Simon P. Sanchez of Phoenix, Arizona passed away December 11, 2023 at the age of 60. He was born April 3, 1963 in Phoenix to Paul and Antonia Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his father Paul Sanchez, brother Andrew P. Sanchez, and sister Irene P. Sanchez. He is survived by his son Simon Paul Sanchez, Jr., mother Antonia G. Sanchez, and his sisters Victoria P. Sanchez, Veronica C. Sanchez, Dolores Sanchez Salgado, and Diane Sanchez. He is also survived by his grandson Elijah Antonio Sanchez and one grandbaby on the way.
Simon graduated from Tolleson High School, where he played football all four years. He was also a member of the Church Youth Group, Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Truck Club. Soon after graduation, he joined the United States Army where he served for three years (1982 – 1985).
Simon loved dancing, music, and family gatherings. He was a very giving person. Simon was a devout Christian who read his Bible faithfully. He loved his family especially his son, his grandson however was his pride and joy. He was very excited to become a grandfather for a second time. Simon was easygoing, fun, and loved to tell stories around the firepit. He really enjoyed spending time with his family while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football.
Simon’s passing leaves a behind a pain in our hearts. But we know that he is at peace in the arms of our Lord.
A visitation will be held at 9:30am on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Thompson Funeral in Goodyear, Arizona. The funeral service will begin at 10:30am with burial following at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona).