Jesus  Vasquez

Obituary of Jesus Baldemar Vasquez

Jesus Baldemar “Tinker” Vasquez, a loving son, brother, and uncle has passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at Cottage Hospital.

He was born to parents Jess P Vasquez (deceased) and Lorraine F Vasquez (Morelli) and is survived by his mother Lorraine F Vasquez, sister Araceli L Vasquez, Ramon Ortega, nephew Alexander S Ortega, and niece Micaela R Ortega.  He is also survived by his aunt Sally Vasquez, uncle Ralph Vasquez, aunt Katy Meraz, and uncle Rudy Vasquez.

Tinker was a Santa Barbara Native and was very dedicated to his family. He worked in the family’s restaurant, La Jicora, in Isla Vista where he took great pleasure working side by side with his father Jess (deceased), aunt Louise Osuna (deceased), cousins Judy Castaneda, Carol Osuna, Daniel Osuna, and Christine Blaney. While working, he learned how to cook so many delicious Mexican dishes such as Chili Verde, Chili Colorado, Tamales, rice, and beans just to name a few. 

Tinker has brought joy to so many lives that he touched with his charismatic personality, he was always smiling and willing to help. He loved being around his family and friends and there was always so much love and laughter. He was overjoyed when his nephew Alexander and niece Micaela were born, they had such a special love and bond which created so many everlasting memories together. They are going to miss their uncle immensely. As a family, we were so fortunate to have Tinker in our lives, we can only find peace in knowing that he is now resting. You will forever be in our hearts and always be loved and missed.

Due to COVID-19, the number of attendees at the rosary and mass is limited.  The rosary will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, September 17 at McDermott Crockett and the mass will be at 10 am on Friday, September 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  If you would like to attend the mass, please contact Tinker’s sister at

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 17, 2020
McDermott Crockett Mortuary Chapel
2020 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, September 18, 2020
Our Lady of Guadalupe
227 N Nopal Street
Santa Barbara, California, United States
(805) 965-4060
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