Lifelong Antioch resident Steve “Skeeter” Sanchez dies at 59, memorial on Friday

 Lifelong Antioch resident Steve Skeeter Sanchez dies at 59, memorial on Friday

Steven (Skeeter) Lynn Sanchez

December 4, 1954- March 20, 2014

Resident of Antioch

Steven (Skeeter) Lynn Sanchez, 59, of Antioch died Thursday March 19, 2014. Skeeter leaves behind his two daughters Jeni (Steve) Spiegel, Tara (Andrew) Jensen, his son Jason Sanchez his loving grandchildren Devyn Jensen; Joseph, Jacob, and JayLynn Spiegel. He is survived by his mother Patsy Porter, brother John (Shirley) Sanchez, Uncle Tom Garrison, many nieces and nephews that he loved as his own, and countless family and friends.

Skeeter was raised in Antioch and graduated from Antioch High School in 1973. He worked at UPS for 28 years where he made numerous friends with his co-workers and customers. He was well known for volunteering where needed in his community and always staying actively involved. He dedicated his time to Antioch Little League where he coached many teams. He also loved broadcasting Bay Area high school sports with Comcast.

Skeeter was loved for his outgoing personality, contagious laugh, sense of humor, and extremely big heart. His love for God will always be remembered. Skeeter will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, April 11, 1:00 P.M. at Golden Hills Community Church 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Golden Hills Community Church.

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One Comment to “Lifelong Antioch resident Steve “Skeeter” Sanchez dies at 59, memorial on Friday”

  1. Ronn Carter says:

    Steve had a fantastic personality; he was witty, smart, amusing, and he knew just about everybody.
    Back in the days when he and I and Dan Wall brought High School sports to cable TV, I reflect on how much I enjoyed working with Skeeter. We weren’t going for the professional aspects of sports television because if we did, we’d look and sound as boring as FOX. Between each play by play, Sanchez and Wall told us exciting off the cuff stories that people could easily relate to: friends and fans tuned in to our games because of that. When Steve and Dan would throw back to the old days, viewers knew the people they were talking about, they knew exactly where each location was in town, and viewers could probably add their own cool version of the story as well. Steve and Dan were a great team of broadcasters, each bouncing stories back n forth effortlessly while maintaining focus on the game at hand.
    Because of this inner-action between these two guys, it led to us creating a Rock N Roll show called, “Tube Radio”. Tube Radio gave them the opportunity to share better versions of the old days by going into great detail. It was a blast. Live call-ins solidified the show and gave it strength. Steve enjoyed talking to everybody who called in.
    This led to meetings with Ferris “Earthquake” Anthony about bringing professional wrestling to Contra Costa County. Before long we had another hit show, “Legends of Wrestling”: the show was so successful, we had to do it twice (1999-2000). Some of the professional athletes who starred in our TV production were Super Diablo, Johnny “Pitbull” Pain, Applebaumer, George “The Animal” Stelle, “Doink” The Clown, Carl “The Smasher”, Schizo Antonicci, Tony Fury, Mad Spartan, Navajo Kid, Cincinnati Red, Coco Somoa, & Sgt. Slaughter.
    Steve was well liked by everybody he came in contact with. Steve was very relatable. Steve was fun to be around. We will miss you. R.I.P.

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