Charles "Don" Sanovich
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Born - December 22, 1934; Born to Eternal Life - October 5, 2016
Don was born in Chicago, Illinois 81 years ago. He moved to Michigan with his family, grew up, met and married Elaine Ambrosine in 1958. They spent two years together with Don in the Army in Germany. After leaving the Army Don obtained an accounting degree from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Michigan. They then moved to California, where Don worked for Carroll Shelby Enterprises and at TRW Microwave as CFO. The family of five settled in Palos Verdes, eventually moving to Cupertino. As retirement came to pass, it was Don's idea to "take a look at Sun City" 16 years ago, where they settled. He indulged in his passion for retro cars and cruising (both auto and the sea).Their marriage was 58 years strong. He died in their home in Lincoln suddenly and unexpectedly of a massive heart attack.
Don is survived by Elaine and three children: In New York, Leslie Pena and husband Joe, grandchildren Emily and Joey; In Los Angeles, Tara Sanovich; and in Santa Cruz, California, Jason Sanovich.
Don will be buried in Michigan in the family plot in the Spring. His memorial service will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 480 Oak Tree Lane, in Lincoln, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Joseph Family Center Building Fund would be appreciated.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Oct. 20, 2016