Mario Gene Olivares (1955-2016)

OBIT - Mario OlivaresMario 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 born on September 7, 1955, in Colusa, CA. 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 and Lindsey Olivares. Son in Law Matteo Caloiaro, 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 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. With a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at the McNary-Moore Chapel on 107 5th Street, in Colusa. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24th 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.