Apolinar "Chale" Zavala

Shaw & Sons Funeral Home

Apolinar “Chale” Zavala was born to Virginia and Apolinar Zavala on January 26, 1984 and passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2019.

Chale was born and raised in Yakima where he attended school. He obtained his GED in 2009 from Heritage University. He recently finished the HVAC program at Charter College where he was on the Dean’s List and was set to graduate and receive his certificate with honors on July 19, 2019.

Chale was a very loving and charismatic man, who loved joking around with everyone. He put his heart and soul into everything he did, always wanting everything to be perfect.

He was a man of all trades, if it needed fixing he’d figure it out. He was self-taught in many things and was a genius in the kitchen, perfecting all the recipes he learned from his mother. He loved spending time with his family and taking them out on many outings and adventures.

Chale met Maira Verduzco in January 2003. They started their family in 2008 with their first son Apolinar Zavala Jr., followed by Andrew Jaiden Zavala, Adrian Jakob Zavala, Addison Jaylynn Zavala and Alonzo Jullian Zavala.

Apolinar is survived by both his parents Virginia Sanchez and Apolinar Zavala; along with his siblings Maryanne Alvarado, Robert Alvarado, Gilberto Robles, Rosalinda Martinez, Regina Robles, Apolinar Zavala and Juan Carlos Zavala.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Julia and Isidoro Sanchez, brother Regino Robles, aunts Rosemary Sanchez and Carmen Barrientos and his uncle Isidoro Sanchez Jr.

Viewing will be held Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 1:00-5:00 pm at Shaw & Sons Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Burial immediately following at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

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