Martin Javier Sanchez
Martin Javier Sanchez
  • June 20, 1931 - July 23, 2017
  • San Jose, California

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Martin Javier Sanchez Sr., 86, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. Martin was born on June 20, 1931 to Francisco & Carmen Sanchez in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1951.

Martin proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean war and was active in the naval reserve for many years. He met his beautiful bride, Ana Raquel Sanchez in 1971 and married and started a loving little family In Turlock, CA.

In 1956 Martin began a long career as a postal carrier for the US Postal Service and retired in 1990 after over 30 years of service. Martin was a beloved social letter carrier and had time for everyone on his mail route. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed reading, watching old movies, taking walks to the park and loved to dance. His sweet, humble, fun-loving, curious, playful, and generous soul will be missed dearly.

Martin is survived by his wife, Ana; brother Jose (Connie) Velasquez; son Juan Lorenzo Luque; son Martin (Melissa) Sanchez Jr.; son Donny (Jennifer) Sanchez; son Kenny Sanchez; daughter, Amy (Kevin) Rawson; grandchildren, Courtney, Jordan, Alyssa, Bailey, Payton, Preston, Aiden, Landen, Layne, Lyvia and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be offered on Friday July 28, 2017 from 4:00pm- 8:00 pm at Lakewood Memorial in Hughson, CA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Lakewood Memorial in Hughson CA at 10:00 am with Reverend Dr. Rogelio Ovalle officiating. Burial will follow. Celebration of life will be held after the burial at 12:30pm. Please look for location details on your service program.