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Magin Dones

Magin Dones

Jul 20, 1944 - Oct 13, 2022

Magin Dones - Obituary


agin Caimol Dones, Jr., “Jun”, was born to the late Ernesto and Lolita Dones, an accountant, and a dressmaker, in Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines on July 20, 1944. He graduated from the Feati University in 1965 with a degree in Architecture Design and received numerous professional certificates in Computer Science and Food and Beverage Management. Initially starting a career in the IT field for the American Security Bank and the U.S. Customs Service for 20 years, Jun would follow his passion to own/operate/oversee various establishments from fine dining catering to federal/state/foreign dignitaries to commercial food and beverage services within the Metro Washington DC area for 40 years. Jun was blessed with a large and loving family. He married Corazon Legaspi on May 1, 1976, in Oxon Hill, MD. Jun helped raise his five children with patience, discipline, and humility. Being awarded the 1994 Kababaihan Maka-Rizal Father of the Year award furthermore confirms this. He taught them to read, write, cook, and often took them on family trips with the Philippines being the last notable and most memorable one. Jun was a restauranteur by trade and a Philanthropist by heart- both to his hometown of Cavite City, Philippines, and the Metro Washington, DC, USA. Helping the unfortunate, overseeing food pantries, and paving the way for Cavite City to become a first-class city making the dream of Sangley Point International Airport a reality. The project will start in 2023 and will bring at least 13,000 new jobs to the city, bolstering the growing economy. In the USA, Jun designed the CIPAA Cultural Center and was active in organizing civic and cultural activities pertaining to the welfare of Filipinos in the United States promoting the Filipino image in Metro Washington DC. He was kind, humorous, a talented singer, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones. Jun is survived by his wife, Corazon; his sons Anthony, Alex, and Norman Dones; his daughters Riza Flores, Sherry Buenaventura, and Sheila Lyles; his grandchildren Marvin Garcia, Kyle Flores, John Flores Jr., Ryan Buenaventura, Mason Buenaventura, Aiden Lyles, and Avery Lyles; and numerous brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his son, Elmer; his sisters, Elaine and Grace; and his parents. Family and friends will gather and remember Jun on November 2-4, 2022 from 4-8 PM at the Kalas Funeral Home, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD. Church services and funeral on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10 AM at St. Columba Church, 7800 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD, with procession and burial to follow at the Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD. Repast location to be announced.