Isaac Ernesto Pena Sarmiento, 67, of Westfield, IN passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.
He was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Valencia, Edo Carabobo, Venezuela son of Ramon Isaias Peña and Carmen Felicia Sarmiento de Peña.
Mr. Sarmiento or as he would say Licenciado Peña (Boñe), was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela; where he started his professional career in Business administration as well as a university Professor. He was one of six children and was always a deeply devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Overall the most amazing human and family man of this world.
Mr. Sarmiento enjoyed life at his fullest, but his favorite things were to listen to good music while enjoying a glass of wine or whiskey, cooking and talking on the phone with his family, picking up and playing boxing with his grandson, loving on his nieces and nephews, but mostly working at his magazine and making great friendships of which he was very proud of along the way. Great athlete, at 20 years of age, he achieved his black belt in Tai Kwon Do, taking 2nd place in the world‘s championship.
Most of his professional career while in Venezuela, he worked for “CANTV” the largest telecommunications company in Venezuela. Mr. Sarmiento moved to the United States in 2002, where he then started the successful CV latina Magazine “la revista donde su negocio se ve mejor”. He grew this as the number one and first Spanish magazine in the Midwest and today has published more than 200 issues.
Mr. Sarmiento was an active member of the Indianápolis community a big part of the Venezuelan Association. He was recognized in multiple occasions for his volunteer and hard work.
Survivors include his wife, Adalys Peña; daughter, Adahisa Peña; son, Isaac Peña; grandson, Sebastian Peña; brothers, Ismael Peña and Jesus Peña; sisters, Trina Peña and Ana Peña; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Reyes Peña.
Family and friends will gather on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals Westfield-Carmel.
In memory, please consider donations to Bussell Family Funerals to assist the family in final expenses.