Segale established the Segale Business Park in Tukwila, Washington in the early 1970s, and also founded the Segale Properties real estate company.
The Marlatt Funeral Home & Crematory has posted an obituary to announce that Mario Arnold Segale — the man who served as the inspiration for the name of the titular character in Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. franchise — passed away on October 27.
After marrying in 1957, he and his wife built up M.A. Segale, Inc., a heavy construction general contractor company.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, four children, and nine grandchildren.