Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Larry Toledo

Lawrence Ralph Toledo 4/25/1941 – 8/11/2012 On August 11, 2012 our beloved father, Lawrence Ralph Toledo completed an amazing journey on earth and is reunited with his beloved parents, Dorothy Young Toledo and Ralph Tovares Toledo; brother, Thomas Toledo and cherished grandson, Roman Andrew Martinez-Toledo. Celebrating the wonder of his memory are aunt, Lily Young Figueroa; sister, Peggy Little; children, Susanna (George) Minegishi, Christophe Toledo, Elizabeth (Winnie) Toledo, Andrea (Greg) Toledo Leyva and Pablo Toledo and the children's mother, Ann (Hank) Oyama; grandchildren, Alexis Levario, Mickey Martinez, Leah Faith Minegishi, Mia Toledo, Desiree Leyva, Elijah Toledo, Tomás Toledo and Alexandria Leyva; great-grandchildren, Kamiko Espinoza and Nathan Andrew Martinez and, so dear to Larry, his extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews and partner, Maureen Kelly. Larry graduated from Pueblo High School and Cal Western University where he attended on a football scholarship. Larry was instrumental in founding the Athletic Department of Pima Community College where he served as Athletic Director until his retirement. Larry was honored by induction into Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. The impact of Larry's lifelong passion for sports and education has positively impacted the lives of thousands of student athletes and their families. Larry, together with Ann, spent the early years in hard work and sacrifice to lay the foundation for our family. Larry was a citizen of the world and dedicated himself to reaching out to those who needed help most with an unwavering advocacy for justice. Those lucky enough to have known him will remember his fairness and unhesitating availability to help and nurture in any way possible. Visitation at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, 204 S Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service at Santa Cruz Catholic Church will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Holy Hope Cemetery immediately following. Carinosamente Dad