Alvino Luis Sanchez, 26, of Des Moines passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

Alvino Sanchez, our much-loved son, was born March 6, 1984, in Toppenish. He attended Sunnyside High School, and then started his life's journey in Seattle at the University of Washington.

He was a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.

He graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle, where he obtained his audio engineering degree. He also acquired the MECP Advance Certification.

He applied his great skills as a mobile electronics installer specialist at Best Buy in Northgate and Car Toys in downtown Seattle.

His passion was installing equipment in vehicles, creating, and listening to music for artists in the Seattle area.

He enjoyed the company of family and close friends and was always ready to eat.

His family, friends and his pet dog, Nora, will miss his calming demeanor and gentleman like presence.

He was our pillar of strength that would make wrongs into right.

He is survived by his father and mother Ofimio Jr. and Eliticia; his brother, Alvaro; and sister, Alisa; and his grandmother, Victoria Carranza and grandparents (abuelo's), Ofimio & M. Antonia Sanchez.

Everyone is welcomed to celebrate his life's journey . . . . Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, May 2, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, May 3, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery in Zillah.

Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Alvino Sanchez Memorial Fund at any U.S. Bank Branch. Those wishing to share their memories or sign Alvino's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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