Monday, June 9, 2014

Paul A. Sanchez

Paul A. Sanchez

August 7, 1934
Okarche, Oklahoma
June 1, 2014
Avondale, Arizona

Paul A. Sanchez, 79, of Avondale, passed away on June 1, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  Paul was born on August 7, 1934 in Okarche, Oklahoma to Apolonio and Felicitas Sanchez.

Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Antonia Sanchez; 4 daughters, Diane Sanchez, Dolores Salgado, Veronica Sanchez, and Vicky Sanchez; 2 sons, Simon and Andrew Sanchez; 2 sisters, Mary Gonzalez and Jenny Valdez; 4 brothers, Apolonio Jr., Ronnie, Felipe, and Vicente Sanchez; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by 1 daughter, Irene Shackleford and 1 brother, Isabel Sanchez.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 12, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel located at 522 East Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale.

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  1. Dolores Sanchez SalgadoJune 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    The angels took you by the hand and walked with you up the stairway to Heaven. Forever pain-free, happiness and smiles! The music in my heart will forever be a reminder of you! Love you Dad!

  2. Dad, I will miss you tremendously, so will the kids. You will live on in our hearts & in our memories. We will cherish all the special moments we shared with you. Thank you for all the prayers you said with me, they gave me strength. We will continue to laugh at all your jokes. Keep enjoying your strawberry ice cream ok? I Love You.

  3. My LoVely Amiga... Three things... Not so good with words, I do know you will understand all three..
    A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. ~Maya Angelou

    "We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms." -Paulo Coelho,

    Be still..

  4. Grandpa, I miss you already. There is a ton of memories of you, that make me smile. One memory that I will never forget. When you use to say. "The bus the bus the B-U-C". That memory of you will always make me laugh. It reminds me of how goofy you were :). Always in a good mood:). I love you grandpa!

  5. Dad today you were to share your gift of the guitar and singing at the care center, however, instead I am sure the greatest audience ever enjoyed your voice in heaven. I know you were received with a great hug and smile from Irene. Thanks for sharing your stories, jokes, smiles, scriptures, strenghth and love. A friend said to me "The memories you shared will matter more than those you missed." I will still miss your "God Bless You & I Love You Meja" after our visits. I LOVE YOU DAD.

  6. Diane and all the Sanchez familia, our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your dad. May all the precious memories fill your hearts with happiness. Juan and I met your dad at your sister Irene's services, he was very pleasant, and funny and made us feel welcome, like we had known him for a long time. May he rest in peace and play his guitara. All our love, Roberta and Juan

  7. Mis sinceras condolencias a la familia Sanchez. Queria compartir algunas palabras de consuelo que nos ofrece Dios mediante la biblia ya que perder a un ser querido en la muerte es muy, muy doloroso. La biblia hasta llama a la muerte nuestro "ultimo enemigo" (1 Corintios 15:26). Pero el Todopoderoso Jehova y su hijo Jesucristo, prometen un esperanza conmovedora en Revelation 21:4, "Y limpiara toda lagrima de sus ojos y la muerte no sera mas, ni existira ya mas lamento, ni clamor ni dolor...". Otros textos que nos dan consuelo son Isaias 25:8 y 1 Pedro 5:7. Que la paz de Dios este con toda su familia en estos momentos dificiles (Filipenses 4:6,7).