Ciauri, Mario passed away Wednesday evening September 21 peacefully with his family at his side. He was born on November 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Mario successfully owned and operated Ciauri & Sons Plastering for over 20 years. He lived in the South Bay for over 30 years and worked on many beautiful homes in the community. Mario was an avid surfer beginning early as a teenager in Hermosa Beach. His favorite spots to surf were the Cove in Palos Verdes, anywhere in Hawaii with his boys and Malibu. Mario taught his sons to surf the sport he loved so much and countless others. He was a surfer to the core! Mario will be remembered for all of his time spent coaching his sons Joe, Nick and Mike in baseball and soccer and the early morning "Cove Checks". Most people have said they will always remember his incredible smile. A true gentleman, loving father, devoted husband, son and brother, Mario will be truly missed by this community. Mario is survived by sons Nicholas and Michael Ciauri, wife Jennifer Ciauri, all of Torrance; mother Betty Larson of Redondo Beach and sister Rita Sabosky of Torrance, CA. Memorial services will be held at the Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates a Noon of Friday October 7 with a reception being held afterward at the family home at 5352 Reese Rd. Torrance, CA. A surf "paddle-out" is scheduled for Saturday October 8 at 9:00 A.M. at the paddleboard cove for all those who wish to attend. In Lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to donate to Jenny and the boys in Mario's memory with checks payable to Jennifer Ciauri. Checks can be delivered or mailed to Smith Barney, Attn: Rebecca Kennedy, P.O. Box 2809, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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  1. I was truly shocked and saddened when I learned of Mario’s accident and then untimely passing. I was most impresed by the big smile he always seemed to have on his face. This morning, while checking the surf at Burn Out, I instinctively looked up whenever I saw a white pick up truck pass by as Mario so often did on his way to check out the Cove. No doubt, I will continue to do so… My sincere condolences to Mario’s family and many, many friends… Mike Wilson…

  2. I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news of my bro’ Mario’s passing. He is someone I always looked up to and I can’t believe I won’t see his truck driving up the street to check out The Cove this winter. He was someone special and I’m sorry I was unable to say good-bye in person. Farewell Dear Friend. Big E

  3. Dear Mario I will miss knowing you are there for Jennifer, Nick and Michael. I will always remember your graciousness and friendliness. I know in heaven you’ll find the perfect wave and peace and Joe. I also promise to be a better friend to Jenny by keeping in touch more often. Dear Jennifer, Be there for Michael and Nick and know that whatever they’re feeling is OK right now. Be strong for them, love them, and reach for help to whomever offers. I am here, any time, for all of you. Hollie

  4. Mario was a dear friend who played coed softball with us for 10 years. He was always the happiest guy at Lomita Park, always a good sport and a class act every minute. Though we haven’t lived in the same town for many years, there is a big hole in our hearts for the world losing such a wonderful, loving guy. Mario’s smile could light up a stadium!Jenny, Mike and Nick, you are in our prayers.

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