Carlos Armando Hidalgo, Sr.

Date of Death

January 13, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Carlos Hidalgo. “LOS”, our beloved Dad, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, passed away on Jan. 13, 2022 at age 62. Carlos was born in Santa Barbara & was a lifelong Santa Barberian. He graduated from SBHS in 1978, where he was a star football player for the Dons.

Carlos’ passion was softball, whether being a star player, coaching, umpiring, or just being a fan. He loved to celebrate everything life gave him; hanging out with family & friends, BBQing, enjoying Fiesta & making tamales to share at XMAS. He would often be seen hanging out with the love of his life, granddaughter Lily, and his dog buddy Modelo.

“MIJO” is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Cuca Hidalgo. He leaves behind his mom, Rafaela Hernandez, sons Carlos Jr & Anthony, granddaughter Lily, sisters, Araceli “Cheli” and Maria “Nena”, nieces Wendi, Ivonne & Laurie, & great nieces and nephews that adored him.

A celebration of Carlos’ life will be held at a later, safe date. Contact a family member for details.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a Hidalgo tradition, “Old Spanish Days Fiesta” or the Westside Neighborhood Clinic

May the angles surround you with love.


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