Carlos Eduardo Escobar, 82, of Stephens City, VA, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Fox Trail Assisted Living in Stephens City.
Carlos was born in 1940 in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, the son of the late Eduardo and Marina Escobar. He earned his Master’s Degree and PhD in Colombia before he immigrated to the US in 1965. He married Diana Bruns (1968 –1975) and was blessed with 3 children.
Carlos earned a second Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton. His talent with computers led to a management career in Information Systems, working in the US and Latin America. He retired from Fairfax County Government, VA. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Carlos belonged to the American Guild of Organists, Civil Air Patrol, American Flying Club, was an avid private pilot, and a longtime member of the Personal History Writing Class in Vienna, VA.
He married Karleen Heinemann Partan on May 26, 1990, and was blessed to add a step-daughter to his family. Carlos and Karleen were best friends who shared a deep love and commitment.
Carlos is survived by his wife, Karleen; children, Elizabeth Escobar (Adam Burns), John Escobar (Melanie), Peg Warren (Andrew) and Jennifer Hansen (Chris); grandchildren: Isabella, Charlie and Carolina Burns; Lucas and Alexandra Escobar; Griffin, Tyler and Sophia Warren; Sterling, Siena and Sage Hansen; siblings Fernando, Elba Lucia, Alfredo, Marieta, Luz Marina, Liliana, Isabel and Jorge Eduardo. Carlos is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. He was honored to be the patriarch of a large and loving family.
He is preceded in death by siblings, Consuelo, Humberto, Ricardo, Adiela, Gustavo and Jose.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church at 11:00am on Monday May 16, 2022. Interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carlos’s memory may be made to: Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.