José (Joe) Ramon Lopez, 90, of Clinton, Maryland passed away
peacefully on July 12, 2022. A proud 30-year United States Air Force
veteran, Joe valiantly served his country during the Korean and Vietnam
Wars. To end his military career, Joe, as a Chief Master Sergeant, was
assigned to Air Force One as a Security Police Superintendent from
1970 till 1980, serving Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. Joe was
always grateful for the opportunities the military provided him and the
places and people he met along the way. Upon retiring from the USAF,
Joe continued to serve his country in a civilian position in the Command
Security office at the Defense Logistics Agency from October 1980 until
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Pauline (Medina) and Joseph
Lopez; late wife Jean (McArthur) and his brothers Michael and Richard.
Joe is survived by his brother Stephen; his sisters Christina and Rosie;
his loving wife of 20 years Donna; his three sons Christopher, Wayne
(Karla) and Paul (Susan); his daughters Deborah, Dawn and Denise
(Steven); his nine grandchildren Christopher, Victoria, Steven
(Christina), Kevin (Tiffini), Justin (Stacy), Kristina (Chris), David, Joshua
(Vanessa), Corrie, Andrew, Hunter and Zachary; numerous nieces,
nephews and great-grandchildren.
Miraculously, Joe was able to remain with his family and friends for 19
additional years due to the generosity of his kidney donor, Donna
Truesdell, and the wonderful doctors and staff and Johns Hopkins
University and Medicine.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Joe R. Lopez may be directed to support Johns Hopkins Medicine. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins. Please include the designation of “Kidney Transplant Fund” on the memo line of the check, or with any accompanying paperwork. Gifts to the Johns Hopkins Office of Medical Annual Giving/PO Box 49143/Baltimore, MD 21297-9143 or visit https://secure.jhu.edu/form/nephro