In Memory

Joseph A. Sanchez

Sanchez, Joseph "Slo-Joe" Joseph "Slo-Joe" Sanchez, 63, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mike "Babe" and Antonia Sanchez. He is survived by his children, Charis Lozano and husband Eric, Angelo Sanchez, Rachel Sanchez and Keith Knighton; step-daughter, Jenny Pennington-Wilson; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bobby Sanchez and Mike Sanchez and step-sister, Kathy McLendon. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Pam Sanchez, and his parents. He will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, friends, the community of Bernalillo, the motorcycle community and all who knew and loved him. Joe was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, a devote Catholic and a true man of God. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 301 S. Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., also at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Joseph at

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06/22/16 09:16 AM #1    

Rosemarie Michael (Russell)

My deepest sympathy to Joe's family. Be thou at peace.

06/22/16 09:48 AM #2    

Linda Whitener (Winn)

Prayers for the family. May he rest in peace.

06/23/16 06:55 AM #3    

Paul Hoffman

My brother in arms and friend at peace in God's hands. Love and prayers to the family.

06/23/16 06:52 PM #4    

Jose D. Sanchez

As many of you know, Joe Sanchez was also known as skinny Joe, as there were 2 Joe Sanchez's at Manzano 68-71 (as well as Grant Jr. High 65-68).  As the other one, or fat Joe smiley I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Last time I saw him, the morning after our 40th reunion, I left the hotel only to drive up next to him at the traffic light.  He was in the left turn lane, and I, just to his right.  He turned, smiled and yelled, "JOE SANCHEZ, I LOVE YOU BROTHER!!"  as he turned left and away from me.crying That's just how I'll choose to remember him. Next tme you see an old class mate, treat them as though it may be the last time you'll ever see them.  Give them your love!!

06/23/16 09:38 PM #5    

David Tiger

Joepy Sanchez lived behind us from 1st grade to 5th grade. My mom reminded me of that name yesterday when I told her about Joe's passing.  We were neighbors, classmates and friends all through our school years. I remember Little Joe (and Big Joe 👍) at Grant and Manzano.... Joe had a lot of names I guess.  RIP Joe and Peace be with your family. 

06/23/16 11:18 PM #6    

Michael (David) Noltensmeyer

My sympathy to the family . Joe was a good guy and always had his friends backs.

Rest easy my friend.

Dave Noltensmeyer


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