Sandoval died suddenly, Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Stanford
Hospital. A native of Mendota, he was 50.
Louis “Louie” Sandoval died suddenly, Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Stanford Hospital. A native of Mendota, he was 50.
Mr. Sandoval moved to San Jose in 1956. He worked in fields and orchards for many years and met his wife Stella. He then attended body shop trade school and started working in the body shop field.
He and his family moved to Gilroy in 1987. He owned and operated L & M Body Shop in Campbell and San Jose until 2002 when he retired.
He was a member of Cry Out Christian Fellowship in San Jose, Gilroy Hispanic Chamber of Commerce where he was President 2001-2002, past Chairman of the Hospitality Committee of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and a board member of the Gilroy Gang Task Force and the Restore Justice Program in Gilroy.
He will not only be missed by his family but by the entire community.
His passion was working with the youth of the community.
He is the loving husband of Stella Sandoval of Gilroy; the dear father of Louis, Monica, Lorenzo and Lucas Sandoval all of Gilroy; the grandfather of Tatyana, Breanna and Louis Jr. Sandoval all of Gilroy; the brother of Guadalupe Sandoval of San Jose, Hilda Paiz of San Jose, Sylvia Gonzales of San Jose, Elvia Sanchez of San Jose, Sammy Sandoval of San Jose, Tony Sandoval of Brentwood, Rosa Guerrero of Yucca Valley, Elida Sikora of San Jose, Alice DePiano of San Jose, Richard Sandoval of San Jose, Berta Bargas of Yucca Valley, Ninfa Sandoval of Scotts Valley; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leonardo and Aurora Sandoval and his brother Arnulfo Sandoval.
Evening services will be held at 6:30pm, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the South Valley Community Church, Gilroy.
Funeral services will be held at 9am, Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the church. Burial will follow at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy.
The family would appreciate donations to the Cry Out Christian Fellowship Building Fund, 476 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123.