Chad Alan Sears, 31, went to walk on the streets of gold Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, surrounded by family and friends.
Chad fought the battle of brain cancer with the most positive and encouraging attitude; always uplifting others throughout his illness.
He was born Feb. 9, 1977. He attended West Valley High School and expanded his education in insurance sales and worked at Farmers Leavette Insurance.
He loved his family, which was his number one joy. He enjoyed outings, barbecues, golfing, camping, fishing and playing cards. He also enjoyed making prank calls to family and friends, the reactions that made him laugh will always be remembered.
He knew no strangers; he introduced himself to everyone and found many friends. He was loved by many people and always had a smile. He always had a caring hand and was compassionate and loving. He was a fighter and ambitious. He had many dreams; the biggest one was to watch his children grow up.
He will be loved and missed by everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Sears; his children, Keegan George, Jaden Sears and Cameron Sears; his parents, Andrea and Francisco Perez; his brother, Moses Perez; sister, Donna Perez, all of Yakima; his biological father, Jeff Sears; in-laws, Mario and Mary Saenz; and brother-in-law, Gabriel Saenz and wife, Lahna.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fay Ashley; Aunt Patricia Ashley; and cousin, Nic Ashley.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors, 201 N. Second St., Yakima. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Stone Church, concluding burial will be in Tahoma Cemetery.
Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors in Yakima are in charge of arrangements.