Edgardo Héctor Lorenzo, 86 years of age, son of the late Emilio Lorenzo and Luisa Borelli passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones on September 15, 2018, in Columbia, Maryland. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rosa Adriani and devoted daughters, Isabel (Jose Luis) Garrido, of Columbia, Maryland, and Susana (Gregory) Lewis, of Wadsworth, Ohio, beloved grandchildren, Fadrique, Pamela, Romina, Christopher and Caroline and by his siblings, Betty and Luis Lorenzo of San Nicolas, Argentina and a host of nieces and nephews.
Edgardo was born in San Nicolas de Los Arroyos, Argentina. He was the 8th of 15 siblings who loved one another and were always present in each other’s lives. He was an adventurous person with an entrepreneurial spirit who moved to Buenos Aires at a very young age. He served in the Argentine Military where he was a medical assistant. He immigrated to the United States when he was in his 30’s accompanied by his best friend Pepe Jimenez, both in search of a better life for their wives and daughters. He moved his young family to New York City and became a jeweler and goldsmith and went on to own his own jewelry store on 6th Avenue, New York. He designed and handcrafted beautiful pieces of jewelry throughout his career. He lived many years in New Jersey before relocating to Maryland after retirement. He traveled every year to Argentina and maintained close and loving ties to his homeland and family. He instilled values of love, sacrifice, hard work, and integrity in all of us. He loved and cherished his wife with all his heart as well as his children and grandchildren. He was a friend to all who knew him with his fun and engaging personality. He will be so greatly missed.
Friends may call on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.at the Donaldson Funeral home of Clarksville, P.A. 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD. 21029. A Funeral mass will be offered at 12:00 p.m.at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, MD. 21044. Entombment Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD. 21075. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Inc.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. William Saway, Ines, Dr. Karl Kasamon, and Nick, Howard County Hospital ICU nurse, for their care and compassion.
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