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 were at St. Joseph's the Worker Church with burial at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary.