92, a life-long Santa Barbaran, died peacefully at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Steve was born in Ojai, CA on August 2, 1921 but grew up in Santa Barbara. His father was from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico and Steve took great pride in his roots as a Tarahumara Indian.
Steve served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged from the US Army. He worked for the City of Santa Barbara for many years and took great pride in being the street sweeper at the end of the official parade of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta. He also worked for years as a dietician at Cottage Hospital. Steve was a hard worker who possessed a big heart. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. While he did not have any children of his own, he saw all of his many nieces and nephews as his own. Steve enjoyed music especially that of Guy Lombardo. He was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and he liked going to stores, not for shopping, but to enjoy the people out and about. He also enjoyed smoking his pipe.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, Mary Cano; sisters, Catherine and Jennie Sevilla; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
The Rosary Service was held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:15 p.m., at Holy Cross Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 18, 10:00 a.m., also at Holy Cross, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services (805) 895-8409.