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Obituary for Joe Bartolo Sambrano

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Joe Bartolo Sambrano

August 11, 1964 - December 24, 2016

Joe Bartolo Sambrano died at 52 years of age on December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve at 7:20 pm.  Joe was living in Ogden,Utah and was a patient at McKay Dee Hospital suffering from an infection which caused his heart failure.

Joe was born on August 11, 1964, in Lubbock Texas. He was born to Mary Lou and Bartolo Sambrano.  He was raised in a family of nine, six sisters and two brothers. He is predeceased by father and mother, two sisters, Rosie and Ellen, and brother Jesse. Survived by four sisters:  Janie, Tina, Diane, Frances and one brother, Victor and his son, Bart.

Joe was often a big brother to most who knew him especially to his sisters. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for you if it were in his power to do so. We believe that his most enjoyable employment was when he was a security officer for his apartment complex in Ogden, Utah. During our visits with him we were always greeted by many occupants from the complex who praised Joe to us for everything he did for them, both on and off duty.

Joe suffered from a foot infection that he had been fighting for almost two years. He also was a type I diabetic which prevented his infection from healing. Joe also had been in and out of the hospital several times during this year.  His infection worsened spreading to his bone. Joe was growing very weary and was starting to lose hope that his wound would never heal.  He’d just had surgery again on his foot the day before he passed. It is our feeling that he could not hold out any longer and wanted to suffer no more.  We would like to believe that his good deeds outweighed the bad ones and that his suffering is finally over. Rest in peace our Brother, we will always love you.

The Sambrano Family would like to offer our many thanks to family and friends for their condolences, especially to our LDS Family and Friends of Fielding, Utah for their assistance with Joe’s funeral.

Rest in peace brother, till we meet again someday……

There will be a Memorial Service on January 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Santa Ana Catholic Church, 760 West 600 North, Tremonton, Utah.

God Bless and be with you always.

The Sambrano Family


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Born: August 11, 1964
Died: December 24, 2016

Condolences for Joe Bartolo Sambrano

Rauna Morris posted on 1/9/17

So truly sorry for your loss. He was a Amazing Man and good old Friend and will be Missed by us all. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to All His Family!


Rauna Morris/ Bruce Morris posted on 1/9/17

We are so Truly Sorry for the Loss of such a Amazing Young Man. He was a long time Friend of me and my husband's, he will be Greatly Missed. God Bless You All, your in our Hearts and Prayers!


Rauna Morris/ Bruce Morris posted on 1/9/17

We are so truly sorry for your loss. He was a Amazing Man, and a long time Friend. May God Bless You All in Your Hour of need


Diana Bottiger posted on 1/2/17

I have many memories of Joe. he married my aunt and they had Bart. my aunt and him later divorced and he still told me and my sister no matter what we were his nieces. he always protected us and loved us. I miss him so much but I know he's in a better place. I love you uncle. Rip.


Diana Higgs posted on 12/31/16

Joe had a heart of gold and was such a special person in my life. As his home care nurse, I tried my best to take care of him in every way that I could. Even though I was his caregiver, he protected me and would make sure I was taken care of while in his presence. His family was so kind to me (his sisters) always being friendly and offering me food. I am so sad to lose Joe but I know he is not suffering any longer. I do believe he began to lose hope and I saw his sadness more than ever these last couple of weeks. Rest in Peace Joe Sambrano. I will always love you!