Abel Reyes of Santa Barbara passed away on Dec. 26, 2022, at Lompoc Valley Hospital.
Born on April 11, 1966, Abel was a Santa Barbara native, and attended local schools, including Santa Barbara High School.
Before his passing, Abel worked for San Roque Pet Hospital and Advance Veterinary Specialists of Santa Barbara for many years. He had lots of good memories from his job and spoke fondly of it.
Abel will be deeply missed and remembered for his kindness, and always being a great listener to family and friends.
Everyone who knew Abel lost a shining light in their lives. Abel’s sense of humor could light up every room he walked in.
Abel loved to dance, he loved his family, his nephews, nieces, god children, and all his friends.
He did whatever he could to lend a helping hand. We are going to miss you, and you will live in our hearts forever. Dance in heaven our beloved Abel until meet again.
Abel is survived by his mother Maria Luisa Reyes; brothers Victor Reyes, Daniel Reyes Jr,, Jose Luis, and Mario Reyes; sisters Velia McDonald and Patricia Tovar, including brother-in-laws Rich McDonald and David Tovar.
He is preceded in death by his father Daniel O. Reyes, brother Jesus (Chuy) Reyes, and nephews Roman Che Reyes and Victor Jose Reyes.
Abel’s celebration of life will be held 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 10 at McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary, 2020 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, with burial after, 12:30-1 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Ave. Santa Barbara.
A gathering of family and friends will follow at MacKenzie Center, 3111 State St., Santa Barbara. Abel’s favorite color was maroon, we ask if you can wear maroon for his services, it would be greatly appreciated
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.