John Sanchez passed away Aug. 31, 2018, at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born Oct. 26, 1944 to Raymond and Trinidad Sanchez, and spent his life in San Luis Obispo County. John is survived by Rosa Thompson, Josephine Bolding Sanchez, Lorena Radcliff (Sisters), Frankie Sanchez, Joe Sanchez, Thomas Sanchez (Brothers), and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and longtime girlfriend Maejan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Trinidad Sanchez.
John shared his infectious laughter with his numerous friends at Escuela Del Rio, PathPoint, TCRC, NCI United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Special Olympics, Adaptive Sports, SLO Bowling, and loved fishing at Atascadero and Santa Margarita Lakes. John loved traveling with UCP on trips to Magic Mountain, Laughlin, Chumash Casino, Solvang, and dressing up for Halloween Dances at the graduate in SLO. John Loved listening to truckers on his CB, answering everything with his “10 4”. His CB handle was Big John.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at at Atascadero Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Atascadero, CA 93422.