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Joel Sanchez

January 8, 1960 — December 24, 2017

Joel Sanchez, age 57, of Lorain, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his residence, while under New Life Hospice, Lorain, following a brief illness.
Born on January 8, 1960, he's been a lifelong resident of Lorain. Joel graduated from Admiral King in 1979.
He was employed as a fleet mechanic for the Morning Journal for 32 years.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain.
Joel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and working on cars and houses.
He is survived by his wife: Daisy (nee Martinez), sons; Joey (Mandy) Sanchez, Juan Martinez, Jose Cortez, Noel Martinez, all of Lorain, Louise (Vladimir) Gluzman, of Miami, FL, and Marisol (Montez) Crimes of Louisville, KY, brothers; Arvin Sanchez and Reynaldo Sanchez, both of Lorain, sister; Frances Velez, of Lorain, grandchildren; Mariah, Jasmelyn, Arielle, Caleb, Noel Jr., Connor, Dominic, Scarlett, Elliot, Julian, Penelope, Eisaiah, Erinn and Eliyah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Simplicio and Maria (nee Roman) Sanchez and one uncle.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where prayer services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by mass at 11:00 a.m. St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain, where Rev. Fr. John C. Retar, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.
A GoFundMe has been established for the family. Donations can be made at

Cemetery Details

Ridge Hill Memorial Park

Amherst Township, OH,


DEC 29. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


DEC 30. 11:00 AM

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish

2143 Homewood Drive

Lorain, OH, US

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