USMC Veteran Mario Ayala, Jr., 48 of Beaufort, SC passed away on January 9, 2021 at his family residence in Beaufort.\nArrangements are pending at this time.\nMario was born on April 30, 1972 in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He is son of Mario Ayala Sr., and Norma Iris (Rodriguez) Rosa. He later married Marie Anne Delorme on (November 15,1994) in (Beaufort, SC). Mario served his Country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. After his honorable service, he went to work in the SC Dept of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. He later went to Technical School to become an HVAC Tech and was currently working for Dyess Heating and Air. Mario enjoyed fishing and trips with his family. Mario will be greatly missed as he was known and loved by all who met him.\nSurvivors include: his wife: Marie Ayala; daughter: Rosalinda Ayala; son: Daniel Ayala; Step Dad : Daniel Rosa; and brother: Luis Rosa \nServices will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1pm. with military honors.