Obituary for Zosimo Monzon
Zosimo "Antonio" Topacio Monzon, 90, of Lothian, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, surrounded by family.
Antonio, was a retired United States Navy Master Chief, with a distinguished career spanning 32 years in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1978. He was permanently stationed at the White House and served seven presidents often accompanying them in their travels. During the Nixon and Ford Administration, he was the Presidential Valet and traveled extensively around the world, most memorably to China and Russia. After retiring from the Navy, while still at the White House, he began a ten-year civil service career and retired in 1988 during the Reagan Administration.
Antonio was one of four children born in Imus, Cavite City, Philippines to the late Florencio Reyes Monzon and Teofista Topacio. He is survived by his daughter, Carla and his sons Zosimo Jr. and Ricardo; daughter-in-law Carol; 7 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Thelma Jane and son Tony and his sisters Juanita, Rebecca and brother Romeo.
A Celebration of Life for Antonio will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, immediately followed by a funeral service at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037. Interment with military honors will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting contributions towards a memorial bench.
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