Mariano J. "Mario" DelValle Jr., 45, passed away April 30, 2013 at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. Mario was a lifelong resident of Lakewood and worked for the Lakewood Police Department as a police officer for many years. He was also a volunteer for the Lakewood Volunteer Company Engine 1 and Hook and Ladder 1. He loved cars and worked as a mechanic for many years. Mario enjoyed fishing with Marino, Orlando and Abby and loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. Mario was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed by all.
Mario was predeceased by his father, Mariano Sr. in 2011. He is survived by his 2 sons: Mariano J. III and Orlando and their mother, Mary Jane; his mother, Maria; a sister, Milagros Rivera and her husband Elpidio; a brother Felix and his wife Amy; 2 nephews: Avrey and Dariano; his dear friend Victoria Ivanov and her daughter Abagail, and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-9PM at D'Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Ave, Lakewood. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10AM at St. Anthony Claret Church in Lakewood. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. For more information or to post a tribute online, please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com.