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Alexander Hernandez Sanchez


1928 ~ 2013 - Obituary Condolences
Alexander Hernandez Sanchez Obituary
Monterey – Alex Sanchez, a lifelong resident, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at his home, from natural causes. He was 85 years old.
Alex's parents, who originated from Salamanca, Spain, moved to Monterey in the early 1900s. Alex was a Monterey High School graduate where he lettered in basketball and golf, was a member of the Athletic Student Body and met his wife, Kathryn Russo who passed away in 1995. Upon graduating from high school, Alex proudly served his country in the military.
As an entrepreneur, Alex opened Al's Drapery Service in the 1970s. Alex and his wife, Kay bought Carmel's Bruno's Market and Deli in 1982. Together, the two made Bruno's one of the most renowned and successful grocery businesses Carmel has to offer today.
After suffering a stroke in 1990, Alex was a strong and courageous man who carried on. Alex enjoyed watching golf, the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, car rides on family vacations and visiting his favorite places which included Lake Tahoe, Big Sur and Yosemite. Alex will be remembered for his kindness and great smile.
Alex is survived by his eldest son, Fermin Sanchez and wife, Kerry of Carmel Valley; two daughters, Naida Mercurio and Carol Sanchez, both of Monterey; and youngest son, AJ Sanchez of San Francisco; grandchildren, Ryan Sanchez and wife, Enza of Monterey, Kristie Sanchez and Alicia Sanchez of Carmel Valley, Kathryn Mercurio and Dominic Mercurio of Monterey; and great-grandchildren, Peyton Sanchez and Ava Sanchez of Monterey.
Viewing is on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 4:00-8:00pm at Mission Mortuary, 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA with funeral service at Santa Rosalia Chapel within San Carlos Cemetery on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00am.
In honor of Alex, the family has requested donations to be made to the SPCA for Monterey County. Visit www.missionmortuary.com to offer online condolences.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Sept. 6, 2013
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