Salvador Delos Santos, Jr
Feb 2, 1968 – Oct 30, 2017
Salvador Delos Santos, Jr, 49, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep at home in Granite Falls, WA on October 30, 2017.
He was born on February 2, 1968, in Seattle, WA. He grew up in the Hillman City neighborhood, attended Saint Edward’s School and graduated from O’Dea High School. He left Seattle for Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a proud combat veteran who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He became a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and worked in both the private and public sector for two decades most recently with Snohomish County Planning and Development Services. He truly loved his vocation and was respected by many in his profession.
He was an avid angler. He fished with flies and gear, in the sound and ocean. He was most at home in the amazing Washington State river system where he spent many hours with fellow fisherman, family, and friends.
He was very kind and loving and always made others feel comfortable and included. He loved to laugh and had a playfully mischievous quick wit. Many would describe him as creative, articulate and insightful. He was very proud of his heritage and made his first trip to Cebu, the Philippines with his mother and a sister last fall. He enjoyed meeting relatives for the first time. He loved the Philippines, despite the heat and humidity and planned to return with family next year.
One of the most extraordinary qualities about Salvador was that he never lost his sense of childish wonder and awe at the world. He was extremely curious and intelligent and would pursue a path without wavering. He was fiercely loyal and quietly generous. He encouraged, supported and coached coworkers, family, and friends to be their best selves and to push their own boundaries. He reveled and celebrated others’ success.
He is survived by his wife Catherine Delos Santos, three children Derek Delos Santos, step-children Jackie Cyr and Zachary Cyr, his mother Gloria Mojica and sisters Consuelo Delos Santos (niece Jessica) and Cecilia Shigaya (brother in law Kevin, niece Christina, nephew Brendan). He was preceded in death by his father, Salvador Delos Santos
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