OBITUARY

Julio Sanchez

April 27, 1947April 28, 2019
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On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Julio “Invader” Sanchez, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home by our heavenly father, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 72. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a 1966 graduate of Bowie High School. He worked for the City of El Paso for 33 years. He will foremostly be remembered as Director and Head Coach of the Eastside Rams Youth Football Program and was recognized by The City of El Paso for his lifetime achievement and contributions to El Paso Youth Sports. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Alejandrina Sanchez, and sister, Hortencia Sanchez. He is survived by the love of his life, Irma, his children, Yvette Pacheco, Elizabeth Uzeta, Yolanda Sanchez Hernandez, and Julio Sanchez Jr., eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his brother and two sisters. Pallbearers, Julio Sanchez Jr., Aaron Sanchez, Jonah Sanchez, Elijah Sanchez, Jose Hernandez, Tony Holguin, Jim Cabral, and Jose Guerra. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Rosary at 7:00pm at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter Dr. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Mark Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills Blvd, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00am.

  • FAMILY

  • Irma P. Sanchez, Wife
  • Julio Sanchez Jr., Son
  • Yvette Pacheco, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Uzeta, Daughter
  • Yolanda Sanchez, Daughter
  • Jose Sanchez, Brother
  • Loretta Guerra, Sister
  • Alejandrina Hernandez, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Mass Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Memories

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Olivia Chacon

May 7, 2019

Coach,
When I went looking for a football team in in 2006 for my son to play for the following year when he would be of age to play, I didn't imagine I would become part of a great organization. I had seen one team, nope-lost interest. So I asked my brother about the team my nephews played for. He gave me the name of "Eastside Rams" and so I decided to check them out and we did, I said, okay I think this might be the team for my son. I took him when practice started, he and I liked what we saw.. The Organization, the commitment I saw from Coach and his volunteer coaches, made my mind up, so we stayed. After a couple of years, we were a football family! 💙I am forever grateful for the Coach that my son played 🏈 for, for your strong beliefs in playing a clean game and playing with heart...taught my son a lot and I believe it has alot to do with the young man he is today..... I will always cherish the talks we had during practice, you always made sure to be on the field during practice and was appreciated.
Memory: ( I remember the one time I walked up to you and asked you if you knew who it was, I was kind of loud and you said, YES!!!! I am not deaf!) I apologized....you smiled and were cool about it..Sorry coach!
Thank you for the advice you gave me on my son. I am forever grateful for the humility and the humble person you were. Your love for the game 🏈and coaching our youth for so many years will always be with us.
Thank you coach!
-Will McDs -Mom! (Olivia)

Zachary Sanchez

May 7, 2019

Dear Grandfather,

I will miss you every day. You were a great grandfather to me, my brothers, and a great father to my dad. I will always remember every moment we had with you and grandma. Especially when we did arm weslting rounds with you.

With great love,
Zachary Sanchez

Jonah Sanchez

May 7, 2019

Grandpa,
You were the greatest grandpa anyone could’ve had. You taught me and my brothers to always stay strong. I will always cherish the time I had with you.
Jonah

Kayla Hernandez

May 7, 2019

Grandpa,

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement you have given me over the years. Ever since I was first introduced to you and grandma, you both have accepted me and shown me love like I was your own. I'll miss our conversations but I'll forever have those little words of wisdom you always managed to slip into them. You've taught me so much and Im forever grateful. I love you and am incredibly blessed to have had a grandpa like you. We'll see each other again one day and race to shout "no halfers" across the table at each other and laugh. Until then I'll always have the memories you've given me and find comfort in knowing you'll always be watching over me from above.

Your grandaughter,
"Icebox"

Antonio Uzeta

May 7, 2019

An amazing man filled with patience, love and laughter. You were soft spoken, clear and direct. I enjoyed sitting with you at the dinner table. Sharing our stories and learning about one another. We would talk for hours about our neighborhoods, schools and sports. The last several years, I looked forward to helping you around the house. Trimming the trees, sweeping or fixing the backyard near the shed. I enjoyed being a part of your life but most of all cooking when we would come into town. Mr Sanchez, I made a promise and for that I will follow through, God Bless your son in law !

Antonio Uzeta

Lisa Uzeta

May 6, 2019

Dad,

No matter how old I get, I will always still need you. The time we had here on earth was not nearly enough. Losing you was a heavy burden to bear, so much that I can’t catch my breath. It breaks my heart to know that you are no longer here where I can reach you. You taught me the value of hard work and good judgement. You appreciated the simple things in life and had such a caring heart. I can’t thank you enough for all you did and the sacrifices you made. All the wonderful memories you created I will forever cherish. I hope to continue to make you proud. Thank you for always making me feel loved and protected. I love you and will carry you in my heart. I will not say goodbye daddy, but I will see you later.

Love you my hero,
“Ugly Worm”

Julio Sanchez Jr.

May 5, 2019

Coach Dad,

Closed my eyes tight tonight while trying to pull myself together. I can’t seem to get rid of a sharp pain from the middle of my chest. Feels as if you reached in and took a large part of my very soul to take with you as a memento to heaven. In that grievous moment, I saw myself little again holding on to your left arm walking towards the field. I remember it like yesterday. I told you I was nervous and afraid so I grabbed hold of your arm tighter and pulled you closer to me. Just a nervous little boy not wanting his dad to let him go. You stopped and kneeled down to look at me. You checked my shoelaces, my pants, put my shoulder pads on and told me not to be afraid. You then handed me my helmet and told me to put it on just like you showed me. You looked right at me, smiled and said that I am going to be safe and to never be afraid of anything. You got up, tapped my helmet and told me to go and try my hardest. So, I did and did everything in the world to make you proud of me for the next 33 years. You still looked at me with the same smile and pride, even just before you left us, and told me how proud everyone was of me. You were and will always be my strength to succeed in anything I do and I promise to try my hardest in making sure my sons look at me the way I always looked at you.

One thing I never got to tell you, dad, was that no matter how many times I called you Coach, my heart always screamed daddy. I was always proud that you were my dad. All I ask of you now, is that when it is my turn to join you, you will greet me and let me grab hold of your arm once again. I want you to tell me everything is going to be fine. Till then, I will miss and love you immensely.

Your Son, “Rocky”

Jose R. Hernandez

May 4, 2019

Suegro,

Years past, you welcomed a reclusive stranger, dating your beautiful daughter into your beloved family's home and allowed him a place at your table to enjoy a meal in the company of your fine family. You made such an hearty and profound impression upon that young man in that day that he never allowed himself the chance to fade away. Neither one of us could have known that this was the beginning of a blessed journey. I felt so at home in the presence of a great host as, "The Spiderman", as you had introduced yourself (albeit retired) that my visits increased in frequency. Not long thereafter, you along with my dear suegra, Irma, met my precious daughter Kayla and in short order made us a part of the clan, loving us as your own. Since that time, I have known you as friend, confidante, mentor, counselor, coach, an inspirational guide and role model but most notably as my other father. My daughter and I have never known a bad day around you except on the day Our Father called you to Him. We may mourn and ache to have you near but we trust in our Lord's plan. Thank you for trusting me to be with your daughter and enriching our lives as you have. The honor is all mine. This is not farewell but a time of transition as I know you are reborn whole as only Our Lord and Saviour could renew you. Until we are reunited I will think of you as on vacation and remember you often with fondness, admiration and love. See you in our time soon. Love you, "Spiderman".

-El Triple'

Yvette Sanchez Pacheco

May 4, 2019

Dad,
You were the light in my life. It was so hard letting you go. I miss you so much. I will be forever grateful to God for blessing me with an amazing Father with such a beautiful soul, who taught me so much about life. Thank you Dad for your wisdom, encouragement, strength, kindness and love. I am who I am because of you. Until we meet again my hero. Love you always,

Shorty ❤

Elijah Sanchez

May 4, 2019

Grandpa,

You were and will always be remembered as a strong fighter in our family. I'm proud that I was able to take every moment with you when ever I could. You will forever be in my heart and forever in my memories. The Sanchez family will miss u and we will always remember the fact that u always fought with love.

love,
Elijah Sanchez

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