Phillip Sanchez aka “Cookie” passed away peacefully in Redondo Beach, CA on January 15, 2018 at the age of 87. Phillip is survived by his brother Jimmy Sanchez of Torrance, daughter and son-in-law Julie and Sammy AhSam of Redondo Beach, son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Patricia Sanchez of Torrance, son-in-law Darrell Carter of Lake Mary, Florida, and step son and daughter-in-law Tom and Jane Bilby of Temecula. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his brothers Gilbert, Jack, Eddie, and Rudy Sanchez, his sister Geraldine Peterson, his wife Anita Sanchez, his sons Phillip, Frederick and Gilbert Sanchez, and his daughter Mari Jayne Carter. Phillip was born November 8, 1930 in Palms, CA to Raymond Sanchez and Susana Soto. He was drafted into the US Army and served active duty in the Korean War. He married the love of his life Anita in 1966 and they lived in Redondo Beach, CA until the end of their lives. Phillip earned a position at the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, where he was a tractor operator for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1995. In his free time, he enjoyed spending his time on the golf course and bowling in leagues with friends at the Gable House Bowl. Always making us laugh, he loved to sing and dance and watch sports. He will be missed dearly by so many. A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm and the funeral services will be Thursday, Janaury 25, 2018 at 10am at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 with lunch served afterward. There will be a short graveside service following lunch gathering at Holy Cross Cemetary, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA 90230 at 1-1:30pm. The repast will be held following burial from 3pm to 6pm at the Red Onion, 736 Bart Earle Way, Rolling Hills, Estates, CA 90274 where food will also be served. All are welcome to attend any or all the services to celebrate the life of Phillip Sanchez.

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