Carlos Lopez Saldano

Passed: June 21, 2020


Carlos Lopez Saldano passed away on June 21, 2020. He was born on January 6, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona. Those who knew him called him “Chompie.” He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and upon return worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. advancing to Regional Manager in California, Idaho, and Texas. Carlos and Dianne, his wife of 40 years, raised their daughter Victoria in Texas where he owned a successful tire and automotive company. Upon returning to Phoenix, Carlos opened another automotive company and he and Dianne spent many happy years in Palm Lakes Village with great friends and family nearby. After retiring from his company, he worked with the San Francisco Giants during Spring Training.

Carlos was a devoted brother to Pete, Bobby, Richard, and Danny. He dedicated his life to his wife Dianne before her passing and daughter Victoria. He spent every opportunity possible with Victoria, her husband Brad, and his grandchildren Emma, Ellie, and Ben. He especially loved to teach them how to camp and fish at Woods Canyon Lake. He treasured his family and coordinated many large family Thanksgivings. He was a member of the Centaurs Car Club, American Legion Post 41, and Regional Manager of the Quihuis Annual Campout where he was known for his horseshoes and poker skills. He was a treasured friend to Cherryl and everyone he met. He was known for taking the time to talk with and help anyone who asked. His love of family, life, golf, fishing, and his charisma will be greatly missed by all.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3801 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix. A committal service with military honors will be at 12:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. If you wish to make a contribution, please consider Hospice of the Valley and St. Vincent De Paul Society.

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8 responses to Carlos Lopez Saldano

  1. Tiffany W. says:

    You were truly 1 of a kind. Your loving smile was contagious. From the day we met you at Golden Care Car till the today you’ve been family to us. We will miss you more then words can say. Rest peaceful my dear friend.

  2. Jackie and I didn’t know Carlos long enough, just a few short years. Carlos, we miss you dearly. Your smile, your willingness to help out anyway you could. Your respectfulness and caring ways for our dear friend, CB.
    You are one of a kind, Go SF Giants!

  3. Maria says:

    Señor Carlos con todo respeto fue un gusto trabajar con usted y escucharlo platicar de sus anécdotas Esperamos en Dios que su familia tenga pronta resignación y que Dios todopoderoso lo tenga en su santa gloria. Gracias

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