Manuel Ray Santamaria, 28, passed away April 14, 2020. He was born November 26, 1991 in South El Monte, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Manuel Santamaria Jr; grandmother, Viola Escareno; great-grandparents, Reynaldo and Magdalena Trujillo. Manuel enjoyed listening to music, eating and canvasing for hours. He had a smile so contagious it would brighten a room. He loved his daughters, they were his world and he loved taking adventures with them. He loved spending quality time with each of his family members and conversing for hours. Manuel leaves to cherish his memory; his loving mother, Denise Escareno; step-father, Leonard Baca and Edward Garibay; daughters, Ezmeralda and Xoey Santamaria; sisters, Mindy Santamaria, Marlene Santamaria, Marina Garibay, Larissa Baca; grandparents, Viola and Joe Escareno, Elizabeth and Joe Montiel, Terri and Jesus Sandoval, and Manuel and Luz Santamaria; Godparents, Tony and Julie Trujillo; honorary brothers, Dillion, Juan "Chito", Armando (deceased), Angelo "Drizzy", Sergio and Malachi; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will miss him dearly
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