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Juan Aranda

August 12, 1936 — January 30, 2024

Juan was born August 12, 1936, in Washington, D.C. to Antonio and Isabel Aranda and was called home on January 30, 2024.

He was the beloved husband for 57 years to Betty (Biggs) Aranda (10/22/1936 - 06/05/2013) and beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by 3 children; Maria Klein (Herb), Juan Aranda (Janet), Luis Aranda (Marsha) along with 8 grandchildren; Jennifer (Aaron), Natalie (Dan), Jessica (Danny), Allie (Andrew), Jillian (Ricky), Meghan (Thomas), Tony (Samantha), and Johnny (Taylor); and 8 great grandchildren, Bella, Olivia, Kevin, Michelle, Genevieve, Liliana, Amelia, and Riley.

Juan worked 40 years and retired from Northwest Orient Airlines at Washington National Airport where he was favorably known as “Chico”. He met a lot of people from around the world and had a million airport stories and stories about growing up in Washington DC that were interesting, funny, and fun to listen to.

His well-known hobby was his “ol’ 47 Cadillac” that he was so proud of, and he was one of the founding members of the Cadillac LaSalle Club’s Potomac Region of MD, DC & VA. He loved all the classic cars and going to antique car shows in MD & VA. 

All who knew Juan knew that he loved to converse with anyone, anytime, and wherever he went. Since he spoke fluent Spanish and English, he talked (…and talked…) to everyone he encountered. 

He will be dearly missed by many, but the legacy and life he created and lived will continue forever.

The family will receive friends at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736 on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 8816 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714 on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at St. John Vianney Catholic Church Cemetery, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

In Liew of flowers please consider donations in memory of Juan Aranda to:   Hospice of the Chesapeake; https://www.hospicechesapeake.org ›  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

8816 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach, MD 20714

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Interment

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Cemetery

105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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