By | September 4, 2020
Larry Patino death-obituary

Larry Patino dead: Larry Patino cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 3, 2020
  • Age: 49 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Larry Patino die?

El Rancho High graduate was a beloved figure as a baseball coach and mentor in the community and three-time area coach of the year

Larry Patino died suddenly on Thursday, El Rancho athletic director and football coach Adrian Medrano confirmed. Patino was 49.

“He was a one-of-a-kind person,” Medrano said. “He brought so much passion and enthusiasm with him every day. When he stepped on campus you could feel his presence. Not only was he a great baseball coach but a great mentor to young men. He was also a security guard on our campus and developed a lot of positive relationships with students who needed that. This is absolutely gut wrenching.”

Details about Patino’s death were not released.

He leaves behind his wife Maril and six children — sons Adrian and Angelo, and daughters Gilana, Leilani, Mina and Larina.

Larry Patino Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

Patino was an El Rancho graduate who turned the program around after he was asked to take over near the summer of 2017, bringing renewed energy and pride to the program.

In his first season with El Rancho, Patino led his alma mater to a 24-7 record in the spring of 2018. The Dons marched all the way to the CIF Southern Section Division 5 semifinals, and Patino was named the Whittier Daily News coach of the year.

In fact, he was one of the few multi coach of the year award winners, having won the award three times. He also was named Whittier Coach of the year while at Cantwell Sacred Heart in 2014 and ’16.

The Dons were 5-4 when the season was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patino often shared encouraging words and takes on social media, including a video of a drive-by at his house in April by players and families of the El Rancho baseball program.

In 2017 when he was hired at El Rancho, Patino called it his dream project.

He had previously turned the Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary baseball team into a consistent winner and had just finished his first season coaching at Whittier High School during the 2017 spring season when he was asked to take over at El Rancho.

It was a tough decision for Patino. His wife worked at Whittier and his daughter was a student and softball player there. And his brother Steve was a co-head coach of the Cardinals’ softball team.

But Patino’s heart led him to El Rancho.

“As much as it was heart-wrenching for my family, my wife and my kids who are staying at Whittier, it was a no-brainer for me, because I get to go home and continue to be a mentor of young men and help them stay on track for a positive life outcome,” Patino said at the time. “I couldn’t turn it down. Now that it’s a reality, I’m excited about it.”

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Larry Patino tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Joshua Delgado wrote;

Rip Larry patino. No one loved God, family, and baseball more than you. Tonight I will be listening to slow pain

Suga Shane wrote;

Sad to hear about the passing of @larrypatino . We met through baseball thanks to my bro   @JoeyShreffler
but Larry & I had something else in common… the music industry! For those who don’t know him as a legendary baseball coach… you may remember him as the rapper “SLOW PAIN!”

juliog1580 wrote;

#1580 ….. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Slow-Pain … I have a lot of great memories with Slow at G-Spot Studio we go way back .. Always a good friend … My condolences to his Family …. I posted a few clips of Slow-Pain from Ruthless Radio Show and Westside Radio ….. RIP Slow-Pain ( Pico Rivera)

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