Robert "Bobby" Sanchez
1933 - 2018
Robert “Bobby” Sanchez, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018.
On October 24, 1933, Bob was born in Santa Barbara to Jose and Laura Sanchez. He had twelve siblings and was the oldest son. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1952 and joined the U.S. Navy. In 1955, shortly after his enlistment, he attended barber school. And in 1956, received the highest grade in Los Angeles history from the Barber Board and the third highest in the state of California. Additionally, in what proved to be an eventful year, he married Sally Jaramillo in Los Angeles. Within a few years and three children later, he moved back to Santa Barbara with his family.
He was known throughout the community as Bob the barber at Montecito Barbers, was a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus, and for many years managed the Fiestas festival at Our Lady of Guadalupe church. He also had a passion for art and was an avid painter.
Bob was devoted to his family. Whether he was dad, Uncle Bob, Uncle Herbie, Grandpa, or Nino, he was always there for his family offering a smile, hug, or a corny joke. He is survived by his wife Sally, his children Antoinette and Richard Muñoz; Dawn Sanchez, daughter-in-law (Matt); Renee Sanchez; James and Tonya Sanchez; Karen and Lucas Bamberger; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Joe, John and Richard Sanchez; sisters Mary Louise Padilla, Marcy Huerta, Hortencia Sanchez, Margarita Sanchez, and Serene Nispiros. He was preceded in death by his sons Matt, Keith and Tim and siblings Esther Martinez, Eloise Rodriguez, Edward Sanchez, and Esperanza Sanchez.
Services will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church -- Rosary: Friday, July 13, 2018, at 7:00 pm; Mass: Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10:00 am. The burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with a reception to follow.
Thank you to all who cared for our dad over the last few years. Especially the lovely staff at Mission Terrace and Serenity House.