Frank J. Sanchez

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SANCHEZ, Francisco ("Frank") Jose, 87, passed away peacefully March 8, 2018, in Miami, FL, surrounded by family. He was born and raised in the culturally rich and diverse Ybor City, where he helped his parents, Andres and Amada, with the family business, A. Sanchez & Sons, making Spanish sausages. He graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1949, serving as President of the Tampa DeMolay Chapter, and later became a member of the Universal #178 Masonic Lodge of Tampa. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1953 with a B.A. in marketing. Thereafter, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving in Great Britain, where he became a 1st Lt. and Squadron Commander. There he met his wife Margaret and they married following her graduation from law school. He later joined the sales force of Merck where he served the company and South Florida medical community with distinction for 42 years, regularly receiving national sales awards. His lengthy life and career were filled with the joys of the family he cherished and the friendship of so many people he held dear. His beautiful life and extraordinary grace, sense of humanity, humor, and generosity of spirit are celebrated by his beloved family: wife Margaret; children Gerald (Tracy Nichols) and Valerie; grandsons Alex and Andrew; brother Bonifacio (Norma) and their children Joan Carter, Larry, and Dr. Chris Sanchez; as well as cousins Leonor Diaz, Karlene Valero, and Delia and Francisco Sanchez. Funeral services on March 16, 2018 in Tampa. Visitation 10 am, at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave; 11 am procession to Centro Espanol Memorial Park Cemetery, 4601 E. Lake Ave; and 11:45 am Masonic Service at grave site. Celebration of Life 1:30-3:00 pm at Centro Asturiano, 1913 Nebraska Avenue.
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Boza & Roel Funeral Home
4730 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 877-7676
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Published in the Miami Herald on Mar. 14, 2018
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