OBITUARY

Esmeralda Espiritu Maldia del Rosario, MD

June 20, 1961May 1, 2021
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Unexpectedly at home on May 1, 2021 Esmeralda Espiritu Maldia del Rosario, MD has entered into eternal rest. Esmeralda; beloved wife of David A. T. del Rosario, MD; loving mother of Danielle Luisa Maldia del Rosario; devoted sister of Mawie Maldia Bernas; dear sister-in-law of Maria Jocelissa T. del Rosario, Bernard Phillip T. del Rosario and Andrew Guillermo T. del Rosario. Also lovingly survived by her grand-dogs, Brownie and Lily.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Thursday, May 6, 4-9pm.

A Celebration of Esmeralda's life will be held in the funeral home on Friday, May 7 at 10am.

The Celebration will be live-streamed on the Lemmon Funeral Home Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/160118960675658/videos/187892673070967

and due to social distancing, only 50 people will be seated socially distanced for the Celebration.

Interment Private.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Angela Matthews

June 4, 2021

I am soooo shocked to hear of Dr. Del passing and so heartbroken. She was such a caring and attentive doctor. I will surely miss her!!
Such times as this lets us know how uncertain life is.

Jessica Davidson

June 3, 2021

Dr. Del was a wonderful human being and she also was a great doctor. It brings great sadness to hear of her passing. We shared many stories and she has helped me get my health and mind back on track. I was really looking forward to showing her my progress and hearing she was proud. I think about her daughter who she talked a lot about (her art and dogs.) She really did motivate me and if she had made this impact on my life, my heart breaks for her family and friends.

Melvin Tansill Jr

June 2, 2021

I was a patient of Dr. del Rosario. I always felt confident in her care, and thankful for it. I will miss her greatly. May she rest in eternal peace.

Sandra and Richard Tyndall

May 16, 2021

I really didn't know Dr. Del but my husband and I are patients of her husband Dr. David del Rosario. May she rest in internal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family.

andrea crowder

May 11, 2021

Dr. Del was one of the best Doctors I've had. She was funny and compassionate. Dr. Del saw my whole family and she will truly be missed. She didn't just treat me as a patient, she treated me like a friend. Dr. Del always came into the room with a smile and sometimes even a joke.

I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Charina Felix

May 8, 2021

Dr. Mel and I already had an instant connection when she set foot at the Patient First Owings Mills center. She started calling me “Sistah” from the start and always made me feel like family. She was a very compassionate doctor and an incredibly generous person. Something I love about her is her love for baking. When she would bring her fancy cakes and cupcakes to work, we would eat them down to the very last crumb.

I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Mel’s husband, Dr. David, in several Patient First centers. When we worked together, Dr. David was always so nice to me. Not only did I work with these devoted doctors, but additionally was welcomed to their home . With their only daughter Danielle, I got to experience the tight-knit relationship Dr. Mel has within her family.

I will always cherish the memories and experiences I have shared with Dr. Mel. May she Rest In Peace as I send all my very best to Dr. David and Danielle. I love you forever and always Dr. Mel! ❤️

Daniela Florea

May 7, 2021

I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
May Dr Del beautiful soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Her gentle soul will always be in our hearts.
RIP dear Dr Del.

beverly gorman

May 7, 2021

I am so very sorry for your family's loss Dave. I remember what a bright ray of fun, laughter and joy your wife was and what an excellent physician she was, I so enjoyed working with her at Patient First. I can only imagine how difficult this time is for you and your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I lost my husband in December- I know how devastating this grief can be- God will comfort you in ways unimagined- He is faithful and good. She is dancing in heaven - lots of salsa and first place prizes are waiting for her.... peace and love, bev gorman.

Julia del Rosario

May 7, 2021

I don’t know where to start. There was nothing this beautiful soul could not do, she was actually, literally everything. My aunt, my friend and the mother of my cousin who is like a sister to me.
She always made me feel like I was safe not only as a child looking up to an admirable adult but SAFE TO FREELY BE MY TRUEST SELF! She always included me as if I was her own and always included me in immediate family vacations with beautiful memories that I’ll never forget, introducing me to the beauty of fine dining and adventurous. She was so fearless!
I remember going on a bumpy water park ride with her at Disney World and heard her say “Ai Pinot” and I then imitated her the next time we rode the ride and she so genuinely said to me with a big smile, “You’re my daughter!”
I love you forever my Tita and loving friend Bucci
Love always,
Julia

Mawie Bernas

May 7, 2021

I had the privilege of a nurturing elder sister as early as childhood. Meld would literally do my homework, while I played and claimed the high grades. She was a protective sister that no one dared mess with me. She was a great aunt to my children and all her nieces and nephews. She would go out of her way to ensure my children would tell her the magic words “you’re the best!”. For the past decade, it was just me and her, as our parents and our elder sister Chie had gone before us. We were separated by thousands of miles and yet our sisterhood never faltered. The last 2 years will be treasured as I was able to share many moments together here in Maryland. We enjoyed traveling, dining, theater sightseeing and shopping together.
Bucci was a dedicated Doctor working long hours and would review patients notes when she came home. But despite the long working hours she would find the time always for family - as a mother, wife, sister, daughter and an aunt. She was an exceptional dancer, a talented painter, a wonderful cook, a creative baker. All these talents came from her Very Big Heart for her loved ones.
She unexpectedly left us. But she will never leave the hearts of her loved ones.
Until we meet again my dear sister.
I love you so much...

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Biography

Unexpectedly at home on May 1, 2021 Esmeralda Espiritu Maldia del Rosario, MD has entered into eternal rest. Esmeralda; beloved wife of David A. T. del Rosario, MD; loving mother of Danielle Luisa Maldia del Rosario; devoted sister of Mawie Maldia Bernas; dear sister-in-law of Maria Jocelissa T. del Rosario, Bernard Phillip T. del Rosario and Andrew Guillermo T. del Rosario. Also lovingly survived by her grand-dogs, Brownie and Lily.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Thursday, May 6, 4-9pm.

A Celebration of Esmeralda's life will be held in the funeral home on Friday, May 7 at 10am.

The Celebration will be live-streamed on the Lemmon Funeral Home Facebook page and due to social distancing, only 50 people will be seated socially distanced for the Celebration.

Interment Private.