Jose N. Sanchez, 84, of Cary, North Carolina passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Raleigh, NC
Joe was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 18, 1928. He graduated from Santa Fe High School and continued his education at San Jose State University. He was enlisted in the US Navy – Korea War from 1948- 1953. He also served as commander of Cary VFW Post 7383.
Joe worked at IBM for 33 years and retired in 1990. He was active in the IBM Quarter Century Club where he also served as president. A philanthropist at heart, he was very generous with his time within the Cary community and was a ranger at numerous local golf courses. Additionally, he and his wife were actively involved with the local Meal on Wheels. Joe was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary for 47 years. As a member of the church, he served on many committees doing volunteer work and was an usher for 44 years. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis and was a fan of UNC Chapel Hill athletics. He was devoted to his family and loved them all deeply.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Violet “Googie” Sanchez of 59 years; his two children, Paula Sanchez Gaylord (Mark) of Greensboro and Greg Sanchez (Liz)of Cary; his five grandchildren Meredith Gaylord Nye (Sammy)of Apex, Ryan Gaylord of Raleigh, Savannah Gaylord of Raleigh, Sarah Sanchez of Cary and Kate Sanchez of Cary; his great grandchild Joseph Nye of Apex; his sister in law Marcia Sanchez of Santa Fe, NM; his special niece Rose Treijillo of Santa Fe, NM; his countless nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Joe is preceded in death by his brother and best friend, Prexy Sanchez, and other beloved siblings. He is also survived by Googie’s family, Joe and Anita Fadden (brother), Bill and Linda Fadden (brother), Paul and Pat Fadden (brother), Alice and Art Pinder (sister), Ruth and Jack Waters (sister) and Dorothy Hinkle (sister).
Visitation for Joe Sanchez will be on Monday, May 27, 2013 from 6-8pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. A service to celebrate Joe’s life will be at 11am Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cary, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral , PO Box 37399, Raleigh, NC 27627. The family of Joe Sanchez wishes to thank the Brian Center, Rex Rehabilitation Center, Interim Healthcare and Hospice of Wake County.
Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneCary.com