July 18th 1955 – January 25th 2024
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Friend.
Jesus “Jesse” Sanchez was the embodiment of kindness and positivity. His love for his family knew no bounds, and his dedication to work was an inspiration to us all. He taught us the value of passion and hard work, and always reminded us to bring energy and enthusiasm to everything we did.
He passed away at Kaiser Hospital surrounded by his wife, two children, his brother and sister and their families.
Jesus Sanchez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in a town called San Antonio de los Vazquez in 1955 to Jose Sanchez and Guadalupe Hernandez who were dedicated and loving parents who instilled the value a strong work ethic in their children and the importance of family. Jesus was the first born and oldest of 12 siblings.
Jesus immigrated to the United States in 1972 when he was 17 years old in search of work to be able to send money back home to his mom, dad and siblings in Mexico. He consistently sent money to them over the years.
Jesus met the love of his life, Victoria, in 1979 while taking ESL classes in Los Angeles, CA. The two fell in love, and they got married in 1982 in sunny Los Angeles and had their first child, Karen, that same year. Jesus and his wife Victoria had their second child, Jonathan in 1991.
Jesus was a man of many talents and passions. He pursued various careers and ventures, each one a testament to his unwavering determination and boundless spirit. He was part owner of a pizza place, and then part owner of a butcher shop, he took barber classes and cooking lessons. He had a stint as a DJ at a radio station, he tried theater where he took acting classes and singing lessons and even produced an album with two songs about his home town “Mi Raza” and “ San Antonio de los Vazquez” .
Jesus ultimately landed in the hospitality industry working at a restaurant in Beverly Hills (Cafe Roma) as a manager where he brought passion and pride to his work for over 38 years.
Jesus’ ability to find humor and joy in every moment left a mark on everyone he encountered. His laughter was contagious, and his zest for life was truly something to admire.
Jesus was always kind to others, lifting others up, giving compliments to others whenever possible and cheering others on. He didn’t believe in having an ego. Jesus believed what made someone great was their ability to make others feel good.
Jesus is survived by his wife, Victoria and his three children, Erick Pineda, Karen Menjivar and her husband Raul Menjivar, and Jonathan Sanchez.
Jesus was blessed with two grandchildren that survive him; a granddaughter Sophia and grandson Levi.
Jesus will be missed and loved forever.
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