Birth: Monday, March 03, 1924 in Troy, New York
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the age of 96
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Oscar Lorenzo, 96, of White Plains, MD passed away peacefully in his home on March 17, 2020. He was born on March 3, 1924 in Troy, NY to Oscar Lorenzo and Helen Fitzgerald. He was raised by his father and great-aunt in Barcelona, Spain after his mother died when he was just four years old. As a young adult, he courted the love of his life, Georgina Quintas, through a series of love letters exchanged through her mother in Cuba. In 1950, he traveled to Cuba where he finally married his sweetheart. Oscar and Georgina were married on October 8, 1950 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Havana, Cuba.
He studied in Barcelona, Spain and later obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Food Technology from the University of Miami, FL. They eventually returned to Cuba with their children in 1955 but were forced to flee in 1960 after Fidel Castro came to power. They moved back to Miami, FL with only one dollar in their pockets but always trusted that the Lord would provide.
Oscar's career would take the family across the country to El Paso, TX, Le Sueur, MN, and Fairfax, VA among many other places. He went on to have a long career with the Department of Agriculture where he retired in 1994. He spent his retired years traveling the world with his wife and enjoying time with his beloved family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Oscar Lorenzo III and Richard R. Lorenzo. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Georgina R. Lorenzo; his brother, John Lorenzo (Georgina); his daughters, Georgina Plummer (Donald) and Eileen Lorenzo (Charlie); his grandchildren, Ryan Plummer, Joseph Plummer, Michelle Lao (John), and Rev. Samuel Plummer; his great-grandchildren, Gianna, Sienna, Emmanuel, and Lucas Lao; and many nieces and nephews.
Oscar was an exemplary father, a devoted husband, and a friend to many. He was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waldorf, MD. He was also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus in Newport News, VA. He loved the Lord with all his heart and soul and prayed often for those in need. He was compassionate, generous, and sought God's will in all that he did in his life.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
In light of national health concerns and the directives from the Archdiocese of Washington, a private Mass of Christian Burial will take place with immediate family.
Family has requested NO FLOWERS, in lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Missionaries of Charity, 2800 Otis Street NE, Washington, DC 20018.