Lucio "Tony" SalinasApril 9, 1966 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 51)
Lucio “Tony” Salinas, 51, of West Seattle, formerly of Wapato, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at his home on Alki Beach. Tony was born on April 9, 1966 and attended Wapato HS. He made Seattle his home since the mid 1990s working with Vasquez Trucking and Excavating and most recently working with his brother in law and best friend, Jose Betancourt, at Laredo’s Grill in Seattle. Tony married Ofelia Betancourt-Salinas on October 16, 1999 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Offie passed away August 21, 2016. While we are so sad to lose this amazing person, we know he is at peace, reunited again with his wife. He is survived by his daughter Amber Salinas and grandson Andre “Ace” Edgerly of Seattle; his sister Maria Salinas of Yakima, and her daughters Isabel Hinojosa, Diana Terrazas, Jovita Rodriguez, Miranda Salinas and Barbara Salinas, in addition to many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Ofelia, his parents Nabor and Trinidad Salinas, and his mother in law Hortencia Betancourt. To know Tony was to love him. He was a gentle soul, always in a good mood and had a charismatic personality that blessed him with many friends. Tony was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in West Seattle, and was an avid Seahawks fan who often wore his jersey to church on game days for good luck.
Mahalo, dear Tony, you lived Aloha and you will be missed.
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Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 PM at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA. with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Tony's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.