Don Conrado Plasencia, brother of Sixto and uncle of Néstor Plasencia, has died. Don Conrado served for many years as factory director at the Plasencia’s Tabacos de Oriente factory in Danlí, Honduras.

The Plasencia family settled in Nicaragua in 1965, two years after their tobacco operation was confiscated by the Cuban government. In 1978, during the Nicaraguan Revolution, many of the Plasencia family farms were burned down. Once again, the Plasencias chose to migrate – this time, it was to Honduras, where they opened Tabacos de Oriente. Don Conrado eventually took over as the Factory Director and served in that role until his passing. Eventually, the Plasencias went back to Nicaragua but maintained their Honduran operations with Don Conrado at the helm at Tabacos de Oriente.

Tabacos de Oriente was instrumental in the growing success of the Plasencias. They began making cigars out of that factory for many cigar companies and eventually for themselves (most notably Plasencia’s Cosecha Series)

Funeral services for Don Conrado will be held at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Photo Credit: Conrado Plasencia Social Media