Phillip “Phil” Sanguinetti passed away peacefully on November 23, 2015 in Riverside, CA at the age of 80 years old. He was born on February 4, 1935 in Stockton, CA to George and Frances Sanguinetti. Phil and his brother, Gil, grew up in Stockton where he played basketball and graduated from Stockton College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.S. in Geography. After graduating from college, Phil began a long career in city planning, and retired as the Planning Director for the City of Manteca.
Phil and his second wife, Sally LaFavers, retired to Bend, Oregon where he enjoyed golfing and his winter passion, skiing. Phil and Sally moved to Rocklin, CA where Phil continued his passion for golfing and bowling. He was a big sports fan and an avid follower of his favorite teams, the SF Giants, SF 49ers, USC Trojans and Sacramento Kings. Phil loved listening to jazz, gardening and considered himself an amateur meteorologist. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and they will miss him.
Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Sally and step-daughter, Caroline Oldham-Nevans.
He is survived by his brother Gil Sanguinetti (Sue), his son Stephen Sanguinetti, his daughter Kama Sanguinetti, his step-children Christine Doerksen (Dave) and Cynthia (Kevin) Leatherman, niece and nephew, Julie Sanguinetti Heidrick (Jeremy) and Jason Sanguinetti, great nephew and nieces Blake, Natalie and Madeleine Heidrick, step-grandchildren Niles Doerksen, Bethany Doerksen, Merisa Downs (Brian), Jacob Leatherman, Chanel Oldham, and two step-great grandsons Brock and Drew Downs.
He will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery. A committal service will be held there November 27, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, November 26, 2015