Elias Frankie Sapien "CHADA" was born March 17, 1943 to Elias F. Sapien and Raquel Gomez Sapien. Born and raised in Livingston, CA, he was the youngest of eight. He worked hard and played harder, everyone loved the Telephone Guy. He had a passion for agriculture that he passed on to his babies, supporting him through 4-H and FFA. Tio Chada was always ready for a good time, especially if his Big Crazy family was involved.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers, Joe and Alfred and his sister Rachel Sapien Gutierrez. He leaves behind three sons, Gabe, Randy and Gary, his daughter Mariah Sapien and five grandchildren, Holly, Christian, Gary, Ryan and Gray.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Ivers and Alcorn in Atwater from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, August 25, 2017 at Saint Jude Thaddious Catholic Church in Livingston, CA, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Winton District cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the burial at the VFW in Atwater.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
Aug. 23, 2017