At the age of 99, Sylvester Lechuga died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Santa Barbara to his parents Simon and Asarision (Del Gado) Lechuga. Sylvester was a young boy when his mother passed away and he went to live with his aunt and uncle. Sylvester joined his uncle Ventura Camacho farming, and it became his life-long passion. He farmed many areas throughout the Goleta Valley and Santa Barbara County. In the 1940s, Sylvester and his uncle established the “Green Stand” selling local produce. He met Margarita Cuevas growing up as a young boy their two families were friends they married December 1952.
He is the Lechuga patriarch and will be remembered by all who loved him for being and easy going, wise, kind, and great man.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at St. Raphael’s Church, 5444 Hollister Ave. Viewing is at 9:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Ave. SB