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Jesus "Jess" Sanchez

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Jesus "Jess" Sanchez Obituary
Jesus "Jess" Sanchez
Aug. 14, 1926 – May 11, 2014
Resident of Campbell, CA
Jesus Sanchez passed away on Sunday, May 11 after a brief stay in the hospital following a heart attack.
Jesus was born in Buena Park, CA. He attended Los Gatos High School and San Jose State University to achieve his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He served honorably in the US Navy in WWII while stationed in Guam. Jesus devoted his entire career to public education starting as a teacher at Salinas High School in 1954 until his retirement as a principal at Los Altos High School in the 1986. His devotion to education provided a richer, happier, more productive life for the thousands of children whose lives he touched.
Jesus is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Georgette; and his loving son, Craig Sanchez. He was preceded in passing by his beloved daughter, Jeanine Sanchez, and his beloved son, Wayne Sanchez. Jesus was a member of a large, loving family with 14 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his sisters, Lucy Crumpton and Lupe Mladinich; and his brothers, Sal, Frank, and Dan Sanchez. In addition, Jesus is survived by 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Christine, Michael & Robert; as well as 4 great grandchildren, Erick Jr., Nathaniel, Jenae and Nia.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, June 16 at 11:00am at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 13, 2014
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