Americo Enrique Baanante Cerdena

americo baanante cerdena
Died on Thursday, February 1, 2007, He is survived by his dear and devoted wife, Crystal White,

his parents, Maria Cerdena de Baanante and Americo Valentin Baanante of Trujillo, Peru, his two brothers, Luis Miguel Baanante

Cerdena and Juan Carlos Baanante Cerdena.

He had a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Lima and most recently held a position as an Operations Engineer at Microstrategy in Tysons Corner, Va. He was an enthusiastic spear-diver and guitar player.

Family will receive friends at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va on Friday, February 9th begining at 10:00 AM where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in Trujillo, Peru.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marthas Table, Washington, DC.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Nuestra mas sinceras condolencias por la perdida de nuestro querido Americo. Nuestras oraciones estan para Uds. Samuel y Rosamaria

  2. I send my condolences although I had never met you. You were husband to my sisters best friend and helped take care of my sister when she visited you both this past year. I thank you for that. God bless you for all that you have done in life… I’ll be praying for you.

  3. My heart goes out to Crystal and Americo’s family. Through Crystal I had the pleasure of knowing Americo and I am sad to hear of his passing. Americo was a wonderful person with an amazing spirit and kind heart. He will be missed by many.

  4. Americo, your spirit is a gift that never stops giving. Your joy in life made it an honor and blessing to receive a simple bowl of soup from you. We celebrate the presence that you brought to Parks & People and our Center. We will never forget you or the random acts of kindness that you made and inspired. Eternal peace to you and yours.

  5. Many of us who work at the Josephine Butler Park Center first met Americo when he served lunch on the shady terrace overlooking the Park. Beginning mid-morning, wonderful aromas would scent the building from top to bottom, connecting us, like family, until at last it was lunch-time. As we came through the terrace doorway, Americo would be standing to the left, behind a table with his morning’s work spread before him in large serving dishes on a white tablecloth. He would explain to each of us the contents of the dishes before carefully serving them. The food was truly delicious – but what really made lunch so special was the calm, relaxed ambience that Americo quietly created by his own example. Everything was well organized, the food beautifully presented and Americo’s friendly, confident and generous style made certain that no-one returned to work without somehow feeling a better person. Maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise to learn that food was a recent interest and that Americo was an engineer by education – the thoughtful way he put the food together and served it was a clue. But Americo was so much more, he was friendly, engaging and just a wonderfully warm human being. It is tragic that his life was cut short just as the pieces were in place for it to blossom. We are not going to forget him as his life was an inspiration for ours. Our hearts go out to his family, especially Crystal and the others who cared for him so much.

  6. I am the mother of Jan Stucke, loving friend to Crystal, and I love Crystal dearly also. Americo was a good friend to Jan, and the friendship between he and Crystal meant so much to Jan. He will be greatly missed, but his memory and spirit lives forever. Love to his family and Crystal. JP Stucke

  7. Americo will always be in my heart. We spent the past two Christmas holidays together and he always made my trips home so relaxing. He just always Cared so much. Americo was a model of what others should aspire to be. I will never forget our long talks in the living room. And Crystal and I will still make that trip to Peru with Americo in our hearts. I am always here for you Crystal and together we will continue to share memories of Americo. I wish I was there to share in the fond memories of such a wonderful person. With Love, Jan

  8. It’s really sad to hear this. He was my brother’s (Miguel) best friend in Trujillo, Peru. Now they are both in heaven (My brother passed away of Leukemia). I remember Americo since I was a little kid, we used to go to his parents home in El Golf for birthdays and get togethers. I also remember his personality, he was a great kid and I’m sure a great man (I was 14 when we moved to USA). He used to also hang out in Huanchaco Beach in those days(late 80s early 90s). Rest in peace my friend, and I will see you again.

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