Carlos Muro, 52, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, on January 1, 1959, and immigrated to Los Angeles in 1968 with his mother and two sisters. Having to assume the role of patriarch early on, he delivered newspapers and worked as a vendor at Dodger Stadium to help support his mother and siblings. He graduated in 1976 from Abraham Lincoln Senior High School where he excelled in academics and played on the varsity basketball team. In 1981, he earned a BA in Sociology, with an emphasis in workplace counseling, from Cal State Northridge.
After working his way through college as a Sears’s appliance repairman, Carlos pursued a career as a vocational rehabilitation consultant. In 1988, he started his own Los Angeles-area business, Advance Vocational Evaluators, which he successfully ran for 17 years. Then, he earned a designation in Professional Disability Management from the Insurance Educational Association before joining Sedgwick CMS, Inc., where he worked as a benefits liaison for the past four years.