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Mario Olivares

1955 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mario Olivares Obituary

Mario Olivares was a man that exuded a life full of passion and integrity. He triumphed over adversity, always encouraging others to reach for their dreams and persevere. He knew that God had a purpose for everyone and that He created us all with gifts and talents that were meant to be shared with the world.

He served thousands of patients as a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente for 33 years. He spent countless hours with patients not only as their pharmacist, but as their friend. He used his talent and love of music to play his guitar for patients in the hospital because he believed in the healing power of music. He always said that music has no barriers, it doesn't discriminate, it crosses all divides and has the power to move the soul in a way that no other medium can. Mario Olivares' legacy lives on through his music and the family he loved.

Mario Gene Olivares was born on September 7, 1955 in Colusa, CA. He was a resident of El Cajon, CA for the last 39 years. Mario Olivares passed away on August 15, 2016 at Rideout Hospital. Mario is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Michele Olivares, daughters Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro (Matteo) and Lindsey Olivares, 94 year old mother Carlotta Olivares of Grimes, CA, sister Lillian Olivares Tatar, niece Lila Tatar and nephew Zack Tatar. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene Olivares.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:00p.m. at the McNary- Moore Chapel on 107 5th Street, in Colusa. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00a.m. Wednesday, August 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 4th and Oak St. in Colusa. Inurnment will follow at the Grand Island Cemetery, in Grimes, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 20, 2016
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