Michael Jon Sanborn Obituary




Michael Jon Sanborn

Michael Jon Sanborn

Michael Jon Sanborn, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on August 19, 1955. He grew up in the picturesque town of Pebble Beach, California, where he graduated from Carmel High School in 1973.

During his high school years, Michael was an active participant in football and the volunteer fire department. He also pursued his passion for fine woodworking under the tutelage of Earl and Iris Stewart of Carmel. After graduation, he continued his education at the Colorado School of Trades, earning a Certificate in Gunsmithing in 1984.

Michael’s professional career encompassed various roles. He dedicated six years to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District as a craft worker in maintenance and five years as a bus driver and trainer. He relished sharing the beauty of the Monterey area with visitors through his work as a driver for Discovery Charters.

Prior to his retirement, Michael spent five years in transportation at Stevenson School. His hobbies included skiing, scuba diving, and fly fishing, which brought him great joy and fulfillment.

Michael’s family held a special place in his heart. He is survived by his father, Howard Sanborn; sisters Christina Jasper, Mona Ontaneda, and Katrina Sparlin; his former wife of 20 years, Dian Leckenby; and his children, Sarah Patino and Scott Leckenby. He also leaves behind seven cherished grandchildren.

Michael’s beloved mother, Zora Sanborn, preceded him in death. He shared a fulfilling 19-year marriage with Yvonne Bertolino, and their bond extended to her children, Jessica Lemus, Jason Tadman, and Maryl Tadman, as well as four grandchildren.

Michael’s life ended peacefully on December 15, 2023. A celebration of his life will be held on June 15, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the First United Presbyterian Church in Corning, California.

Michael will be fondly remembered for his warm personality, unwavering dedication to his family, and the adventures he shared with those he loved. He will be deeply missed, and his memory will continue to inspire those who knew him.


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