David A. Montanez, a bio medical engineer with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 30 years, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 69.

Born in Loma Linda on Oct. 5, 1949 he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1969 and was a sergeant when he left in 1972.

Montanez is survived by his wife Janice Almanza; mother Zanona Montanez; three brothers; three sisters; his children Michael Montanez, Marlene Montanez-Garcia, Sheree Sosa, David Gonzales and Joe Peña; and 11 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at St. Joseph's the Worker Church, 10816 S. Mt. View Ave., Loma Linda. Burial will follow at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton.