Simplicio Sanchez, 93, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his residence while under the care of Cleveland Clinic Hospice following a brief illness.
He was born March 8, 1919 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, living in Lorain most of his life. He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. Simplicio retired from Fruehauf Trailer Company, where he worked as a laborer for 28 years.
His love and passion was gardening. Simplicio was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Surviving is his daughter, Frances (Hector) Velez of Lorain; sons, Arvin Sanchez of Houston, TX, Reinaldo Sanchez of Lorain, and Joel (Daisy Martinez) Sanchez of Lorain; 6 grandchildren, Hector Lee Velez, Louisa Velez, Jason Velez, Louise Martinez Gluzman, Joey Martinez, and Juan Martinez; 3 step grandchildren, Jose Martinez, Marisol Martinez, and Noel Martinez; 3 great grandchildren, Julian and Mylee Velez, and Elijah Herda; and a brother, Basilo Sanchez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Maria Luisa (nee Roman) Sanchez in 2011; his parents, Ramon and Francisca (nee Reyes) Sanchez; brothers, Besnabel, Perfecto, Victor and Epifano; and a sister Cecilia.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be Friday at 8:45 am in the funeral home followed by mass at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Fr. William Thaden, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.
To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com
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