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Mario Lorenzo Del Valle
Mario Lorenzo Del Valle, 61, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Watsonville and spent his life in Salinas.
Mario attended Sacred Heart School and Palma High School, graduating in 1969. He was an accomplished tennis player during his Palma years earning the distinction of MVP. Into his adult life he would enjoy games of tennis with his friends. He married Irma Cortez and had three beautiful children, Arthur, Mario, Jr., and Isela. He served as a correctional officer at Soledad Prison. Mario loved his dogs, the SF Giants, the 49ers, and the Golden State Warriors, never missing the scores on any of the games.
He is survived by his wife, Irma; his three children; his five grandchildren who brought him great joy, and numerous brothers, sisters, and friends.
Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, 831-424-9700, www.altavistamortuary.com
Alta Vista Mortuary
41 East Alisal Street Salinas, CA 93901
Published in The Salinas Californian on Oct. 16, 2012