Octavio L. Sotelo "Tavo" 79, a native Tucsonian was born on March 17, 1935. He passed away on August 6, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene (Bejarano) Sotelo; his children, Octavio, Jr. (Terry Morones), Daniel (Diane) and Edith Fregoso (Ismael Lopez); 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Frances) Sotelo of New Jersey, Ray (Elsa-deceased) of Glendale, Arizona and Frank (Marilee) of Green Valley, Arizona. He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Angie Wildmon. He served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Pickaway APA during the Korean War and a life member of the American Legion Sahuaro Post #68. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1200; 3rd and 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus Archbishop Daniel J. Gercke Assembly and Honorary life member. He worked 35 years for Duval Corporation, Esperanza Sierrita Copper Mine and Cypress Minerals. "Pat", as he was also known worked for Citizens Auto Stage/Gray Line Tours. He was interested in all sports, but baseball was his game. He played and coached Double A Softball and Triple A City Leagues, also coached for Old Pueblo Little League baseball. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 300 S. Tucson Blvd. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Octavio to: Vocations for Seminarians - Council #1200, 600 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 10, 2014