Mario DelCastillo, 69, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House with his loving family by his side. Mario was born May 26, 1949 to Ruben and Basilia (Diaz) DelCastillo in St. Paul, MN.
He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Era, 1969 – 1973.
Mario was united in marriage with LaRaine Culver on June 25, 1971 in Castro Valley, CA. From this union they had three children: Matthew, Allison and Sarah.
Mario retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Fort Leavenworth Fire Department.
He loved spending time and traveling with his grandchildren and family. Mario enjoyed abstract painting with acrylics; he has his own “gallery” at the family home. Mario enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, but listening to the “Blues” was his favorite.
He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, David. Survived by his loving wife, LaRaine DelCastillo; three children: Matthew DelCastillo (Christina) of Kansas City (North), MO; Allison Evans (Barry) of St. Joseph, MO; Sarah Bruce (Lamar) of Kansas City (North), MO; seven grandchildren: Addison, Gavin, Cole, Jonathan, Mariah, Isaiah and Alana; a Great-Granddaughter, Zaya; six siblings: Ruben DelCastillo (Candiss); Anita Stanke (Robert); Luciana DelCastillo (Joe); Christina Simon (Filmore); Rick DelCastillo; and Roger DelCastillo (Sara).
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m., – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. The Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Hintz officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Fallen Firefighters Association. Memories of Mario may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.