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Joseph Sandoval


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Joseph Matty Sandoval

Joseph Matty Sandoval was born June 25, 1935 in Brighton, Colorado to Roman and Marguerite Sandoval. He moved with his family to California in 1942, so his parents could secure work in the war effort.

Matty attended Narbonne High School, where he met his adoring wife of 58 years, Carol Lorraine (Perry) Sandoval. At Narbonne he also ran track, played football, performed in the school band and acted in school plays. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving in Korea. He was on the boxing team and played in the Army band. Returning stateside, Matty began dating Carol, and entered barber college. "Matty the Barber" owned shops in Lomita and San Pedro. He was the barber of choice for generations in the South Bay. It was not unusual for him to cut the hair of four generations in one family. Matty finally retired in December of 2004. Following retirement he served as a volunteer at The Little Sisters of the Poor residential community in San Pedro, cutting hair and leading exercise classes.

Unfortunately, Matty developed dementia a number of years ago. He died of complications related to Alzheimer's on February 11, 2016, at home with Carol, his daughters, Loni and Fawnda, and grand daughter Crystal by his side. In addition to Loni and Fawnda, Matty leaves his sons Mark, Matty and Nick, and daughter Jennyfer, their spouses, eighteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all of them, as well as many, many others.

A memorial mass will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12 noon at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lomita. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the .
Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2016
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