Margarito “Mugs” Delgadillo

Date of Birth

July 20, 1931

Date of Death

July 13, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Margarito “Mugs” Delgadillo, 91, of Goleta, CA passed away on July 13, 2023. Mugs was surrounded my his loving family. Mugs was born July 20, 1931, in Goleta, CA. He attended local schools. Graduated high school in 2019 with SBCEO Operation Recognition and was a distinguished guest at SBHS graduation.

Mugs joined the Army at the age of 20. Served in Korea until he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was our family Hero.

Mugs worked 26 yrs in construction for several different companies. He worked on many buildings around town including UCSB.

Mugs was a nurturing, and non-judgmental person, always welcomed everyone into his home. He was the coach for his son’s baseball teams, and would help his daughter and nephews with baseball. He loved to play baseball and watch the Dodgers. He enjoyed going and participating in all the Veterans and Military events.

Mugs was preceded in death by his wife, Elma of 68 years, father, Amado Delgadillo, mother Josephina (Placencia) Delgadillo and three siblings. He is survived by son Richard (Diana); daughter, Deborah; granddaughter, Mia Delgadillo; step-grandchildren, Melissa and Nicholas; father figure to the Moreno family, Holand family, and Newell family. Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and extended family.

A special thank you to Mike, Ryan and the staff at Elite Rehab, for the loving and extraordinary care over the years.

A special thank you to Dr. Ashlock for his extraordinary care.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Goleta on July 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., reception and celebration of life immediately following in the church hall.


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