In Loving Memory of Juan O. Lumidao
Juan “Johnny” O. Lumidao, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away during the
early hours of June 16, 2023 at the age of 88. His departure has left a void in the hearts of his
family and friends, but his spirit will forever live on in the cherished memories he leaves behind.
Juan was born on May 27, 1935 in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines surrounded by the close-knit
community of his parents and siblings. Juan developed a strong work ethic in his youth which
laid the foundation for his adult life.
After graduating from the Mapua Institute of Technology in the 1960s, Juan landed several
construction projects involving cement plants, nickel mines, gas and oil, textile, and sugar
refineries. Working on a project with Bechtel and Fluor: Global Engineering and Construction
Co., he was able to emigrate to the United States from the Philippines. Juan’s first job in the
U.S. was with the Alaskan Pipeline Project, overseeing oil and gas in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
To escape the frigid weather, Juan moved to Washington, D.C. where he joined the Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He later joined Pepco as a Project Estimator
Engineer at its electric and gas generating station overseeing two major plants and monitoring
project construction costs.
Beyond his professional achievements, Juan was a devoted husband and father. He married
Grace Litorja in 1966 and was married to her for 57 years until his passing. Together, they had
three children: Lorinda (Lynn), Eloisa, and John. The family lived in Clinton, Maryland and
settled in Owings, building a life filled with love, strength, and unwavering support for one
Juan’s love extended to his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jonathan. He loved spending
time with them -- sharing stories, telling jokes and providing a pillar of strength, constantly
telling them how proud he was of their achievements.
Outside of his professional and family life, Juan had a deep appreciation for nature and enjoyed
spending time gardening, tending to his vegetables. He had a passion for fishing and throughout
his retirement years, spent most weekends at Point Lookout, Solomon Island and Chincoteague
Island with his fishing buddies, Isidro Alvarez [deceased] and Ben Ingalla [deceased], alongside
his son, John and his wife, Grace.
Juan will be remembered for his silent strength, his kindness, and his gentle spirit. He leaves
behind a legacy of hard work and dedication that will inspire generations to come. His warm
smile and loving presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Juan is survived by his wife, Grace Litorja Lumidao; daughter Lorinda (Lynn) Watson and her
husband George (Albie) Watson; granddaughters Elizabeth and Sarah Phan; daughter Eloisa
Thring and her husband Daniel (Danny) Thring [deceased]; grandson Jonathan Thring; son
John Lumidao and his wife Karen Lumidao; sister Connie Mendoza; and niece Melanie Isoga.
He will also be remembered by the many relatives and friends whose lives he touched.
The family will receive friends at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD
20736 on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1601 W Mount Harmony Road,
Owings, MD 20736 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.
Please click on the link below to livestream the Mass:
Juan Lumidao will forever remain in our hearts as a loving husband, devoted father, doting
grandfather, and extraordinary human being. May his soul find eternal peace and may we carry
his memory in our hearts forever.