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Paul Bandoja Sapanza

Feb 19, 1934 - Mar 24, 2021 (Age 87)

Bellflower, California


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Paul passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021 in Bellflower, California at the age of 87. He was survived by his wife Lydia Capiral.

He was survived by his 8 children and their families: His son George with his wife Tess in Torrance CA; his daughter Rosemarie with husband Herbert and their 4 children, Terence, Aira, Nicolas and Micah in Torrance CA; his son Paulo Jr with wife Abegail and their 6 children, Sheena, Pauline, Paolo, Val, Claire and Bhria in Carson CA; his daughter Marilen with husband Frank and their 2 children, Kevin and Kirby in Lomita CA; his son Elmer in the Philippines; his son Anthony with wife Kelly and their 6 children Tony, Cody, Britney, AJ, Cassadie and Alexa in Las Vegas NV; his son Noel with wife Sheryll and their 5 children Noralyn, Noel Jr, Kobe, Jasmine, and Johnalyn in Las Vegas NV; and his son Henry in the Philippines.

He was also survived by one daughter from his previous relationship, Arlene Sapanza in Auckland NZ.

He was also survived by his 8 step children and their families: Lydia Plaza with her 2 children, Reichelle and Abigail in Anaheim CA; Aureo Capiral with wife Preci and their 2 children, Precious and Ezra James in Bergenfield NJ and Aureo's son from previous marriage, Godfrey in Ridgefield WA ; Lucy Barredo with husband Danny and their 3 children, Aldwin, Aaron and Angelica in Bergenfield NJ; Nicomedes Capiral with wife Marites and their 3 children, Nico, Marian and Kate in the Philippines; Victoria Peralta with husband Ben and their 2 children, Hannah and Hazel in Browns Mills NJ; Joe Capiral with wife Monica and their 3 children, Nikki, Marie and Loran in East Brunswick NJ; Violeta Amurao with husband Jun and their 4 children, Kokku, Mikki, Yukki and Aiko in Buena Park CA; and Felipe Capiral Jr with spouse Launcelot Capiral in Bellflower CA.

Paul was a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and great grandfather.

Memorial Services at the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, as follows:

Private Viewing on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Visitation Location: Forest Lawn Long Beach
1500 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach CA 90807
Special Accommodations: Sunnyside Courtyard. Please enter through 4725 Cherry Ave, Long Beach CA.

Funeral Service on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Service Location: Forest Lawn Long Beach
1500 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach CA 90807
Interment Location: Forest Lawn Long Beach – Garden of Devotion,
Ground Companion, 1445 2A
Special Accommodations: Sunnyside Courtyard. Please enter through 4725 Cherry Ave, Long Beach CA.

To ensure the health and safety of our community, we are following all guidelines set by local, state and CDC officials. All services will be held outdoor, at the Sunnyside Courtyard. If you are planning to participate in any of the services, please RSVP at [email protected] not later than April 30, 2021, since we have limited number of allowed participants.

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Our deepest condolences to Mommy Lydia and family. It was a pleasure meeting Uncle Paul at the Rubio's reunion. May you rest in peace. From the Bissonnette and Tolentino Family

Joe & Monica Capiral family

We love you Uncle Paul, we will miss your laughter dearly. May you rest in peace with the Lord!

Heartfelt sympathies to Paul's loved ones. May you all find strength and comfort in the Risen Lord.

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