Nilo Jose Sanchez, Sr.
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Nilo Jose Sanchez, Sr.
  • March 27, 1931 - April 6, 2014
  • Tampa, Florida

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SANCHEZ SR., NILO JOSE, 83, went home to the Lord on April 6, 2014 to be reunited with his daughter Terry Ann Martinez and Cristina R. Lopez who he helped raise and loved as his own daughter. His final moments were spent surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 27, 1931, a long-time native of Tampa, Florida. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather and great-grandfather. Nilo was a Veteran of the Armed Forces and later became a successful owner of La Union Bakery and Sanchez Bakery, and also enjoyed being his son's little league coach. He was a lifelong member of Hector's Gym where he made lasting friendships and touched many lives. His greatest joys in life were his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the love of his life, Jeanette, of whom he was married to for 56 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Luis and Gilbert; sisters Delores, Estella, and Rafaela; and great granddaughter Ivy Marie. He is survived by his loving wife Jeanette; children Tammy, Nilo Jr. (Amy), and Karen; grandchildren Felix, Jessica, Amanda, Vanessa, George, Estevan, Gabrielle, Nilo III, Dylan, and Brad; great-granddaughter Genesis; sisters Gina, Grace, Elina, and Nellie (Raul); brother-in-law Danny (Shelly) & many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass service will be held at 1:00 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 officiated by Father Thomas Morgan.The family will be receiving friends for a visitation from 11:45 AM to 12: 45 PM. The mass will be followed by graveside service at Sunset Funeral Home and Memory Gardens. Visit www.sunset-fh.com to leave condolences.