Ferdinand Lago, 99, of Huntingtown, MD passed away November 26, 2020 in Prince Frederick. He was born September 5, 1921 in New Orleans, LA and was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he attended NY public schools. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, and upon hearing of the attack on Pearl Harbor enlisted in the US Navy in 1942, serving in the Pacific Theater earning the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five Stars, the Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct, and Philippine Liberation Medals. He re-enlisted in the Navy until his retirement in 1962 as a Petty Officer, and then began a career with the Army Corps of Engineers where he worked on testing the effect of ocean waves on coastlines until his retirement in the mid-1980’s. He was married to Edna Catherine (Gray) Lago and they lived in Forestville raising their family until moving to Huntingtown in 1990. He and Edna also summered in Daytona Beach, FL until her passing in 2004. Ferdinand was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, Senators and later Nationals, and Navy football. He was active coaching his children in their youth, and loved attending the sports and activities of his grandchildren.
Ferdinand is survived by sons Ferdinand E. “Fred” Lago and wife Nancy of Huntingtown, and Thomas L. “Tom” Lago of Sunderland (late wife Laurie), grandchildren Thomas E. Lago, Kristi Lago, Brett Miles and Jessica Miles, and great-grandchildren Molly Lago, and Makenzi Larzelere.
Services for Mr. Lago will be private. In his memory, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.