Joseph P. Sandoval

Joseph P. Sandoval, age 63, of Taylorville, formerly of Cantrall, passed away on March 15, 2017 at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville.

Joe was born on November 5, 1953 in Springfield, Illinois the son of Rudolph and Mary Zink Sandoval.

He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Carter of Cantrall and Patricia Lynn Krumme of Springfield; two brothers, Charles E. Sandoval of Springfield and J. David Sandoval of Spring Grove, IL; nieces and nephews, Lisa Long of Cantrall, Dale Carter of Cantrall, Michael and Josh Krumme of Mechanicsburg, Toni and Michael Sandoval of Springfield, and Ryan and Jason Sandoval of Spring Grove, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Joe graduated from Athens High School in 1971.

He worked for Sandoval Engineers Inc. as a draftsman and he later did data input for Illinois Code Company.

Joe was extremely involved with the Muni Opera and Springfield Theater Center.

He was a dance choreographer for several area high schools.

Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield from 12:00 noon until time of funeral mass at 12:30 PM.

Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.

Rev. Jeffery Grant officiating.

Memorials can be made to Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 1725 W. Harrison Street #309, Chicago, IL  60612.

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  1. I am so sad to hear about Joe. I have so many memories of him dating back to 1972 when we were in Most Happy Fellow together at the Muni. Joe was so kind and patient when helping me with choreography I found difficult and was always generous with encouragement. We lost touch over the years but I think of him often when I remember our show together. Trish and the rest of the family, please accept my heartfelt thought and prayers.

  2. Joe was a man of unbounded talent who brought a sense of artistry and infectious love of his craft to every show. Long after his active career in local theater had concluded, I was glad to see him on Sunday mornings at Blessed Sacrament. He is remembered fondly by several generations of our theater community, and I just wanted to offer my deepest sympathy to his family and to all who mourn him.

  3. My sympathies go out to all of Joe’s family. He was such a wonderful and welcoming fixture of the theater community when I first moved to the area. He is remembered so fondly!