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Provencio, Irving "Irv" ESCONDIDO --Irving "Irv" Provencio, 84, died at his home in Bolivar, Mo., on Sunday, December 2, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 19, 1928 to Alberto and Carmen Provencio in Tucson, Arizona. He married Diane D. Hurley in Escondido, California on December 5, 1981, and he grew up in Tucson. He then, as a young man, ventured to Vera Cruz, Mexico where he worked for several years as a United States Department of Agriculture Livestock Inspector. After returning to the United States in 1950, he returned to school in Tucson to learn the Barber trade. After working many years as a barber in Tucson, he moved to Escondido, California in 1970. There, he and his brother, Art, opened their own shop in 1976 where they worked together until his retirement in 2003. In 2006, he and his wife relocated to Bolivar to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Escondido Elk's Lodge. He enjoyed family, friends and made friends easily wherever he went. He is survived by his wife, Diane Provencio; his daughter, Leigh O'Connor and her husband Kyle, and their son, Sean of Stockton, Missouri; his son, Scott Hurley and his wife Joni, and grandchildren, Michael, Ava and Brock Hurley of Conyers, Georgia, and granddaughter, Arianna Hurley of Kileen, Texas; his brother, Art Provencio and family of Woodstock, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alberto and Carmen Provencio; sister, Helen Halloran of Tucson, Arizona; brother, Albert Provencio; sister, Rebecca "Tudy" Dominguez; and his brother, Rudy Provencio. In accordance with Irv's wishes, his body will be cremated and there will be no services. He had a special place in his heart for our soldiers who are returning from battle with life-changing injuries. The family requests that donations be made in his name, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.wounded warriorproject.org. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 9, 2012
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