Welcome to the memorial page for

Joel R. Sanchez

March 11, 1950 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 67)

Joel R. Sanchez, 67, lifetime resident of Safford, passed away August 26, 2017.  He was born March 11, 1950 to Eduardo “Lalo” & Emma Robinson Sanchez in Safford, AZ.


He attended Solomon Elementary School and Safford High School.  Joel was a lover of music.  He enjoyed anything from the 50’s to the 80’s.  He even played drums in a band as a teenager.  He often enjoyed slow cruises through town and picnics at Bonita Creek with friends and family.


Joel is survived by his daughter Michelle Castillo, granddaughter Sarah Michelle McEnderfer, siblings; Virginia Sierra, Eloisa Bencomo and Robert Sanchez, and numerous nieces & nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Eduardo “Lalo” & Emma R. Sanchez, and siblings; Carlos Sanchez, Raul Sanchez, Dora Rubio & Eduardo “Chacho” Sanchez.


A Memorial service is planned for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sanchez Cemetery where family and friends are welcome to come bid their final farewells to Joel.


 Service Information

Memorial Gathering
October 1, 2017

10:00 AM
Sanchez Cemetery
Sanchez Road
San Jose, AZ 85551

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