Salvador "BIZARE" Lujan
December 20, 1968 - January 29, 2013
Salvador was a friend, mentor, and artist by nature. He passed on at the early age of 44 leaving behind his father Samuel Julan Sr; step-mother Rebecca Cervantez; son Savior M. Rose; siblings: Serena Elizabeth Lujan, sister-in-law Darlene Lujan; step-sisters Miko Alcaraz and Dina Medina; nieces and nephews: Serena Eliza Montoya; Evaristo Montoya Jr.; Emilio Saul Montoya; Samuel Lujan III; Stephen A. and Sean A. Lujan; and great-nieces: Anabella Montoya; Eneliza, Sylene and Eneres Nava-Montoya.
Preceded in death by his Mother Sylvia Elizabeth Lujan & Brother Samuel Lujan Jr.
Salvador was born in San Jose, California. He was very interested at an early age in drawing and music. Much of his musical influence was his mother Sylvia. She had been a band leader and a singer.
His upbringing in San Jose led him to hang around a diverse crowd of people. He began to learn how to Pop and Break (forms of dancing), from friends and other dancers. One of his friends had told him, "Your moves are Bizare." This lead to him using the moniker "BIZARE." He started DJing around the age of 16 - 17 years old. All of these things led to the foundation for the vision he had, a close knit crew of friends that would motivate each other to express themselves though hip hop culture in all forms. Around this time he moved in with a friend. They would branch out and make connections with other like- minded people that loved these art forms. Salvador moved to Modesto in 1988 with his parents. He did not stay grounded too long though. He was a mover and a shaker and needed to create. He would bounce back and forth from San Jose to San Francisco and back to Modesto quite often. He lived in North Carolina for a few years, New York & Los Angeles for a few months but always found his way back to Modesto where his family lives. This is what eventually led to the Worldwide Legends of Rare Designs Crew. The impact Salvador made in the hip hop and graffiti art community has been testament to the passion he had for art and building relationships. He will be missed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Franklin & Downs Funeral Home.
Service information: Visitation: Friday, February 15, from 5pm - 7pm & Saturday, February 16, 10am - 1pm.
Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, February 16, at 1pm. All services will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home - McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA. To send condolences to the family please visit www.franklindownsfuneralhome.com.
There will be a reception to follow.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Feb. 14, 2013