Jose A. Ferrario, 82, who worked as a dental technician in Kensington for more than 30 years and retired in 1990, died April 25 at the Washington Hospital Center of complications after heart surgery.

Dr. Ferrario moved to the Washington area from Buenos Aires in 1966 and eventually settled in Kensington. He moved to Rockville in 1986.

Jose Alberto Ferrario was a native of Buenos Aires and received a degree in dentistry from the University of Buenos Aires.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Beatriz Sarache Ferrario of Rockville; three children, Beatriz Deutsch of Reston, Gus Ferrario of Ijamsville and Claudio Ferrario of Riverdale Park; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

— Megan Buerger