Delgado is survived by two sons, Robert and Victor; daughter, Irene Delgado; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was a passionate advocate for community awareness who fought environmental injustices in her own backyard. Her deep-seated concern for the health and safety of her neighborhood made her an inspiration to the community as a leader of action, change and empowerment.
“A true, hard-working community leader was called to heaven this morning,” posted colleague and community activist Margarita Amador on Facebook. “She was a big contributor to many projects in Boyle Heights and will be truly missed.”
Delgado’s motto was “First my faith, then my love for Boyle Heights.”
Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Resurrection Church followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Delgado was a founding member and active participant of many organizations such as:
-Mothers of East LA (MELA), Founding Member
-Boyle Heights Historical Society (BHHS), Founding Member
-Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (BHNC), Founding Member
-Boyle Heights Neighbors Organization (BHNO), Founding Member
-Breed Street Shul Preservation Committee, Founding Member
-Jewish Historical Society, Member
-Japanese Historical Society, Member
-Community Action Team (C.A.T.), Member
With much passion she participated in:
– Supporting METRO/MTA in development and local projects in Boyle Heights.
– Supporting the Jewish Community with redevelopment of the Breed Street Shul.
– Supporting the Japanese-American National Museum in many presentations and projects.
– Against the use of pesticides on California grapes with Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, during his fast.
– Against the prison in the 80’s by marching through the streets of Boyle Heights to protest the construction of a state prison near their neighborhood.
– Against the construction of a hazardous-waste incinerator in nearby Vernon in the 90’s.
– Against the Vernon Power Plant in nearby Vernon as well as the Golden Gate Theatre Project in East L.A. at the turn of the century
Diana del Pozo-Mora was born raised in Boyle Heights and is the Executive Director of Mothers of East LA, Vice President of Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, founding member of the Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community in Boyle Heights, Member of the Malabar Street School Parent Club, and on many assorted community boards for air quality issues.