Andrew Sanchez
1956 - 2020
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Andrew Philip Sanchez



Andrew Sanchez Born on 9/17/1956 passed away on Wednesday

6/24/2020 due to Covid19 complications. Andrew was a beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Great-Grandfather, and friend

Andrew was preceded in death by Father Eduardo Sanchez, Mother Clara Sanchez, and Sister Priscilla Gallegos. Andrew is survived by Brother Gilbert Sanchez wife Darlene, Sister Ruth Garcia husband Joe Garcia (deceased), Ed Sanchez wife Jane, Brother-in-law Dickie Gallegos, Daughter Shauntel Wallace husband Chris Wallace Grandson Kristopher Castellanos, Grandson Sean Torres, Granddaughter Maalese Wallace, Great-Grandson Tristan Torres, former wife MaryJane Sanchez, nieces Brandi Phillips, Michelle Garcia, Beverly Steinmaetz nephews Brian, Stephen, and Michael Sanchez Richard, Raymond Gallegos and countless friends!

Andrew was born and raised in Albuquerque NM where he graduated from Valley HS in 1974. After High School, he started his career in the Grocery business. He managed Meat Markets in Albuquerque and Phoenix. Andrew also ran/owned a successful Custom Tile business.

An avid sports fan loving his Steelers and watching Maalese play Volleyball.

Due to Covid-19, we are social distancing. Services will be a Zoom Meeting

Saturday, July 4, 2020,

at 1 pm. For details about services please visit

andrewpsanchezmemorial@gmail.com


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
I met Andrew through my brothers, David and Kenny. He immediately dubbed me with the nickname Thumper due to my big feet. (He was the only one who could get away calling me that! Lol).
He was a very special person and friend. He was like another brother in our big family and another son to my mom and dad. He always made us feel good, warm, and relaxed. Quick with a joke and an infectious laugh!
Im so sad to see him gone. I feel a part of our family is gone. Even though the years passed with separate lives, he will be sadly missed. RIP our dear friend.
Ron Beach
Friend
July 6, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Gloria Beach
Friend
July 6, 2020
My condolences to the Sanchez family. I met Andrew thru my brothers David, Kenny and Ron Beach. And my sisters Renee and Sandy. I remember Andrew from the 3 the 3 basketball tournament games in his backyard. What fun we had! He was so funny, always smiling and laughing and cracking jokes. He surely will be missed greatly! Very sad to see him pass at such a young age!

Roman
Roman Beach
Acquaintance
July 4, 2020
Andrew was not only a friend, but one of my first mentors. As a young sophomore wrestler at Valley, Andrew was one of the veteran wrestlers that took us younger guys under his wing. We became good friends later. His humor, laughter, quick wit, and friendly demeanor will be greatly missed
David Luna
July 4, 2020
Condolences to everyone who knew and loved Andrew. He was a childhood friend who was the same whenever we saw each other again. He will be missed.
Paula Metoyer
Friend
July 4, 2020
First I would like to give my condolences to the entire family. This terrible disease took Andrew away from us on this earth but he will enter eternal life! We have fun memories of Andrew which will be part of us. From his first cousin, Anthony Sanchez and wife, Lucille.
Anthony and Lucille Sanchez
Family
July 3, 2020
I was so shocked and so sad to hear that Andrew got sick and then quickly passed away - how could that be for someone so full of life? It's clear from reading the other messages that he touched so many with his fun-loving nature, kindness and friendship and that he loved his family deeply...he leaves a beautiful legacy, the best we can all hope for in the time we have on this planet, so reminds us what our true priorities should be. I hope his family is receiving much love and support during this time of loss of someone so special...
Elena Wilde
Friend
July 2, 2020
We are so sad about the passing of Andrew. Tom and I saw him a few months ago at Toms retirement party. He shared with us how proud he was of his family. That night he was going to a volleyball game which he said, he enjoyed watching his Granddaughter play. We talked and laughed about all the good times of the pass! Andrew will be missed. Our Condolences to all of Andrews family. Praying for you all.
Tom & Gina Lonz
Friend
July 2, 2020
Andrew and I have worked together off and on since 1980 where we both worked at Skaggs Alpha Beta. Andrew was always a fun guy to hang around with a great sense of humor! I was rather shocked to hear of his passing and greatly saddened by it. I send my condolences with a heavy heart to the family and friends of Andrew. I don't know anyone that didn't love that infectious smile! Just a great guy!
Mike Denman
July 1, 2020
I worked with Andrew along time ago cutting meat. He will be missed. Such a great man and his sense of humor was the greatest. RIP my friend.
Scott Strachan
Coworker
July 1, 2020
Andrews lovely and caring smile made our work place the best in town. My deepest condolences to his Family and friends.
Diane Alcott
Friend
July 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Michelle L
July 1, 2020
thank you Andrew for being a great coworker we worked together for over 30 years you r going to be greatly missed by so many rip my friend
Victor Vallejos
Coworker
July 1, 2020
I would like to send my condolences to the family ❤Prayers and love
Andrew was always such a wonderful man always smiling and kind
Heaven got another angel
May you RIP Andrew
Cindy Sandoval
Friend
July 1, 2020
Andrew - My friend and my brother 47 years - thank you .. You are gone to soon ...
Ron CDeBaca
Ron CDeBaca
Friend
July 1, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. My life long friend has passed .. Andrew is gone to soon ... I wish I had one more day .. one more month ... one more year to share with my friend .. you dont need lots of friends - you just need one good friend - I had that with Andrew .. Rest In Peace Andrew..
Ron
Ron CdeBaca
Friend
July 1, 2020
Andrew was a beautiful friend he will be greatly missed. We are so grateful to have spent time with him during his last visit to Phoenix a couple weeks ago. This is for you buddy...Go Steelers
Paul and Janet
Paul valderrama
Friend
June 30, 2020
There are no words that can express my sadness to hear of the passing of this kind, loving, funny man. Ive know him since he was just a boy of ten. Although lifes challenges have put time between us I will never forget his beautiful smile and his joyful heart. Strength and love to his entire family.
Renie l Linkous
Friend
June 30, 2020
Heard about Andrew today from a coworker and i was shocked. Such a great guy! Always made you feel special when you were talking to him. Rest easy brother..
Rich
Friend
June 30, 2020
Rest in Peace Andrew, you lived it well.
Ron Valderrama
Friend
June 30, 2020
andrew was an amazing man !!! I will forever be great full I got the privilege to know him! He is one of the great man who taught me how to hold a knife and cut meat ! He was a great boss and great friend!! BOSS THANK YOU FOR All THE GREAT MEMORIES

... crystal
Crystal chacon
Friend
June 30, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
John and Desiree Salmon
Friend
June 30, 2020
The first time meeting Andrew was in Taos NM. Smiths sent him to help me in the meat department and it became a life time friendship that I will never forget. I will miss you my friend and alway remember all the fun weve had together.

Love you buddy

Felix


Felix Rabanal
Friend
June 30, 2020
Condolences to the family
I didnt know Andrew very well. I am a proud grandparent of volleyball player as Andrew was.
We would always talk at games Our granddaughters.
He was such a kind person. I wish we had become better friends, but I was glad for the few times we able to talk and share our love for our girls.
It was such a shock and I was very sad.
Please, please folks this Covid its very serious. Please be respectful and take precautions. God bless Andrews family!
A volleyball grandparent.
Joe Sais
Joe Sais
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
My deepest sympathy to your family. He will always be remembered as a great friend, during some tough times for me.
Linda Raphael
Friend
June 30, 2020
Drew will be dearly miss you. We love you and your big heart for life! You are a true friend/brother to Keith and me. Our condolences to your family we love you all.
Keith and Debbie Laidler
Friend
June 30, 2020
Drew you will be truly missed! Your big heart and beautiful soul for life! You are such a beloved friend to Keith and me, we will always love you Drew. Our condolences to your beautiful family!
Debbie and Keith Laidler
Friend
June 30, 2020
I have such great memories of Andrew. We worked together for about 10 years. He was the very best boss ever!
Darlyne Garner
Coworker
June 30, 2020
Im still in shock. Andrew will be missed by many. May the love of the Lord comfort his family during this time.
Susan Salazar
Friend
June 30, 2020
Andrew was my friend and brother for nearly 50 years. There are countless memories: 3on3 Basketball in his backyard, road trips, golfing, or just hanging out by the pool or watching football. Lately it was attending volleyball tournaments to watch Maalese and wave the towel. Like everyone else, I am truly going to miss him!
David Beach
Friend
June 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Andrew will be missed, especially his beautiful smile.
Gloria Esquibel
Friend
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