Benjamin “Ben” Dela Cruz Sanchez was born in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 18, 1925. He passed away at home on Feb. 9, 2014, at age 88.
He was a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo Church of Christ. He graduated from USF, worked as a medical technician at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco for 29 years and real estate broker since 1990, eventually of his own firm, LVM & Associates. He never retired.
Ben is survived by his wife of 47 years, Leonila “Lily” Reyes Sanchez; daughter, Sarena Grace; and grandsons, DeVonté T’Shawn and Dorian Izaiah.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, and Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Memorial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Ben’s final resting place will be at All Souls Cemetery, 550 Glen Cove Road, Vallejo.
Arrangements under the care of Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood St., Vallejo, CA 94590.