Mario Christopher Picarazzi, 65, passed away on Friday, November 15th, 2019, in Simi Valley Ca. after a lengthy battle with cancer. Chris was born March 25th, 1954 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a long time resident of Rockport. He graduated from RFHS in 1972. He had a large family and many friends in Rockport who loved him dearly. Shortly after graduation, Chris joined the USAF, where he was stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas. After his service in the Air Force, he went to work for Semtech Corp. in Simi Valley, California, where he worked as a product engineer in semi-conductor production.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry J. Picarazzi and Patricia Jean Seward Picarazzi. Also his brother, Dominic Stephen Picarazzi, all of Rockport, Tx.

He is survived by his children: Jennifer (Todd) Patterson of Big Springs, Tx, Gregory (Emily) Picarazzi of Houston, Tx., Katherine (Mike) Kenny of Ringgold, La., Elizabeth Picarazzi of Rockport, Tx., Rebecca Picarazzi of Simi Valley, Ca., and Daniel Picarazzi of Astoria. Oregon. four brothers, Michael Picarazzi, of Woodsboro, Tx., Anthony (Nancy) Picarazzi of Rockport, Tx., Jean-Louie (Teresa) Picarazzi of Rockport Tx. and Perry Dino (Cheryl) Picarazzi of Rockport, Tx., two sisters, Debra (Ted) Gifford of Hamilton, Tx. and Angela (Mark) Shaw of Oregon City, Oregon.

Funeral Services will be held at Ocean View Cemetery, Warrenton, Oregon on November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Many Prayers and Masses are being offered for Chris and the family wishes to thank all who have helped during his long term illness. We pray that He will be with God for all eternity.

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