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“Our sincere condolences and prayers have been with the family of my lifetime hometown friend Mario . May He Rest in Peace in Heaven with his Parents...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Herculano Garcia , Jr. - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Mario’s passing. I work with him both at CCAD and at the Navy. he was also a neighbor Who did a lot to keep our streets...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Tedrow - Coworker

“So Sorry to hear of Mario's passing. We were friends from Falfurrias, Tx.My sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace/ ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Rena Garza Denham - TX - Friend

“My dear Pearl... my sincere condolences to you n family .. As you know Adan my husband n Mario knew each other.. both born in Fal... He was such a...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Yolanda Ramos - Friend

“I remember the good old days at CCAD and you were a young CPT. Had a lot of laughs and after many, many years, I ran into you and your wife at the...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Bailey - CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

“Mario was a good servant of the Lord. A friendly, loving man that always had a wonderful smile on his face. I got to know him and his wife on a...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ernest and Betty Albornoz

“Dear Pearl, we are thinking of you in these difficult times and our prayers are with you and your family. Mario was such a wonderful neighbor. We...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Dr Sharon Terry and Linda Park - TX

“Dear Pearl & family,We are so sorry for your loss. Our cousin, Mario, will be dearly missed. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.With...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Dora Rodriguez - Corpus Christi, TX

“To my dear cousin Mario, our family will forever cherish all the great times we had.Our prayers go out to you and your family. May you Rest In Peace...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Nora Benavidez - San Antonio, TX

“It was a shock to learn of Mario's passing. I was his secretary at CCAD for several years. He was an intelligent and understanding supervisor and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Carla Reyes - Corpus Christi, TX

“Our prayers go out to the whole family. May the memories live on. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Ginger and Dave Baer - TX

“We are very sorry of the passing of Mario.May his Soul Rest in Peace. Jesse and Karla Diaz , Manuel Diaz , and Mrs Celeste Bell. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Manuel Diaz - Edinburg, TX

“May he rest with the angels.a devoted Christian family man.loved his wife dearly,and also his children and grandchildren very could not...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Norma Marshall - Houston, TX

“To my beloved brother, whom I miss so much. My life will be so lonely without you to talk to. You will live in my heart for the rest of my life. ...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Alida L. Sirus - San Antonio, TX

“Lifting prayers to the entire Lopez. May Mario Rest In Peace. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: John Garza - Columbus, TX

“May he Rest In Peace! He was a good Christian and though our lives were not close we were from same hood in Falfurrias! We were even roommates for 1...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Judge Joe B garcia - Alamo, TX

“My deepest condolences and prayers the family.Mario may you Rest in Eternal Peace. Miss you already you will always be in my heart. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Diana Lopez Murray - Arlington, TX

“Dear Primo, you were always a role model for me in my youth, and you serve as a great example of a life well lived. Rest in Peace, Mario. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Hector Vasquez - Covington, LA

“Querido Primo, you were always a role model for me in my youth, and you serve as a great example of a life well lived. Rest in Peace, Mario. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Hector Vasquez - Covington, LA

“Mario was a good man and I had the opportunity to tell him just that when he was here among us. We had our ups and downs as "friends" but we also...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Montis - Corpus Christi, TX

“So sorry to hear, Mario was a great example for us all, he always had time for your discussions. Sorely missed. RIP ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dick Henderson - Corpus Christi, TX

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Mario O. Lopez, Sr. of Corpus Christi, TX passed away July 30, 2020. Born on August 30,1944 in Brooks County, TX to Juan Pedro Lopez and Maria del Refugio Hinojosa, he was the youngest of four children. Mario served as a captain in the US Army and then earned a Masters in Engineering from Texas A&I University. He was the Director of Engineering at the CC Army Depot for many years. Following retirement, Mario became more involved in the ministries at St. Pius X Catholic Church and was an integral part of the Building Committee and Men's Club. His passion for family history led to the role as President of the Spanish American Genealogical Society in 2017 before ceding the position to focus on his health. He loved golf, traveling, and the outdoors. He was especially fond of hunting and spending time with family and friends at his ranch. Always a loving and dedicated family man, Mario is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pearl S. Lopez, his children, Mario O. Lopez, Jr. of Detroit, MI, Michael Roland Lopez and his wife Stacie of San Antonio, his daughter, Christine Lopez Rosenast, her husband Patrik and their sons Nicolas and Lucas of Savannah, GA. He is also survived by his brother, Juan P. Lopez Jr. and his wife Diana of Falfurrias, his sister Alida Sirus of San Antonio, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of friends. His generous and kind spirit will be greatly missed.

Due to the COVID pandemic, services will be private. Memorial plans are pending.

In lieu of flowers, you may purchase a memorial mass for Mario at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, or make a donation to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.