Celebration of life:
October 7, 2023
Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village, CA 91362
It is with the deepest sadness and overwhelming feelings of loss that we announce the unforeseen passing of our beloved Pat Montoya. He was in the presence of family at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, where he was receiving care for unexpected complications following cancer surgery.
Pat's larger than life personality and his ability to connect with people has helped save countless lives in his work with the addicted. He was the one person you could count on to take your call. The one person who could hear the desperation in your voice and say “I’m going to help you.” And that he did, always, for people all over the country. Pat put countless hours, days, months and years into his community, leading Not One More, a local organization, as president, and bringing it to the nation. He passionately believed in helping any and every person he could.
Pat was a wonderful husband to his wife Debbie and father to his two sons Jake and Kyle along with his daughter Ariana. He never missed a football game or special event for his boys, Kyle and Jake, sometimes coaching their teams, and even as Not One More grew, he continued to show up for his family and his community with a warm and genuine smile. He adored his wife Debbie, and their marriage is an example of resilience, commitment, affection and true partnership.
Simi Valley got the best of Pat since his youth. Pat graduated in 1978 from Royal High, where he was valley famous as a star football player, and classmates and readers of The Star newspaper still remember his imposing presence and awesome plays! For over forty years, Pat worked “on the hill” as Simi people say, at Rocketdyne, and was still there with a skeleton crew after all these years. What a tremendous void there will now be in Simi Valley.
Pat Montoya was one of the most kind, loving and genuine people on this earth. His wish would be for all of us to live authentically, not to make excuses, to put one foot in front of the other, and to first get yourself healthy for a good and fulfilling life. His advice works, as so many can attest!
Pat is also survived by his sisters RoseAnn, Gail, and Yvonne along with his brother Ted, and many nieces and nephews whose lives will never be the same without Uncle Pat.
The family has created this donation fund to help Debbie and sons with all of the unexpected expenses. All donations will go directly to his family.
To send photos/testimonials/homage of Pat for a slideshow tribute, please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing all your memories!