Rafael Sanchez, age 70, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021. He was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on August 12, 1950 to parents Julio and Sofia (Perez) Sanchez. He moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of two and that is where he met the love of his life Frances at the age of 15. He graduated high school in 1968, then married Frances at the age of 20 and they had three children. Rafael in 1973, Taino in 1976, and Amelia in 1993.
Rafael moved to Florida in 1980 and owned his own plumbing business. In October of 1985 he went into AA and became a mentor and sponsor. Rafael was so full of life. He loved to joke and liked to watch action movies. His favorite restaurants were Red lobster and Cracker Barrel. His favorite snacks included cakes, doughnuts, and Pepsi. He played the lotto every week and took pleasure in playing the conga and bongos for his family. He was an amazing dad and awesome grandpa, he knew no strangers and everyone loved him.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories Life partner, Frances Sanchez; Two Sons, Rafael (Alice) Sanchez Jr., Taino D. (Nicole) Sanchez; Daughter, Amelia E. Sanchez; Two Granddaughters, Eva Sanchez, Angelica Sanchez; Two Grandsons, Taino Sanchez, Jr., Alejandro Sanchez; Sister, Zenida Sanchez; Brother, Julio Sanchez. He is preceded in death by his Father, Julio Sanchez, Mother, Sofia Sanchez, Brothers, Fernando Sanchez, Enrique Sanchez, and Sister, Irma Sanchez.
A visitation will be held from 6:30pm - 9pm on August 2nd at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions located at 895 S Goldenrod Road, Orlando, FL 32822.
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