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Published March 18th, 2020
Kevin R. Montoya, aka "Hadztse"
September 5, 1969 - January 31, 2020

Kevin R. Montoya, aka "Hadztse", his family given Indian name, passed away on January 31, 2020, in San Francisco. Kevin was born on September 5, 1969, in San Pablo to parents Robert or "Bob" and Donna Montoya. Kevin's father Bob was a Pueblo Indian of Laguna, N.M., a heritage Kevin embraced. He was raised in Napa where he attended St. John's Lutheran School and graduated from Vintage High School in 1987.
Kevin would continue his football career at San Francisco State where he played for 2 years. He then transferred to play football at UNLV. He returned to the Bay Area to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Economics. While at "Cal" Kevin joined Theta Delta Chi fraternity where he would make many lifelong friends.
After graduating from Cal Kevin worked as a Wealth Advisor for Dean Witter-Morgan Stanley working his way to becoming a Senior Vice President of the firm. During his years in San Francisco Kevin and his wife, Nicole, enjoyed living in the Marina District. It was Kevin's father who introduced Kevin to his favorite San Francisco teams, the Forty-Niners and the Giants as Bob worked in concessions at Candlestick Park. Kevin was a lifelong fan of the two local teams.
Kevin and his wife, Nicole, moved out of the city in 2003 to raise their two children in Lafayette. They became active members in their community serving as Lacrosse coaches, Soccer coaches, volunteers at their swim club, HOA presidents, classroom volunteers, team managers and more. Their children attended Happy Valley School, Stanley Middle School and are now both at Acalanes High School. Kevin loved talking about his children and was so very proud of them. They were his pride and joy.
Kevin is survived by his wife Nicole, son Robert (17) and daughter Katherine (15) of Lafayette; his brother Steven of Albuquerque, N.M., and his sister Melanie of Napa. He will be very missed by all that really knew him.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Lafayette- Orinda Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m.

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