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Leonardo DeGuzman

Leonardo DeGuzman

Feb 14, 1927 - Mar 20, 2023

Leonardo DeGuzman - Obituary


eonardo DeGuzman, age 96, passed away on March 20, 2023, at his Fort Washington, Maryland residence. Leonardo is a veteran of the Vietnam war, where he distinctly served in various flag officers’ cabin mess aboard deployed ships overseas and at flag quarters ashore, mostly in Washington,DC. He grew up in Zambales, Philippines and joined the U.S. Navy in August 1945 when hewas 18 years old. He was ultimately promoted to Chief Petty Officer attributable to his sustained commendable work ethics and exorbitant dedication to duty. Subsequent to his retirement after serving over 26 years in the U.S. Navy, he worked at the Cameron Station, Alexandria, Virginia and at the Chief Petty Officers Club, Washington Navy Yard. He took pride in all he did that always left customers and co-workers satisfied. He then fully retired from work, travel around with friends, and passionately engaged with the mahjong game. Leonardo is survived by his loving wife, Teresita, and his five children: Margarita, Mario, Jessie, Dina, Yuriko (deceased) and Liza. He also left behind 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Leonardo's Life Celebration on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 27 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mass of Christian Burial offered on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church, 7800 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill, MD. *****Interment with Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. Please arrive at the Administration Building by 1:15 pm. with Government issued ID and one's own transportation.