March 31, 1968 – July 26, 2020
Apolonio Chavez, age 52, of Victorville, California passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Apolonio was born March 31, 1968.
Mr. Chavez will be missed by so many that loved him.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.desertviewcares.com for the Chavez family.
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Coworkers (and friends) from Oregon
August 12, 2020
Our employees are mourning the loss of Apolonio (Paulo) Chavez. Paulo was the inventory clerk before he took a medical retirement in June and moved to be with family.
There are so many reasons we will miss Paulo. He visited every floor of our building and interacted with many different co-workers. He was always smiling and would greet everyone he saw. He always seemed to have a joke to tell.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Paulo for the past 15 years. Regardless of the circumstances in his life, he always did what he could to put a smile on someone else’s face. Typically, that was by way of a silly joke or self-deprecating comment, but it worked!” said Nancy. “Paulo often made burritos for the crew, along with his own hot sauce. He’d tell us it wasn’t that hot. Well, if you know Paulo, you’d know that wasn’t 100 percent true. Paulo was very social and had friends on every floor, in every division and every section. He could always find something that he had in common with you. His smile, his sense of humor, and his ability to truly make lemonade out of lemons will be greatly missed. Paulo imprinted on the hearts of everyone he met. In that sense, we’ll always have a part of him with us.”
“Paulo touched so many lives. It’s difficult to think that I won’t be able to see him again,” said friend and co-worker Ana. “We used to have amazing talks about work, life, and the world. He was one of the most positive and encouraging people I’ve had the pleasure to call friend.”
“One of my favorite memories of Paulo was when he came to a birthday party at my house last year,” said Ana. “My cousin from Nicaragua had recently come to visit. He had never been out of the country before, didn’t speak English, and was a little overwhelmed. Paulo instantly took him under his wing and talked to him in Spanish all night long as they enjoyed beers and carnitas.”
This is just one example of Paulo’s many acts of generosity. We will miss him and his smile and warm greetings.