Jorge Luis Montalvo, Jr.
Jorge Luis Montalvo, Jr, age 56, beloved resident of Santa Barbara, California passed away suddenly of heart failure on 25 February, 2017. Jorge was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 18 February, 1961. He graduated from the Queens, NY, Aviation High School earning an air frame and power plant (A&P) mechanics certification, moving to California upon graduation to begin his career at Lockheed in aviation mechanics.
Jorge a true Renaissance man found great pleasure playing bass with local musicians, in his passion for media, producing medical training programs for Cottage Hospital and local TV broadcasts with TVSB. He was so proud of “his team” and his W.A.V.E award for “Ken Boxer Live” Community Media Producer. An excellent videographer Jorge brought his eye for the romantic to many a wedding, never missing the most poignant detail. As an entrepreneur, Jorge contributed his expertise to train the next generation of media videographers through his latest love, teaching “his kids” at Crane School. Jorge brought an unparalleled perfection and enthusiasm to all of his projects.
Jorge also loved engineering and mechanics. A swap meet “treasure”, became an opportunity for tinkering and dreaming. Jorge loved being a “fix-it” guy, willing to share his abilities with anyone who needed help or shared in his joy making something out of nothing. He enjoyed fishing, biking, riding his motorcycle and making movies…he even had a role in a “zombie” movie, an experience he treasured.
Although Jorge’s untimely passing leaves family and friends with an ache that only time will heal, we take comfort that his brilliant smile, infectious laugh and joie de vivre will live on in all of our hearts. We are all so blessed to have known this man, for Jorge loved with his entire being and his transparent attention to friendship his highest value. He lived that sacred truth every day.
Jorge is survived by his large and loving family, parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and grand-niece. Jorge L Montalvo Sr. and V.S. Montalvo; his siblings, V.S.M.Knudsen, L.M.M.O’brien, M.D.Montalvo and J.A. Montalvo; ex-wife, Jo Marie and a special friend who was like a son. His family along with countless friends will miss him dearly and daily. Jorge’s body will rest in Florida alongside his treasured grandmother, his spirit will fly free. God bless you, Jorge. May your lesson of what friendship truly means live forever in all of us.
Celebration of Life service Friday, 3/10/17, 4-6pm Officiated by Rev. Pam Washburn at Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Please have a Jorge STORY for the video montage and PHOTO (copies) to donate to his family’s picture montage and bring a favorite sweets and/or beverages to share. Jorge never said no to anything sweet!
Private TVSB remembrance: 6-9pm (same day) for close friends and family (including KBL family.)