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Elver Leonel Sazo

January 21, 1967 — January 7, 2024

Elver Leonel Sazo, affectionately known as "Grumpy", passed away on January 7, 2024, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished. Born on January 21, 1967, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Elver moved to Inglewood, California, he worked as a barber and touched the lives of countless individuals with his skillful hands and kind heart.

Elver had a deep passion for his profession and took great pride in transforming hairstyles. His barbershop was not simply a place for haircuts; it was a sanctuary where stories were shared and friendships were forged. With each snip of the scissors or stroke of the blade, he created not only unforgettable looks but also lasting connections with his clients.

Outside the barbershop, Elver found joy in various pursuits. He enjoyed cutting hair so much that it became both his career and his hobby. When he wasn't refining his skills behind the chair, he could often be found lifting weights at the gym or taking leisurely walks on the beach, finding solace in the beauty of nature.

Elver had an unwavering commitment to his family, who meant everything to him. He is survived by his loving wife Patty Aguayo-Sazo (aka "Macha"), three sons, three daughters, and five cherished grandchildren. Their bond was one of pure love and support that brought light into Elver's life every day. His warmth radiated through every interaction with them, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts.

While Elver may have been known as "Grumpy" to some, those closest to him recognized the tenderness beneath that moniker. He possessed a unique ability to bring smiles to people's faces even on their hardest days. His genuine care for others extended beyond his professional role; he was always ready with open ears for anyone seeking comfort or guidance.

In celebration of Elver's life, a Mass will be held on February 1, 2024, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Whittier, California. The service will commence at 10:30 a.m., providing an opportunity for family, friends, and community members to pay their respects and honor the impact Elver had on their lives. Following the Mass, a Graveside Service will take place at 12:00 p.m. at Rose Hills in Whittier, concluding the formal ceremonies surrounded by the peaceful beauty of nature.

Elver Leonel Sazo leaves behind a legacy defined by kindness, dedication, and unwavering love for his family. His memory will forever remain alive in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate a life well-lived, as Elver's spirit continues to inspire and uplift us all.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 1, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Pacific time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Church

7215 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

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