A son grieves the loss of his elderly parents in the Surfside collapse (includes video story)

Antonio and Gladys Lozano were among the over 150 people missing from the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside.

Then their son, Sergio Lozano, was informed by officials that his parents’ bodies had been recovered from the debris of the building. They were found beside one another in their bed.  

Sergio lived just two blocks away from his parents, and he said that he was even able to watch them from his condo.

“I could see my mom cooking from my apartment when night would fall,” he said. “The kitchen where my dad would sit and watch TV, it wasn’t there… it’s just like, not normal.”

Antonio and Gladys were married for 59 years. They met in Cuba and got married in Miami Beach. They are survived by their two children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Zitlali Solache is a student in Florida International University, pursuing her Masters degree in Spanish-Language Broadcast Journalism. Zitlali Solache is Mexican American and has a passion for storytelling and news. She has interned for WPBT PBS, WSVN Channel 7 and STEP Univision. After graduation, Zitlali aspires to become a reporter/anchor in her hometown Miami, FL.

Julio Mendez is a senior at Florida International University, majoring in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. His interests are politics and sports, mainly basketball and MMA.