Dean Arthur Del Rio
August 7, 1959 - June 21, 2019
Dean Arthur Del Rio was born in Monterey Park, California to parents, Joseph A Del Rio and Ramona Del Rio, Sisters Roberta Chavez and Darlene Yniguez.
Dean grew up all his young life in Downey. Attended Edith Unsworth Elementary, East Middle School, and Graduated 1977 at Downey High School. As a young boy he was in the Indian Guides, Downey Pop Warner Football, Downey Baseball Team. He loved to go fishing, camping with his neighborhood buddies. At the age of 18 years, he joined the Marine Corp for 3 years and made Sgt. in 2 years an also was a recruiting Sgt in the city of Downey.
He was a heavy duty Teamster Driver before he joined the Marine Corp, worked at several companies, then when he turned 21 years he was hired at ABF Trucking. He was a Teamster for 38 years and so proud. He also won awards Teamsters and received awards at Trucking Rodeos.
He met his wife at Downey High School as a recruiting Sgt. Irene Chong, married for 35 wonderful years, has two wonderful sons. They were so happy and so in love.
Dean loved to help his dad with building his hot rods. He was always kind and generous. His final resting place is Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California.