Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff Thursday, Oct. 26, the day of the funeral service for Hon. Phillip V. Sanchez, former United States ambassador and alumnus who died Oct. 16. Services will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno beginning with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 and a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. Remembrances may be made to the Bulldog Foundation, P.O. Box 26267, Fresno, CA 93729; Pinedale Boys and Girls Club, 343 Minarets Ave., Pinedale, CA 93650; Catholic Charities, 149 N. Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93701; White Rose Scholarship or Fresno Sigma Chi Endowment, P.O. Box 7803, Fresno, CA 93727. See original story: