Gabriel B. Sanchez (1930-2016)

Gabriel B. Sanchez (1930-2016)

It’s with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the passing of Gabriel B. Sanchez. Gabe was born in Fillmore on March 24, 1930 and passed peacefully in his home on December 6th surrounded by those he loved. He was the last-living sibling of 8. It was his time to go home with the Lord and reunite with his son, Booty and other loved ones.
Sports were his passion. He played football, basketball and baseball and was a proud, 1949 graduate of FHS. Gabe worked as a Foreman for Fillmore Piru Citrus after graduating then in 1950, he married Dora, the love of his life. They celebrated 67 years of marriage this year. Together, they were blessed with 3 children: DiDi, Gabriel II (Booty) and Maxie. God also blessed them with 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Faith and family were most important to him. He was a devoted family man. He was our Chief who guided and protected his tribe. Grandpa Gabe left a legacy like no other.
Visitation: Dec. 18th 5pm-9pm. Rosary 7pm@the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo.
Mass: Dec. 19th 10am@Saint Francis of Assisi in Fillmore with burial to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.