Michel Jacquemetton passed peacefully on the evening of Monday May 22nd in Santa Barbara.
Born in Lyon, France to an American mother and French father on March 12 of 1938, he came to the United States as a young man to travel the country before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He moved out west to pursue a PhD in Latin America Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles after which he was a professor of Latin American literature at Occidental College. Michel switched careers to buying and selling antiques in Los Angeles before settling in Santa Barbara in 1983. Michel was known by many as the mustachioed antique dealer in the gray barn building in Summerland, and whose joie de vivre was ever present. He is survived by his daughter, Christiane Jacquemetton and his numerous nieces and nephews. Those who knew him and wish to celebrate his life may contact email@example.com.