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Peter Sapien

February 19, 1940 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 79)

Peter Sapien was born on February 19, 1940 in Livingston California to Pedro and Mercedes Sapien.  He passed away at home on June 28, 2019.  Peter was active in the boy scouts as a youngster and had his own shoe shine business in is father’s La Fuente bar.  He attended school in Livingston and graduated from Livingston High School in 1958.  Peter participated in football in high school. 

Peter worked for the Employment Development Department in Merced and was transferred to the Woodland office where he retired after 25 years.

While in Woodland he was active with the Charro group and the Woodland Sheriff’s posse.  After retiring, he returned to Livingston and purchased a home.  He renovated this house with the help of his brothers in law.  Peter had a life long love of woodworking and created beautiful pieces in his home and for his family.  Peter enjoyed working in his garden and taking care of his roses.

Peter had a love of dogs, especially his beloved Petie. He is survived by his wife, Christina Padilla Sapien, his three sisters Pauline Atkinson, Virginia Buettgenbach, Ruth Dacus, and his nieces Brenda Payne Herrington and Darlene Buettgenbach.

He is preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Mercedes Sapien, his sister Margaret Sapien, and his brother in law, Max Buettgenbach.


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