Joseph Michael Sanchez

July 21, 1951June 6, 2021

EL PASO - Joseph Michael Sanchez, age 69, passed away on June 6, 2021 in El Paso, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Elfida H. Sanchez and he is survived by his son; Michael Adrian, Franco and family; sister Dolores Lara and family; brother Benjamin Lopez and family.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1974.

Celebration for Mike will be held on August 30, 2021 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1600 North Carolina El Paso, Texas. A graveside service will take place at 2:30pm at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery 5200 Fred Wilson Ave., El Paso, Texas 79906.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sanchez family.


  • Benjamin Lopez, Brother
  • Michael Adrian Franco, Son
  • Dolores Lara, Sister


  • Visitation

    Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Vigil

    Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Graveside

    Monday, August 30, 2021


Joseph Michael Sanchez

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Carmen Patricola

August 30, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Extending my deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to all of his family.. May he RIP🥀 Carmen Gómez Patricola & Family 307 James Street Modesto, CA. 95354

Lupe Franco

August 29, 2021

Adios, my high school sweetheart, my husband, my love. Thank you for all the memories we shared and our beloved son Michael Adrian. May you be at peace in God’s tender and loving arms, where you will feel no more pain, no more suffering, and no more tears. Please give your mom a big loving hug from me.

Till we meet again, your “punktime”

David Lara

August 29, 2021

Sincere and deepest condolences to Lolie, Benji and families. Mike was always a gentle soul, he always called me brother, and his big hugs affirmed that. RIP Mike🙏

Jaime Franco

August 29, 2021

Hey Mike-First of all I want to thank you and your family for always excepting me as a member of your family. It’s been an honor allowing me to raise your son. You were always a humble and truly caring man who never craved the limelight and was beloved by family and friends. Your sudden loss was heartbreaking, but your memory will remain foremost in our thoughts. And who can forget your patented “BEAR HUGS”. From one Air Force Vietnam Veteran to another-God Bless You Brother.

Rosa Carbajal

August 28, 2021

Condolences & Prayers to Bengie & Loly.
Mike will be greatly missed by many..I remember the good times we had growing up..He called me Rosina! Your Mom is waiting for you with open arms.
Sleep with the angels & may you Rest in Peace Primo!
Louie & Rosa Carbajal

Annette Lara

August 27, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to all families, my fondest memories of Mike was his beautiful Smile, Raspy deep voice behind his Teddy Bear Soul, He will never be forgotten and will forever be in our Hearts. He is at Peace

Dolores Lara

August 26, 2021

The loss of my brother, Mike has been heartbreaking. My brother’s kindness and compassion will always be treasured in my heart. Not one week would go by without talking, comparing our aches and pains and also recipes. His hearty laugh will always renounce in my mind, especially his salutation “HOLA LOLA”. I would always ask how he was ,his answer was “TREMENDO “ I love and miss you brother. RiP beside Mom with our Lord

Benjamin Lopez

July 20, 2021

Benjamin Lopez

July 20, 2021

The loss of my brother Mike is heartbreaking to me and my family. My brother was a kind and compassionate person. Its hard to now go forward knowing that we can no longer talk to each other and laugh, share memories of growing up together. My loving brother whom I love so much, you are in heaven rejoicing next to our mother. I will miss you so much but we will see each other again. Love you brother. R.I.P