Arnold J. ‘Nito’ Mares

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Arnold J. “Nito” Mares, 79, of Winkelman, AZ, passed away March 12, 2014 at his home in Tempe surrounded by family.

He was born April 23, 1934, and raised in Winkelman and was known by many as “Nito.” He proudly served our country in the US Air Force and the community as Mayor for the Town of Winkelman. He worked as a payroll accountant for Kennecott and Asarco Copper Mines where he later retired in 1994. He coached many youth athletes, participated in bowling leagues, sang in the church choir and was President of the Lions Club of Hayden. He made Winkelman his home until the floods of 1993 forced him to relocate to Oracle, AZ and then to Tempe, AZ. where he continued his coaching of youth girls softball, a sport he loved dearly.

He is survived by his wife Rosie of 53 years; children, Robert (Francis), Gabriel, Noreena (Armando), Chris (Lisa), Mary and Filiberto Borquez; 13 grandchildren; brother, Oscar Ruiz; sister, Carmen R. Martinez; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Godchildren, countless nieces and nephews that called him “Tio Dad.”

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, at Carrillo’s Tucson Mortuary – 204 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 from 5-10 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Cristian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Cathedral – 192 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ. 85701 on Friday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m.

Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery – 3535 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705.

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