On March 29, 2022, Daniel Justo Lobera left us to join his parents Justo and Dora Lobera, and brother Horacio He was an active and youthful 80 years old.
Daniel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 21, 1942. He met, fell in love with, and married Felisa Rosenfeld in 1964. That same year, they immigrated and moved to Washington DC. While they worked hard to become United States citizens, they worked harder to become Americans.
They had a son in 1966, Carlos ‘Fabian’ Lobera, who currently resides in Lander, Wyoming with spouse Krista Lobera. Daniel coached youth soccer and shared his passion for the “beautiful game” with his son. The two have coached, officiated and shared their love of soccer with hundreds of young players.
Daniel enjoyed a long career in the telecommunications industry. He was responsible for on-site telecommunication systems for Presidents Bill Clinton and later George W. Bush. Obtaining the needed security clearances and walking through the White House gates each day was a proud accomplishment for the Argentine-born US citizen in the 1990’s. He was working in the White House when 9/11 occurred. Daniel retired along with Felisa in 2002. Together they volunteered time at Lee County Hospital and split time between homes in Maryland and Florida, before settling full time in Ft. Myers, Florida in 2021.
His favorite things included dinner parties with friends; a round of golf; traveling and taking a cruise with his wife; watching his grandson Daniel Lobera (24) play soccer and his granddaughter Kelly Savan (29) marry; a day at the gun range with his son; sharing a happy hour drink with his daughter-in-law Krista (he preferred a strong Negroni in a lowball); talking politics, and; grilling an Argentinian parrilla with his family. Daniel was also an avid collector of firearms. He loved boating with his wife. It was their weekend escape to drop anchor or port-hop around the Chesapeake Bay.
Daniel is loved and survived by his wife of 58 years, Felisa Lobera, son Fabian, daughter-in-law Krista, grandchildren Daniel, Kelly and husband Chris Savan, and great grandson Arlo David Savan. Daniel is also survived by his brothers Hecto Lobera and Alberto Lobera of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He celebrated his 80th birthday in January with his loving family and a round of Top Golf in Denver that featured his great grandson Arlo Savan (18 months). He called it “a perfect day”.