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Manuel Otero-Penas

August 21, 1930 December 22, 2018
Manuel Otero-Penas
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Obituary for Manuel Otero-Penas

Manuel Otero-Penas, 88, died at his home on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gloria Otero. Loving father to Rosalia Otero, Carlos Otero, Jorge Velasquez, and Francisca Otero; grandfather to Mauricio, Pablo and Florencia Perez, Natalia, Virginia, Sabrina and Lautaro Otero, and Jared, Garrett and Mason Velasquez; great grandfather to River Ashland Velasquez and Agustin Laramendi Perez.

Born in Galicia, Spain, Manuel left his homeland at the age of 18 in search of greater economic opportunity after growing up during the Spanish Civil War. He immigrated first to South America, then to the United States in 1963, and eventually settled down in Alexandria, Virginia in 1970. He traveled extensively to practice his trade as a Stone Mason, and in practicing his trade he has left his mark in many places. We can still witness the fruits of his labor when visiting Virginia Tech, Duke University, and several buildings and monuments around D.C. or during drives along the Baltimore Washington Parkway, Clara Barton Parkway, and Skyline Drive. His skill at building was not limited to his work with stone, but also by the strength of his ties to his family and friends. Many considered him to be a surrogate father.

Visitation will be at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 4-8 PM. Funeral mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309, at noon on Friday, December 28, 2018. Interment following at Mt. Comfort Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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4:00 PM 12/27/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castlewellan Drive Alexandria 22315 VA
United States





12:00 PM 12/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

8710 Mount Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8710 Mount Vernon Highway Alexandria 22309 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Mount Comfort Cemetery Final Resting Place

6600 S. King Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

6600 S. King Highway Alexandria 22306 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association

P.O. Box 96011
Washington, District of Columbia 20090

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