CARTAGENA, Mario 71, of Holiday, passed away on Oct. 21, 2013. Born in Puerto Rico, Mario mo-ved to the Tampa Bay area in 2006. He was an Army veteran and worked 39 years for the Department of Defense before retiring. He was a member of the Unity Church of Port Richey. Mario is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carmen; two sons, Richard Cartagena & his wife, Jennifer, and Michael Cartagena & his wife, Jamie; five grandchildren; his two sisters, Rachel and Sonia; and three brothers, Samuel, Jose Luis, and Robert. A graveside service with military honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Friday, Nov. 22nd, 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mario's memory to the Leukemia Foundation. Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.blountcurrywest.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 24, 2013