COVID-19 Claims Life Of Del Mar Board Member

Del Mar College Regent Gabe Rivas, III has died this evening from complications due to coronavirus.

Mr. Rivas had been hospitalized in and out of intensive care for the past few weeks and family confirmed on Wednesday evening that Mr. Rivas had passed away in the hospital early Wednesday evening.

Mr. Rivas served six years on Del Mar College Board of Regents and served six years as Board President. In addition to his service at Del Mar College, Gabe was owner of Gabe Rivas Photography and was an accomplished local photographer. He was also named LULAC #1 man of the year 1984, 1986, and 1987. Mr. Rivas was also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Amistad Community Health Center.

Mr. Rivas is survived by his wife, Mary and numerous family and friends. There will be a private memorial service for family only followed by a memorial service next year on his birthday.