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James Sandoval

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Mr. James Sandoval, 68, of Goodyear, Arizona died January 1, 2022. He was born July 7, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona to John R. Sandoval and Anita M. Sandoval.
Jimmy attended Phoenix Union High School and later Phoenix College where he met his future wife of 48 years, Susan. As a teenager, Jimmy became interested in law enforcement and joined the Phoenix Police Trainee Program and entered into the Police Academy when he was 21. Jimmy served as patrol officer and retired as a detective in 1999. After his career with the Police Department, Jimmy worked for the City of Phoenix in the Neighborhood Services Department and retired again in 2015. A few years into his retirement, Jimmy developed Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant in November 2018. Jimmy passed away due to complications from his lung transplant on New Years Day 2022. He had a larger-than-life persona, enjoyed talking to everyone, became a mentor to many, and devoted time to coaching soccer and football. He was always the life of the party.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents John R. and Anita Sandoval. He is survived by his wife, Susan; eight brothers and sisters: Jenny, Peter, David, Sam, Beji, Diane, Johnny Ray, and Michael; his son, Matt; daughter, Tina; grandsons, Mathew and Eric; and granddaughter Meadow.
A visitation will be held at 1PM on January 18, 2022 with the funeral service beginning at 2pm.

16 Comments on “James Sandoval

  1. Mr. Sandoval….you were the ray of sunshine on a hectic day in the Pharmacy!! You and Susan were the few that I missed when I quit working there. My heart goes out to your family! Thank you for all the laughs and the wise words! Rest In Peace, Sir! ❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

  2. Larger tha life! Always the life of the party! Brave & courage!
    May you rest in peace now my dearest precious brother! Mama has her g-mo again!

  3. Esther Chavez
    January 15,2022

    Jimmy, you will be missed. Your smile will forever be in my heart!

  4. Jimmy had a spirit everyone loved being around. More than that, the love and counsel anyone received from him was straight from God above. He truly obeyed God’s word with actions not just words. I love and miss already.

  5. Such an awesome inspiration to many and faithful to the end with your walk with the Lord! Thanks for cheering us (CWC) on thru watching us online. We will miss you but look forward to meeting again. 🥰

  6. My condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss 🙏🏼

  7. Jimmy, (I-67)

    A Man of God, a Warrior, a very good friend & loco. I will miss you but I know we shall see each other again. I’ll never forget when you said “Ricky why do we have to die to Rest In Peace when we can do it at work?” You we’re there for me at one of my lowest points in life to lift me up. You made me laugh & now cry. We had great moments in PD & Neighborhood Services. You were blessed with a beautiful woman of God, your wife Susan who never left your side during your trials in life. Thank God Almighty for you having a personal relationship with His Son Jesus! You’ve fought the good fight. Well done thy good & faithful servant. You are now in the presence of God Almighty. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Semper Fi my friend!

    Rick Salgado

  8. One of the BEST DUDES EVER. Thank You for being a true man in my families life.

  9. A Godly man full of life, wisdom, ready to help anyone in need ( my family was a recipient ) a funny man too we will forever remember “ thank you for coming and thank you for leaving “ you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here, and the forever funny anyway quote lol. God bless you all, May the Holy spirit comfort you and may your memories forever carry you.

  10. Jimmy, you were always the life of the party even when there wasn’t one. You always had a larger than life personality.
    You fought a good fight but the Lord needed you more.
    Only you and Suzy will know what I mean by this. I won’t be able to stalk you anymore.lol
    God Bless your Family. You will Forever be in our Hearts.❤️

  11. Went to puhs and I met Mr. Sandoval were friends see you on the other side my friend

  12. Jimmy, you was always positive and happy. You’re smile is the thing I will keep in my mind. Jimmy, you are loved and will continue to enjoy the memories that you left us. You will be missed.Rest In Peace brother.

  13. Jimmy, As everyone says you made work a fun time,, what a better way to go thru a stressful job. As a fellow Police Trainee , A1069 in 1972 thanks for your friendship. RIP brother,,Rick Ramos 3032

  14. Jimmy was a dear friend for 8 years. My husband passed away in October from cancer. Jimmy was a friend that encouraged me, and prayed with me through all of my daily trials. He was a very dear friend that I am thankful that I knew. Rest on peace Jimmy.

  15. I wrote the above message. I didn’t mean to be anonymous!

  16. I remember sitting near you at a family wedding. I was laughing so hard. Thinking of you now brings smile to my face. You were a legend in my house. And you were such an inspiration. Your funeral was truly a reflection of your life well lived. See you in heaven Uncle Jimmy!

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