Oscar R. Ball
1944 - 2017
Oscar R. Ball 72 passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Oscar was born in Mexico City on November 11, 1944 and his father Robert Ball and Elvira Gonzales-Meza Ball raised him in a beautiful part of Mexico City. He came to Santa Barbara at age 19 to join his childhood friend Rene and work at Cottage Hospital and to chase the American Dream. It was at Cottage that Oscar met Marci, the beautiful mother of his two adult children.
Oscar had an incredible work ethic inspired by the desire to provide a comfortable life for his family. In addition to working at MTD as a bus driver for over 20 years, he pursued his love for residential real estate, sports and luxury cars, motorcycles and his beautiful garden.
Oscar had the gift of making people feel special with his bright, smiley face and a friendly hello to friends and strangers alike. This gift of the human connection brought a little peace and joy to many people around Santa Barbara and the places he traveled.
Oscar is survived by mother Elvira Gonzales-Meza Ball, sister Yolanda Mazzacano, daughter Michele Vedder (husband Jason), son James Ball (wife Tatum), son Oscar Ball Jr. and daughter Tiffany Ball. Grandchildren Kasey, Tatum, James, Travis, Larry and Alyssa.