Luis Ernesto Blandon of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. He was 65 years old.\n\nHe was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the US to pursue his American dream. He continued in his fathers footsteps, graduating in May of 1990 with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology.\nLuis enjoyed three things above all else - spending time with family, building homes, and serving people. He built his dream home with his wife, Martha, for the ultimate cookout, family and friend hosting paradise. In his free time he stayed busy doing home improvement construction for his home and around his community. He was a public servant, dedicating over half of his life to consulting and working for municipalities. He worked for The Town of Vienna for 9 years, retiring as a Water and Sewer Superintendent. He had a passion for public works and was recognized by the Rotary Club of Vienna for his commitment in 2014, with the "Service Above Self" award. He retired from The Town officially on October 2, 2022.\nHe is preceded in death by his father Balbino, mother Blanca Ines, and sister Leonor. He is survived by his wife Martha, children Diego and Javier, step-children Perla and CJ, his siblings Balbino, Rosa Ines, and Andrea, their spouses, many friends and family.\nA mass celebrating Luis's life will be held on October 21, 2022 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, Virginia.