Antonio Imperio, 60, an electrical engineer who had worked since 2000 for the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, died Jan. 5 at a property he owned in Virginia Beach after a heart attack.
Mr. Imperio, a Springfield resident, joined the Navy in 1974 and spent seven years on active duty before continuing with the Navy Department as a civilian until 2000.
He settled in the Washington area in 1987 and spent many years with the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command, a job that required extensive travel to Navy sites worldwide.
He joined State in 2000 and helped the department maintain its telecommunications infrastructure at U.S. embassies.
Antonio Velasco Imperio was born in Paracale, in the Philippines. He was a 1974 electrical engineering graduate of the University of the East in Manila. He became a U.S. citizen in 1975.
He had been membership chairman of the Philippine Association of Metropolitan Washington Engineers.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Aida Arcibal Imperio of Springfield; three children, Winnie Rodriguez of Alexandria, Michelle Lee of Springfield and Russell Imperio of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Lydia Banares and Lilia Pinlac, both of the Philippines, and Elizabeth Campanilla of Reston; three brothers, Shem Imperio of the Philippines, Noe Imperio of Alexandria and retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Ador Imperio of San Diego; and a granddaughter.
— Adam Bernstein