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Ramiro Blanco

March 6, 1930 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 91)


Ramiro Blanco, 91, of Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 5, 2021, with his wife and daughter by his side. 

Ramiro was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on March 5, 1930. He lived in Guatemala until 1959, when he emigrated to the United States where he met his wife Maria. They were married in 1960 and raised their three children in Takoma Park, Maryland. He worked at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. for 35 years before retiring in 1995.

Ramiro was a consummate gentleman and family man. He was loved and admired by all who knew him. Ramiro and Maria raised their children in an environment filled with love and
laughter, and that spirit was infectious to everyone lucky enough to interact with the Blancos. From singing opera to cutting up the dance floor with his beloved wife and dance partner,
Ramiro lived life to the fullest – every day. He had a smile for everyone and didn’t hesitate to shed a tear when someone he knew was hurting. His five grandchildren view him as a central
and beloved figure in their lives – simply the best Abuelito of all time. He was a one-of-a-kind man and will be loved and missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Ramiro is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maria (Lupita), his three children, and five grandchildren: Ramiro Jr. and his wife Darlene (Smith) of Silver Spring, MD, their children Robert and his fiance Megan Healy, and Nicole; Iris Super and her husband David of Bethesda, MD, their sons Andrew and his wife Kailey and Tommy; and Eric and his wife Michele (Heidt) of Silver Spring, MD., and their daughter Grace.

Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 10-11:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Silver Spring, MD, 15661 Norbeck Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Funeral mass will follow visitation on Tuesday, December 14 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Grace. A private interment will follow the mass.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ramiro’s favorite charity.


December 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Funeral Mass
December 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/donate/

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