Gilbert Blas Valerio II, 53, died on Monday, July 29, 2019, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

He was born on June 28, 1966, in Rocky Ford, Colo., the son of Gilbert and Genarita Rocha Valerio.

He worked for Finney County as the assistant director of Finney County Emergency Management for six years and as the director for four years. Gilbert also proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1984 to 1986.

On Feb. 21, 2004, Gilbert married Rori Fenner in Garden City. She survives.

Other survivors include, one son, Shea Valerio; two daughters, Abigail Valerio and Hailey Valerio; his mother, Genarita Valerio; and one sister, Gery Lynne LaCombe.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Gerald Valerio.

Rosary will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be held at Valley View Cemetery immediately following. There will be no calling times.

Memorials are suggested to the Gilbert Valerio Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.