Carmen Margarita Santiago Stohlman

August 7, 1922 - June 5, 2021
Carmen Margarita Santiago Stohlman

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Carmen Margarita Santiago Stohlman, 98, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Born August 7th, 1922 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Rafael Santiago-Vazquez and Margarita Velez-Armaiz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert Fischer Stohlman and three half siblings Rafael Santiago, Gloria Bodib and Lillian Garcia.

Mrs. Stohlman attended schools both in New York and Puerto Rico. As the wife of a career officer in the U.S. Army, she enjoyed living in many posts around the world, including France and Japan. Mrs. Stohlman was a homemaker, a volunteer with her local Catholic Parish and a skilled bridge player who enjoyed entertaining friends. After Mr. Stohlman’s retirement from the military, they settled in Olney, MD, where they lived for almost 50 years. In 2016 Mrs. Stohlman moved to Patriots Colony at Williamsburg, a military retirement community, where she could live closer to her family.

Mrs. Stohlman is survived by two sons, Robert F. Stohlman, Jr. and wife, Vanda, of Williamsburg, VA and Bruce Richard Stohlman and wife, Connie, of Bellevue, NE; two granddaughters, Christine A. Aragon and Nancy M. Stohlman; three grandsons, Scott Andrew Stohlman, Bruce Richard Stohlman, Jr., and Robert Fischer Stohlman, III; one half-sister, Sarah Ludke of Sand Diego, CA; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Army Emergency Relief, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, Arlington, VA 22202 or online at

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  • June 07, 2021
    Stacey Johnson says:
    Carmen was a ray of light! She was loving, fiesty, funny, and determined! There was no convincing her of something other than what she already knew... but she would blow the best kisses and winks at you to throw you off. She was so precious you couldn't help but love her. She loved singing especially the national anthem of Puerto Rico! She loved dancing and her laughter could light up a room! I've missed seeing her and talking to her over the past year. She will be greatly missed! My heart and prayer for you both and your families. It was a pleasure being able to see the love she had for both of you.