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OBITUARY: Tony Sanchez

Jan. 30, 1957 -- May 13, 2021

Tony Sanchez, 64, of Bakersfield, passed away on May 13, 2021, in Shafter.

He was preceeded in death by Alex Sanchez.

Tony was born on Jan. 30, 1957, to Lupe and Toribio Sanchez.

He attended grade school through high school in Wasco. As a teen, his favorite subject was wood shop, there he developed a love for building things. Even as an adult, he still enjoyed wood carving and wood joinery.

Tony was a jack of all trades; he could build or fix anything, and he did so with enjoyment!

His other hobbies included working on his Toyota 4 Runner, gardening, listening to oldies,

building custom bikes and spending time with his family and friends.

Tony loved spending time with his significant other, Rosemary. The two of them enjoyed antiquing and dining at their favorite local restaurants. The two spent 35 wonderful years together.

Tony had seven children: Gina, Tony Jr, Veronica, Crystal, Nick, Jordan and Noah.

He is survived by his significant other, seven children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren and four sisters.

A visitation will be held at Basham & Lara Funeral Care Chapel, 343 State Ave., in Shafter on June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Basham & Lara Funeral Care Chapel on June 11 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral service at Wasco Cemetery.


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