Sandoval, Mark Anthony

Sandoval, Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony Sandoval was born in McNary Az. on April 3, 1958 to Rosie & Felix Sandoval. When he was born he had an older brother, Andrew Sandoval. Later he had a younger brother born, Jerry Sandoval. Some years later he had a sister come into the family, Michelle Sandoval.

Mark grew up in McNary and later Phoenix AZ and graduated high school from Carl Hayden High School. In his late 20’s he met Kitty Felkins and they became a family with him helping raise Kitty’s children. Steve, Sherrie, Shonna and Stacy. Although these children weren’t his own he raised them as they were. He always called them his kids and later their children his grandkids.

While growing up and in his adult years he was always involved with the Chavez Family Reunion, serving as president for 1 year. The reunion was an important part of his life and as sad as it is to lose him now he passed at the reunion surrounded by family and friends that love him dearly.

Mark worked in several fields during his life but the one that he did most was as a concrete worker. When talking to him he would always say whichever field it was, that he did it for “30 years”. We would joke with him that he must be 142 years old.

Mark was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. If anyone needed help he never hesitated to lend a hand. Many people that don’t know him closely might not know this but there were several people that could call him anytime and he would go help them immediately. He would do this expecting nothing in return.

About 4 years ago Mark joined the Knight of Columbus. He was a member of Bishop Granjon Council 4339. He served as Deputy Grand Knight for 1 year and part of that year took over for the Grand Knight in his absence. Mark devoted many hours volunteering in the many functions of the council. Helping with fish frys, breakfasts, tootsie roll drives, fiestas and any other functions the council had. He also volunteered and helped at many church functions. He once said his mom would have been happy and proud that he had joined the Knights of Columbus.

Mark is predeceased by his parents, Rosie & Felix Sandoval, his life partner Kitty Felkins, his daughter Shonna, his nephew Xavier and his niece Sinclaire. He is survived by his brothers Andrew and Jerry and sister Michelle, his son Steve and daughters Sherrie and Stacy, 9 nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. While Mark’s life was shorter than we would have liked we believe he is now with all his family members that have gone before him. He will be missed dearly and always fondly remembered by many.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Viewing will be at 9:30 AM, Rosary at 11: AM and Funeral Mass starting at 11:30 AM at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Burial will take place at Saint Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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14 responses to Sandoval, Mark Anthony

  1. Rick Mendoza says:

    Mark was a great person very friendly very helpful and always there if you need to speak to even though I knew him briefly he will be missed my condolences to his family our prayers are with you

  2. Sandra says:

    My condelences to the family. Mark was a great man always with a smile my he rest in peace.

  3. Sandra says:

    This is all so unreal! Mark, was a really good man. He will surely be missed!

  4. I love to take this time to say i will miss my brother that i loved to the heart. Mark is been been in my life sinces i joined the knights and his inspiration has help me to go far and be a better person. I love him as father,brother most my friend i knew mark my life due to he knew my mother personally. He talk about her and they where great friend and knew me as i was little. He was closest brother to me and i will carry the impact he left and do the work. I love you mark so much and gonna miss you i pray for the family and to you my brother.

  5. Leo says:

    Condolences and sympathy goes out to you my brother may you rest in peace are the angels in heaven welcome me at those Pearly Gates may God bless you and give you rest and it’s Kingdom and the promise that he made to us. You will be missed

  6. Our condolences to ur family during this sad time. May Our Lord be with you all. It’s sad that we all lost touch once our children grew up. All we have left are great memories of the past when our families would get together for Easter & Weddings. God bless you all. RIP Mark.

  7. My deepest sympathies. Fond memories of Mark growing up as his cousin in our younger years. Last I saw Mark he was at My Brother Allen’s funeral service. Seems every time I saw Mark he would remind me of those fun times and would let me know what other family members were doing! He always made me smile. Rest In Peace Mark. You are in the hands of the Lord.

  8. My condolences to Mark’s family. He was an excellent role model for the Chavez and Sandoval families. We will always remember him as one of the nicest person ever. ✝️

    From the Ulibarri Family, children of Nora Chavez and Sabino Ulibarri

  9. C.A. Goodman says:

    Grief can affect us in various ways, but for many the overriding feeling is one of intense emotional pain. The grief can be intense. Yet grief is said to be a necessary part of the healing process and of learning to adapt to the new situation. One thing, though, seems to hold true: Repressing your grief can be harmful mentally, emotionally, and physically. Many bereaved ones have found that talking can be a helpful release. When I lost my mother, one of the things that helped me was to talk about my mother.” So talking about your feelings to a trusted friend can bring a measure of relief. (Proverbs 17:17)

  10. We had alot of great times together while growing up, in his life and boy had some good times at the ASU games. He will be missed

  11. We had alot of good times growing up as friends and cousins. Even better times at the ASU football games, once a little to much fun. We will miss him.

  12. My sincere condolences to Mark’s family. He will surely be missed. He was a wonderful person.

  13. Theresa says:

    Mark, you are with your mom & dad!
    R.i.paradise primo may perpetual light shine upon you ~amen

  14. My condolences to Mark Anthony’s family, you have truly suffered a great loss. May you find comfort in the hope that comes from the Giver of life, Jehovah God. He made this promise in the Bible at Isaiah 26:19: “Your dead will live again. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, you residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, and the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” And at John 11:25 Jesus tells us “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” Yes, we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again in the very near future when Jesus resurrects the dead. May your faith in those promises provide the strength and comfort needed to get through this difficult time.

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