Mario Cueto Canlapan
January 22, 1939 – October 6, 2020
Mario Cueto Canlapan, age 81, of Linthicum, Maryland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Beloved father of Lorna Smothers, Melissa LeBon and her husband Mick, Noel Canlapan and his wife Jennifer. Loving grandfather of Delvon, Taylor, Kyle, and Tucker. Devoted great-grandfather of Laden. Mario is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was born on January 22, 1939 in Gagalangin Tondo, Manila, Philippines to the late Francisco and Ressureccion Cueto Canlapan. He was the last surviving sibling out of 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He was an Alumni of FEATI University in the Philippines. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and graduated with honors. Soon after he graduated, he worked at Caterpillar International Company Philippines.
Mario came to the United States in 1971. In 1973, he began working for and retired from Caterpillar in Elkridge, MD. after 33 years as a Generator Specialist. His position allowed him to travel to different countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Bangladesh as well as within the United States. After retirement, he enjoyed working on cars, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandson. He was a longtime member of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Park, MD. He loved watching the Discovery and History Channel and enjoyed cheering on the Orioles and Ravens.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Maryland 21075 (Exit 6 South off Route 100) on Monday, October 12, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park. With limitations made to funeral practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all guests are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing per current public health guidelines.