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Lorenzo Sanchez

Lorenzo Sanchez of Grass Valley and Concord died Monday, March 25, in Roseville. He was 83.

In accordance with his wishes, no services will be conducted.



Mr. Sanchez was born Nov. 18, 1918, in Virginia City, Nev., to Manuel and Daisy (Davis) Sanchez. He was raised in Sparks, Nev. After graduating from Sparks High School, he served three years in the National Guard 40th Police Co. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 20, 1940, and served on the USS New Mexico, USS Saugatuck and USS Herald in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans until 1946.




He worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for 37 years at the Antioch and Pittsburg steam power plants, retiring as shift supervisor in April 1983.

He was a member of the Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 429. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, hunting, bowling, golf and his family. He was an avid reader and a gourmet cook of Mexican food.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sisters Margaret Robison of Concord and Lucille Harris of Carson City, Nev.; stepdaughters Catherine Olivas of Hollister, Dorothy Gadas of San Francisco and Rebecca Childers of Nevada City; stepson, David Nosenzo of Castro Valley; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., 11th floor, New York, N.Y. 10016-5337; Make A Wish Foundation, 1770 Tribute Road, Sacramento 95815-4402; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California.


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