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Domingo M. Sandoval

April 6, 1952 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 66)
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Domingo “Mingo” M. Sandoval, 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born on April 6, 1952 in Ejutla, Jalisco, Mexico to Manuel and Amalia (Murillo) Sandoval. Domingo attended grade school and junior high in Mexico where he grew up as one of eight children. He grew up in a small town, built on a history of unyielding faith and commitment to the responsibilities of daily life. Amidst his life of hard work, he found joy in creativity, drawing and telling stories for his younger brothers, making them both laugh and cry at times. At a very early age of 12 he moved to Guadalajara, Mexico to help provide for his family and at age 16 came to the United States with dreams of a better life. Mingo began to work, educate and immerse himself in the American culture including its language and values.  After a number of years of working at a local business and attending night school, Mingo met his wife, Judy through his brother, Arturo who was dating Judy’s cousin. It was his unique perspective and character that attracted Judy to him. It was meant to be, as a few months later, Mingo married Judy on February 9, 1980 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pasadena. The young couple spent their first few years in Pasadena, had their sons Jason (36) and Isaac (32) and later their daughter Rachel (30). Never wavering in his faith or dedication to his family, Domingo’s resolve to move ahead continued. He completed his Associate Degree and went on to work for Aerojet and Northrop Grumman as a Senior Inspector in Electrical Systems, performing innumerable tests for defense equipment for over 30 years. Some of his favorite times were sitting around the dinner table telling stories of the “old times” in Ejutla with family and friends, caring for God’s creation through gardening, traveling with his wife and sharing his laughter and wisdom with all who entered his home.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy, with 38 years of marriage, 2 sons, 1 daughter and son-in-law, his sister Livier, his brothers Arturo and Benjamin, brother and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews who will all remember Domingo with love.

Domingo will always be remembered as a shining example of steadfast faith and commitment to family; always demonstrating generosity and God’s love without retraction. Perhaps most of all, Domingo lived every day always mindful of the promise of eternal life and acted accordingly.

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace…for it is in giving that we receive…and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

Excerpt from the Prayer of Saint Francis

The Sandoval family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital and Dr. Edward Mena MD, hepatology specialist, in Pasadena for their attentiveness and loving care with Domingo throughout his battle with liver cancer.

For those who wish to make a special contribution in honor of Domingo, we have selected:

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

The Trees Remember
25 Valleyview Drive Suite 200, Middlefield CT 0645532
Web: https://thetreesremember.com/memorial-trees/

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