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Rafael Sanchez

AGE: 89 • Wilmington

Rafael Sanchez, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 7, 2015 with his nephew at his side. Rafael was born November 10, 1925 in Manati, PR and came to DE in the 1950s. He worked at the Columbus Inn and Lynnhaven Inn as a chef. He had a passion for cooking, dancing, and hosting summer cookouts and holiday parties.

He is survived by his 2 brothers, Santos and William Sanchez; nephews, Afortunado and Virgilio Otero; niece, Minerva Figueroa whom he thought of as a daughter and who was always there for him along with his nephew, Freddy Sanchez; and many more family members who loved him and appreciated his kind spirit.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6-7 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Rafael's life at 7 PM. Another visitation will be held Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 1-2 PM at the funeral home. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 15, 2015
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