OBITUARY

Pilar Combariza del Valle

April 17, 1925August 20, 2018
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Pilar Combariza del Valle April 17, 1925 - August 20, 2018

Pilar Combariza del Valle, resident of Northridge, California, passed away at home on Monday, August 20, at the age of 93, surrounded by her loved ones until her last moments.

Pilar was born in Bogota, Colombia, the daughter of José Vicente Combariza and Constanza Munos de Combariza and was married to Roberto del Valle, who all preceded her in death.

Pilar was a devoted mother and friend and is survived by her five children, Mario, Pilar, Robert, Adriana, Sylvia, fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. They were all the light of her life and she will be missed dearly for her kindness, generosity, love of music and dancing and her impeccable style, elegance and grace. She will always be in our hearts.

She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting, One of her paintings,“Mercadito”, was selected as the cover of one of the editions of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, the 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. The painting was chosen by the writer himself after seeing it at one of her exhibitions in Mexico City.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish,18400 Kinzie Street, Northridge. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Heart Of The Brain at www.heartotbrain.org or the charitable organization of your choice may be made in Pilar’s memory.

  • FAMILY

  • Mario Del Valle, Son
  • Pilar Connelly, Daughter
  • Robert Del Valle, Son
  • Adriana Sullivan, Daughter
  • Sylvia Mizokami, Daughter

Services

  • "A Celebration of Life" Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Cathy Padilla

September 22, 2018

to All the Del VAlle Family I just want you to know How deeply I feel for all of you, your our second family and have been all these years ,Our Parents shared a very adventurous life and taught us all So much, especially to DANCE and enjoy our Families. I sure miss those days we all got together at your Mami & Papis house .....I Miss them tremendously everyday, as I'm sure You Miss your Mami with her recent passing, But at least we know their in Peace with Our Loving Father and until we meet again... their in our Hearts.
So with My deepest heartfelt condolence & Love I leave you this little note.
Love You All.
Cathy

Linda Connelly-Johnson

September 6, 2018

I remember meeting Pilar for the first time when the youngest girls were small. She was always so elegant and had the little girls dressed so well! I was privileged to know and love this beautiful family and be a small part of their story. This is a lovely tribute to a beautiful woman who lived life to the fullest with joy and love! She was truly an inspiration! My heartfelt condolences to you all, you are in my prayers!

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Biography

Pilar Combariza del Valle
April 17, 1925 - August 20, 2018

Pilar Combariza del Valle, resident of Northridge, California, passed away at home on Monday, August 20, at the age of 93, surrounded by her loved ones until her last moments.

Pilar was born in Bogota, Colombia, the daughter of José Vicente Combariza and Constanza Munos de Combariza and was married to Roberto del Valle, who all preceded her in death.

Pilar was a devoted mother and friend and is survived by her five children, Mario, Pilar, Robert, Adriana, Sylvia, fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. They were all the light of her life and she will be missed dearly for her kindness, generosity, love of music and dancing and her impeccable style, elegance and grace. She will always be in our hearts.

She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting, One of her paintings,“Mercadito”, was selected as the cover of one of the editions of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, the 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. The painting was chosen by the writer himself after seeing it at one of her exhibitions in Mexico City.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish,18400 Kinzie Street, Northridge.