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Daniel Ramirez
Viewing: January 9, 2020 (Thursday) from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Service: Private

Daniel Ramirez was born in 1933, in El Monte, CA.

He joined the US Navy in 1952 and served much of his career as a submariner, retiring in 1971 as a Master Chief Petty Officer. After leaving the Navy, he resided in Germantown, MD, and worked in the Sonar Surveillance Systems division of Vitro Laboratories until his retirement.
Daniel met Dorothy Gosnell in 1959 when both were stationed at the Pentagon; they wed in 1960 and had three children, Victor, Robert, and Joyce. Dorothy passed away in 1973.

He married Lynda Howell in 1974, and they had one son, Barry. Lynda passed away in 2014.

In addition to his work as a sonarman and electrical engineer, Daniel took delight in fixing anything that was broken, and spent many hours in retirement repairing antique clocks. He also enjoyed the family’s many pet cats.

Daniel died on December 28, 2019, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Visitation will be held at DeVol Funeral Home (10 E Deer Park Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20877) on Thursday, January 9, from 6-8 pm.

Donations in his memory may be made to Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being ( or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

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