Obituary of Marc M. Sandoval
October 28, 1962 – May 7, 2019
Marc M. Sandoval, age 56, completed his life on May 7, 2019. Marc was born in Detroit, MI to Caroline Sandoval (nee Alcala) and the late John Sandoval on October 28, 1962. He grew up and attended school in Southwest Detroit where he played hockey and made many lifelong friends. His love of sports became apparent early on: football, baseball, basketball were all important to him. But there was no greater love of sport than HOCKEY and his beloved RED WINGS. He lived to watch them: could tell you stats, dates, years, and seasons. He knew the ‘Great Ones’ and the not-so-great players. Nothing diminished his love of yet another season on ice. His only sports injury was on ice, in fact, Marc was the best (and maybe) the only skater in our Family. He learned to skate at Clark Park and joined his first hockey team on that old-school outside rink.
Marc had a deep love for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, his daughter, his nieces and nephews, and was always ready to go “bumming” with his mother, Caroline. Not only was Marc a son, a father, a brother, and an uncle, he was a good friend to all of his family. Through the adversities in his life, his philosophy was simple, ‘Just keep going’, maybe the next day will be better. Then that MARC SMILE would spread across this face.
Marc was always up for a good time, a quick beer, and was always ready to show you the happenings of Downtown Detroit. Quiet and unassuming, he was a hard worker (learned that from Caroline), he lived his life with grace and dignity few people seem to have in today’s world.
Marc is survived by his mother, Caroline, his daughter Brandi Stein, and his brothers, David (Linda) Sandoval, Anthony (Margaret) Sandoval, and Rico Sandoval, nieces, Kelly (Mike) Beesly, Elysia (Rafael) Perez, and Christina Sandoval, nephews; Tony Sandoval, Rico (Sharon) Sandoval, Marc (Angela) Strong, Jason Sandoval, Scott (Bridget) Marsh and Bill Marsh, as well as many great nieces and nephews that he adored. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Sandoval and his nephew, Paul Sandoval.