formulating new products and consulting others. In his last moments he shared 25 quotes of life, a few being:
“Love is forever because God is forever and he wants us to be with him forever” - Dr. Venessa
“Truths are based on experience and wisdom given by God” - Dr. Venessa
“Health is the true principle of life” - Dr. Venessa
Titus is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Tita Venessa; his daughter Yvette Moore and her husband, Javier; two sons, David Veneza and his wife, Simone, and Jerry Veneza; six grandchildren, Michael Moore, Ruben Moore, Taylor Veneza, Collett Mormontoy, Karina Veneza, and Kyla Veneza; and three great-grandchildren, Jason Moore, Nora Moore, and Gabriel Mormontoy.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm at Iglesia Adventista Hispana de Orlando, 455 N Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, with Pastor Ronald Paulin officiating.
Friends may pay their respects prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the church on Friday, November 10.
Interment will follow at Lake Mary Cemetery at 240 Greenleaf LN, Lake Mary, FL 32746
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